Deakin University Art Gallery

Shane McGrath Come with me into the void 2015 (detail), HD video still of performance, Image courtesy of the artist and Melbourne Fringe

The Deakin University Art Gallery provides an exciting venue for the University's program of exhibitions and arts events. These include curated exhibitions drawn from the University's art collection, group and solo exhibitions by significant contemporary Australian artists, travelling exhibitions and selected student, staff and Alumni work.

Contact us

+61 3 9244 5344

Email Deakin Art Gallery

Visit us

Building FA 

Holland Avenue (off Burwood Hwy)

Burwood, Victoria 



*During exhibitions only and closed public holidays

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Alumni and current students of the Deakin Museum Studies course are invited to submit a proposal to curate an exhibition for the Deakin University Art Gallery in July/August 2018.

A budget of $6,000 has been allocated for the total cost of this exhibition including curatorial and artist fees.

We seek proposals from experienced and aspiring curators for group or solo exhibitions in a variety of media.

PDF Art Gallery Guest Curator Expression of Interest -418.9 KB

Current exhibitions

Deakin University Art Gallery and University library at Burwood, the Geelong Sally Walker Project Space and Deakin Downtown Pop Up Gallery

Art and Performance by Research

Exhibition Dates: 26 July to 8 September 2017

The latest exhibition at the Deakin University Art Gallery brings together thirteen artists and current Higher Degree by Research candidates in the fields of Art and Performance within the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin. Co-curated by Professor David Cross, Dr Patrick Pound and James Lynch. This large scale exhibition expands across four locations at Deakin University including the Art Gallery and the main library gallery space at Melbourne's Burwood Campus, the Pop Up gallery at Deakin Downtown and the Sally Walker Project Space at the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Locations, artists and hours:

Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne Campus at Burwood, building FA, 221 Burwood Highway, Victoria

Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Artists featured: Anindita Banerjee, Jane Bartier, Bindi Cole Chocka, Shane McGrath and Monique Redmond.

Deakin Downtown 'Pop Up' gallery, Level 12, Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Artist featured: Jem Noble,

Deakin University Sally Walker Project Space, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Corner Cunningham St and Western Beach Rd, Geelong, Victoria.

Open Wednesday to Friday, 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

Artists featured: Sandy Gibbs, Merinda Kelly, Raffaele Rufo, Amber Smith, Dario Vacirca and Sorcha Wilcox.

University Library at Melbourne Burwood campus, building V, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood Victoria.  

Open seven days 8am to midnight.

Artist featured: Shelley Jardine

PDF Deakin University Art Gallery 2017 Exhibition Program -526.4 KB

Past exhibitions

Public and education programs

Public programs at the Deakin University Art Gallery include floor talks, panels, seminars and breakfasts. We also offer education programs for schools and community groups, including guided tours and behind-the-scenes presentations, on arrangement with our Curator and Public and Academic Programs Officer.

Deakin University Sculpture Walk, Burwood

The Sculpture Walk is a great way to experience art at Deakin. It takes an hour to complete and is available to anyone at any time. Take the walk yourself using our audio guide, available via the izi.TRAVEL app, or pick up a copy of the map from the Art Gallery.

Deakin University Sculpture Walk for schools and community groups

If you're a school or community group planning a whole-day excursion, we recommend an hour tour at the beginning of the day. This will orientate students and give them an idea of the varied artworks on show at the University.

Another option is to select two or three sculptures to investigate with students or spend an hour completing an activity with one sculpture. Sculpture Walk education resources for primary and secondary students are available in PDF format below.

Download the Burwood Sculpture Walk map and notes


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Our collection

Stephen Bush, When I was here I wanted to be there, 1994, oil on canvas, 198 x 239 cm. Deakin University Art Collection. Image courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery Melbourne.

The Deakin University Art Collection is made up of more than 1700 artworks displayed across all campuses.

The extensive collection includes paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, artist’s books, photographs and sculpture. Most works are contemporary in nature and represent art of excellence by leading Australian artists, current Deakin students and alumni.

A selection of important works in the Deakin University Art Collection are those by artists Gordon Bennett, George Baldessin, Arthur Boyd, Stephen Bram, Vicki Couzens, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Sam Fullbrook, Sally Gabori, Minna Gilligan, Simyrn Gill, Elizabeth Gower, Inge King, Robert Klippel, Sidney Nolan, Lin Onus, John Olsen, Robert Rooney, Mike Parr, Kerrie Poliness, Mick Tjapaltjarri, Jenny Watson, Ron Robertson-Swann and Fred Williams among many others.

Download the full list of artists in the Deakin University Art Collection (PDF, 99.2KB)

Maintaining and developing the collection demonstrates the University’s interest in the study, patronage and advancement of the visual arts in Australia. The collection reflects the cultural aspirations of Deakin University and its strategic goals of Learning, Ideas, Value and Experience.

We're always happy to talk to you about how to donate artwork. We consider donations from artists and collectors as direct donations or through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.

Please contact the Art Collection and Galleries Unit, for more information.


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