Deakin University Art Gallery

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.

2021 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award finalists.

  • Sue Anderson
  • Geoffrey Bartlett
  • Dean Bowen
  • Peter Burgess
  • Jock Clutterbuck
  • Philip Cooper
  • Robyn Cuthbertson
  • Augustine Dall'Ava
  • Adrienne Doig
  • Michael Doolan
  • Carolyn Eskdale
  • Harrie Fasher
  • Graham Fransella
  • Brad Gunn
  • Pamela Irving
  • Wendy Teakel & Janet DeBoos
  • Linda Judge
  • Jo Lane
  • Michael Le Grand
  • Barbara Licha
  • Yoshihito Machida
  • Donna Marcus
  • John Meade
  • Donal Molloy-Drum
  • Mika Nakamura-Mather
  • Marija Patterson
  • Sonia Payes
  • Kenny Pittock
  • Hedley Potts
  • Jo Ryan
  • Bart Sanciolo
  • Michael Sarkis
  • Morgan Shimeld
  • Leigh Sloggett
  • Nicholas Smith
  • Vipoo Srivilasa
  • Mark Stoner
  • Catherine Stringer
  • Todd Stuart
  • Kim Tarpey
  • Sherna Teperson
  • Peter Widmer

2021 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award judges

Jacquie Nichols-Reeves currently works in collection management and development, caring for the Whitehorse Art Collection, established in 1927. She has worked in local government since 1990 and has been Curator of the collections at Whitehorse since 2003. She has a particular interest in sculpture.

Geoffrey Edwards is a freelance curatorial consultant, arts lecturer and writer. Since 2016, he has been adviser to the Melbourne-based philanthropists John and Pauline Gandel in respect of the family’s Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park that opened to the public in late 2017. Formerly, he was Director of the Geelong Art Gallery (1999–2016), prior to which he held various curatorial roles (1976–1999) at the National Gallery of Victoria concluding his time there as Senior Curator of Sculpture and Glass.

Leanne Willis is the Senior Manager Art Collection and Galleries at Deakin University and represents the University on the Award selection panel. She has had responsibility for the Deakin University Art Gallery and the University Art Collection since 2007 and established the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award in 2009. Prior to her appointment at Deakin she was Director of the Shepparton Art Gallery for 10 years (now known as SAM) and before that Director of Grafton Regional Gallery.

Current exhibition

The Big Tree and Other Landscapes from the City of Whitehorse Art Collection

As per current government guidelines the art gallery remains closed until further notice

Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, Melbourne Burwood Campus
New gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm. Free entry.

Featuring a selection of precious artworks from the City of Whitehorse Art Collection, this exhibition looks at how the local environment and landscapes have changed through time. It includes stunning examples of the work of well-known artists such as Louis Buvelot, E. Phillips Fox, Frederick McCubbin and Tom Roberts alongside contemporary artists William Breen, David Frazer, Mary Tonkin and Rosalind Atkins. Curated by Jacquie Nichols-Reeves, City of Whitehorse.

Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition and use the exhibition artworks list below as a guide to each piece of work.

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Exhibition artworks

Wall 1

1. Tony LLOYD, Australia born 1970, Thursday (2004), oil on canvas, Purchase 2004, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

2. Jill SYMES, Australia born 1940, Fragments from the Centre – Uluru and Kata Tjuta (5 pieces) (2013), terracotta painted with porcelain slip, glazed, Purchase 2015, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

Wall 2

1. Louis BUVELOT, Switzerland/Australia 1814 – 1888, The Big Tree, Gardiners Creek (c.1869), oil on linen, Purchase 2004, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

2. E. Phillips FOX, Australia 1865 – 1915, Autumn Evening (c.1899), oil on canvas, Gifted by J.S. Gawler, 1952, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

3. Florence HAYWARD, Australia 1859 – 1948, A Bush Home, Healesville Landscape (c.1906), oil on canvas, Purchase 2017, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

4. Frederick McCUBBIN, Australia 1855 – 1917, Box Hill Railway Station (c.1890), oil on canvas laid on board, Gifted by Louis McCubbin, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

5. William ROWELL, Australia 1898 – 1946, Hillside ploughing (c.1920s - 1930s), oil on board, Gift of Lea Finlay, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

6. John Llewellyn JONES, Australia 1866 – 1927, Untitled, (Summer Landscape, Droving Sheep) (c.1880s), oil on artist’s board, Purchase 2001, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

7. Tom ROBERTS, UK/Australia 1856 – 1931, Design for invitation to the evening opening of Grosvenor Chambers (1888), crimson ink on paper, Purchase 2000, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

8. Clara SOUTHERN, Australia 1860 – 1940, Yarra River at Warrandyte (c.1920s), oil on linen, Purchase 2015, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

9. Nora GURDON, Australia 1881 – 1974, Greeves Paddock, Kalorama (c.1920s), oil on canvas on board

Purchase 2009, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

10. Anderson HUNT, Australia born 1964, Maquette for Nesting (2007), welded steel, Gifted by the Artist 2007, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

Wall 3

1. David FRAZER, Australia born 1966, The Deal (2015), linocut, Purchase 2018, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

2. Bill HENSON, Australia born 1955, Untitled No. 5 (1998/99), type C colour photograph, Purchase 2000, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

3. Rosalind ATKINS, Australia born 1957, Guardian (2001), wood engraving, Purchase 2003, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

4. Rosalind ATKINS, Australia born 1957, Stand alone (2002), wood engraving, Purchase 2003, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

5. Rosalind ATKINS, Australia born 1957, Overcast (2002), wood engraving, Purchase 2003, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

Wall 4

1. Amy KENNEDY, Australia born 1979, Untamed – Bush Block (multi-toned) (2017), artist blend clay/glaze material, glass additions, Purchase 2017. City of Whitehorse Art Collection

2. Ian ARMSTRONG, Australia 1923 – 2005, Waterhole (1977), oil on linen, Purchased prior to 1995 by City of Nunawading, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

3. Mary TONKIN, Australia born 1973, Hush, Kalorama (2005), oil on paper on canvas, Purchase 2007, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

4. Philip DAVEY, UK/Australia born 1949, The Bull (2005), oil on canvas, Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2019, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

5. Simon GRENNAN, Australia born 1970, Box Hill (2018-2021), oil on linen, Gifted by the artist 2021, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

6. Mary TONKIN, Australia born 1973, Crack, Kalorama (2012), oil on linen, Purchase 2020, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

7. Jon EISEMAN, Australia born 1944, Crossing the Border (2018), bronze, Purchase 2020, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

8. William BREEN, Australia born 1972, Fish Creek IV (2003), oil on linen, Purchase 2004, City of Whitehorse Art Collection

Image from City of Whitehorse Art Collection

Louis BUVELOT, Switzerland/Australia 1814-1888, The Big Tree, Gardiners Creek c.1869, oil on linen. Purchase 2004, City of Whitehorse Art Collection. Image courtesy City of Whitehorse

Public and education programs

Public programs at the Deakin University Art Gallery include floor talks, panel presentations and seminars. We also offer education programs for community groups. These include guided exhibition and collection tours, behind-the-scenes industry context presentations and hands-on workshops.

Community groups

We offer a range of different options for community groups. Please email Deakin University Art Gallery to arrange a guided tour with our Curator.

For self-guided tours, download one of our free art collection (Deakin Downtown and Warrnambool Campus) or Sculpture Walk guides (Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Geelong Waterfront campuses).

Download the Deakin Downtown art collection guide

Download the Warrnambool Campus art collection guide

Download the Melbourne Burwood Campus Sculpture Walk guide

Download the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Sculpture Walk guide

Download the Geelong Waterfront Campus Sculpture Walk guide

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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 2000 artworks, the majority of which are 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.

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.

Handling of personal information of artists

This statement outlines how Deakin University handles the personal information of artists whose works are held by the Deakin University Art Gallery.

Purpose of Collection

Deakin University collects an artist's personal information for the primary purposes of acquisition of an art work, management and maintenance of the University's art collection and for the purposes of exhibiting, interpreting and promoting the art work, the artist and the Art Collection.

Means of Collection

Deakin may collect personal information from the artist directly during interactions with Deakin staff, most often staff of the Art Collection and Galleries Unit. Deakin may also collect personal information from third parties (e.g. artists' agents, owners of art work, other gallery owners) or publicly available print or online resources.

Use and Disclosure

An artist's personal information may be used by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit in the preparation of interpretive materials, and catalogues and promotional materials, all of which may be in print or online format. For these purposes, an artist's personal information may also be used by other operational units of Deakin (e.g. its Marketing Division)

Management of Personal Information

Deakin University manages personal information it holds, including requests by individuals for access to their personal information, in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). Individuals have a right to gain access to their personal information held by the University. Information about Deakin's privacy practices is available at deakin.edu.au/footer/privacy. Further information about privacy at Deakin may be obtained by contacting the Privacy Officer at (03) 5227 8524 or at privacy@deakin.edu.au.

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