2021 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
The shortlisted entries of the 2021 Deakin Contemporary Small Sculpture Award are currently on display at the gallery. The award and exhibition provide a fascinating snapshot of contemporary sculpture practice in Australia.
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Congratulations to Michael Le Grand
Congratulations to the 2021 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award winner, Michael Le Grand for his sculpture ‘Transit’.
Michael Le Grand, ‘Transit’, painted steel, winner 2021 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, photography Polo Jimenez
Visit the exhibition in person
When: Tuesday 15 November–Wednesday 15 December 2021
Opening hours: Monday–Friday 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm
Discover the exhibition online
If you can’t make it onto campus, discover the exhibition online.
Download our exhibition catalogues
|John Nixon's Australian Ceramics (Exhibition 2019)|
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.
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).
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Deakin University Art Collection
The Deakin University Art Collection is made up of more than 2300 artworks, many 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.
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*Banner image: Adrian Mauriks, ‘Strange Fruit 2010’, painted epoxy resin, 235 x 700 x 200cm. Deakin University Art Collection. Gift of the artist, 2020. Photography Simon Peter Fox. Image courtesy the artist estate. Pictured in situ at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood.