The Deakin University Art Gallery and the Deakin Downtown Gallery are closed until further notice. In this rapidly changing environment we encourage you to check our social media channels or call the gallery on + 61 3 9244 5344 prior to visiting to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Drawing on the wall
This exhibition features newly commissioned and rarely seen wall-based and site responsive artworks from artists Julia Gorman, David Harley, Kerrie Poliness and Kenny Pittock. Extending the usual academic reach of the gallery, these ambitious new artworks were conceived and produced with direct student participation and collaboration. The exhibition was shown at both our Burwood and city galleries and was curated by James Lynch, Deakin University.
Our galleries are currently closed but you can experience this exhibition through a virtual tour.
Deakin University Art Gallery (Burwood) virtual tour
Deakin Downtown Gallery virtual tour
Extended labels for the artworks featured in the exhibition are also available.
2020 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately we have had to postpone the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award for 2020. We look forward to being up and running again in 2021 and encourage our community to take care and stay safe. Please follow us on social media and continue to check our webpage for any updates.
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).
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email the Deakin University Art Gallery with your contact details.
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 http://www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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