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Federation University Australia Art Collection Victoria

The Federation University Australia Art Collection aims to develop and maintain an important public art collection of high quality works of visual art which contributes to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of its student body, staff and wider community. The collection enhances the physical environment by adding colour and liveliness to the University and is displayed throughout our Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham campuses. The Art Collection provides a valuable educational and research experience, as well as a providing potential to mentor.

The earliest works in the collection are associated with the Ballarat Technical Art School, although a coordinated approach to collecting was initiated by the Ballarat Teachers' College. Collection has continued over the decades, and has benefitted by generous gifts under the Cultural Gifts Program.

The collection covers most periods of Australian Art, and while most media is found it in the collection, it is predominantly Australian painting, printmaking and sculpture. Works by renowned Australian artists feature, as well as staff and students associated with Federation University Australia or its predecessor institutions.

Contact Information

location
PO Box 663 Ballarat Victoria 3353 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 5327 9168

Opening Hours

By appointment.

Entry Fee

Free entry.

Location

Artworks are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham. Victoria

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Clare K. Gervasoni 8 July 2014 1:15 PM

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monica 4 April 2017 4:31 PM

what do the colours mean in the painting phillip adams

Clare K. Gervasoni 4 April 2017 4:41 PM

Good afternoon Monica. We were no provided with information on the colours used, and alas, the artist is dead. Kind regards Clare Gervasoni Curator: Arts and Historical Collections

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2324 items

2324 items

Watercolour - '130 Victoria St' by Paul McKenna

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed watercolour of the student residence at 130 Victoria Street, Ballarat.

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Artwork - Ceramics

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Historical information

John TESCHENDORFF (1942- ) Born Melbourne, Victoria John Teschendorff studied at the Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Royal College of Art London. In 1995 he was selected for Australian Ceramics 1830-1995 a major survey exhibition presented at the Museo Internazionale della Ceramiche, Faenza Italy. Since the early 1980s John Teschendorff has been working with constructed forms and works on paper whilst holding a number of senior academic appointments in Melbourne (Melbourne State College), Perth (Curtin University) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian Institute of Art & Limkokwing Institute of Technology).

Artwork - Drawing - [Untitled]

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Green framed drawing of an abstract bird on a black table. If you can assist with information on this artist or artwork please use the comment link below.

Printmaking - Etching & Aquatint - Moon Shell

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Bronwen Jones by Bronwen Jones

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

framed lithograph on paper

Inscriptions & Markings

under image in ink 'Bronwen Jones 1/5'

Artwork - Sculpture - 'Vehicle of Transience' by Anderson Hunt

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Historical information

This work was purchased by the Gippsland Campus Enhancement Project, 1996.

Artwork - Printmaking - "The Liquor Sanguinous' by Geoffrey Ricardo

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Unframed limited edition photo etching. Promised gift under the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed lower right "Ricardo 09" S/P

Watercolour on paper - On the Road to Wooltanna, North of Flinders Ranges

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Bookplate - ‘Ex Libris Edwin Jewell’

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A cartoon character is depicted in what appear to be a pile of banknotes.

Historical information

After a quiet period, interest in bookplates in Australia began to increase in the early 1970s, Entrepreneurial art and book collectors such as Edwin Jewell and others commissioned multiple Bookplate designs from a range of well known fine artists. At a 1997 meeting in Melbourne of the Ephemera Society of Australia Edwin Jewell and others announced the formation of the Australian Bookplate Society. The society was instrumental in promoting the art of the bookplate through establishment of the Australian Bookplate Design competition.

Printmaking - 'Fleeting' by Alexis Beckett

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Framed limited edition print with embossing.

Historical information

Alexis BECKETT (1953- _ Born Melbourne Alexis Beckett completed a Diploma of art, Graphic Design; Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) with distinction; and a Master of Arts (Fine Arts) by Project all at RMIT. Since 1980 Alexis Beckett has illustrated wildlife for publications produced by government departments and educational publishers, as well as making her own work about human perception and understanding of nature. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Ink & pastel - 'The Pillars of Wisdom' by Jennifer Stevens

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Artwork - Painting - 'Self Portrait at Home' by Duncan Lannan

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Self portrait. Gift of Geoff and Nola Wallis, 2017

Historical information

Duncan LANNAN (1972- ) Duncan Lannan undertook a Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts) at RMIT between 1995 and 1996. A further two years study at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia) saw Duncan Lannan awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 2000. Ge completed a Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne in 2001.

Printmaking - Collograph with Monprint - Whisht

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Gouache - 'Ideal Homes Exhibition' by Fred Longhurst

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We are seeking information on this artist, who was a student at the Ballarat Technical School in the 1930s. If you are able to assist please make contact via the comments link below.

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Artwork - Painting - Arapiles View

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Framed landscape in oil. If you can provide information on this artist and artwork please use the link below.

Artwork - Banksia spinulosa by Celia Rosser

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Un-numbered limited edition offset photolithograph of Banksia spinulosa.

Historical information

Celia Rosser (1930- ) Born Melbourne, Victoria Celia Elizabeth Rosser is a renowned Australian botanical artist, best known for having published The Banksias, a three-volume series of monographs containing watercolour paintings of every Banksia species. She trained in Art at the Melbourne Institute of Technology In 1970, Celia was appointed Science Faculty Artist at Monash University. Four years later she was appointed University Botanical Artist, and began the project of painting every Banksia species. The project took over 25 years to complete, and resulted in the publication of a three volume monograph entitled The Banksias, with accompanying text by Alex George. Publication of the final volume in 2000 represented the first time that such a large genus has been entirely painted. In 1977 Celia Rosser was awarded the Linnaean Society of London's Jill Smythies Award for botanical illustration, and in 1995 was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. Monash University awarded her an honorary Master of Science degree in 1981, and an honorary PhD in 1999. Banksia Rosserae is the last banksia species discovered and was named after the artist. Since 2002, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne have awarded the "Celia Rosser Medal for Botanical Art" to outstanding exhibitors at their "The Art of Botanical Illustration" exhibition.

Oil on Canvas - "Marian" by Noirin Wojciechowski

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed painting of a girl in a green jumper.

Historical information

Noirin Wojciechowski was underaking a Bachelor of Creative arts (Honours) and the University of Ballarat Arts Academy when this work was created. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Ink on paper - 'Woman Fixing Her Hair' by Neville Bunning

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Painting of a woman fixing her hair.

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed lower left "Neville M. Bunning"

Artwork - 'Verandah Chair' by Neville Bunning

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed lower right 'Neville M. Bunning'

Printmaking - Silkscreen - Untitled

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Bookplate - Ex Libris Karal Anne Marling

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Framed bookplate.

Ceramics - [Lidded Teapot with Shells] by Robert Hyams

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Artwork - Ceramic - (Untitled) Ceramic Puppet by Kari Hoskin

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Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Artwork

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Framed original artwork of Asian origin.

Bookplate

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate depicts abstract black and white shapes

Historical information

After a quiet period, interest in bookplates in Australia began to increase in the early 1970s, Entrepreneurial art and book collectors such as Edwin Jewell and others commissioned multiple Bookplate designs from a range of well known fine artists. At a 1997 meeting in Melbourne of the Ephemera Society of Australia Edwin Jewell and others announced the formation of the Australian Bookplate Society. The society was instrumental in promoting the art of the bookplate through establishment of the Australian Bookplate Design competition. The competition includes a design award for secondary schools students.

Inscriptions & Markings

Adam Hughes bottom right hand corner

Printmaking - Ballarat University College Printmaking Book,1993

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Red hard covered book with original limited edition prints by Printmaking students at Ballarat University College (later Federation University Australia)

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Oil on Canvas - Landscape with Farmhouse by David Alexander

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed oil painting depicting a landscape with mountains.

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed and dated lower left corner "D. Alexander, 53"

Photograph - 'Wimmera Winter' by Anne Taylor

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed black and white photograph showing a pier over a foggy lake, with reeds in the foreground. If you can assist with information on this artist or artwork please use the comment link below.

Historical information

Anne TAYLOR

Inscriptions & Markings

Frame stamp - Jem Frames, 26 Firebrace St, Horsham Frame sticker - Alphmat Artcare System, Ref 5055, Date 1996

Artwork - Ceramics - Woodfired Bottle by Grant Finck

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Historical information

Grant FINCK (1958- ) Born Edenhope, Victoria Grant Finck grew up in Dandenong and then Portland, western Victoria, where his first Ceramics workshop was established in 1979. I lived and worked on Philip Island from 1984 to 1989. I studied Ceramics in Britain in 1980-81 and have a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture (1991) but consider myself to be largely self taught.

Artwork - 'Smeaton' by Wes Walters [and charcoal study]

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

.1) Portrait of Bruce Smeaton in oil on an unframed stretcher. .2) Charcoal sketch of the head of Bruce Smeaton

Historical information

Wes WALTERS (06 August 1928 - 19 August 2014) Born Mildura, Victoria From 1940 t0 1945 Wes Walters attended the Ballarat High School. He then studied architecture at the Gordon Institute in Geelong, followed by art at the Ballarat School of Mines (a division of the Ballarat School of Mines). During his time at the Ballarat Technical Art School (later Federation University Australia) Walters studied under Neville Bunning and Taylor Kelloch, and was awarded the Ballarat Ladies Art Association Scholarship in 1948. He next moved to Melbourne to work as a commercial artist with the George Patterson advertising agency. Each evening Walters studied life drawing at the Victoria Artists’ Society and taught himself anatomy. Wes Walters excelled in both abstract and realist art. He won the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s Minnie Crouch Prize for watercolour art in 1953 and 1956. He won the prestigious Archibald Prize in 1879 for his portrait of Phillip Adams, and the sketch was completed tin preparation for that portrait. Bruce Smeaton (born 5 March 1938) is an Australian composer who is well known for a variety of Australian film and television scores in all genres, including features, shorts, television, documentaries and advertisements.[1] His scores include Picnic at Hanging Rock, Seven Little Australians, Roxanne, Iceman, and Circle of Iron. He has won the Australian Film Institute 'Best Original Music Score' Award for The Cars That Ate Paris (1974), The Great McCarthy (1975), The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) and Street Hero (1984, shared with Garth Porter and others). (Wikipedia)