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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

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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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2313 items

2313 items

Printmaking - Lithograph (Repro) - 'Seated Figures' by Henry Moore

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Framed lithograph by Henry Moore showing two seated people. The person in yellow top is doing the blond hair of a woman in red dress.

Historical information

Acquired by the Ballarat Teachers' College in 1962. 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 Kevin Jewell

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Framed bookplate on paper

Bookplate - 'Ex Libris Rochelle Saint Richards'

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A green floral pattern is depicted within a circular frame

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

Pencil name on the back Rochelle Saint Richards

Watercolour & Collage - "Artwork for Nini Fashion" by Corelia AIELLO

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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.

Watercolour - Untitled image of house, yrd & motorcycle

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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.

Watercolour and pastel on paper - 'Still Life With Lantern' by Sue Jarvis

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Framed still life featuring a bowl of apples, a saucepan and a lamp. Gift of Dr David Alexander, 2013

Bookplate - 'Ex Libris'

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Bookplate depicts what appears to be a swan or emu

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

Jamie Cousins bottom left hand corner

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris PRO HART

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Bookplate featuring a giant Pro Hart with palette dwarfing poppet heads in Broken Hill

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris PRO HART"

Printmaking - Woodblock - 'Goat and Rhododendron' by Lionel Lindsay

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Framed woodblock print.

Historical information

Lionel LINDSAY (17 October 1874- 22 May 1961) Born Creswick, Victoria 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 - Helen Manifold

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Bookplate featuring a vase of flowers

Inscriptions & Markings

"HELEN MANIFOLD"

Ceramic - Raku - Cat

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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.

Oil on board - 'Beaumaris' by John Braisted Robinson

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed oil painting showing the coast.

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 - 'A.J. Sibley' by Irena Sibley

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Framed bookplate by Irena Sibley

Historical information

This bookplate was made for the artist's husband, Andrew Sibley

Photograph - 'Mushrooms' by Jessie Stenfort

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Framed photograph of three mushrooms in a black background. This work was won the 1998 Student Acquisition Award.

Historical information

Jessie Steinfort, ( - ) After 12 years of working in design studios and advertising agencies, Steinfort is now a Senior Designer at Ogilvy Melbourne. And previously, he has been responsible for work on BMW & Mini, Carlton Football club, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, AAMI, Yarra Valley Water, and Arts Centre Melbourne. From 2008 to 2011 Steinfort was lead designer and front-end web developer at clickDM (now HARDWIRE). Where he worked with such clients as HOSTPLUS, GSK, UniSuper and Swann Insurance. From 2000 to 2008 Steinfort was a designer at Mediation Communications working on print and interactive projects for; City of Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, City of Port Phillip, Mentor Education, and ACMA. Steinfort was educated at the University of Ballarat, where he studied graphic design. Recent awards Cannes Lions 2014 Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” – Media: Use of Special Events and Stunt/Live Advertising – Bronze – Media: Charities, Public Health & Safety, Public Awareness Messages – Bronze – Direct: Public Health & Safety, Public Awareness Messages – Shortlist – Promo and Activation: Integrated Campaign Led by Promotion and Activation – Shortlist – PR: Sustainability – Shortlist Spikes Asia 2014 Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” – PR: Corporate Responsibility – Bronze – PR: Events and Experiential – Shortlist AWARD 2015 Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” – Promo & Experiential: Best use of Experiential Marketing in a Promo Campaign – Bronze – Branded Entertainment & Content: Experiential Event – Finalist – Digital: Online Film 3 minutes or less – Finalist One Show 2014 Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” – Design for the Greater Good – In Book New York Festivals 2014 Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” – Design: Promotional Items – Finalist – Online Film: Corporate Image – Finalist – Creative Marketing Effectiveness: Low Budget – Finalist – Creative Marketing Effectiveness: Green Marketing – Finalist Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” – Effectiveness: Charities, Public Health & Safety and Public Awareness – Shortlist – Effectiveness: Small Budget – Shortlist – Effectiveness: Innovative Use of Media – Shortlist DIRECTORY Magazine 2014 Yarra Valley Water – “Dupé” Mobius 2012 BMW – “Welcome” – Art Direction – Silver 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 - [Untitled]

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Ceramic - [Untitled]

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Hand thrown porcelain form which was commissioned for the Ballarat College of Advanced Education Art Acquisitions Committee.

Historical information

Victor GREENAWAY (1947 - ) Born Sale, Victoria Victor Greenaway studied Ceramics at RMIT. He established his first workshop in Hawthorn in 1968, before moving to Ian Sprague's Mungeriba Pottery, Upper Beaconsfield in 1969. He studied under Tatsuzo Shimoaka in Mashiko, Japan under a Churchill Fellowship awarded in 1974. Upon his return he established Broomhill Pottery in Upper Beaconsfield in 1975, and in 1976 started employing trainees. 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 - Bookplate for Jack Ayerbe

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Bookplate featuring mythical creatures.

Book - Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Victoria No. 7: Deep Leads of Victoria, 1909

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Red soft covered book - Memoirs of the geological Survey of Victoria No. 7, including: Evolution of Mining Machinery, size of claims, Definition of a Deep Lead, Discovery of Gold in Victoria, Geographical Position of Deep Leads, Water in Deep Leads, Methods of Deep Lead Mining, Cost of Deep Lead Mining, Stawell, Ararat, Moyston, Raglan, Wimmera, Landsborough, Avoca, Ballarat West, Berry, Creswick, Springs Hill, Corinella, Bullarook, Loddon Valley, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Majorca, Carisbrook, Charlotte Plains, , Timor, Burn Creek, Huntly, Colinan, Goulburn, Ovens Valley, Chiltern, Indigo, Smythesdale, Durham Lead, Morrison's Lead,

Oil on Canvas - 'Untitled' by Lewis Miller

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Historical information

'Untitled' by Lewis Miller was exhibited in a travelling exhibition called 'Imaging the Apple' which toured from 2004 to 2005. 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 - Photography - [Lilies]

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Framed photograph of a lily.

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.

Sculpture - [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.

Artwork - Printmaking - "The Gross Anatomist' 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"

Artwork

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Artwork - Painting - untitled 'the mask' by David Alexander

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

framed oil painting on panel

Inscriptions & Markings

signed and dated b.l. 'D Alexander 1985'

Oil painting on masonite - 'Landscape' by Neville Bunning

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Small framed painting of a volcanic landscape.

Historical information

Neville Mirvane BUNNING (1902-1990) During World War Two he served with the RAAF. He was an Art Teacher at the Ballarat School of Mines from 05 February 1946 to 22 September 1964. Neville Bunning formed the Ballarat Artist's Society (later the Ballarat Society of Artists), a group that sponsored art and which invited modernist artists to speak to students and to the public of Ballarat. He also wrote a weekly column in the Ballarat Courier. Bunning produced a bust of Australian Prime Minister, The Right Honourable J.A. Lyons from Tasmania, who died in office. Bunning died in Subiaco, Western Australia on 29 April 1990. 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

none

Bookplate - Bookplate for Edwin Jewell

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Framed bookplate featuring a woman diving under water.

Artwork - Printmaking - 'Knaive' by Geoffrey Riccardo

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed limited edition print. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Programme by Katherine Littlewood.

Artwork - [Bathers] by Zivco Micich

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Oil painting on a group of bathers by the sea shore.

Historical information

Zivco MICICH Arrived Australia c1960 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 - 'Winston' by Marcus Wills

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Historical information

Marcus WILLS (1972 - ) Born Kaniva, Victoria Marcus Wills is a figurative realist painter who completed an Advanced Certificate of Art and Design between 1989 and 1991 at the Wimmera Community College of TAFE (now Federation University Australia's Horsham Campus). He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995. he won the second Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 1999. In 2006 Marcus Wills won the Archibald Prize for his painting of 'The Paul Juraszek Monolith', based on an engraving by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. In 2015 and 2016 Marcus Wills has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize.

Bookplate - ‘Ex Libris John and Zelma Gartner’

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

A bird with outstretched wings and a crest of feathers on its head is depicted above the title.

Historical information

John Gartner was a fine printer and publisher, an author, a noted philatelist, and also collector of Australian banknotes and coins. He was born on 16 July 1914 and was largely self-educated, leaving school at fourteen for work following the death of his father. Gartner developed a strong interest in the history of typography and printing and was apprenticed at the Advocate where his father had been a linotype operator. Aged 17, Gartner bought a hand press and some fonts of type, and in 1937 acquired a platen press from which he set and printed his private press books, published under the imprint of The Hawthorn Press. Gartner had a strong collection of Australian bookplates. He also looked at the work of artists overseas and commissioned personal plates. He subsequently built an international collection with preference for artists who printed from wood. His initial searches were in Belgium and Holland.(http://www3.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-84/t1-g-t7.html)

Inscriptions & Markings

Audrey Hutchison England 1983 is printed on the back of the bookplate