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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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1292 items with images

1292 items with images

Acrylic - 'Lions' by Lyn Cooke

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Framed acrylic painting of two lions. Donated in memory of Dr Janis M.G. Fraillon, Creswick 1990-2002

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.

acrylic and gold leaf on canvas - 'Flame Tree' by Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling

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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.

Acrylic and Oil on Linen - 'Mesh' by Anne Saunders

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed abstract painting.

Historical information

Anne Saunders is a former Senior Lecturer at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy. In 1987 she was appointed lecturer in Drawing and Printmaking, and in 1999 she was appointed Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Studio Co-ordinator. 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.

Acrylic, charcoal & ink on canvas

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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.

acrylic &ink - 'Autumnal' by Kris Young

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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.

Acrylic & Oil on Linen - 'Halycon' by Anne Saunders

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed abstract painting.

Historical information

Anne Saunders is a former Senior Lecturer at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy. In 1987 she was appointed lecturer in Drawing and Printmaking, and in 1999 she was appointed Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Studio Co-ordinator. 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.

Acrylic on Board - 'Tandurrum Jukuprrpa' by Stuart Harradine (Wudja Waran)

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A stretched painting on canvas with Aboriginal motifs and colouring. If you can assist with information on this artist or artwork 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.

Acrylic on canvas - [Angel] by H. O'Keefe

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If you can provide information on this artwork or artist please use the comment 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.

Acrylic on canvas

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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.

Acrylic on Canvas - Rock Etching

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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.

Acrylic on canvas

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If you are able to assist with identifying this work or the artist who created it please leave a message via the 'comment' 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.

Acrylic on Canvas - 'Rain' by Page (Terry) Weaver

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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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Antipodean Archipelago Incognita' by Sandra Laver

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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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Girl with Candle' by Mel Rowsell

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Canvas painting of a girl with blonde hard watching a candle which has just been sniffed out.

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 verso. "Girl with Candle" [signature] Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on Canvas - "...Giver of Breath and Bread" by Scott Pearce

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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.

Acrylic on Canvas - 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.

Acrylic on canvas - '(Serpent) Owner of the Land' by Marley Smith

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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.

Acrylic on Canvas - [Spirit] by Marley Smith

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

This painting depicts the spirit of the Australian INdigenous education Conference held at the university in 2004. The central circle represents a meeting place. "It's all about ... coming together and to understand and educate one another on everyone's culture - if you have no understanding, then there's no way of learning. [Marley Smith]

Historical information

Marley SMITH A Gundijtmara woman, Marley Smith has lived in Ballarat all of her life and has strong ties with family. Marley Smith completed the Ballarat Schoo of Mines Koori Art Course in 1995. 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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Really?' 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, winning 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.

Acrylic on Canvas - 'Thoughts' by Reinhardt Gromm

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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.

Acrylic on Canvas - 'Child Within' by Geoff Pola

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Federation University School of Business Collection

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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Barramundi Spirit' by Eddie Blitner

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

.1) Barramundi Spirit .2) Mimi Spirit .1) and .2) are framed together

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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Mimi Spirit' by Eddie Blitner

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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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Black Day' by Tarli Glover

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Historical information

Tarli GLOVER Tarli Glover undertook a Bachelor of Arts at Ballarat College of Advanced Education [now Federation University] between 1980 and 1983, majoring in Fine Art Painting. Based in Central Victoria, she has been practicing professionally for over three decades and has exhibited widely throughout Australia. While Tarli's work covers a wide range of creative disciplines’ she concentrate’s primarily on painting, drawing and multi-media works with a focus on both landscape and figurative genres. Her work leans toward semi abstract symbolism and representation. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection and was purchased for the collection by Vice Chancellor David Battersby. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Acrylic on Canvas - Untitled by Miwako Inoue

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Abstract painting.

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.

Acrylic on canvas - [Vintage Car] by Ben Zilry, 1995

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A blue vintage car dominates the canvas in this work by Ben Zilry. We are attempting to locate the artist Ben Zilry. If you can assist please leave details via the comment box 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.

Acrylic on canvas - 'Glade of the Mystique Seductress' by Julie Watkins

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Acrylic on stretched canvas Can you help us locate the artist Julie Watkins?

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.

Acrylic on Canvas - 'Two Boxes' by James Meldrum

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

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.

Acrylic on canvas - [Untitled]

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

If you can provide information on this artist or artwork please use the comment box 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.

Acrylic on canvas - [Pylon 13]

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

A large blue canvas edged with aluminium. We are currently searching for information on this artwork. If you are able to assist please leave a comment below.

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. This work was purchased by the former Ballarat Teachers' College Students' Representative Council.