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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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1330 items with images

1330 items with images

Sculpture - 'Hygea' by Clive Murray-White

Key words

churchill
gippslands campus
clive murray white
sculpture
clive murray-white

Marble sculpture of Hygia, the Greek goddess of health and healing. Daughter of Asciepius the God of Medicine, Hygeia symbolises the preservation of good heallth and prevention of illness. Presented to the Gippsland Medical School from the Campus.

Historical information

Clive MURRAY-WHITE (20 February 1946 - ) Born Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England With an impressive career that has included sculpting marble for over 25 years Clive Murray-White has informed his at practice by studying at Brisbane Central Technical College, Guildford School of Art, United Kingdom, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Preston Institute of Technology, Monash University.

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Ceramic - [Four Legged Platter] by Sophie Cummins

Key words

art
artwork
sophie cummins
platter
ceramics

Wheel thrown platter with four hand built 'legs', decorated with glazes.

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.

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Acrylic on canvas - 'Black Day' by Tarli Glover

Key words

art
artwork
glover
tarli glover
bushfire
alumni

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.

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Artwork - Ceramics - Ballarat School of Mines Sherry Glasses, c1951

Key words

marjorie garner
leslie garner
geoff mainwaring
neville bunning
alumni
ceramics
ballarat school of mines
ballarat junior technical school

Two hand thrown ceramics 'sherry glasses' with the Ballarat School of Mines shield in oxide. The glasses are houses in a small blue and white lidded box. Gift of Bill Garner, 2019

Historical information

Marjorie Evelyn GARNER Although not a fully enrolled student, Majorie Garner attended Pottery classes at the Ballarat School of Mines run by Neville Bunning. She also took advantage of other classes offer to 'non-students' such as oil painting classes for women run by Geoff Mainwaring. These popular extension programmes promoted the Ballarat School of Mines and their Technical Art School, especially among middle-class women who would otherwise have had little connection with the institution. Majorie was married to Leslie Garner, the Principal of the Ballarat Junior Technical School, a division of the Ballarat School of Mines.

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Wool sewing on hessian - 'Fairies in the Fog' by Paula Hyland

Key words

art
artwork
paula hyland
hyland
textiles

Framed portrait in wool sewn on hessian.

Historical information

Paula HYLAND Paula Hyland graduated with a Diploma of Embroidery at RMIT in 1981. 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.

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Artwork - [Untitled]

Key words

art
artwork

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.

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Artwork - bookplate - Helen Manifold

Key words

bookplate
margaret marriott
flowers

Bookplate featuring a vase of flowers

Inscriptions & Markings

"HELEN MANIFOLD"

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Watercolour - 'Merimbula Lake' by David Alexander

Key words

art
artwork
merimbula
david alexander
seaside
coast
seascape

Unframed watercolour of a coastal scene by David Alexander with a similar unfinished watercolour on verso. Gift of David Alexander, 2013

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.

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Ceramic - 'Whitebait I' by Alan Peascod

Key words

art
artwork
ceramics
alan peascod
available
available ceramics
lustre glaze
university of woolongong

Lustre glazed earthenware form with sgraffito decoration.

Historical information

Alan PEASCOD (1943-2007). Born England. Arrived Australia 1952. Alan Peascod was one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed ceramic artists. For over 35 years his work has been at the forefront of the Australian ceramics movement, developing radical techniques previously unexplored with his developments in unusual glazes and firing methods. His creative repertoire includes dry glazed vessels, alkaline glazes, majolica, saturated metals, and many post firing finishes. Alan's work with the very difficult reduced lustre technique is highly regarded. He was taught the method by Professor Said El Sadr in Cairo, Egypt in 1972 and this led to lifelong research of the technique throughout the Middle East and Europe. His work in the field led to the completion of his doctoral studies at the University of Wollongong in 1994. This study also led to satirical figurative sculpture themes dealing with the human condition. 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.

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Oil painting - 'The Rouge Dress' by Neville Bunning

Key words

art
artwork
neville bunning
bunning
available

Women in red dress sitting on a stool. Gift of Pauline Diggins, 2008

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

Neville M Bunning signature middle bottom

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Painting - [Floral Landscape]

Key words

art
artwork
flowers
flora
asian

Two Framed artworks with a floral theme.

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.

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Gouache - 'Nestle's Malted Milk' by Gilda Gude

Key words

posters
art
artwork
gilda gude
nestle
ballarat technical art school
available

Framed gouache poster showing a woman holding a glass of milk behind a tin of Nestle's Malted Milk powder.

Historical information

Gilda Gude was a student at the Ballarat Technical Art School during the 1930s. She is the sister of Nornie Gude. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 3000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Artwork - 'Gateway' by Stephanie Carlton

Key words

art
artwork
business school collection
stephanie carlton
abstract

Business School 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. It was purchased in 2000 by the Business School

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Artwork - Ceramics - 'Flying Spirit' by Sandy Brown, 1988

Key words

sandy brown
ceramics
gippsland campus
jan feder memorial ceramics collection

Gift of the Artist

Historical information

Sandy BROWN (1946- _ Born Tichborne, Hampshire. England From 1969-73 Sand Brown studied at Daisei Pottery, Mashiko, Japan. In 1988 she was awarded an residency in Australia. The Sandy Brown Museum opened in Appledore in June 2014.

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linocut block print - 'Untitled' by Jo-Anne Pelchen

Key words

art
artwork
jo-anne pelchen
monoprint
printmaking
horsham campus
wimmera campus
available horsham

Framed monoprint

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.

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Bookplate - 'Ex Libris Bookplate for J Gartner'

Key words

keith wingrove memorial trust
bookplate
australian bookplate design awards
printmaking

Book plate depicts a coin with profile of a woman's head. Foliage surrounds the bottom of the coin.

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

43/100 with pencil signature

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Artwork - Painting - [AMuir] by Josh Muir

Key words

josh muir
artist
artwork
aboriginal
hutchinson indigenous fellowship

Historical information

Josh MUIR (1991- ) Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara Muir's art draws on hip-hop and street art culture and often depicts the history of indigenous people and European settlers. He spent a lot of time in his teens researching and enjoying public art, especially graffiti. Inspired by the commitment of graffers he was inspired by the concepts they illustrate. He started expressing his own ideas with pen and pad and once the basic concept down and it was tangible and could be converted that to canvas or walls. Muir experimented with spray and stencil work a lot in his teens and later branched out into acrylic paints, paint pens, and digital forms of Art. In 2016 Josh Muir's work 'Still Here', projected onto the front wall of the National Gallery of Victoria was critically acclaimed. At that time he stated: "‘I am a proud Yorta Yorta/ Gunditjmara man, born and living in Ballarat, Victoria. I hold my culture strong to my heart – it gives me a voice and a great sense of my identity. When I look around, I see empires built on aboriginal land. I cannot physically change or shift this, though I can make the most of my culture in a contemporary setting and use my art projects to address current issues of reconciliation." In 2016 Josh Muir was awarded the second recipient of HMS Trust’s Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship at University of Melbourne, based at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). The Fellowship was created to enable Indigenous artists to undertake significant projects of their choice.

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Printmaking - Linocut - 'Hen Party' by Max Coward

Key words

art
artwork
max coward
printmaking
alumni
hens
linoprint

Framed limited edition linocut by Max Coward. 'Hen Party' uses simplified forms reminiscent of the shapes gracing 'moderne' interiors of the 1950s and 1960s. The simplification of form and decorative pattern achieved through repetition shows the influence of Paul Klee's work and imagery.

Historical information

Max COWARD Born Ballarat Max Coward was training to be an art teacher at the Ballarat Technical Art School from 1937 to 1941. He enlisted in the A.I.F. and was a Naval Trainee at Flinders Naval Depot in 1941. During these years Max Coward was described as a cartoonist and illustrator, and was was attached to the Naval Intelligence Division in 1945, producing stories and drawings for the Navy newspaper Dit. His work was reproduced in the Christmas annual, HMAS Mk IV and the Army educational journal, Salt. He was a foundation staff member at the Burwood Teachers' College art department when it opened at Box Hill in 1954, transferring to the Burwood Campus in 1955. Upon his retirement he moved to Queensland to start a graphic arts consultancy. Coward was active as a printmaker during the 1970s. 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

lls 'Hen Party' lower centre edition '8/28' lrs 'Max Coward 64'

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Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Wendy Stavrianos

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wendy stavrianos
bookplates
framed bookplate
keith wingrove memorial trust

Framed bookplate

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Artwork - watercolour - 'Sturt Street: The big candleabrum monuments in Ballarat' by Karl H. Hofman

Key words

karl h hofman
ballarat
craig's royal hotel
lamp
burke and wills fountain

Framed watercolour of a Ballarat street scene painted from Lydiard Street North looking towards Craig's Royal Hotel.

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Ceramics - [Bowl with fish] by Kathryn O'Reilly

Key words

art
artwork
ceramics
tafe ceramics collection
kathryn o'reilly

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.

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Artwork - bookplate - "Ex Libris Edwin Jewell"

Key words

bookplate
edwin jewell
framed bookplate
keith wingrove memorial trust

framed bookplate

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Artwork - Printmaking - 'Nude 3' by John Brack

Key words

john brack
nude
life drawing
available

Framed, limited edition lithograph. Originally produced to be bound in a book by private press publisher Tate Adams. The suite of lithographs for the book was started by John Brack in September 1981 and finished and published in December 1982. The book was launched with a series of original conte drawings, from which the lithographs were based, in Realities Galleries, Melbourne. As such a high cost of production was involved in the binding of the book, only fifteen copies were originally bound for exhibition and sale at the show. Subsequent to this approximately another thirty copies were bound, making a total finished edition of fewer than fifty copies, far less than the anticipated 200. A number of the 50 hors commerce editions have been sold as individual plates through auctions and galleries. A number of sheets were recently discovered through the estate of Brack’s art dealer Rudy Komon, from which this book has been bound. This work is from Rudy Koman's estate.

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Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris LEIGH HOBBS

Key words

leigh hobbs
bookplate
goblin
wheelbarrow

Bookplate featuring a goblin in a wheelbarrow

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris LEIGH HOBBS"

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Artwork - Ceramics - Salt Glazed Platter by Sandra Johnstone

Key words

sandra johnstone
ceramics
artist
artwork
gippsland campus
jane feder memorial ceramics collection

Salt glazed platter. This work is part of the Jan Feder Memorial Ceramics Collection. Jan Feder was an alumna of the Gippsland Campus who studied ceramics on the campus. She passed away in the mid 1980s. Her student peers raised funds to buy ceramic works in her memory. They bought works from visiting lecturers who became leading ceramic artists around the world, as well as from many of the staff who taught there.

Historical information

Sandra JOHNSTONE (1936-1991) Worked California, USA

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Artwork - Ceramics

Key words

ceramics
len castle
jan feder memorial ceramics collection

Press moulded pot This work is part of the Jan Feder Memorial Ceramics Collection. Jan Feder was an alumna of the Gippsland Campus who studied ceramics on the campus. She passed away in the mid 1980s. Her student peers raised funds to buy ceramic works in her memory. They bought works from visiting lecturers who became leading ceramic artists around the world, as well as from many of the staff who taught there.

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Artwork - 'Morning Nocturne' by Paul Mears

Key words

art
artwork
paul mears

Two artworks framed in rustic frames. .1) brown artwork featuring a central square is titled 'Morning Nocturne'. .2) artwork featuring a central circle (title unknown)

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.

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Printmaking - Etching - Soliloquy

Key words

art
artwork
tamara gervasoni

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.

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Photograph - Colour - Francis Davis Centenary Memorial, 2019

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Artwork - Printmaking - 'A Daily Double' by Geoffrey Ricardo

Key words

geoffrey ricardo
available
horses
animals
horse racing

Framed limited edition print of two running horses being ridden by numerous people. Donated through the Australian Goverment's Cultural Gifts Prorgram by Katherine Littlewood.

Historical information

GEOFFREY RICARDO (1964- ) Born Melbourne, Australia 1984-86 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Printmaking, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1987-89 Printing Assistant at Bill Young Studios, Editioning intaglio prints, King Valley, VIC 1988 Full-time Studio Technician at Printmaking Department, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1989-90 Graduate Diploma (Fine Art), Printmaking, Monash University, Melbourne 1991 Travelled to England, France, Spain and USA (Winsor & Newton International Travelling Bursary, National Students Art Prize) Worked in private studios in Gaucin, Spain and New York, USA 1994-95 Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne 1995 Guest Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Traveled to Europe and America 1996 Guest Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1990-98 Sessional Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne 1998 Traveled to America and Mexico 2001-05 Sessional Lecturer, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 2003-10 Printmaking Workshops, Warrnambool TAFE, Warrnambool, VIC 2004 Traveled to Europe, Mexico and Cuba 2005 Lecturer, National Art School (Summer School), Sydney Sessional Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne Lecturer, Institution of Koorie Education, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC

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