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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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1500 items with images

1500 items with images

Acrylic - 'Lions' by Lyn Cooke

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art
artwork
cooke
lion
animal
lyn cooke
available

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 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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

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art
artwork
pauline o'shannessy-dowling
tafe 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.

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

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art
artwork
uinversity of ballarat
anne saunders
saunders

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.

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Acrylic, charcoal & ink on canvas - [Drawing] by Anthony Pelchen

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art
artwork
anthony pelchen

Historical information

Anthony PELCHEN (1960- ) Born Horsham Anthony Pelchen studied economics at Monash University and a decade later painting at the Victorian College of the Arts. Since 1992 he has exhibited widely in artist-run, institutional and alternative spaces in Melbourne, with projects in Japan and Denmark. He has been included in various national surveys of drawing and painting and undertaken residencies in Australia. In 2008/9 he was included in Drought – Cross Cultural Collaborations, presenting cross media work at the NGV/ACMI/ Federation Square. In July 2010 he was awarded an Asialink residency in Malaysia. 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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acrylic &ink - 'Autumnal' by Kris Young

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art
artwork
kris young
horsham campus
wimmera campus

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 & Oil on Linen - 'Halycon' by Anne Saunders

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art
artwork
saunders
university of ballarat
anne saunders

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.

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

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art
artwork
stuart harradine
wudja waran
aboriginal
horsham campus

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.

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

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art
artwork
julie watkins
watkins
painting
acrylic on canvas

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.

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Acrylic on canvas - [Untitled]

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art
artwork
abstract
acrylic on canvas

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.

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Acrylic on Canvas - [Untitled] by A. Turner

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art
artwork
painting
acrylic on canvas

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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Acrylic on Canvas - 'Two Boxes' by James Meldrum

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art
artwork
meldrum
james meldrum
gippsland campus
churchill
acrylic
acrylic on canvas

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 - Untitled by Miwako Inoue

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art
artwork
miwako inoue
inoue

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.

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Acrylic on Canvas - Advance Australia

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art
artwork
emu
kangaroo
crest
advance australia
wattle day
wattle
coat of arms

The Australian coat of arms with wattle, painted onto canvas

Historical information

This artwork was found among items associated with the Ballarat School of Mines. Although its purpose remains unknown, it was possibly painted by a staff member or student for use on Wattle Day. Wattle Day originated in October 1889 by the Wattle Blossom League, and was associated with the Australian Natives Association during the lead up to the Federation of Australian States. The first 'national' Wattle Day was celebrated on 1 September 1910. Early Wattle Days involved planting wattle trees in school grounds, street decorations of wattle blossom, and wearing sprigs of wattle. As public support for Wattle Day peaked, World War I broke out. Wattle took on a new significance during the war years, symbolising home for military personnel serving overseas. Beautifully designed Wattle Day badges, as well as wattle sprigs, were sold as a means of raising money for organisations such as the Red Cross. 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 - Divis, 1970

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art
artwork
virginia jay

Geometric design in green and blue with orange circle at the top, and a "ribbon" emanating from the structure 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.

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

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art
artwork
o'keefe
angel
h. o'keefe
available

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.

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Acrylic on Canvas - [Spirit] by Marley Smith

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art
artwork
marley smith
smith
indigenous
aboriginal

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.

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

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art
artwork
ben zilry
zilry
car
available

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 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Acrylic on Canvas - Untitled

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art
artwork
painting
acrylic on canvas

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 - 'Antipodean Archipelago Incognita' by Sandra Laver

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art
artwork
sandra laver
abstract
alumni

An abstract arcylic painting on canvas.

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

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art
artwork
scott pearce
pearce
gippsland campus
churchill
shopping trolley

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

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art
artwork
marley smith
smith
aboriginal
alumni

Framed canvas

Historical information

Marley SMITH Marley Smith enrolled inthe Kooria Art course at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1995. 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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Acrylic on canvas - 'Barramundi Spirit' by Eddie Blitner

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art
artwork
eddie blitner
blitner
rarrk
aboriginal
barramundi
fish

.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.

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Acrylic on canvas - 'Mimi Spirit' by Eddie Blitner

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art
artwork
eddie blitner
blitner
aboriginal
mimi
rarrk

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 - [Title Unknown]

Key words

art
artwork
aboriginal
kangaroo
echidna
turtle

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 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Acrylic on canvas - Wattle

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art
artwork
reinhard gromm
gromm
landscape
flora

A landscape painting on canvas featuring wattle trees.

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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Acrylic on Canvas - Thoughts

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art
artwork
reinhard gromm
landscaoe
horsham campus

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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Acrylic on Canvas - Untitled

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art
artwork
meredith briggs
alumni

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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Acrylic on Canvas - 'Rock Etching' bu Donna Blackall

Key words

art
artwork
donna blackall

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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Acrylic on canvas - [Pylon 13]

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art
artwork
preston
painting
abstract

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.

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

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art
artwork
rowsell
candle
mel rowsell
available

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

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