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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.

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PO Box 663 Ballarat Victoria 3353 (map)
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+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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2315 items

2315 items

Artwork - Ceramics - '70s' by Marian Fox

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Handbuilt stoneware vessel, with copper oxide, engobe, and bronze glaze. This work won the 2019 Federation University DVD 3D Art Acquisition Award.

Historical information

Marian FOX (1967- ) Born Malvern, Victoria Marian Fox completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Ceramics) at the Federation University Arts Academy in 2019. The engobe slip and bronze glaze was made by the artist from a recipe provided by lecturer Peter Pilven. Instagram @marianffox

Artwork - 'Ovens River' by Veronica Drum

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed Mixed media artwork depicting the Ovens Rivers, Victoria. Artists' Statement: Through the fusion of colours, textures, mark-making and a 'rubbing back' process, my intuitive rendering of the chosen media creates layers in my artwork that reflect and build upon cherished childhood memories. This work won the 2019 Federation University DVC 2D Art Acquisition Award.

Historical information

Veronica DRUM (1967 - ) Born Donald, Victoria Veronica Drum made this work in the final studio semester of the Bachelor of Visual Arts at teh Federation University Arts Academy.

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris GARRY JAMES

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring Father Christmas and a Kookaburra

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris GARRY JAMES" Stamped iS as an artist signature

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris LEIGH HOBBS

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Bookplate featuring a goblin in a wheelbarrow

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris LEIGH HOBBS"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris JOHN HART

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Bookplate featuring bears dancing a ritual around a fire with companion Ralph

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris JOHNHART"

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"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris ROBERT C LITTLEWOOD

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Bookplate featuring a man in a boat sitting in a tree

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris ROBERT C LITTLEWOOD"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris ROBERT C LITTLEWOOD

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Bookplate featuring a servant serving wine

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris ROBERT C LITTLEWOOD"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Edwin Jewell

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Bookplate featuring the Incredible Hulk holding an abacus

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris EDWIN JEWELL"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Katherine Littlewood

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Bookplate featuring a cat sitting atop a stack of books

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris KATHERINE LITTLEWOOD"

Book - Ballarat School of Mines Board of Examiners Minute Book,

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Brown hard covered book with red leather binding on the spine. Lists names of examinees.

Artwork - Painting - 'Reconciliation' by Shanaya Sheridan and Josh Muir

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Artists' Statement: '“This painting represents reconciliation across all lands, from the skies down to the waters including the mountains, grass and sand. The hands represent people of all cultures reaching for a brighter future, and the men and women in talks of how reconciliation can be achieved. Last but not least, the footprints represent our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors that have fought for reconciliation before us and their steps/progress towards reconciliation.' Digital prints of this artwork on aluminum are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Mt Helen, Gippsland (Churchill), Berwick, Brisbane and Horsham.

Historical information

This artwork was created in collaboration by Shanaya Sheridan and Josh Muir in 2018. Josh Muir is a proud Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara and Barkinji man, who holds his culture close to his heart as it gives him a voice and great sense of identity. Josh is a Ballarat-based multimedia artist. In 2015 Josh was the recipient of the Telstra National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Youth Award and the Hutchinson Scholarship, through which he undertook a 12-month residency at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Muir's work has been acquired by the Koorie Heritage Trust, The National Gallery of Australia, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the National Gallery of Victoria and was commissioned as a major project artist by White Night. Shanaya Sheridan, is a proud Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Boon Wurrung woman who has resided in Ballarat for 20 years, after living in Horsham, Shepparton and Melbourne. Growing up and watching her Elders, and their style of artworks, Shanaya is influenced by a traditional style of Aboriginal art, mixing it up with contemporary colours. This reconciliation piece is Shanaya’s first commission.

Artwork - bookplate - Helen Manifold

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring a vase of flowers

Inscriptions & Markings

"HELEN MANIFOLD"

Artwork - bookplate - Margaret Marriott Ex Libris

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring a vase of flowers

Inscriptions & Markings

"MARGARET MARRIOTT"

Artwork - bookplate - Eileen Fairley

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring 2 cottages with a woman seated

Inscriptions & Markings

"EILEEN FAIRLEY"

Artwork - bookplate - DOUGLAS HEMINGWAY

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Blue bookplate featuring flying ducks and a fishing rod

Inscriptions & Markings

"DOUGLAS HEMINGWAY"

Artwork - bookplate - Eileen Fairley

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Green bookplate featuring 2 cottages with a woman seated

Inscriptions & Markings

"EILEEN FAIRLEY"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Alan Wambeek

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Blue bookplate featuring the bust of a scholar a lyre and a book

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris ALAN WAMBEEK"

Artwork - bookplate - S.V. Hagley

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Bookplate featuring an open book and a serpent

Inscriptions & Markings

"S.V.Hagley"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris MARGARET LYALL

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Bookplate featuring a Lyre a Pan Flute and a Scroll

Inscriptions & Markings

"Margaret Lyall"

Artwork - bookplate - Jane Boleyn

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring a Lyrebird

Inscriptions & Markings

"Jane Boleyn"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris David Woolley

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Bookplate featuring an open book with a clarinet

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris DAVID WOOLLEY"

Book - Lover Your Feet More: The Oliver Story

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Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Alan Wambeek

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Blue bookplate featuring the bust of a scholar a lyre and a book

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris ALAN WAMBEEK"

Artwork - bookplate - Russell F Wright

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring a Celtic Cross a Book and a Broom

Inscriptions & Markings

"Russell F. Wright"

Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris ANDREW DORIS TYLEE

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Bookplate featuring 3 boomerangs

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ex Libris ANDREW DORIS TYLEE"

Artwork - bookplate - J.D. Collie

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring a coiling snake

Inscriptions & Markings

"J.D.Collie"

Artwork - bookplate - V.S. Hewett Ex Libris

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Bookplate featuring a vase of flowers sitting on books

Inscriptions & Markings

"V.S.Hewett Ex Libris"

Bookplate - Bookplate for Edwin Jewell

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Framed bookplate featuring a woman diving under water.

Artwork - bookplate - Keith Wingrove Ex Libris

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Bookplate featuring a nude reading a book held by a koala

Inscriptions & Markings

"Keith Wingrove Ex Libris"