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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

Contact

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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2325 items

2325 items

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Bookplate

Key words

bookplate
australian bookplate design award
printmaking
keith wingrove memorial trust

Birds are depicted flying over a peacock with spanned tail feathers

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

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Printmaking - Returning Ducks

Key words

art
artwork
yang deliang
chinese
silkscreen
jinshan peasant painting academy
j

An artist's 'chop' is evident on the lower right corner

Historical information

Yang Deliang was from the Jinshan Peasant Painting Academy where Chinese folk art of southeastern Yangtze River area of Shanghai is undertaken. The paintings integrate the folk arts of printing and dyeing, embroidery, paper cutting, wood carving, and cook stove painting, and depict the peasant's colorful customs and daily life. This style of folk art was born in 1972, under the guidance of a professional painter Wu Tongzhang. Jinshan Peasant Painting made its international debut in the Expo 1980 in Brussels, Belgium. 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'

Key words

keith wingrove memorial trust
australian bookplate design awards
bookplate
printmaking

Black background with the white letters J G inscribed within a white rectangular border. The word Henry Moore featured in the bottom left corner.

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

Nil

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Printmaking - Linocut - Untitled

Key words

art
artwork

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 - Printmaking - 'Armoured' by Geoffrey Ricardo

Key words

geoffrey ricardo
framing required
promised cultural gift
printmaking

Unframed limited edition photo etching. Promised gift under the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed lower right "Ricardo 09"

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Oil painting - 'Pumpkins & Hydrangeas' by Neville Bunning

Key words

art
artwork
bunning
neville bunning
pumpkins
still life
framing required

Small still life with two pumpkins and hydrangeas.

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 - Banksia benthamiana by Celia Rosser

Key words

celia rosser
botanical
banksia
gippsland campus

Historical information

Celia Rosser (1930- ) Born Melbourne, Victoria Celia Elizabeth Rosser is a renowned Australian botanical artist, best known for having published The Banksias, a three-volume series of monographs containing watercolour paintings of every Banksia species. She trained in Art at the Melbourne Institute of Technology In 1970, Celia was appointed Science Faculty Artist at Monash University. Four years later she was appointed University Botanical Artist, and began the project of painting every Banksia species. The project took over 25 years to complete, and resulted in the publication of a three volume monograph entitled The Banksias, with accompanying text by Alex George. Publication of the final volume in 2000 represented the first time that such a large genus has been entirely painted. In 1977 Celia Rosser was awarded the Linnaean Society of London's Jill Smythies Award for botanical illustration, and in 1995 was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. Monash University awarded her an honorary Master of Science degree in 1981, and an honorary PhD in 1999. Banksia Rosserae is the last banksia species discovered and was named after the artist. Since 2002, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne have awarded the "Celia Rosser Medal for Botanical Art" to outstanding exhibitors at their "The Art of Botanical Illustration" exhibition.

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Ink on paper - Sketchbook

Key words

art
artwork

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 - 'John Gartner'

Key words

bookplate
printmaking
australian bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust

The title is depicted in white on a grey blue background within an eight sided border

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)

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Charcoal on paper - 'Memoriam' by Noella Stratford

Key words

art
artwork
noella stratford
charcoal
charcoal on paper
drawing

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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Lazar/Wood Engraving - Hand of glory

Key words

art
artwork

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 - Drawing - [Bird]

Key words

bird
artwork
horsham art collection
available
jeff

Framed drawing of an abstract bird by Jeff. If you can assist with information on this artist or artwork please use the comment link below.

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Ceramic - [Blue Urn] by Marion Popplewell

Key words

art
artwork
marrion popplewell
ceramics
alumni
ceramics available

Wheel thrown urn vessel with turned foot.Runny blue-black glossy glaze with secondary glaze causing a eutectic reaction, appears syrupy. Mild crazing of glaze on inner surface. Chip on underside of foot(11mm x 5mm), likely caused at time of firing.

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

Inscription on base: "MP 60" Sticker: "87"

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Ceramic - hand built & coloured porcelain - 'Natural Series (Earth, Sky, Water)', by Li-Feng Lo

Key words

art
artwork
li-feng lo
ceramics
artist in residence
available
available ceramics

Handbuilt (pinched), coloured porcelain form. Artist's Statement: In the beginning I try to use clay to achiiece a dream-like quality by providing a feeling of flexibility like paper and fragility like glass. I was my artwork to the one with nature. Gift of the artist, 2010

Historical information

Li-Feng LO (1967- ) Born Taiwan Ceramic artist Dr Li-Feng Lo completed a PhD at Monash University in 2008. She was a resident artist in the Federation University Arts Academy ceramics studio in 2010. Li-Feng worked with Southern Ice porcelain to create sculptural forms in response to environmental concerns. Her work is informed by a philosophical and spiritual engagement with Buddhist ideas. These works were exhibited in the exhibition 'AIRed' at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years. 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 - Sculpture - 'Mascot Two and Mascot Three' by Trevor Wren

Key words

artwork
artist
sculpture
trevor wren
gippsland campus

Sculpture by Trevor Wren

Historical information

Purchased as part of th Gippsland Campus Art Enhancement Project, 1996

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Artwork - Printmaking - 'Omeo, Victoria' by Kenneth Jack

Key words

kenneth jack
printmaking
lithograph
omeo
available

Framed five plate lithograph. Donated through the Australian Gifts Programme by Katherine Littlewood.

Inscriptions & Markings

Edition 21/30

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Bookplate - 'Ex Libris'

A duck floats on a pond with hills in the background

Inscriptions & Markings

Natasha Jackson

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Artwork - printmaking - 'Gnarled Gum' by Kenneth Jack

Key words

kenneth jack
printmaking
trees
landscape
available

Framed limited edition print of gnarled trees. Donated through the Australian Gifts Programme by Katherine Littlewood.

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Oil on board - The Leaning Tree

Key words

art
artwork

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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Printmaking - Lithograph - 'Commissioner's Tent & Officers' Quarters, Forest Creek' by Thomas Ham

Key words

art
artwork
ham
thomas ham
david tulloch
forest creek
government camp
goldfield commissioner
tents
gold mining

Lithograph showing the Commissioner's tent at Forest Creek

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

lower centre "Commissioner's Tent & Officers' Quarters, Forest Creek" lower left side "Drawn By D. Tulloch" lower right side "Engraved by Thomas Ham"

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Texta sketch - [Flower Bowl] by Sybil Craig

Key words

art
artwork
sybil craig
craig
texta
flowers

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 Edwin Jewell’

Key words

bookplate
printmaking
life drawing
australian bookplate design award

A nude woman with arms folded sits on a red rug

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signature Andrew Sibley

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Bookplate - 'Ex Numismaticis John Gartner'

Key words

bookplate
keith wingrove memorial trust
australian bookplate design awards
printmaking

Circle insinuating a globe in the bottom half and a kangaroo in the top half. There is a coin depicted to the left of the kangaroo

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

cb 667-87

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Printmaking - screenprint - 'Paint Your Wagon' by John Benn

Key words

art
artwork
john benn
printmaking
silkscreen
available

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 Edwin Jewell’

Key words

bookplate
printmaking
life drawing
australian bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust

A nude woman stands in the doorway of a room with desk and shelves filled with books

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pencil signature appears to be Severin

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Laser Print - Modular

Key words

art
artwork

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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Collograph - Them Trees

Key words

art
artwork

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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painting - [Untitled]

Key words

art
artwork
tafe business collection
available
portrait

If you are able to assist in identifying this artwork and artist please leave a message in 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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Scultpture - mixed media - Untitled

Key words

art
artwork
margaret reid

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 - Geoffrey Ricardo's Ex Libris Bookplate, 2015

Key words

bookplate
geoffrey ricardo
keith wingrove memorial trust
australian bookplate design award
kangaroo

An exlibris bookplate featuring a kangaroo holding books in her pouch. This etching won the 5th Biennial Australian Bookplate Award in 2015. Bookplates are commonly designed by artists for book lovers to identify their ownership, and usually use personal iconography to represent the bookworm's life and interests. Ricardo's aquatint etching is different in that he made it for himself. Art critic and Australian National University professor Sasha Grishin​ was one of the judges of the $7500 prize. "Geoffrey Ricardo's bookplate marries the tradition of exquisite intaglio Ex Libris prints with a comic Australian subject matter that is distinctive, original and very memorable," Grishin says. ( http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/geoffrey-ricardos-kangaroo-etching-wins-australian-bookplate-design-award-20151208-gli6qy.html#ixzz42XzJ0AMH)

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 Traveled 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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