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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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2266 items

2266 items

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Bookplate - 'Ex Libris Zelma Gartner'

Key words

bookplate
australian bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust
printmaking

Bear sitting on a tree limb with some foliage and birds in the background sky

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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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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Artwork - Photography - [Lilies]

Key words

art
artwork
lily
fauna
photography
available

Framed photograph of a lily.

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 - Ceramic - 'Accumulating Hybrids' by Tina Lee

Key words

art
artwork
ceramics
tina lee

Series of five forms from larger series 'Accumulating Hybrids'. Slip cast with glazes, oxides and decorative clay additions.

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

Key words

gippsland campus
churchill
printmaking

Framed limited edition print

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Printmaking - Lithograph - 'Part of Road 1859 Ballarat East' by Francois Cogne

Key words

art
artwork
francois cogne
ballarat
united states hotel
victoria theatre
criterion store
david jones
ballarat east
deutsch &​ ferguson

Black and white lithograph in a conservation 'window' mount.

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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Drawing - red ink on paper - Street in Ballarat, 1954 by Shay Docking

Key words

artwork
art
shay docking
ballarat gaol

Framed ink drawing of the Ballarat Gaol gates in Lydiard St south.

Historical information

Shay DOCKING (29.11.1928-19.11.1998) Born Warrnambool, Victoria Worked in New Zealand 1965–71 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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Sculpture - Metal - 'Urban' by Neale McSwain

Key words

art
artwork
neale mcswain
mcswain
sculpture
ballarat college of advanced education

Red, steel sculpture.

Historical information

Neale McSWAIN Neale McSwain was a student at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education (now Federation University) in 1986. The art acquisition prize for student work was awarded to Neale McSwain in 1986. This is the first time that the award was made for a sculpture. 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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Ceramcis - carved porcelain - [Griffin teacup set]

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 - Ceramic - 'Sheltering From Winter Skies' by Christine Perks, c1985

Key words

christine perks
majolica
ceramics
jan feder memorial ceramics collection
gippsland campus
cats

Two handbuilt majolica cats with on-glaze painted and woodfired earthernware.

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ceramics - "Faceless and Forgotten' by Robert Kelty

Key words

artist
artwork
ceramics
lucato peace prize

Historical information

War, famine and oppression were the themes behind this work. This work was the winning submission for the 2007 Lucato Peace Prize, an award that focuses students’ attention on world peace. When this work was produced Robert Kelty was a first year Bachelor of Visual Arts student at the University of Ballarat.

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Artwork - Bookplate - "Ex libris K. Brian Stonier Melbourne Grammar Melbourne University" by Lionel Lindsay

Key words

bookplate
lionel lindsay
k. brian stonier
melbourne grammar
melbourne university
sailing ship
sea
robert c. littlewood
framed bookplate
keith wingrove bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust

.1) An etched book plate by Lionel Lindsay for Brian Stonier in brown ink on cream card. The bookplate features an old sailing ship at sea. .2) Framed etched book plate by Lionel Lindsay for Brian Stonier in blue ink on cream card (as above)

Historical information

Lionel Lindsay (1874–1961) Art historian Robert C. Littlewood is a Private Press publisher who utilises his skills as a fine art photographer, a video producer, researcher and writer to document the lives and achievements of Australian artists who create (or created) original graphic prints. Littlewood is President of the Australian Bookplate Society and a Trustee of the Keith Wingrove Memorial Trust which administers the world's richest and Australia’s only Bookplate design award.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on bookplate "Ex libris K. Brian Stonier Melbourne Grammar Melbourne University" Printed lower right below image but within plate-mark, "Lionel Lindsay"

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Etching - South Coast Shell, 1996

Key words

art
artwork
jorg schmeisser
schmeisser
printmaking

Gift to mark the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee Meeting held at the Australian National University during the University's fiftieth year, 1996.

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 - Ceramic - (Small cup) by Jo Lunt

Key words

art
artwork
jo lunt
ceramic

Small wheel thrown glazed and decorated cup.

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 - [Abstract Artwork]

Key words

human movement collection
abstract
available

Framed blue and yellow abstract painting. If you can assist with information on this artist or artwork please use the comment link below.

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Artwork - 'Ring of the Nibellings' by David Noonan

Key words

art
artwork
david noonan
oil on canvas

Six stretched canvases making up the work 'Ring of the Nibellings'.

Historical information

David NOONAN (1969 - ) Born Ballarat, Victoria David Noonan completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) in 1987 at Ballarat University College (now Federation University), and Post Graduate Studies (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. He currently lives and works in London. 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 - Ceramic - 'Poppy Jar' by Craig Moore

Key words

art
artwork
ceramic
craig moore

Wheel thrown stoneware lidded jar, decorated with incised and glazed poppies.

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. See '3rd Year Exhibition 1992' Program (005803)

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed on base.

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Acrylic on Canvas - [Spirit] by Marley Smith

Key words

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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Bookplate - ‘Ex Libris Edwin Jewell’

Key words

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

A nude woman with red hair and pig tails reads a book whist standing on a cloud

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.

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Artwork - 'Johnny Storm' by Anthony Woodward

Key words

art
artwork
anthony woodward
printmaking
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 John Gartner’

Key words

printmaking
australian bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust
bookplate

A printmaker holds a life drawing print in front of a printing press.

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

Pencil marking 07 or 09

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Artwork - Painting - 'Nude Study' by Justin McGuinescan

Key words

art
artwork
justin mcguinescan
painting
nude
available (horsham)
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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Artwork - 'Kurt Ex Libris' by Kurt Rogers

Key words

bookplate
framed bookplate
keith wingrove bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust
kurt rogers

Inscriptions & Markings

signed lls 'K. Rogers' lrs '1/3'

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Printmaking - Screenprint - 'Love the Stage' by Jan Senbergs

Key words

art
artwork
jan senbergs
senbergs
printmaking
silkscreen
screenprinting
student association

A colour screenprint on smooth white paper. This image reflects Senbergs' interest in surrealism and absurdist theatre: "An ambiguous, well, an absurd image … I called it 'Love the Stage' because I didn't know what to call it, but it's a also a cliché to say 'love the stage' – it's a kind of post-surrealist title … " (Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 54)

Historical information

Jan SENBERGS (29 Oct 1939 - ) Born Latvia Arrived Australia 1950 This artwork was purchased by the Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education Students' Association in 1973. It now 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

Signed and dated lower right beneath image in black pencil, 'J.Senbergs '70'/ not titled. inscribed lower right beneath image in black pencil, '8/18'.

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

Key words

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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Oil on canvas - Waterhole by Sydney Pern

Key words

art
artwork
sydney pern
pern
landscape

Framed oil landscape on oil sketching paper.

Historical information

Sydney Pern was a doctor who practiced in Ballarat. He was a competent artist who also collected Aboriginal artefacts. 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 Andrew Sibley

Key words

andrew sibley
bookplates
framed bookplate

framed bookplate

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Home Girls

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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Gouache - 'Journal of Agriculture' by Albino Paganetti

Key words

art
artwork
paganetti
poster
ballarat technical art school
farmer
jourmal

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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Watercolour - [The Yellow Jumper] by Neville Bunning

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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