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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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2321 items

2321 items

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Abstract - 'WW.01.20.2000' by Wes Walters

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art
artwork
wes walters
walters
ballarat school of mines
ballarat technical art school
federation college
alumni

Historical information

Wes Walters was a student at the Ballarat Technical Art School. 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 - '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 charcoal on paper - 'Avenue of Desire' by Noella Stratford

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art
artwork
noella stratford
flowers
flora

Historical information

Dr Stratford explores Australian landscapes, and considers their contextual systems in her personal interpretations. 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 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

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art
artwork
anthony pelchen

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 &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 & oil stick on paper - [Woman in Chair]

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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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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

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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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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 - "...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 - [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 - 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 - [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 - '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

Key words

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 - 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

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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 - [landscape] by Brigit Panke

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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 - '(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 - 'School of Mines New Beginnings part a & b' by John Collier

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art
artwork
john collier
ballarat school of mines
alumni
available

Two artworks by John Collier

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 - 'Rain' by Page (Terry) Weaver

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art
artwork
page weaver
terry weaver

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
liz turpie
turpie

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

Key words

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 - 'Black Day' by Tarli Glover

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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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Acrylic on canvas - 'Really?' by Marcus Wills

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art
artwork
marcus wills
horsham campus
archibald pize winner
alumni
wimmera community college of tafe
horsham art collection

Historical information

Marcus WILLS (1972 - ) Born Kaniva, Victoria Marcus Wills is a figurative realist painter who completed an Advanced Certificate of Art and Design between 1989 and 1991 at the Wimmera Community College of TAFE (now Federation University Australia's Horsham Campus). He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995, winning the second Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 1999. In 2006 Marcus Wills won the Archibald Prize for his painting of 'The Paul Juraszek Monolith', based on an engraving by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. In 2015 and 2016 Marcus Wills has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize.

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Acrylic on Canvas - 'Thoughts' by Reinhardt Gromm

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art
artwork
reinhardt gromm
landscaoe
horsham 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 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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