The Kedumba Collection

Since its inception in 1990, the Kedumba Collection has acquired more than 250 drawings.

The collection has been built on the winning entries from the annual Kedumba Drawing Award as well as approved gifts and acquisitions by the Artist Trustees and Director on behalf of the Collection.

Over the years the Collection has become one of the most significant and important collections of late 20th century and contemporary drawing in Australia.
Artists represented include Sidney Nolan, Margaret Olley, Lloyd Rees, John Olsen, Elizabeth Cummings, Jan Senbergs, Wendy Sharpe, Lucy Culliton, Ben Quilty and Aida Tomescu among many others.

Artists in the Collection

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Marion Borgelt

No bio yet. Liquid Light Measured by Degree III MEDIA TYPE. Acquired by the Trustees from the 1995 Award.  

John Caldwell

No bio yet. Intersection Mixed media. Gift of the artist in 1994.     Wilderness Mixed media. Acquired by the […]

George Davis

Born 1930. George is a Tasmanian artist who lives and works in Hobart. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools under […]

Geoffrey de Groen

No bio yet. Untitled Drawing Media type. Acquired by the Trustees from the 1995 Award.  

Rachel Ellis

She was born in Adelaide, 1967. Studied at COFA, UNSW, Sydney; BA (Visual Art), 1988 and M Art (by coursework), […]

Pam Hallandal

b.1929 d.2000 Sculptor and draughtsman Pam Hallandal completed a diploma at RMIT in 1950 and trained at the Central School […]

Terence O'Malley

Originally from Hull in England, Terry O’Malley has lived in Tasmania for 25 years. He was head of the sculpture […]

Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe was born 1960 in Sydney. She has won many awards including the Sulman Prize in 1986 and the […]

Aida Tomescu

Aida was born in 1955 in Bucharest, Romania. She studied at the Institute of Fine Arts Bucharest in 1977 and […]

David Wilson

1946 - 1998. Since boyhood David Wilson wanted to pursue a life in art. He was also strongly attracted to […]

The new Kedumba Drawing Award

In 2024 the Kedumba Collection will host the $20,000 acquisitive Kedumba Drawing Award!

For 35 years the Kedumba Drawing Award has been one of the pre-eminent awards for drawing in Australia. The addition of the $20,000 prize money will ensure that the Award continues to grow and build on its success for many years to come.

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