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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Rick Amor

In 1965 he completed a Certificate of Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology, followed by three years of study at […]

Howard Arkley

Born 1951 - died 1999 Howard Arkley’s principal theme was unique and instantly recognizable – a celebration of hometown Melbourne […]

Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne works primarily in painting, but also in photographic mediums including both digital and more traditional forms such as […]

Peter Churcher

No bio yet. Semana Santa, Huercal-Overa Media type. Gift of the artist 2007   No image yet

Janet Dawson

No bio yet. Vegetable Study I Media type. Acquired by the judge, John Wolseley, from the 1997 Award.     […]

Arthur McIntyre

b.1945 d.2003 Born in Katoomba, NSW, McIntyre received a scholarship to the National Art School where he studied under John […]

John Peart

John Peart’s career as one of Australia’s most respected abstract artists has spanned more than 45 years. As a painter […]

Lloyd Rees

b. 1895 - d. 1988 Significant Australian landscape painter, printmaker and draughtsman Lloyd Rees was born in Queensland in 1895. […]

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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