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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Jon Cattapan

Born 1956, Melbourne. BFA at RMIT 1977. MA (Painting), Monash University 1993. His painting, drawing and printmaking spans twenty years […]

Brian Dunlop

Born 1938, Sydney. National Art School, Sydney, 1954-59. In 1962 travelled through Southern Europe and 1965-68 painted in Rome, Skyros, […]

Carolyn Eskdale

Carolyn Eskdale was born in Bendigo, Victoria in 1963. Her studies include a Graduate Diploma from the Victorian College of […]

Frank Hodgkinson

Painter, illustrator and cartoonist, was born in Sydney. He began painting aged 14 when a student at Fort Street Boys […]

Ian Marr

Born 1957, Sydney. History honours (USyd), Dip. Ed. Master classes in drawing. Travel/studies in UK and Europe 1976-77 and 1997. […]

Garry Shead

Born 1942, Sydney. Studied at the National Art School 1961-62. During the 1960s was involved in the publication of OZ, […]

Angela Stewart

Is a talented Western Australian artist who works in a range of mediums. Her first solo show was in 1984 […]

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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