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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Adam Cullen

b.1965 d.2012 He graduated from the City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986, a Diploma of […]

Joe Furlonger

Born 1952, Cairns. Exhibitions: 12 solo shows at Ray Hughes Gallery (1985-2003); shows at Gallery Maki, Tokyo and Galleria San […]

Jody Graham

Drive and passion to relentlessly explore new materials and investigate contemporary art making and drawing techniques.

Cherry Hood

Sydney-based artist. Studies in fine art; sculpture (Perugia); painting (NAS); at SCA: BVA (Hons) (1998), MVA (2000). Recent group exhibitions: […]

Robert Jacks

Born 1943, Melbourne. Lives in Harcourt, Victoria. Studied Melbourne: sculpture, Prahran Teachers College; painting, RMIT. Seventy solo exhibitions in five […]

Bill Leak

Born 1956, Adelaide. Studied JAAS. Daily Editorial Cartoonist at the Australian. Awards: nineteen Stanley Awards, including eight Gold Stanleys for […]

Godfrey Miller

No bio yet. The Nude Media type. Acquired by the Director in 2003.     Untitled Media type. Donated by […]

David Naseby

Born 1937, UK. Studied in UK and Queensland. Finalist in Mosman Art Prize and in the 2000 Sporting Portrait (subject […]

John Passmore

b. 1904 Sydney d. 1984 Sydney John Passmore studied in Sydney with Julian Ashton and George Lambert, and independently in […]

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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