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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Tom Carment

Born 1954, Sydney. A painter of landscape and portraits, and also a writer whose stories and essays have been published […]

Frank Hinder

No bio yet. Chook Media type. Acquired by the Director 2005.   No image yet.

Kerry Johns

Trained as an art teacher in Queensland before studying painting with John Ogburn in Sydney and undertaking a two-year study […]

Peter Kingston

Born in Kings Cross, lives in Lavender Bay, Sydney. Studied under Justin O'Brien. Cartoonist on Tharunka, OZ and South China […]

Idris Murphy

Born 1949, Sydney. Diploma (painting) NAS; postgraduate painting and printmaking Winchester; Grad Dip Education SCAE; Doctorate of Creative Arts UoW. […]

Lisa Roet

Born 1967. BA (FA) RMIT 1985-87. Solo/survey exhibitions include: in 2004, Finger of Suspicion, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin; Pri-Mates, Lawrence Wilson […]

Ann Thomson

Born 1933, has exhibited since 1965 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Berlin and Paris. Artist in residence at the Cité Internationale […]

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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