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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John Beard

Born 1943, Wales; lives in Sydney. International exhibitions include Gulbenkian's Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon; Tate Gallery, St Ives, UK; […]

GW Bot

GW Bot is a printmaker, painter, sculptor and graphic artist who has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, in over 30 […]

Godfrey Miller

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

Sid Nolan

No bio yet. Untitled Media type. Acquired by the Director 2006.   No image yet.

Jon Plapp

Jon Plapp, whose geometric, soft edge paintings have been collected by art institutions in Canada and America, began to identify […]

Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty is a thirty-three-year-old Sydney-based artist. His most recent solo exhibition (August 2006) was at the Melbourne Art Fair […]

Jenny Sages

Born 1933, Shanghai, China. Studied East Sydney Tech and Franklin School of Art, New York. Solo exhibitions at Blaxland Gallery, […]

Michael Shannon

No bio yet. Desert Media type. Acquired by the Director 2006.   No image yet.

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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