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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Douglas Dundas

  Untitled, Graphite on paper Kedumba Collection: 2007 - Gift of the artist's son

George Gittoes

Born in 1949 Gittoes is seen as an artist who continually crosses boundaries and refuses to be frozen in time. […]

Anna Hoyle

Born 1969, Melbourne. Currently completing MFA, Monash; holds a BFA (Hons), VCA. Exhibits at Harrison Galleries, Sydney and Mossgreen Gallery, […]

Chris O'Doherty aka Reg Mombassa

Born 1951, Auckland. Attended NAS, Sydney 1075-77. Began exhibiting at Watters Gallery, East Sydney, 1975. Has worked as a freelance […]

Peter Sharp

Born Sydney, 1964. Avid fisherman and surfer, lives in the Sutherland Shire. Art Education degree, Visual Arts diploma and MFA […]

Thomas Spence

Tom was raised in Muttaburra on a sheep and cattle property. His first recollection of his creative impulse was sitting […]

Michael Zavros

Born 1974. BA QCA 1994–96. Solo exhibitions include Everything I Wanted, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane 2003, The Loved One, […]

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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