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 […]

Dagmar Cyrulla

No bio yet. Self Portrait Mixed media. Kedumba Drawing Award 2009.     The Room Pastel, gouache on paper. Kedumba […]

David Fairbairn

David was born is Zambia and came to Australia in 1981. He studied for a Post Graduate degree at the […]

Ginny Grayson

Ginny was born in 1967 in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1995. She studied in Sydney and then […]

Trevor Hotten

Trevor studied drawing and painting under Desmond Commor through his teenage years. He started a career in graphic cesign in […]

Adrian Lockhart

No bio yet. Bathers II Mixed media on paper. Kedumba Drawing Award by funds donated by Bygone Beautys 2009.   […]

Ian Marr

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

Derek Whitehead

Derek Whitehead began his Visual Arts studies with extensive private tuition in Sydney before commencing an undergraduate program in Studio […]

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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