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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Liz Caffin

Liz Caffin studied art at RMIT, completing an MA in printmaking in 1998. She lives near Castlemaine in Central Victoria.Liz […]

Leigh Camilleri

Born in 1959 Brisbane. Leigh has a BA (Visual Arts QCA) and a BA Fine Arts, MFA Fine Arts (QUT). […]

Stephen Hall

Born in Sydney 1962. Stephen has had twelve solo exhibitions, the first being at Coventry Gallery in 1986, the most […]

Robert Hannaford

Born Riverton SA 1944 and raised on a farm Robert is a self-taughtartist. He won the inaugural residential AME Bale […]

Pamela Hourani

Pamela turned to painting following a career as a concert pianist in Europe and Australia. She has been working in […]

Jocelyn Maughan

Jocelyn was encouraged to draw “the world” at an early age by parents who believed that learning to draw was […]

Mike Riley

Mike Riley was born in Sydney in 1956 and lives in Dorrigo on the North Coast of NSW. He has […]

Ken Searle

Born 1951, Sydney. In 1976 Ken began exhibiting at Watters Gallery, East Sydney, where he has held seventeen solo exhibitions. […]

Belinda Ward

Belinda Ward has exhibited in Australia, UK, France and the United States. She has had solo shows and been a […]

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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