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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Tim Allen

Ann Thomson, artist Acquired by the judge Paul Delprat from the 2016 Award..

Todd Fuller

My drawings are embedded in an animation process the results of which I call ‘hand drawn films’. I came to this process after feeling dissatisfied with the static nature of drawing.

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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