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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Andrew Antoniou

Studied fine arts at Winchester School of Art, Central School of Art, London and came to Australia in 1986. In […]

Tom Carment

Born 1954, Sydney. A painter of landscape and portraits, and also a writer whose stories and essays have been published […]

Fred Cress

Born Poona, India 1938; died Sydney 2009. Painter and writer. Studied Julian Ashton Art School 1973. Lived Zimbabwe and Zambia […]

Elisabeth Cummings

Solo exhibitions at King Street Gallery on Burton 1994-2004; Survey Show, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery(CCBAG); 1992, Schubert Art Gallery, […]

Simon Finn

Simon Finn is currently undertaking his Master of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has held […]

Garry Foye

Born in Sydney in 1946. Garry received a BA Visual Arts from UWS Macarthur in 1994. He has held eleven […]

Ingrid Haydon

Ingrid studied painting and drawing at City Art Institute under Kevin Connor and Ann Thompson. She taught at Hornsby and […]

Frank Hinder

No bio yet. Chook Media type. Acquired by the Director 2005.   No image yet.

Locust Jones

Born in 1963, Christchurch, New Zealand, Locust Jones currently lives and works in Sydney. In 1993 he graduated with a […]

Mary McQueen

b.1912 d.1994 Painter, printmaker and teacher. Born in Carlton in 1912. In 1939 she began painting in watercolours, studied drawing […]

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.

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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