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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Rick Amor

In 1965 he completed a Certificate of Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology, followed by three years of study at […]

Howard Arkley

Born 1951 - died 1999 Howard Arkley’s principal theme was unique and instantly recognizable – a celebration of hometown Melbourne […]

John Beard

Born 1943, Wales; lives in Sydney. International exhibitions include Gulbenkian's Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon; Tate Gallery, St Ives, UK; […]

Krista Berga

Born 1970, Auckland. Studied life drawing under David Paulson, 1993-96. Solo exhibitions: Sherman Galleries and Artbox, Sydney, 1998; Andrew Baker […]

Peter Boggs

Born 1949, New Zealand. Dip FA, DipTeach Auckland University, 1973. Extensive teaching and exhibiting in New Zealand, Spain and England, […]

Kate Briscoe

Born in 1944 in England, Sydney-based artist Kate Briscoe has an impressive exhibition CV, exhibiting consistently throughout over the last […]

Chris Browne

As an artist working in the realist mode of representation, whether in oil paint, or with the graphic medium of […]

Jane Canfield

No bio yet. Landscape Media type... Kedumba Drawing Awards.

Jon Cattapan

Born 1956, Melbourne. BFA at RMIT 1977. MA (Painting), Monash University 1993. His painting, drawing and printmaking spans twenty years […]

Louisa Chircop

Born Sydney, 1974, Louisa Chircop studied at St George TAFE, receiving the State Commission Medal for Fine Arts in NSW. […]

Lucy Culliton

Born 1966 Sydney. GradDip FA (NAS). Five solo exhibitions at Ray Hughes and Level Gallery; group exhibitions include Dobell and […]

Janet Dawson

No bio yet. Vegetable Study I Media type. Acquired by the judge, John Wolseley, from the 1997 Award.     […]
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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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