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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GW Bot

GW Bot is a printmaker, painter, sculptor and graphic artist who has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, in over 30 […]

Tom Carment

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

Judy Cassab

AO BCE Judy Cassab endured a series of confronting challenges throughout her life to become one of the most respected […]

Douglas Dundas

  Untitled, Graphite on paper Kedumba Collection: 2007 - Gift of the artist's son

Di Fenwick

Born 1953, Adelaide. Awarded BAVA 2000. Committed to figuration, the Fleurieau Biennale travelling Scholarship, 2000, helped launch her career as […]

Donald Friend

Donald Friend was born in Sydney in 1915 and died 1989. He was a student of the Royal Art School […]

Bunty Houston

Bunty Houston was born in 1915. She was an inspirational Tasmanian artist and educator who influenced many young artists. Madonna […]

Max Linegar

For a relatively young artist, Max Linegar has achieved many a senior artist's dream, exhibiting in the highly coveted Kedumba […]

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. […]

Godfrey Miller

No bio yet. The Nude Media type. Acquired by the Director in 2003.     Untitled Media type. Donated by […]

John Passmore

b. 1904 Sydney d. 1984 Sydney John Passmore studied in Sydney with Julian Ashton and George Lambert, and independently in […]

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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