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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Arthur Boyd

1920 -1999 Arthur Boyd had no formal art studies other than a year of night classes at National Gallery Art […]

David Boyd

b. 1924 d. 2011 Another prodigiously talented member of the Boyd family, David Boyd was born in Melbourne in 1924 […]

John Caldwell

No bio yet. Intersection Mixed media. Gift of the artist in 1994.     Wilderness Mixed media. Acquired by the […]

Peter Churcher

No bio yet. Semana Santa, Huercal-Overa Media type. Gift of the artist 2007   No image yet

John Coburn

Born in Ingham, North Queensland a visit to the Art Gallery of NSW when he was 13 changed John Coburn’s […]

Adam Cullen

b.1965 d.2012 He graduated from the City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986, a Diploma of […]

George Gittoes

Born in 1949 Gittoes is seen as an artist who continually crosses boundaries and refuses to be frozen in time. […]

Ginny Grayson

Ginny was born in 1967 in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1995. She studied in Sydney and then […]

Nora Heysen

No bio yet. Hilda Media type. Donated by the artist in 2001.  

Frank Hodgkinson

Painter, illustrator and cartoonist, was born in Sydney. He began painting aged 14 when a student at Fort Street Boys […]

Trevor Hotten

Trevor studied drawing and painting under Desmond Commor through his teenage years. He started a career in graphic cesign in […]

Robert Klippel

Robert Klippel was born in 1920. At the age of six he made his first model ship after being taken […]

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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