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 Browne

Andrew Browne works primarily in painting, but also in photographic mediums including both digital and more traditional forms such as […]

Rachel Ellis

She was born in Adelaide, 1967. Studied at COFA, UNSW, Sydney; BA (Visual Art), 1988 and M Art (by coursework), […]

Frank Hodgkinson

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

Francis Lymburner

Stanley Francis Lymburner Born June 1916 at Albion, Brisbane died October 1972. Francis was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and […]

John Olsen

Born in Newcastle in 1928. John Olsen is one of Australia’s most respected artists. He was awarded an OBE for […]

Lloyd Rees

b. 1895 - d. 1988 Significant Australian landscape painter, printmaker and draughtsman Lloyd Rees was born in Queensland in 1895. […]

Peter Sharp

Born Sydney, 1964. Avid fisherman and surfer, lives in the Sutherland Shire. Art Education degree, Visual Arts diploma and MFA […]

Reinis Zusters

Born 1922 of Latvian parents died IN 1999. Studied in Latvia and part time in Germany and the National Art […]

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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