Aboriginal Art

As a university-based art museum, The Potter offers distinctive experiences to visitors. Like the University itself, The Potter is committed to research, teaching and the enhancment of the cultural and intellectual life of the community. Selections from the University of Melbourne Art Collection are always on display, presenting art works and cultural artefacts collected over almost 150 years. Housing the second largest art collection in Victoria, the Potter's displays range from classical antiquity to contemporary art. Our changing exhibition program brings art from around Australia and the...
While Australia's oldest public art gallery The National Gallery of Victoria undergoes a program of redevelopment, a temporary gallery is located at 285-321 Russell Street. The magnificently restored 19th century galleries at Russell Street house over 700 key works from the NGV's permanent collection. The National Gallery of Victoria on Russell marks the Gallery's return to its original home, which it occupied from 1861 until the move to the Roy Ground's designed building in St Kilda Road in 1968.

The National Gallery of Victoria International Art will open in 2002 at the St Kilda...
'Dromkeen' a graceful nineteenth century homestead, houses a unique collection of original artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material from Australian children's books. Artwork from early Australian to contemporary and indigenous works can be viewed in the gallery rooms. Browse in the extensive bookshop specialising in quality children's literature and enjoy a picnic in the gardens where you'll find bronze sculptures of book characters. General admission and education programs are available each day from Tuesday to Friday (excluding public holidays). On 'Sundays at Dromkeen'...
Main collections include: Goldmining and life on the goldfields, R.E. Johns Aboriginal Collection, Beechworth Chinese Community Collection, Local Families, Identities Collection, Natural History and Development, Archives, Ned Kelly.In 1863 the Burke Museum was added to the Beechworth Public Library and Athenaeum (est 1856) in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, the explorer of Burke and Wills fame. Today the Burke Museum presents cultural and natural heritage material, which contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the customs, activities, historic episodes, the natural environment and...
The Museum collection is housed in the old Esperance Railway Station building. It was officially opened in October 1976 and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Items from the wreckage of Skylab which crashed to earth near Esperance in 1979, a WAGR steam locomotive, exhibits from Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition, a large agricultural machinery display, items from shipwrecks and items from early settlements make up a fascinating collection of exhibits. Restoration, accession, database, archival and display programmes are carried out.Estimated 4,000 items. Physical and documentary...
Two storey building of stone, constructed in 1870 by the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company as a Cooperative Society Store for their goods, employees and families. From circa 1885 the building had a variety of uses - as a printery, soft drink factory, lodging house, apartments, and railway employees barracks (1973-1991). Extra rooms and a verandah were added circa 1935. It is currently leased to Albany Historical Society and used as a storage museum for the artefacts, visual art and photography not on display. Accessioning, conservation of artefacts, administration and...
Built originally as the Town Hall in 1905, the Federation Academic Classical architectural style of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is reflective of civic buildings built throughout Western Australia in the post gold rush days. In 1984 the Town Hall was saved from demolition and converted into an art gallery. A second floor was added internally and appropriate environmental and security systems installed. In 2001 a lift and wheelchair access toilet were added. The building is located in the heart of the CBD with high visibility to local and visiting populations. It hosts some 24...
Walkaway Station Museum, was originally Walkaway Railway Station, it was built in 1887 (architect was Poole). The building is a two storeyed section, containing Station Master's residence and office - A second building was built for a post master. In 1921 the Railway Dept. Needed another staff residence. The saving from demolition of a beautiful stone building was most important to our committee.School room, Midland Railway room, local history, records of burials, gun room, exploration room.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the oldest visual arts organisation in the state, having acquired its first work of art in 1895. It is housed in two buildings: the main Gallery was completed in 1979 and the adjoining Centenary Galleries were restored in 1995. The Gallery's permanent collection comprises Australian and international works, with a particular emphasis on Aboriginal art. Its programs included the presentation of special temporary exhibitions of local, national, and international art together with the display of the permanent collections. This activity is complemented...
To me, the collections I have are all important, there is something most visitors are interested in, for example; utensils from yesteryear, information cards (with clearly typed details), most gemstones, stamps and shells (under glass). I have also written a small book on WA stones and where I got themThe private collection has been put together over many years. The hours that have been spent cutting, polishing and displaying the gemstones are too numerous to mention except to say it's a labour of love.
Onslow Museum is housed in The Old Goods Shed which was transported over by Camel Train from the Old Town of Onslow in 1925. As it is an Historical Building it has been classified by the National Trust. Many larger items, such as the train and carriage used in transport of goods from the jetty, are on The wool ramps adjacent to the building.Artifacts relating to the pioneering days of the Onslow and surrounding Ashburton/ Pilbara district, plus a collection of photographs.
We speak through Photographs, subject albums and visual displays to provide visitors with an understanding of Broome from its rough and ready early days to its emergence as a World Centre for cultured pearling.
Broome was the first truly multi-cultural district in Australia Aboriginal, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have all contributed to Broome’s very diverse cultural history and the Museum, in its exhibits and its albums reflects this richness..

Visiting the Museum you will learn about: Pearling and Luggers; Exploitation and Exploration; Adventures, Hardships and...
WA’s largest regional museum, the new Western Australian Museum Geraldton showcases the Mid West region with original displays that intrigue, inform and inspire.
Located on the waterfront on the magnificent Batavia Coast Marina, the building itself symbolises the meeting of the land and the sea, a theme that is present throughout the Museum.
Three permanent galleries are housed within the Museum - the Mid West Gallery, Shipwreck Gallery and Aboriginal Gallery as well as a travelling exhibition hall and theatrette screening re-enactments of the famous Batavia mutiny.
Stepping...
The J S Battye of West Australian History is part of the State Library of Western Australia. The Battye Library, as it is more commonly known, has prime responsibility for collecting and preserving published and original materials of relevance to Western Australia. It holds the most comprehensive collection of Western Australian documentary heritage materials in the world.The collections of the Battye Library include Private Archives which holds original papers documenting the concerns and activities of Western Australia's private sector; the Pictorial collection containing approximately...
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory collections' place the region's art, history and culture in an Australian and international context through research, interpretation and collection development. These collections encompass Aboriginal Art and material culture, visual arts, craft, Southeast Asian and Oceanic Art and material culture, maritime archaeology, Northern Territory history and natural sciences.160,000 artefacts and specimens
Housed in a historic 110yr old building, this museum contains photographs of development in the Northern Territory, Chinese relics, minerals, war years, communications, mining and social history. The museum also holds the only photographic collection of the Pine Creek area.Items have been donated to the Pine Creek National Trust Museum by many people in the area. The museum displays many items relating to early settlement, an extensive bottle and mineral collection, war relics, Chinese household goods, photographs and text.
The Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment, a modern complex built in 1984 is the focal point of Alice Springs performing and visual arts.There are four major art galleries in the Araluen Centre. The program of exhibitions includes contemporary Aboriginal art (particularly from the Central Desert Region) and contemporary art by Northern Territory and other Australian artists.Contemporary Australian art collected since 1971 in Central Australia. A large portion of the collection comprises of Aboriginal art produced in Central Australia including works from the Hermannsberg school of...
The Strehlow Research Centre was built by the Northern Territory Government to safely house the Strehlow Collection which is used as a cultural resource by aboriginal people, academic researchers and interested members of the general public when appropriate and, if necessary, sanctioned by aboriginal elders.The Strehlow Research Centre, established in 1991 under the Strehlow Research Centre Act, serves as a keeping place for cultural material relating to the aboriginal people of central Australia. The collection was accumulated between 1932 and 1978 and reflects both a sacred and open range...

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