Contemporary Art

The major collection is of over 4,000 works of contemporary art by Australian artists purchased and commissioned mainly during the 1980s when Parliament House was being built. It also includes artworks which are integrated with the architecture of the building and is expressive of Australia's national identity; the Historic Memorials Committee Collection, dates from 1911 and includes some 150 official portraits and paintings of significant events in Australian history and a diverse collection of parliamentary memorabilia including one of the four Magna Carta.Approximately 3,500 items
Canberra Contemporary Art Space is a vibrant centre for the experience of contemporary art which presents a curated program of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists. It also provides professional support for ACT based artists. In a national context, CCAS is one of a network of fifteen organisations, known as CAOS (Contemporary Art Organisations Australia) based in each of the State and Territory capitals of Australia with a charter to present the best in contemporary art practice.CCAS operates three venues in two separate locations: CCAS Gorman House and CCAS Cube at...
The ANU collection is spread throughout the Australian National University campus in both public and private areas. Annual exhibitions of some works are held at the Drill Hall Gallery. The works are loaned to other institutions and exhibitions. The collection was established in 1949 and aims to reflect significant developments in Australian art.1,400 artworks including 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works
The National Gallery of Australia is home to the nation's collection of art and has works drawn from every branch of the visual arts. The core of the collection is the Australia Collection which includes works by Roberts, Streeton, Condor, Boyd and Nolan. The International Collection parallels the Gallery's holdings of Australian art over the past two hundred years. It represents the major schools and movements in art from 1850 to the present. Other collections include Aboriginal Art comprising selections of traditional bark paintings through to contemporary works and Asian Art, including...
A vibrant place in the heart of the city, Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) celebrates the region's social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique community programs and events. Working in partnership with the community to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural heritage, CMAG also features the permanent exhibition, 'Reflecting Canberra'.Collection has only been developing since 1996 (therefore it is small). Visual arts and social history of Canberra and region in particular, local history and that which explores nexus between local and national. Australians often forget...
The ANU Canberra School of Art Gallery is a public art space which performs an intergrated and critical function within the CSA community. It also plays and instructional and educational role for the broader campus of the Australian National University and the ACT community. The gallery co-ordinates the foyer gallery as an access gallery in which community groups, local and visiting artists, school staff and students can exhibit.Artwork from the school, international and international visiting artists.
The Gallery is located in the Goulburn Civic Centre designed by Philip Cox Architects and completed in 1990. The Gallery's exhibition and public programs cover a broad range of art media and conceptual investigations, with areas of particular interest being contemporary Australian textiles and regional art. It is recognised for its role in developing collaborative curatorial projects. The collection is small but includes a nucleus of significant contemporary textiles and a series of drawings by Australian artist Guy Warren.150 items, including paintings, works on paper and textiles
Nimbin Museum is a journey through eight rooms in chronological order (Aboriginal, pioneer, and hippy eras) as the visitor follows the rainbow serpent path. One of the strengths of the collection is "hippypernalia". Nimbin is a holy town and this trip is sacred!7,000 items and numerous inbuilt artistic works
Artspace is a changing exhibition venue space and educational resource. It focuses on contemporary visual art practices with an emphasis on conceptual works, installation practices, multi media and multidisciplinary works which explore technology, film, video and performance. It manages four studios and maintains an extensive and continuously updated research archive of Australian and international catalogues, magazines and other material relating to visual cultural practices.
There are three exhibition galleries within the Grafton Regional Gallery - historic Prentice House, Main Gallery and The Loft. Major additions and renovations were completed in 1999. There are now state of the art exhibitions spaces, a multi-purpose studio workshop, an outdoor arena and collection storage facility. The gallery is home to the prestigious Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). With prize money of over $15,000, the JADA seeks to encourage and promote contemporary Australian drawing.The Gallery Collection of over 400 works is constantly growing through an active policy and...
The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is the oldest regional gallery in New South Wales, being established in 1904. The Gallery houses the famous Silver Tree, which was produced in the 1880s for Charles Rasp, founder of BHP and discoverer of Broken Hill. The Gallery also houses works by the Heidelberg School Artists, and contemporary artists such as John Olson, Arthur Boyd and Colin Lanceley. We also have a broad collection of artworks by local artists such as Pro Hart, Jack Absalam and Roxanne Minchin. The Gallery is located in a vibrant local art scene, which encompasses more than 40...
The Albury Regional Art Gallery is housed in a renovated building which was the former Town Hall, built in 1908. It is a splendid example of late Victorian 'wedding cake rococco'. Opened as the Art Gallery in 1981, it organises an extensive program of exhibitions, public lectures, education activities, holiday workshops and musical programs.The collections comprise the City Collection, begun in 1947, with the Albury Art Prize as the major source of objects. In 1981 Photography was established as a major strand within the colleciton along with other works on paper. The policy was to collect...
The Manning Regional Art Gallery has an ongoing program of temporary exhibitions of regional, national and international sources and significance. The community is, involved in the gallery exhibitions, workshops, performances etc. The regional community of the Manning is important to us.Approximately 160 paintings and drawings created between 1950 - 2002. All works are Australian. A recent focus on contemporary Australian Landscape and Nudes.
Housed in the Trench Building, erected in 1908, the Lismore Regional Art Gallery has been operating since 1953. The National Trust has stated that this building, a combination of Art Nouveau and Continental Secession, is almost unique. In February 2004 the Lismore Regional Gallery celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition of historic works from the permanent collection.Over 400 items. Works by significant Australian artists such as Margaret Olley, Albert Namatjira and Kevin Connor as well as many talented and well known local artists such as Jan Davis, Patsy Hely, Dennis Monks and...
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia’s only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. With a continually changing program of exhibitions there’s always something new, exciting and inspiring to see at the MCA. Regular events, many of which are free, include lectures, performance and workshops throughout the year.

For touring exhibitions information go to http://www.mca.com.au/default.asp?page_id=155,000 works (1960s - present)
The Bega Valley Regional Gallery has a balanced program of exhibits ranging from the traditional to the highly abstract. The permanent collection incorporates the work of artists such as John Downton, Albert Namatjira and Hilda Rix Nicholas.90 works
The Performance Space provides a national platform for Australia's contemporary art and performance. In addition to its programs and conferences, studio workshops and training, and publishing, it presents at least 12 gallery exhibitions of performance art, installation and conceptual art per year. It does not hold a permanent collection, although its archives house posters and catalogues of each exhibitions presented.
On 1 February 2004 the new Tweed River Art Gallery opened its doors. It was officially opened by NSW Governor, Professor Marie Bashir AO. The striking purpose built gallery was designed by award winning Brisbane architect Bud Brannigan, on land generously donated by Doug and Margot Anthony. Set on a hilltop location it offers stunning, magnificent and panoramic views of the Tweed Valley.

The building has an education/workshop centre, four exhibition spaces, performance space, library, and a café. The new spacious building offers a friendly, comfortable ambience which is enjoyed...
Dubbo Regional Gallery was officially opened in 1989. The philosophy of the gallery is to create a better quality of life in the Dubbo Region through the collection, documentation, conservation, display and marketing of the best of our visual arts and crafts for the enjoyment and edification of the community both now and in the future.Dubbo Regional Gallery has a unique main acquisition theme - 'The Animal in Art' - to reflect its rural identity and association with Western Plains Zoo. The Gallery is also seeking to acquire works by George W Lambert, briefly a jackaroo in the area. A...
The current gallery opened in 1990 and presents a quality exhibition program featuring touring exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection, and a varied program of activities including lectures, workshops and educational services. The permanent collection was initiated in 1955 with the first Carillon City Festival Art Prize. Special focus areas include the Lloyd Rees Collection, Australian Studio Ceramics from the early 1970s, the artists of Hill End from 1947 to the present, and the settlement of Bathurst and District from 1815.Estimated 1,000 works

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