UAMA Members

UAMA Members

UAMA members are Australian university art museums which conduct a public program of changing exhibitions in a professional art museum and which are also responsible for and/or exhibit a university art collection.

NSW
  • UNSW Galleries

    UNSW Galleries is a platform for experimental art, design and curatorial practice, staging transformative exhibitions, workshops and events that foster new modes of interdisciplinary cultural production. Our programs advance and interpret new directions in the Australian and international visual arts sector. Drawing on our academic research and curatorial strengths, we develop exhibitions that engage broad audiences in the creation of new knowledge.

     

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  • MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

    The Macquarie University Art Gallery offers regular, changing exhibition programs to engage audiences from all walks of life. It aims to inspire, stir and induce visitors to the wonders of art and encourage their own thinking about ideas that bring us to a closer understanding of our identity, our society, our culture and our world view.

    An interdisciplinary framework in the structure of the exhibitions explores the intersections between art, science, history, philosophy, media, music and culture. MUAG produces exhibitions that contribute to our broader understanding of Australian art in relation to contemporary society and the socio-political and cultural histories that emerge as part of this conversation.

     

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  • NATIONAL ART SCHOOL GALLERY

    The National Art School Gallery encourages appreciation and critical perspectives of art and its role in society through direct engagement with artists and innovative art practices. The NAS Gallery provides a context for the understanding and interpretation of historical and contemporary practice for the enjoyment of the public and the NAS communities of students, faculty and alumni. The program consists of research, publications, public programs, artist residencies, and exhibitions featuring multi-discipline group and solo projects by Australian and international artists, including the end of yearshowcase of graduating students. 
     
    The NAS Gallery is housed in the former A-Wing of the old Darlinghurst Gaol. Originally built between 1836-41, the building was refurbished and opened to the public in 2006.

     

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  • UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

    The University of Sydney recognised from its inception that museums and collections could play a significant role in defining a public identity. Among the first donors was one of its founders Sir Charles Nicholson who gave some 30 European paintings, tapestries and sculptures. Since then more than 7,000 artworks have been acquired principally by bequest, gift, and commission. Major benefactors have included the modernist artist Dr J.W. Power, his wife Edith Power and recently the Honorable Justice R.P. Meagher. Today the strength of the collection is Australian painting, including Indigenous art, as well as significant holdings in European and Asian art. Aspects of the collection are highlighted, alongside scholarly research projects, in our annual exhibition program.

     

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  • UTS GALLERY

    UTS Gallery is a space where creativity and technology meet, focused on diverse, innovative and cross-disciplinary practices in contemporary art, design and social enquiry. The UTS art collection enhances the public and working spaces across the university. Strengths of the permanent holdings include post-1960s contemporary Australian painting, printmaking and sculptures, complemented by loans from private collections. Welcoming and accessible workshops and talks, aligned with classroom learning, connect people of all backgrounds with contemporary art, design and university life. This outreach is recognised as A Widening Participation Strategy program with Australian Government HEPP funding.

     

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NT
  • CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY ART COLLECTION AND ART GALLERY

    Established in 1980, the CDU Art Collection is the third largest public art collection in the Northern Territory, comprising more than 2000 objects. Its strengths are works on paper, in particular limited edition prints gifted through the University’s printmaking workshop/studio since 1993. Opened in late 2009, the CDU Art Gallery is the Collection’s first dedicated and purpose-built exhibition space. Together, the Collection and Gallery play a key role in cultural development and community engagement in Northern Australia, focusing on acquisition, exhibition, publication and access to works of art by established and emerging Australian Indigenous, non-Indigenous and Southeast Asian artists inspired by or with a connection to the Northern Territory and adjoining regions.

     

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QLD
  • GRIFFITH ARTWORKS

    Griffith Artworks administers and operates the Griffith University Art Gallery and the Griffith University Art Collection. A significant proportion of the overall collection of more than 4,200 works are displayed in thematic groups in over 140 approved sites across the University’s five campuses between South Bank in Brisbane and Gold Coast City. The Gallery is located at the Queensland College of Art, South Bank while the main Collection facilities are based at Griffith’s Nathan campus. With a focus on contemporary practices and their historical contexts, Griffith Artworks works with diverse elements within the University, staff and students and the broader community.

     

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  • QUT ART MUSEUM

    QUT Art Museum is one of Queensland’s premier visual art institutions. Since opening in 2000, the Art Museum has produced innovative projects, events and exhibitions. The Art Museum is situated in the Brisbane CBD next to the Botanic Gardens, and incorporates the William Robinson Gallery, housed in the historic Old Government House. The Art Museum is home to the QUT Art Collection (established 1945), which boasts an impressive collection of over 3000 objects. Its focus is contemporary art with the majority of works dating from the 1960s onwards. The QUT Art Museum program comprises in-house curated exhibitions, commissioned artist projects and touring exhibitions. Extensive education and public programming augments the exhibition program.

     

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  • UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSEUM

    The UQ Art Museum was established in 1976 to house the artworks collected by The University of Queensland since the 1940s. In 2004, architect Hamilton Wilson of Wilson Architects transformed Mayne Hall – the former graduation hall designed in 1973 by Robin Gibson – into a well-appointed art museum, aided by a major donation from The Atlantic Philanthropies. With over 3,500 works, the University’s Art Collection is one of Queensland’s most significant public art collections. It comprises works by Australian artists from the colonial era to the present, and includes the National Collection of Artists’ Self Portraits, and the Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities. The Art Museum presents a dynamic program of exhibitions and events designed to provoke enquiry, and fosters links with the campus community.

     

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  • UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST GALLERY

    Although exhibitions were shown in the University library from 1999, the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery opened in 2004 to deliver a program of changing exhibitions aligned with teaching and research at USC. The Gallery also manages a collection of contemporary Australian art with an emphasis on Queensland artists. A specialist collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art that includes painting, prints and works by established and emerging contemporary south east Queensland indigenous artists will play a leading role in the University’s move to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives across the curriculum and student experience at USC.

     

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SA
  • ANNE & GORDON SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Located near Adelaide’s other premier cultural institutions on North Terrace at the University of South Australia’s City West campus, the Samstag Museum of Art presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art and art of the past that has relevance to us today. The Museum additionally manages and develops the University of South Australia Art Collection and administers the prestigious Samstag Scholarships on behalf of the US-based Trustees of the estate of Gordon Samstag. The initiative to create such a major facility as the Samstag Museum signalled the University’s intention to make a leading contribution to both the cultural life of South Australia and Australian tertiary education sector. 

     

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  • FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM & CITY GALLERY

    Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery (FUAM) was formally established in 1978 to house an expanding collection of art, actively acquired for teaching purposes since 1966. Today the collection comprises some 6,500 works. FUAM is responsible for the management, care, and development of these holdings and for connecting students and staff with them. The City Gallery located in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct is the principal venue for the delivery of FUAM’s public program of changing exhibitions and related events. FUAM is also engaged in the development and delivery of outreach programs into Adelaide’s southern suburbs and tours exhibitions regionally in partnership with Country Arts SA.

     

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TAS
  • ACADEMY GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

    The Academy Gallery at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk) is dedicated to the pursuit and achievement of excellence by exhibiting contemporary art and design of the highest order that has the capacity to be challenging and rewarding to a wide cross-section of our community. Our exhibition program includes international exhibition projects, exhibitions by well-known established Australian and emerging artists, craftspeople and designers, including our current and graduating students. Through various initiatives and programs the Academy Gallery encourages and welcomes engagement from its local constituency, from enrolled students of the Tasmanian College of the Arts, and from the national and international community.

     

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VIC
  • DEAKIN UNIVERSITY ART COLLECTION AND GALLERIES

    The Deakin University Art Collection comprises more than 1600 diverse artworks, principally by Australian contemporary artists, which are circulated and displayed on the University's four campuses. The collection is administered by the Deakin Art Collection and Galleries Unit, which also administers the Deakin University Art Gallery located at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. The Deakin University Art Gallery provides an exciting venue for the University's program of exhibitions and arts events. These include curated exhibitions drawn from the University's art collection, group and solo exhibitions by significant contemporary Australian artists, travelling exhibitions and selected student, staff and Alumni work.

     

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  • THE IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

    Founded in 1972 and housed in an award-winning building opened in 1998, The Ian Potter Museum of Art is the largest university-based art museum in Australia. The Potter manages the University Art Collection – a rich resource of art and artefacts, numbering some 16,000 objects – which encompasses the Neolithic period through to the contemporary art. Embracing research, discovery and debate, the Potter exhibits art from antiquity to the present day, and works with living artists to participate directly in the development of contemporary art practice. Our Academic and Public Programs, publications and use of social media encourage engagement, learning and the exchange of ideas.

     

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  • LA TROBE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART

    La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA), located at the University’s Melbourne campus in Bundoora, engages in historical and contemporary art debates. It is a creative institution that seeks to make a significant contribution to contemporary critical discourse; add to the knowledge of Australian artists, movements and events; work in cross-discipline paradigms; and be actively engaged in important State, National and International collaborative projects. The Museum also manages the University’s Art Collection. Representing a breadth of media, the collection charts the development of Australian art practice since the mid 1960s.

     

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  • MONASH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART

    Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is committed to innovative, experimental and research-based contemporary art and curatorial practice. With a focus upon contemporary art since the 1960s, MUMA seeks to establish the museum as a dynamic site for cultural production, pedagogy and participation – through exhibitions, collection development, curatorial research, publishing, and academic and community engagement. With a vision to become an international centre of excellence in the research and collection, promotion and presentation of contemporary visual art, MUMA is adventurous and forward-looking in its support of new art and ideas.

     

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  • RMIT GALLERY

    RMIT Gallery is RMIT University’s premier exhibition gallery, presenting an exemplary professional program of local, Australian and international creative works, research outcomes and cultural stories that promote social and academic interaction. Between the University and a global public with a focus on external partnerships and digital dissemination. The public exhibition program delivers unique visceral experiences of visual art, new media, sonic art, design, popular culture, science technology and art fusions in its five museum standard galleries.

     

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WA
  • JOHN CURTIN GALLERY

    John Curtin Gallery is situated a short drive from the centre of Perth at the main entrance to Curtin University’s Bentley campus. Established in 1998 to reflect the University’s commitment to nurturing the arts and contributing to local and national contemporary cultural discourse, the John Curtin Gallery presents a diverse international program of changing exhibitions specialising in new and emerging technologies and with a recurring focus on Aboriginal arts practice. The Gallery also manages and develops the Curtin University Art Collection and maintains strong partnerships with key organisations including the Perth International Arts Festival.

     

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  • THE LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY

    The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia presents a dynamic, creative and intellectually rigorous program of exhibitions, featuring the University's extensive art collection and including an extensive series of solo exhibitions, survey and themed curatorial projects and associated cultural activities that amplify current concern, flag future issues and provide a perspective from which to view the past. All exhibitions are supported by an extensive public program that includes talks, seminars, tours and opportunities to meet the artists and each is sponsored by a teaching or research unit on campus.

     

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