QUT Art Museum
QUT Art Museum is a modern art gallery located in Brisbane's central business district. The museum has a reputation for displaying the finest works from the QUT Art Collection and presenting thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art.
The QUT Art Collection can be traced back to 1945 when the Queensland Teachers' Training College (now QUT's Kelvin Grove campus began collection works of art as a teaching resource. In these early years’ artists such as Douglas Annand, William Bustart, Hans Heysen and Kenneth Macqueen generously donated pieces. Students also contributed funds to purchase several works of art annually. Now holding some 2200 works of art, the QUT Art Collection has a history of strong and adventurous commitment to contemporary art with the majority of the works dating form the 1960s onwards. Collection strengths include early twentieth-century Australian art, Queensland art, contemporary Australian prints and ceramics, Indigenous art and international prints. The work of Queensland artist Willam Robinson is a feature, with more than 70 of his works in the collection.