La Trobe University Art Museum

Changing exhibitions are held in the Art Museum on the Bundoora campus. These exhibitions are drawn from the University collections, artists-in-residence and other practicing artists. Exhibitions frequently tour to regional public galleries throughout Australia. For details of exhibitions please contact the Art Museum. Free floor talks and tours of current exhibitions and the Bundoora campus are encouraged, particularly for community and school groups.


Art Collection

The Art Collection comprises more than two thousand works of art many of which are exhibited on the metropolitan and regional campuses of La Trobe University. Works of art are lent to state and regional public galleries for specific purposes. The Collection is also an important research facility for staff, students and the public.

The Dunmoochin Foundation Art Collection

La Trobe University is the custodian for the Dunmoochin Foundation Art Collection from the estate of artist Clifton Pugh. There are some three hundred works of art by Pugh and his artist friends who spent time at his Cottles Bridge property 'Dunmoochin'. The collection includes examples of Pugh's formal and intimate portraits, as well as works dealing with environmental issues and the artist's limited edition prints. Among the friends whose works are in the collection are Rick Amor, John Brack, Frank Hodgkinson and John Olsen.

The Ethnographic Collection

The Ethnographic Collection comprises mainly gifts from generous donors of artefacts and paintings collected from Papua New Guinea and Australia, plus items collected on field trips by academics. Selected items are exhibited alongside the contemporary art collection.

F M Courtis Collection

Fred Courtis, then Head of Art Education at the Bendigo Teachers' College, commenced this collection of Australian works of art in 1955. Artists represented include Sir Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Sir William Dargie and Leonard French.