Flinders University Art Museum

Flinders University Art Museum is an accessible visual arts based cultural facility that serves the University and the community at large through exhibition, research and outreach.

Flinders University Art Museum values cultural diversity and social inclusion. We respect the creativity and cultures of all people.

We offer:

Dynamic changing exhibitions at Flinders University City Gallery located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural precinct at the State Library of South Australia.

Visual art collections comprising more than 5000 works.

Lively schools, community outreach and touring programs that actively engage audiences.

Collections

Flinders University Art Museum's extensive collection of more than 5000 artworks is housed on campus at Flinders University at Bedford Park and is available to the public and researchers by appointment.

The collection has three major collection strengths: Indigenous Australian art, European prints and the Post Object and Documentation collection.

The Art Museum's collection includes a representation of Indigenous art from outside Australia with works from Papua New Guinea, North America and Africa. Highlights also include colonial and contemporary Australian paintings and works on paper and a small but significant collection of Japanese woodblock prints.

Indigenous Australian art:

Established in 1968, Flinders University Art Museum's collection is most famous for its holdings of contemporary Australian Indigenous Art.

Highlights of this nationally significant collection include watercolours from Hermannsburg, featuring work by Albert Namatjira and members of his family, and the Rodney Gooch Personal Collection, that consists of many works from Utopia, including paintings by Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Also in the collection are important early works from Papunya, including paintings by some of the original 'painting men' Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri and Johnny Warankula Tjupurrula. The works on paper collection is extensive and includes a chronological representation of Aboriginal printmaking by many artists such as Jacob Stengle, Kurwingie Kerry Giles and Arone Raymond Meeks.

Overall, the collection represents the diversity of artistic practices of Indigenous Australian artists.

European Master print collection:

Artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt and Renoir are all represented in the European Master print collection, which spans the fifteenth to the twentieth century. The earliest work in the collection is a page from the Nuremberg Chronicle from 1493.

Post-object and documentary art collection:

The Art Museum also holds a unique Post-object and documentary art collection.

This is a unique collection that documents art making in the 1960s and 1970s and features the work of some of Australia's best known and most innovative artists such as Aleks Danko, Imants Tillers and Tim Burns.

It demonstrates the research interests of Professor Donald Brook, one of Australia's leading theorists of conceptual art, during the formative years of the Art Museum.