University of Canberra Art Collection

The art collection was established in 1969 and is now on display throughout the university.


It contains about 500 works, mostly oil paintings and original prints by Australian artists of the latter half of the 20th century, with a small number of works from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Included are formal commissioned portraits of significant people connected to the University. As we review the collection, the emphasis is now to purchase quality work by established contemporary Australian artists, and to develop a significant collection of decorative art objects, photographs, sculpture, and new media arts.