Murdoch University Art Collection

The Murdoch University Art Collection is a vibrant and developing Art Collection, which reflects and celebrates the creative vitality and diversity of quality Western Australian and Australian visual arts practice. The University’s art collection Mission is to enrich the teaching and learning experience of students and staff through integrating art into University life and to develop and maintain an art collection of National significance.

The collection currently consists of artwork by internationally recognised artists, contemporary Western Australian and Australian artists, and traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists. The collection specialises in, but is not limited to works on paper, editioned prints and works in other reproductive media such as photography and digital media. The curatorial department also manages an extensive poster collection.

Artworks are regularly displayed in public spaces within the University’s South Street, Mandurah and Rockingham campuses.

The Art Gallery is housed within the University’s South Street Campus library, where curated exhibitions are held throughout the calendar year, showcasing the University’s collection.

The library also has purpose built areas where artworks are displayed, ensuring the University provides students, staff and the broader community with an education of the art collection.

Supporting the Art Collection through Donations, Gifts and Bequests

You can provide a lasting contribution to the Murdoch University Art Collection and the teaching and learning activities of Murdoch University through an artwork donation, gift or bequest.

Murdoch University is a registered donor recipient with The Cultural Gifts Program. The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts with the advice of the Committee on Taxation Incentives administer this program. The program encourages gifts of significant cultural items to public art galleries, museums and libraries by offering donors a tax deduction for the market value of their gifts. Find out more about making an artwork donation through The Cultural Gifts Program.

Learn more about making a bequest to Murdoch University Art Collection.