Arts Project Permanent Collection
Featuring works of outstanding artistic merit, this collection traces significant developments in studio artists' work and informs researchers and curators of gallery exhibitions. This collection preserves Arts Project's visual history and contains selected international work. Support us by purchasing work from the gallery and donating it to this collection. Developed with support from the Bruce and Jane Dyson Foundation.
Sidney Myer Fund Permanent Collection
This rare collection of artwork by Australians with intellectual disabilities comprises over 400 drawings, photographs and paintings from the mid 1970’s that featured in two landmark exhibitions, Minus/Plus (1975) and Tommy’s World I (1980), at the Australian National University Gallery in Canberra. This is a unique resource for research into the development of artwork by people with intellectual disabilities. The Sidney Myer Fund acknowledged the special importance of this collection by supporting its documentation, preservation and conservation. This collection is held by the State Library of Victoria.
Most artwork found in our stockroom is available for sale. Arts Project Australia are happy to prepare a portfolio for you to peruse - please contact Arts Project Australia to make an appointment.
The Archive is rich and comprehensive, and strongly supports and facilitates interpretation of the art collection, as well as being important in its own right. It is particularly strong in material that relates to the development and establishment of Arts Project Australia. This material comprises papers, photographs, audiovisual material, exhibition promotional material, news clippings and administrative files. These papers relate to the period 1974 to 1985 and track the contributions made by the various people involved in the organisation’s development and establishment. Their thoughts, ambitions, and frustrations are comprehensively recorded, and provide valuable insight into changing attitudes. There is a substantial amount of administrative material in the Archive, which includes information on artists, the studio and the collection, as well as grant applications, meeting papers, and financial records. This collection is held by the State Library of Victoria.