Deakin University Art Gallery

Photo by Simon Fox

Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries
The Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries provide exciting venues for the University's program of exhibitions and arts events. These include curated exhibitions drawn from the University's art collection, group and solo exhibitions by significant contemporary Australian artists, travelling exhibitions and selected student, staff and alumni work. 

In addition to our vibrant and diverse exhibition program, we also offer a range of public and education programs across our venues. These include floor talks, panel presentations and seminars, guided exhibition and collection tours, behind-the-scenes industry context presentations and hands-on workshops.

For a complete listing of current and future exhibitions visit the Art Gallery website.

Permanent Collection

The Deakin University Art Collection is made up of more than 1900 artworks displayed across all five campuses.

The extensive collection includes paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, artist’s books, photographs and sculpture. Most works are contemporary in nature and represent art of excellence by leading Australian artists, current Deakin students and alumni.

A selection of important works in the Deakin University Art Collection are those by artists Gordon Bennett, George Baldessin, Arthur Boyd, Stephen Bram, Vicki Couzens, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Sam Fullbrook, Sally Gabori, Minna Gilligan, Simyrn Gill, Elizabeth Gower, Inge King, Robert Klippel, Sidney Nolan, Lin Onus, John Olsen, Robert Rooney, Mike Parr, Kerrie Poliness, Mick Tjapaltjarri, Jenny Watson, Ron Robertson-Swann and Fred Williams among many others.

Online Collection

To make it easier for students, researchers and general public to access our collection, we have published five FREE audio-visual guides via izi.TRAVEL website and app.

The guides include three outdoor Sculpture Walks (Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Geelong Waterfront) and two Art Collection Tours (Deakin Downtown and Warrnambool). 

To access any of the aforementioned guides, download the free app (available on any mobile platform), or go to https://izi.travel/en/c596-deakin-university-art-collection-and-galleries/en

getting to the gallery

Wheelchair accessible.

Cover image: Photo by Simon Fox (Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood)

Deakin University Art Gallery
T: (03) 9244 5344 
E: artgallery@deakin.edu.au 
W: Visit website 

venues and opening hours

Deakin University 
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125

Deakin University Art Gallery
Building FA
Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm 
Entry is Free

Deakin University Burwood Library Gallery Space
Foyer Building V
Open: daily 8.30am – 8pm
Entry is Free

Deakin University Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square
727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3008
Open: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Entry is Free


The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.