University of Tasmania’s Fine Art Collection holds around 2500 works of contemporary and historic art. The works are in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking and digital imaging. They are distributed across three campuses in Hobart, Launceston, and Cradle Coast in Burnie. Acquisitions have been made since 1967 through a variety of funding sources, including State and Commonwealth funding, University funding, the Cultural Gifts Program and individual bequests and donations. The whole Collection was recently estimated to be worth over $5 million.
The Collection is a rich educational and cultural resource for University staff and students, and the greater Tasmanian community. Changing displays can be viewed in the buildings and grounds of all University campuses. In 2010 the Collection (Hobart) went online through Collections Australia Network. This has allowed for greatly increased accessibility of images and information about the Collection.
View the University Collection at Collections Australia Network
Visit the Collections Australia Network website
Most of the Fine Art Collection works are hung in the foyers, theatres and corridors, or stand in the grounds of UTAS where they enhance and stimulate the environment for students and are easily accessed by the public. It is advisable to check the location of particular works to ensure that they are available for inspection.
All enquiries regarding the University Fine Art Collection should be
1996/035 – Elizabeth Gower
For more information about the collection and to view images of works from the collection - click here.
Authorised by Director, Events & Protocol
4 March, 2011