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Arts Centre Melbourne's Art Collection is one of the most significant public collections of Australian art outside the major state galleries.

The foundation of the Art Collection dates back to the construction of the buildings in the 1970s and early 1980s. As Arts Centre Melbourne was being planned and built, works of art were integrally incorporated into the designs of the original foyers of Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building, designed by Melbourne-born, award-winning stage designer, John Truscott.

The Art Collection includes major series of works by renowned twentieth-century Australian artists, such as Arthur Boyd, Roger Kemp, Donald Laycock, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen and Jeffrey Smart, along with a ground-breaking selection of early Western Desert paintings and tapestries.

This Collection continues to grow, reflecting the ways in which artists are inspired by the collaboration and immutable connection between the visual and performing arts.

Are you interesting in donating to the Art Collection?

If you are interested in donating to Arts Centre Melbourne's Collections please read our donation guidelines and fill in an offer of donation form. To contact the Art Curator, phone (03) 9281 8324 or (03) 9281 8074 or email

Foundation Collection

View our Foundation Collection.

Contemporary Collection

View our Contemporary Collection.


View our Paintings collection.


View our Sculptures Collection.

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