Since its creation by the gifting of an art work in 1980, the University’s Art Collection has grown to become the third largest collection of art held by a public institution in the Northern Territory.

Its permanent holdings have been enriched and enhanced through the generosity of sponsors, benefactors and individual donors. In August 2008, the CDU Foundation committed $30K per annum to the Collection for the acquisition of art work.

Naata nungurrayi <br/>Designs associated with the Rockhole site of Ngaminya 2007. Acrylic on linen, 91 x 61 cm. Purchased through the CDU Foundation for the CDU Art Collection, 2008 - CDU1547 <br/>Image © the artist and courtesy Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, Alice Springs

The University acknowledges its commitment to supporting the production and promotion of art in northern Australia, through teaching and learning, research, exhibition, publications and acquisition.

The art of our region, including Southeast Asia, provides cultural value and meaning to the lives and work of the University’s students and staff, and to the broader community.

You can provide an enduring contribution to the CDU Art Collection and support the University’s teaching, learning and community engagement activities through donation of an art work.

The Charles Darwin University and CDU Foundation are registered donor recipients under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, which encourages donations of significant cultural items to public art galleries, museums and libraries by offering tax deductions for the market value of gifts.

Additional information concerning the Cultural Gifts Program and making an art work donation can be found at the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.

Copyright: Images of art work on this site are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to trace Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of the images and will withdraw them immediately upon the Copyright holder’s request.

CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery

Building Orange 12.1.02
Casuarina campus
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Gallery opening hours:
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Sat, 10am

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Eileen Lim
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