Art collection and galleries

Nillumbik Shire Art Collection


The Nillumbik Art Collection has over 400 works of art including 16 sculptures in public places throughout the Shire. Art works are sourced through the Nillumbik Art Award, donations from community groups and Shire Presidents and Mayors who have donated a work at the end of their term. 

See the collection online at Victorian Collections

Nillumbik Shire Council highly values the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection  and is the custodian on behalf of Nillumbik's residents. The collection is an important Shire asset, not only in monetary value, but also for the public outcomes in:

  • Fostering understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual and public arts
  • Enhancement of public spaces of the Shire of Nillumbik and development of community wellbeing and place making through the arts
  • Engaging with the widest possible audience
  • Supporting economic development and the creative economy within the local art community and contemporary art practice.

Public art

Permanent or temporarily installed site-specific contemporary art integrated into public space, parks or public facilities designed to stimulate the community and enhance a sense of place. Public art can include such genres as:

  • permanent two or three-dimensional visual art, craft or design
  • new media such as projection and digital artworks
  • ephemeral installations and artworks with a limited lifespan.

Visual art

The visual art collection includes two and three-dimensional contemporary and historical visual artworks of excellence of traditional and non-traditional mediums by emerging, mid-career and established artists.


The Nillumbik Shire memorabilia collection includes objects and artworks of significance that relate to the social and cultural history of the Shire of Nillumbik and of Council.

Deductible Gift Recipient

Nillumbik Shire Council has Deductible Gift Recipient status which enables the Nillumbik Art Collection to receive income tax deductible gifts and deductible contributions. The ATO website has details

Arts Advisory Committee (Acquisition and Strategy)

The Art Advisory Committee (AAC) provides advice on acquisitions to the Nillumbik Art Collection and the Cultural Plan Strategy.

For information about the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection contact Visual Arts Development Officer Grace Longato on 9433 3131 or


See Nillumbik Shire Council's art collection online at Victorian Collections .

Civic space

Curated displays of the Nillumbik Art Collection can be viewed in person in both the foyer of the Shire Offices and the Civic Exhibition Space - access is via reception. 

Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries

Artworks from the Nillumbik Art Collection are displayed at:

Diamond Valley Library
Civic Drive, Greensborough 
9434 3809

Eltham Library
Panther Place, Eltham 
9439 9266

Eltham Library Community Gallery

The Gallery features exhibitions of artwork by Nillumbik artists. See the 2017 ELCG Exhibition Program(PDF, 604KB).

Eltham Library
Panther Place, Eltham 
9439 9266

Monday – Thursday 10am - 8.30pm 
Friday – Saturday 10am - 5pm   
Sunday 1 - 5pm
Closed public holidays

For information contact Sarah Hammond, Project Officer Arts & Cultural Development on 9433 3175 or