Art Collection

Nillumbik Shire Art Collection


The Nillumbik Shire Art Collection has over 400 artworks including 16 sculptures in public places throughout the shire.

The collection is an important asset, not only in monetary value, but also for cultural 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 is integrated into public space, parks or public facilities and they are 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 modernist artworks of excellence of traditional and non-traditional mediums by emerging, mid-career and established artists.

Civic Collection

The Civic Collection includes objects of significance that relate to the social and cultural history of Nillumbik.

Deductible Gift Recipient

Nillumbik Shire Council has a Deductible Gift Recipient status which enables the Nillumbik Art Collection to receive income tax deductible gifts and deductible contributions. The Australian Taxation Office website provides general information on gifts, donations and tax deductibility.

Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (Acquisition and Strategy)

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

For information about the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection please contact Simon Doyle, Coordinator Arts and Cultural Development, or (03) 9433 3758.

See the art collection online at Victorian Collections

Civic space

Curated displays of the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection can be viewed 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 Shire Art Collection are displayed at:

Diamond Valley Library
Civic Drive, Greensborough 
9434 3809

Eltham Library
Panther Place, Eltham 
9439 9266