Art collections

Nillumbik Shire Council Art Collection contains over 400 works of art of contemporary and historical interest. The focus of the collection is contemporary and modernist artworks of excellence that reflect Nillumbik's artistic heritage and local culture.

Advice about what is included in the collection is provided by Council’s Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee.

Collection categories

There are three collection categories:

Visual art collection

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.

Public art collection

The public art collection includes permanent and temporary contemporary art located in public spaces, parks and public facilities around the Shire of Nillumbik.

For more information, see public art in Nillumbik.

Civic collection

The civic collection includes objects of significance, including memorials and monuments specifically created as artworks, that relate to the social and cultural history of Nillumbik.

Artists in the collection

Some significant Australian artists represented within the collection are: 

  • Clifton Pugh
  • Rick Amor
  • Deborah Halpern
  • Matcham Skipper
  • John Young
  • David Wadelton
  • Walter Withers
  • Sue Ford
  • Adriane Strampp
  • George Baldessin

Explore the collection online

You can view over 400 items from the art collection online on the Victorian Collections website.

Explore the collection online

View the collection in person

You can view selected items from the art collection in the following locations:

Nillumbik Shire Council
In the foyer of the Civic Drive offices and the Civic Exhibition Space (access is via reception).
Civic Drive, Greensborough

Diamond Valley Library
Civic Drive, Greensborough

Eltham Library
Panther Place, Eltham

Support the collection

Nillumbik Shire Council has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. This means we have been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to receive tax deductible gifts. 

The ATO website has more information on deductions for gifts and donations.

More information

For more information about the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection please contact: 

Simon Doyle, Coordinator Arts and Cultural Development

Email: simon.doyle@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Phone: 9433 3758