The focus of the University Art Collection is Australian twentieth century prints, many of which are located throughout the campuses of the University.
Works from the Collection are hanging in public spaces within the University's many and dispersed campuses. Artwork can be found in our libraries, lecture theatres, office buildings, some executive offices, in dedicated exhibition spaces and within the campus grounds as sculpture.
Artwork from the Collection are also chosen for public exhibitions during graduation week on the Bathurst, Albury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga campuses.
The Collection was established on 6 May 1996, bringing together artwork collected over many decades by the University's precursor educational institutions. Since its establishment, the Collection has maintained a strong focus on twentieth century limited edition Australian artists' prints.
All aspects of the University's Art Collection are managed by the Art Curator, Dr Thomas Middlemost, who is administratively situated within the Division of Library Services.
Works are selected and acquired by the Art Curator to fulfil the mission of the Charles Sturt University Art Collection, which is to serve the University and its regional communities through the establishment of a quality collection of twentieth century Australian artworks.
Call: 02 6933 4587
Location: Office 158, Building 13 (The Learning Commons), Wagga Campus
Post: University Art Curator, Wiradjuri Country, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678
News from the Art Curator is periodically posted to The Charles Sturt University Art Collection blog. Topics include recent purchases or donations for the Collection, current research, exhibitions on campus or within the regional gallery system, conferences or art fairs attended by the Curator.
Charles Sturt University Art Collection catalogues date back to 1998, produced in conjunction with exhibitions and drawing on artworks from within the Collection. Many include essays by important art curators and art historians. Some of these past catalogues are available for purchase.