• Eugene von Guérard
    Hamel And Ferguson (Printer)
    Ferntree Gully, Dandenong Ranges, (Victoria) 1867
    Colour lithograph
    38.0cm x 55.4cm (sight)
    The University of Melbourne Art Collection.
    Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973.

    Russell Grimwade, Timber eucalypt specimen cabinet, c. 1919-1920, eucalypt with brass handles, 85.0 x 72.3 x 53.0 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973.

    Paterson Brothers, Collins Street East, c. 1868, photograph, sheet 26.9 x 36.9 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973

    Famille rose bowl (18th century)
    porcelain with overglaze enamels
    The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973.© Reproduction enquiries should be forwarded to The Ian Potter Museum of Art.

  • The Ian Potter Museum of Art Miegunyah Student Project Award

  • Call for Applications:


    Submission date: 6 July 2018

    The Ian Potter Museum of Art is offering six competitive Awards of $1500 each to University of Melbourne students across all disciplines, for small projects focused on The Russell and Mab Grimwade ‘Miegunyah’ Collection. The Ian Potter Museum of Art Miegunyah Student Project Award scheme aims to give students experience in working in an interdisciplinary context with a significant and extensive material and visual culture collection. In recognition of the changing face of academic engagement these projects also give students the opportunity to think about how to share their research with a range of audiences and to make use of multiple modes of distribution.

    Applications are now open for University of Melbourne students at any level, currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne at least until end October 2018. Projects will be undertaken during the 2018 Academic Year.

    For full details of the application process, creative brief, outcomes and resources, please refer to the attached document.

    Queries can be addressed to Dr Kyla McFarlane, Curator of Academic Programs (Research), Ian Potter Museum of Art: mcfarlanek@unimelb.edu.au

    2017 Recipients

    Clare Fuery-Jones (Philosophy): Art for life’s sake: how art functions as a tool to engage us more thoughtfully in our everyday

    Cormac Kirby (Sociology): Writing Victoriana

    Joanne Morice and Matthew Watts (Art Curatorship): Imagined Journey: The Grimwade Collection of small decorative boxes

    Debbie Robinson (Art History): Russell Grimwade’s Appreciation of Glass: A Matter of Art, Science and Industry 

    Amelia Saward (Art History): Helen Ogilvie: Australian Modernism/ Post-modernism and the embodiment of place

    Eva Whyte (Geography): Grimwade, nature and homemaking

    2016 Recipients 


    Madeline Ferme (Art History): Made in China  Reseach report

    Chantelle Mitchell (Art Curatorship): Thinking Eucalyptically  Research report

    Caroline Moes (Art Curatorship): Gone to Jericho

    Alice Mathieu (Art History): Absent trees  Research report

    Olympia Nelson (Art History): Instaframe: broadcasting an art collection in the age of social media  Research report

    Thomas Overton-Skinner (Geography): Colonialism, Exploration and Memories in Visual Documentation  Podcast  Research report

    2015 Recipients


    Carly Richardson (Art Curatorship/Education): The city of Batmania: Using works from the Grimwade Collection to explore a changing Melbourne

    Amy Brown (Education. Creative Writing): Ekphrasis  Research summary

    Bella Li (Creative Writing): Perouse project

    Rebecca Hibbard (Veterinary Science): The changing relationship between humans and animals in 19th century Australia

    Lucy Collins (Veterinary Science): Understanding the cultural importance of domesticated canids in Indigenous Australian communities and providing culturally safe veterinary care

    Ania Peterson (Veterinary Science): The Horse in Australian Society

    Audrey Cavalera (Architecture and Design): "The Haunted Land” where “the bush is
    portrayed as a simultaneously vast and claustrophobic space, at once sublime and grotesque"

    2014 Recipients


    Bruce Copland (Art Curatorship): The Hoddle Grid Project

    Lucy Tobin (Creative Writing): Benevolent Asylum

    Libby McFarland (Environment Conservation and Restoration): Margaret Stones, A Botanical Illustrator's Perspective

    Alexander Di Stefano (Law): William Strutt's Bushrangers and the Grimwade Collection: A scallywag, a millionaire and an Australian

    Alex Vittouris (Forest and Ecosystem Science): Chair: modification of trees to create decorative/functional structures: Carving image 1; Carving image 2; Carving image 3; Carving image 4

    2013 Recipients


    Laura de Neefe (Creative Writing): Grimwade poems 'Roaming. Herding. Leveling

    Maize Wallin and Liam Whittaker (Interactive Composition): Grimwade Pop-up Exhibition

    Sarah Healy and Claire Virgona (Education, Visual Arts): Back to the future

    Dominique van de Klundert (Art curatorship): Truth, justice & representation: The photography of J.W. Lindt in context

    Deniz Kara (Dentistry): Colonial Australia: A dental perspective


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