- Public Programs
- The Potter
- Support Us
Conrad Martens, Toorak, c. 1860, watercolour and gouache on paper, 45.2 x 65.5 cm (sheet). The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Sir Russell and Lady Grimwade Bequest 1973
Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Artists include: George Bell, Duncan Cooper, Elioth Gruner, George Lambert, Daryl Lindsay, John Skinner Prout, Charles Nettleton, Tom Roberts, Arnold Shore, William Strutt
The Sir Russell and Lady Grimwade Bequest is an extensive collection of cultural material comprising artworks, photographs, decorative arts, furniture, rare books, historical documents and other memorabilia, that provides a perspective on the visual history of Australia from the time of European discovery to the 1950s.
The dominant themes of the collection reflect Sir Russell Grimwade’s desire to document the exploration, settlement and development of Australia as a nation, and the growth of Melbourne as a city. In addition to a number of works on paper by nineteenth century lithographers and engravers, works by the photographer Charles Nettleton (1826 – 1902) are included in this exhibition.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm