RMIT Gallery has responsibility for the care of RMIT University's permanent art collection.
The RMIT University Art Collection reflects the broad mission of the University, provides a cultural resource for staff, students and the community, and serves as an educational and research resource to the University.
For more than 125 years, it has served as a source of inspiration.
Encompassing some of the finest examples of modern and contemporary art in Australia, the values first adopted at the founding of RMIT University as the Working Men's College – "a skilled hand, a cultivated mind" – resonate through the collection.
It tells the story of RMIT through the creative endeavours of its staff and alumni, and that of external artists whose work mirrors the University's own ideals and aspirations.
The collection comprises more than 1500 works of art in a wide array of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, prints and drawings, gold and silversmithing, and works in new media. Many of the works are on display throughout RMIT's campuses, and form an important component in exhibitions at RMIT Gallery.
Works from the collection are also regularly loaned for exhibition to other institutions, both within Australia and internationally.
Access: As a public collection, we are committed to granting access to artworks whenever possible. Please feel free to contact us to enquire if a work is on display, or to request a viewing. Detailed information on each artwork is available at RMIT Gallery.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: We respectfully advise that the RMIT University Art Collection may include culturally sensitive images and the names of people who have passed away.
Copyright: Images of artworks on this website may be used for private research and study as set out under Section 40 of the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended). All other uses of content from the RMIT University Art Collection will require permission. It is the sole responsibility of the client to gain copyright permission to reproduce content from the RMIT University Art Collection. All reasonable endeavours have been made to obtain copyright clearance for this website from respective holders.
RMIT Gallery Collections Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org