10 AUGUST – 15 DECEMBER 2013

NEW 2013 features a selection of artworks acquired for The University of Queensland Art Collection during 2012–2013. The exhibition highlights the University’s active acquisition program, which continues a tradition of acquiring innovative artworks that respond to the contemporary moment. Also featured are works from earlier periods, which enter the Collection primarily through donations (including gifts under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program) and bequests.

As a special highlight, we have devoted one gallery to celebrate donors to the Collection. Works in Gallery C will be rotated three times over the course of the exhibition, enabling a greater number of gifts and donors to be acknowledged. Six students, drawn from a variety of disciplines, worked with the curator to select works and establish the following thematic groupings:

Colours of Country (10 August – 22 September)
Dreamscapes (24 September – 3 November)
Assuming the Feminine (5 November – 15 December)

Curator: Michele Helmrich 

List of artworks

  • Explore catalogue information and images for all works in the exhibition on the UQ Art Collection Online here


View the publication NEWv3: Selected recent acquisitions 2011–2013 here


  • Download images for news and review here
  • Read UQ News Story here


16 August 2013 6:30pm

Public Program

16 August 2013 5:00pm to 6:00pm
'The Art of Collecting'

Lucy Griggs
Boy with Minnie balloon 2011
from the series The Republic of Bees watercolour on Soviet school book.
Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2012
produced courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane