Curtin University

Housed on the Curtin University campus in Bentley, the John Curtin Gallery is one of Western Australia’s foremost public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country.

The Gallery curates the Curtin University Art Collection, one of the State’s major public collections. Established in 1968, the Collection has more than 3,200 objects valued at over $20 million and major strengths in Australian contemporary art and Indigenous art. It includes the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, a unique collection created by Noongar children from the Stolen Generations at the Carrolup Native Settlement.

Everyone is welcome at the Gallery. They have more than 40,000 visitors each year, and contribute to ongoing community conversations about the world and our place within it. Their exhibitions, events, and public programs are a catalyst for critical dialogue and cultural exchange.

They collaborate with local, national and international artists, curators, museums, galleries, partners and supporters. This combination of local and global perspectives, and the associated discourse about human rights, sustainability, inclusiveness and reconciliation, has the power to develop understanding in our communities and create lasting change.


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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.