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JCU Art Collection

The JCU Art Collection is an important collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture held in north Queensland, Australia.

It comprises over 800 individual works located in public spaces across JCU's campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa and Mackay. The collection includes paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures by eminent Australian artists - such as Judy Cassab, Grace Cossington Smith, Ray Crooke, Sam Fullbrook, George Milpurrurru, Margaret Olley, Dick Roughsey, Jeffrey Smart and Brett Whiteley - together with works by key north Queensland artists James Brown, Jane Hawkins, Ron McBurnie, Robert Preston, Anneke Silver and Ben Trupperbaumer. The collection also includes a number of sculptures located externally throughout the University grounds and a growing number of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Anneke Silver. Photograph by Michael Marzik.

June 7th 1849 Brierly, Oswald (1849)
H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Inner Passage, Torres Strait. Sep 23/48 Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1848)
H.M.S. Rattlesnake, June 7th Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters
Irregular Waves. Not continued in ridges but rising up in separate heaps - running in different directions, and varying in size, these may be the result either of sudden shift of wind, change of tide, current or tide sweeping past an island or be found on the lee side of an island during a gale. Sep 14/48 Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1848)
Restoration Island - inner passage, Torres Strait - hazy weather - 23 September 1848 Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1848)
Untitled sketch Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters
Water Here Becomes Drawn Out in Lines as the Undulation Passes Onward, the Crest Breaking White on the Ridge and then Being Left a White Frothing Patch in the Hollows of the Wave. Depth water 13 Fms. Sep 14/48 Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1848)
Sentinel Coburn, John (1962)
Last Light, Normanton Crooke, Ray Austin
Figures in a Landscape Drysdale, Sir Russell (1964)
The Investigator (maquette) Hasell, Anton (1994)
Acmena graveolens - Cassowary Satinash Hinton, Betty
Eucryphia wilkiei Hinton, Betty
Gymnostoma australianum - Dawn She-oak Hinton, Betty
Hernandia nymphaeifolia - Sea Hearse Hinton, Betty
Hibbertia scandens - Climbing Guinea Flower Hinton, Betty
Megahertzia amplexicaulis Hinton, Betty
Musgravea heterophylla - Briar Silky Oak Adult Hinton, Betty
Musgravea heterophylla - Briar Silky Oak Juvenile Hinton, Betty
Myristica insipida - Australian Nutmeg Hinton, Betty
Noahdendron nicholasii Hinton, Betty
Tetracera nordtiana - Small Leafed Fire Vine Hinton, Betty
The Armorial Ensigns of James Cook University of North Queensland Juppenlatz, Morris and Robinson, F.W. and College of Arms, London, (1973)
The Bay Kenny, Ron (1968)
James Cook University Ceremonial Mace Kenny, Ron and McBurnie (Hawkins), Jane and Clayton, David (1991)
Anne Lord Marzik, Michael (2016)
Anneke Silver Marzik, Michael (2016)
Bob Preston Marzik, Michael (2016)
James Brown Marzik, Michael (2016)
Jane Hawkins Marzik, Michael (2016)
Ron McBurnie Marzik, Michael (2016)
John Coburn's Studio McBurnie, Ron (2002)
The Land is Living, the Past is Present Milpurrurru, George (1991)
Townsville Hospital P.D.,
Fragments of a Lost Place No 2 Preston, Robert (1985)
The Lost Songs of Eden No.1 - The Mezin Plaque & Working Drawing for the Lost Songs of Eden No.1 - The Mezin Plaque Preston, Robert (1990)
Naxos Mirror Preston, Robert (1984)
S'labicated Monument 1 & S'labicated Monument 2 Preston, Robert (2010)
Between the Moon and the Stars Robinson, Brian (2020)
Untitled bark painting Roughsey, Goobalathaldin Dick
'Breaking (the) ice' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Breaking (the) ice' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1990)
'Crosscurrents' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1991)
'Crosscurrents' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Current(ly) in touch' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1991)
'Current(ly) in touch' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Definitely going somewhere...' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1990)
'Definitely going somewhere...' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Keeping your marbles' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1990)
'Keeping your marbles' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Return to the beginning' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1991)
'Return to the beginning' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Shared vision' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1991)
'Shared vision' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'Walking the woods' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1991)
'Walking the woods' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
'A sense of belonging' Trupperbäumer, Ben (1991)
'A sense of belonging' Trupperbäumer, Ben (2016)
burning ghosts Watson, Judy (1979)