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November 2009 Issue
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Art & Heritage Collections

Last year Art & Heritage Collections and the Elder Conservatorium of Music collaborated with artist Franz Kempf AM to raise funds for music development at the University. The artist donated the proceeds of a special exhibition of his work to the Conservatorium.

Through this process we got to know Kempf, who is recognised nationally as a significant figure of Australian art through his teaching, leadership roles in art organisations and writing on printmaking, but most importantly though his art practice.

The University already held five of his works in its collection, but as a result of this newly established relationship the artist has donated four more works. This greatly appreciated donation in effect completed a suite representing key moments in Kempf's career and giving us the opportunity to display his work as a focused exhibition (currently in the offices of the Academic Quality Assurance unit).

The growth of the University Art Collections relies very much on gifts of artwork and funds, so if you wish to discuss ways in which you could contribute to the wealth of the collection, or simply to see the works donated by Franz Kempf, please contact us.

Mirna Heruc, Manager, Art & Heritage Collections
Email: or call +61 8 8303 4031

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<i>Performer, Cirque du Soleil</i> (2005) mixed media by Franz Kempf AM

Performer, Cirque du Soleil (2005) mixed media by Franz Kempf AM
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