Making Tomorrow Better through the Power of Art
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.
The Gallery has more than 40,000 visitors each year, and contributes to ongoing community conversations about the world and our place within it. Our exhibitions, events, and public programs are a catalyst for critical dialogue and cultural exchange.
We 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.
Mission & Vision >>
Enlivening the intellectual life of the University and its surrounding communities through exhibitions, events and public programs that explore global perspectives on contemporary art.
Art Collection >>
Established in 1968, the Collection has steadily grown past 50 years as a major public cultural resource and focal point for dialogue and reflection in the community.
Campus Display >>
We encourage access to the University Collection by involving the Curtin community in the management of the public display of artworks
Contact us if you would like to be kept informed of the John Curtin Gallery’s exhibition openings, program of exhibitions and regular floortalks.