Collection

The Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection is a nationally significant collection of modern and contemporary New Zealand art acquired and managed by the Adam Art Gallery for the benefit of staff, students and visitors. Numbering more than 550 items it comprises the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, the Staff Club Collection, the Hall Collection and the Wellington College of Education Collection.

Largely a display collection it consists of paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper that can be found in the public spaces of all four university campuses. Key artists in the collection include: Mark Adams, Don Binney, Julian Dashper, Don Driver, Jacqueline Fahey, Brett Graham, Fred Graham, Louise Henderson, Frances Hodgkins, Ralph Hotere, Emily Karaka, Colin McCahon, Niki Hastings McFall, Evelyn Page, Fiona Pardington, John Reynolds, Michael Smither, Yuk King Tan, Gordon Walters, John Weeks, and M.T. Woollaston, amongst others.
Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection on eHive

Victoria’s Art: A University Collection (edited by William McAloon) was published in 2005. It contains a history of the collection and short essays with colour illustrations on over 30 works. You can purchase a copy of this publication here
Essay: Victoria’s Art The Story of a University Collection by William McAloon [pdf]

Guidelines related to the care and display of the Collection:
General staff and contractors guidelines for care of artworks at Victoria University of Wellington [pdf]

Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection Information for staff [pdf]

This aspect of the site is still under construction.
For further information about the collection please contact
adamartgallery@vuw.ac.nz