Established in 1966 for education and research, Flinders University Art Museum (FUAM) collections comprise more than 8000 works today. These span the 15th – 21st centuries and represent various currents in western art history as well as diverse indigenous visual art practices including by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Together, the works in FUAM’s care constitute the most extensive public holding of art in South Australia after the state gallery, and represent one of the largest and most idiosyncratic university art collections in the nation.
Flinders University Alumni are invited to an exclusive introduction to the collections and opportunity to go behind-the-museum scenes with Art Museum Director, Fiona Salmon followed by morning tea at the university’s award-winning café Aleré.
Barbara Hanrahan, Mother and child (detail), 1989, linocut, ink on ivory paper, Flinders University Art Museum Collection 2978.010, © the Estate of the artist, courtesy Susan Sideris