The Art of Giving
Established in 1967, the Macquarie University Art Collection remains dynamic and relevant to Australian contemporary society. Hand in hand, the art collection has grown with the University, achieved primarily through the ongoing generosity of our supportive donors. The collection adorns the entire campus inclusive of the library, the faculties, the hospital, the clinics, and the administration buildings, where staff, students and visitors collectively encounter art as part of the everyday life of Macquarie’s expansive campus. The paintings and sculptures add robust vitality, freshness and bursts of colour to the physical environment of the campus − its visual presence is certainly much felt, discussed and enjoyed.
In supporting and nurturing the visual arts in Australia, Macquarie University, in its shared values with our donors, recognises the intrinsic worth of the University Art Collection to higher education and research − it underpins and strengthens Macquarie University’s scholarly investigation and sociocultural enrichment of our society and nation. The Art of Giving celebrates this wonderful achievement.