With an ever-expanding range of specialty ACU Art Collection merchandise, the shop is a great source of gift ideas. Highlights include religious and secular items, as well as boutique cultural keepsakes.

We offer interesting and diverse items, including our recent publications ACU Art Collection: A new perspective and ACU Art Collection: First Impressions featuring highlights from the university’s art collection with accompanying essays by scholars, arts writers and commentators.

We also have in stock useful notepads highlighting the magnificent oil and tempera on softwood Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, c.1490, by Matteo di Giovanni (c.1428-95, Italy), and gorgeous greeting card gift sets featuring highlights from the university’s art collection. Take a browse:

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ACU Art Collection: First impressions

Selected Indigenous works from the ACU Art Collection

Highlights from the university collection are here elucidated by 33 Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors from various academic, visual arts and ACU backgrounds, each bringing their knowledge, experience and cultural perspective to bear. This richly illustrated publication presents remarkable works of art by established and emerging First Nations artists, spanning traditional bark and dot paintings as well as contemporary works in diverse media, such as acrylic, print, photographic, fibre and glass.

Image Cover by Karen Mills, Untitled, 2019, pigment and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, H 51 x W 64 cm
Published by Australian Catholic University, (ACU) 2021, pp 99.
Managing editor; Caroline Field, Curator, ACU Art Collection

 

Download First Impressions Press release (PDF, 56KB)

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What people are saying about our recent publication: 

‘Congratulations and thank you for the new book! The visuals are truly beautiful and capture the essence of Indigenous Spirituality of our art. Our university is blessed. I felt that the images and narratives within, invites the reader to “be still” and engage with this beauty. As ACU looks towards a deeper cultural change and embedding of Indigenous voices. This book attests that rich and meaningful dialogue is taking place.’

Jane Ceolin, Director | First Peoples, Australian Catholic University


ACU Art Collection: A new perspective

A richly illustrated publication featuring highlights from the ACU Art Collection with accompanying essays by scholars, arts writers and commentators.

Published by Australian Catholic University, (ACU) 2020, pp 120.
Managing editor; Caroline Field, Curator, ACU Art Collection

Download A new perspective Press release (Word, 55KB)  

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What people are saying about our recent publication: 

Read book review from Art Almanac magazine

Read book review by Margaret Pont


I would like to warmly thank you for asking me to contribute to the splendid monograph highlighting the ACU collection, “A New Perspective”, and for all the hard work you undertook over a long time putting it together. The result is magnificent and I am so happy to be in such good company! It is great to see just what a significant collection of art, both traditional and contemporary, that we have across our campuses. I eagerly anticipate volume two down the track!

Alasdair Macintyre
Associate lecturer, visual arts,
National School of Arts (QLD) 
Australian Catholic University


Very elegantly put together and such a great document of the artistic riches of ACU. 

William Nuttall
Director, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne 


I would like to convey how delighted I am with the publication A New Perspective. It's beautifully produced and accessible to a general audience as well as maintaining the highest scholarly standards. It is a wonderful representation of the treasures held in the Australian Catholic University Art Collection and I commend your enterprise and insight in putting it all together. I was very pleased and grateful to have contributed entries on two superb medieval artworks. 

Dr Hilary Maddocks
Associate, Art History, University of Melbourne


Price: $49.99, case-bound | $45.00, without case

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Greeting cards

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‘Madonna and Child’ series

Size: A6 (10.5cm x 14.8cm)

Image: ‘Madonna and Child’ series. 12 blank cards with envelopes.

Price: $24.50

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Contemporary Art series

Size: A6 (10.5cm x 14.8cm)

Image: Contemporary collection. 12 blank cards with envelopes.

Price: $24.50

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Posters

Chiara Perinetti Casoni

Chiara Perinetti Casoni

Size: H 188 x W 132.5 cm

Image:
Chiara Perinetti Casoni
Born 1961, Italy
Holy Virgin Mary of Wisdom and Child with Saints Joseph and Mary MacKillop, 2018 poplar wood, 24-carat gold leaf

ACU Art Collection Commissioned 2016

Price: $19.95 (unframed)

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Leopoldine Mimovich

Leopoldine Mimovich

Size: H 56 x W 56 cm

Image:
Leopoldine Mimovich
b. 1920 – d. 2019, Austria/Australia
Untitled, c. 1970’s
Oil, gold foil

Australian Catholic University Art Collection

Price: $19.95 (unframed)

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Slope Notes

Size: 13.5 x 90.5 cm

Image:
Deborah Walker, born 1954
The Prayer, 2014
oil on board, two panel wooden diptych
H 36.5 x W 59cm  
Acquired 2017

Australian Catholic University Art Collection

Price: $6.50

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