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Logan Art Collection

Artworks in the Logan Art Collection reflect, discuss and celebrate Logan's vibrant contemporary culture and people. The Collection brings together artists from Logan, Queensland and across Australia. Artworks celebrate the creativity of Australia's artists and explore what could be described as the 'spirit' of the City of Logan and the diversity of its residents.

Building the collection

Historically the Logan Art Collection arose out of the Logan Art Award which commenced in 1988 and continued for ten years. The Logan Art Award attracted significant works of art to the City of Logan and played an important role in facilitating cultural development in the local community. It enabled the highest quality contemporary artworks to be selected for acquisition in the development of the Logan Art Collection.

Today the Logan Art Collection features an increasing range of paintings, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, mixed media works and sculptures. The collection incorporates the Logan, A Sense of Place collection which specifically seeks to reflect aspects of the City of Logan's physical and social environment. Works featured in the Logan, A Sense of Place collection bring together various artists' ideas and impressions about the Logan area and what it is like to live in the city. This collection describes and discusses the community and the different ways it can be seen and experienced.

In recent times, works for the Logan Art Collection are acquired through Logan City Council's Art Collection Policy. Suitable works are selected from exhibitions held at the Logan Art Gallery, from studios of local artists and via gifts and bequests through the Commonwealth's Cultural Gifts Program.

View the Logan Art Collection catalogues

Volume I contains artworks in the Collection from its establishment until 2007. Volume II contains artworks in the Collection acquired between 2007 and 2015.

Volume II contains acquisitions from 2007 until 2015.

Public art

Logan has a growing collection of public artworks throughout the city. Public artworks are commissioned to enhance and enrich the visual appearance, sense of civic identity and general liveability of the City of Logan and its environs. For more information, including current expressions of interest, visit the Public Art page.

The Logan Art Collection plays an important role in assisting the local community to explore ideas and stories of the City of Logan's recent past, while illuminating the vibrant present and encouraging the regions individuals to imagine their futures.

Image: Christopher Trotter, Home 1997, recycled steel, machine parts, 69 x 58 x 45 cm. Logan Art Collection.