Art museum renewal

Flinders University’s art museum has undergone some exciting changes in recent months and last week saw the launch of a new gallery, new website, new name and new visual identity – the Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA).

The beginning of the museum’s new chapter was marked with the opening of a breathtaking watercolour exhibition from the famed Hermannsburg School, which forms part of this year’s Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artread more on the Flinders University news site.

The fresh new space is providing a dedicated exhibition area for the visual arts at Flinders’ Bedford Park campus for the first time.

Engage with FUMA

FUMA invites students, staff and the wider community to engage with its rich program of exhibitions, activities and events. Enquiries are welcome about the collections, and museum-based teaching and learning is encouraged.

For University staff, FUMA is bookable for out-of-hours functions for up to 80 people. Staff are happy to accommodate requests for museum talks and tours.

Find FUMA on the ground floor of the Social Sciences North Building.

Opening hours

Until 27 January 2020:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 10am – 5pm
Thursday | 10am – 8pm
Closed: 21 December to 13 January

To find out what’s on, explore the collections or join FUMA’s mailing list, go to:

Current exhibition

FUMA launched with the opening of Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurna-kanha, Itla Itla Nurna-kanha: Our Family, Our Country, Our Legacy, an exhibition of works by Western Aranda watercolourists that pays tribute to the enduring legacy of famed artist Albert Namatjira.

Developed over a period of 12 months in consultation with the Western Aranda community of artists, the exhibition is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia and Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, for Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art.

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