Yarra’s Art and Heritage Collection includes around 800 items which range from memorabilia, heritage items to a growing contemporary fine art collection.

Gitmo Bay Souvenirs created by artist Penny Byrne

We are committed to building on our collection through acquisition, commissioning and donations. We are a participating institution of the cultural gifts program which offers tax incentives to encourage people to donate cultural items to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives in Australia. 

You can view a selection of the collection in the gallery. We are working on bringing all collection items online in the near future.

We have received donations of artworks from artists and collectors and in particular acknowledges the very generous donations by Dr Jonathan Hartley.

Image: Penny Byrne, Gitmo Bay Souvenirs. Closing Down Sale, All Stock Must Go!, 2010, vintage porcelain figurines, epoxy resin, metal chains, re-touching medium, powder pigments