Mildura Arts Centre Collection

The permanent collection referred to as one of Victoria’s best kept secrets, the foundation bequest of Senator RD Elliott and Mrs Hilda Elliott includes the largest single collection of paintings by Anglo-Irish artist Sir William Orpen. Visitors are astonished to find a pastel by Edgar Degas, Femme à la baignoire se coiffant, as well as works by Sir Frank Brangwyn and a number of important Australian artists.

Mildura Arts Centre has a rotating program of diverse exhibitions. For this reason, artworks from the Collection are not on continuous display but instead may be included in our regularly changing curated displays. To avoid the disappointment of not seeing a particular work from our Collection, we recommend contacting us prior to your visit.

Access to works and images

Requests to see particular works from the Mildura Arts Centre Collection not currently on display are by application only. Pleasse email for further information. 

For image requests of a particular work from the Mildura Arts Centre Collection, please download and complete this handy request form.

Top Image: Sir William Orpen RA (1878–1931), RD Elliott Esq., n.d (detail). Oil on panel. Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Senator RD Elliott Bequest, presented to the City of Mildura by Mrs Hilda Elliott, 1956.