Art & Australia has found a new home at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). After thirteen years as the Publishing Editor, Ms Eleonora Triguboff has donated Australia’s pre-eminent art magazine to VCA.

In print since 1963, Art & Australia is the country’s longest running art journal. VCA Directors, Professor Su Baker and Professor Edward Colless, will lead the new iteration of the magazine from 2016 onwards. Ms Triguboff’s gift of Art & Australia to the VCA will enable the publication to continue to inspire and to educate: ‘Gifting Art & Australia to VCA under the exemplary directorship of Su Baker and the exceptional talent of Edward will ensure the magazine continues to honour its past and make great strides into the future,’ says Ms Triguboff.

Under Ms Triguboff’s leadership, Art & Australia worked closely with Gertrude Contemporary, the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), ANZ and Credit Suisse Private Banks to provide significant opportunities for Australian artists and writers. In 2003, Ms Triguboff established the Emerging Artist Award to nurture early career Australian artists. The Art & Australia Emerging Artist Collection – which comprises works by recipients of this award including Del Kathryn Barton, Nicholas Mangan and Jonathan Jones – was recently donated to the Art Gallery of NSW after travelling across the country in partnership with the Newcastle Art Gallery. 

Ms Triguboff’s ARTAND Foundation has also donated the Art & Australia library of more than two thousand books and magazine collections to the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) in support of the new museum and its education partners; Riverina TAFE, La Trobe University, Wodonga TAFE and schools.

The gift to VCA is one of the first actions of the newly established not-for-profit foundation, ARTAND Foundation, reflecting ARTAND’s commitment to honour and enrich Australian culture.