Statue, Grey – Pink Man by Melbourne-based ceramacist Stephen Benwell was the inaugural winner of the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, an acquisitive award established in 2009.
The Deakin University Art Collection comprises over 1,500 diverse artworks, principally by Australian contemporary artists, which are circulated and displayed on the University’s four campuses. The Collection is administered by the Deakin Art Collection and Galleries Unit located at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood.
The collection includes amongst its holdings ceramic objects and artists books. In 2009 and 2010 Deakin University toured a travelling exhibition Books Crossing featuring highlights from the Deakin University Artists Books collection to galleries across Victoria.