THE ELLIOTT EYES COLLECTION
the Elliott Eyes Collection (tEEC) of contemporary art is housed in a private Victorian terrace house in Erskineville, Sydney NSW.
The collection of over 300 works (sculpture, painting, glass, digital and ceramics) focuses mainly on Australian and New Zealand art, but also includes work by German, Belgium, American, South African and English artists, all of which are on display. Four major outdoor sculptures extend the collection beyond the usual interior walls, tables, mantels and, in our case, even the floor of the house.
While our collection is constantly growing, sometimes in divergent, unexpected directions, it’s central focus is on the figure in the landscape. Some works are ‘serious’ (e.g. our obsession with the 1950s and 1960s paintings by James Gleeson) and others are just ‘fun’ (e.g. Madeleine Child’s ceramic popcorn) while some are very practical (e.g. Michael Snape's security door).
Visitors can see how we live day by day with all our art as part of our life. We hope to inspire others to collect and give them insights into how we collect.