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The Housemuseum is the story of a partnership between collector and architect Corbett Lyon and his wife, Yueji Lyon, who began shaping their collection of Australian contemporary art over twenty six years ago.

The first works in the Collection, 'Nude in a Landscape, 1989' by Linda Marrinon and 'Orange Building Site, 1990' by Louise Forthun, were acquired by Corbett Lyon in 1990. Since 1994, Corbett Lyon and Yueji Lyon have jointly expanded the Collection to include seminal works by many of Australia's most significant contemporary artists.

Today the Collection holds over 350 works from over 50 artists, representing one of the strongest collections of Australian contemporary art in the country. Following selected artists over the course of their evolving practices, the Collection includes works by internationally recognised Australian artists such as Brook Andrew, Howard Arkley, Patricia Piccinini, Callum Morton, Shaun Gladwell, Daniel von Sturmer and Daniel Crooks and represents many of the key moments and important shifts in Australian artistic practice and thinking.

The collection was established with the intention of making works available for public viewing, and for research and education.

Daniel von Sturmer
  • Science Fiction
    Science Fiction, 2001
  • Straw
    Straw, 2003
  • The Truth Effect
    The Truth Effect, 2003
  • The Field Equation
    The Field Equation, 2006
  • The Field Equation (detail)
    The Field Equation (detail), 2006
  • The Field Equation (detail)
    The Field Equation (detail), 2006
  • The Field Equation (detail)
    The Field Equation (detail), 2006
  • The Field Equation (detail)
    The Field Equation (detail), 2006
  • The Object of Things
    The Object of Things, 2007
  • The Object of Things
    The Object of Things, 2007
  • The Object of Things (detail)
    The Object of Things (detail), 2007
  • The Object of Things (detail)
    The Object of Things (detail), 2007
  • The Object of Things (detail)
    The Object of Things (detail), 2007
  • Painted Video (detail)
    Painted Video (detail), 2009
  • Painted Video (detail)
    Painted Video (detail), 2009
  • Painted Video (detail)
    Painted Video (detail), 2009
  • Painted Video (detail)
    Painted Video (detail), 2009
  • These Constructs
    These Constructs, 2014
  • These Constructs
    These Constructs, 2014
  • These Constructs (detail)
    These Constructs (detail), 2014
  • These Constructs
    These Constructs, 2014