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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.

Patricia Piccinini
  • Sheen
    Sheen, 1997-1998
  • Sheen
    Sheen, 1997-1998
  • Sheen (detail)
    Sheen (detail), 1997-1998
  • 1:00.613.1, Sheen
    1:00.613.1, Sheen, 1997-1998
  • 1:00.613.2, Sheen
    1:00.613.2, Sheen, 1997-1998
  • 1:00.613.3, Sheen
    1:00.613.3, Sheen, 1997-1998
  • 1:00.613.4, Sheen
    1:00.613.4, Sheen, 1997-1998
  • 1:00.613.5, Sheen
    1:00.613.5, Sheen, 1997-1998
  • Car Nuggets: They're good for you
    Car Nuggets: They're good for you, 1998
  • Car Nuggets: They're good for you (detail)
    Car Nuggets: They're good for you (detail), 1998
  • Lustre
    Lustre, 1999
  • Truck Babies
    Truck Babies, 1999
  • Truck Babies
    Truck Babies, 1999
  • Panel Works
    Panel Works, 2000
  • Sandman
    Sandman, 2002
  • Sandman
    Sandman, 2002
  • Sandman
    Sandman, 2002
  • Sandman (detail)
    Sandman (detail), 2002
  • Destroy, Sandman
    Destroy, Sandman, 2002
  • Natural Selection, Sandman
    Natural Selection, Sandman, 2002
  • Peer, Sandman
    Peer, Sandman, 2002
  • Quite Reflection, Sandman
    Quite Reflection, Sandman, 2002
  • Shore, Sandman
    Shore, Sandman, 2002
  • Xanadu, Sandman
    Xanadu, Sandman, 2002
  • The Uprising
    The Uprising, 2008
  • The Uprising
    The Uprising, 2008
  • Infestation
    Infestation, 2009
  • The Carrier
    The Carrier, 2012
  • The Carrier (detail)
    The Carrier (detail), 2012