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The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines.  We also support and promote local and emerging artists through our exhibition program and present research exhibitions by our postgraduate candidates at the University of Newcastle.

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Current Exhibition


Joseph Lycett, Fishing by torchlight, 1817

Exhibition: Wednesday 6 May - Saturday 30 May 2015
Opening and book launch: Wednesday 6 May at 6:00pm

This exhibition explores the history of the Aboriginal people of the Newcastle area and will trace their stories, culture and their intrinsic relationship with the land. Significant sites, traditional practices and the sharing of stories, will be brought into focus as we celebrate the University and its community in 2015, and acknowledge the custodians of the land.

Original artifacts, flora and fauna will accompany early images by European artists, and will set the scene as the exhibition follows the history and development of Newcastle from an Aboriginal perspective. Photographs taken from the 1960s to now will also mark the ever-changing landscapes within the community.

The exhibition will also include the launch of Professor John Maynard's book Whose traditional land? Callaghan, the University of Newcastle, with a welcome performance by Ray Kelly Jnr, and is part of a series of events celebrating the University's 50th anniversary.

Presented in association with The Wollotuka Institute: a leader in Indigenous education in Newcastle and Australia.

Please join us to celebrate this special event. Entry is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Your RSVP is appreciated, phone 02 49215255 or email


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The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment. For enquiries please phone +61 2 4921 5255.

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