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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 


Graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Art degrees at the University of Newcastle

Exhibition dates: 18 November to 12 December 2015

Please join the artists for the opening at the University Gallery to be launched by the founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, author of Creating Cities, and writer and presenter of Bespoke on ABC TV, Marcus Westbury: Wednesday 25 NOVEMBER at 6pm

Louisa Magrics 2015 Liminal exhibition 

/ˈlimənl/ adjective   technical
1. Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
2. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

Liminal celebrates the art work of students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) degree and the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree at the University of Newcastle in 2015. Graduating students have worked with a range of different media and processes to create individual pieces that reflect their achievements in becoming independent and professional artists. Showing across two locations at Callaghan campus, the University Gallery will feature the work of six BFA Honours students presenting their final works for examination: Libby Eckersley, Shelagh Lummis, Louisa Magrics, Kalinda Nelson-Boyd, Shandele Pascoe, and James Rhodes. 

The Art Building (AT) will also host a selection of final art work from 37 graduating students of the BFA and BFA Teaching degree course (from 25 November to 4 December).

Watt Space Gallery (Ackland St, Newcastle) will simultaneously exhibit BFA Honours Students (from 18 November to 6 December), including Eloise Genner, John Heaney, Louisa Magrics, and Charlotte Patterson.


Creativity and Culture in the 21st Century with Marcus Westbury
Thursday 26 November at 10am - 12pm Free event, all welcome

Image details: Louisa Magrics, Spiral Installation, 2015, large-scale wool crochet, 300cm x 400cm x 400cm (detail)

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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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