The University Gallery
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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|GRANT VERCOE: MANHATTAN AND THE MERGING OF MODERNISM||LOUISE MCALPINE: HAPTICIVISM: HAPTIC + ACTIVISM, AN ARTISTIC IMPERATIVE|
Exhibition: Wednesday 15 April - Saturday 2 May 2015
Opening: Saturday 18 April at 2:00pm
Grant Vercoe: Drawing inspiration from the great modern architectural icons of Manhattan, New York, Grant Vercoe's paintings aim to visually articulate the experience of the scale of this metropolis. His research explores recent responses to the architecture of Modernism, Neo-Modernism and post-modernist Deconstructive architecture. This exhibition of paintings is drawn from a body of photographic images captured on a research trip to New York in June 2011.
Louise McAlpine: As an object maker, the mediums Louise McAlpine creates with are mainly of a textile nature. The visual and haptic senses combine to create a handcrafted oeuvre. The touch sense is the "curator" in the studio, negotiating the other senses and the final word rests with "touch". It dictates the aesthetic decision making process. McAlpine's work seeks to interrupt visual experience and replace it with a more sensual alternative.
Entry is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served.
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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.