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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


Riparian Life: a visual navigation of the Hunter River Estuary

Exhibition: Wednesday 4 March - Saturday 21 March 2015
Opening: Saturday 7 March at 2:00pm

Julianne Tilse, Ancient Forest Redgums, 2014

This PhD exhibition addresses Julianne Tilse's quest to better understand the dynamic and changing landscape of the Hunter River Estuary in New South Wales, Australia.

Fresh perceptions of the river emerge with interdisciplinary research and practical encounters of being in and moving through this specific riparian landscape – experienced from within and upon the river in a rowing boat, across times and tides.

The exhibition offers a synchronization of art, science and philosophy in works of art that echo a deeply felt connection to the river – a living enquiry – aiming to expand perceptiveness and enliven a more astute sensitivity for the Hunter River. A series of oil paintings on linen, drawings on paper and a photo-media archive, suggest that creative outcomes often transcend empirical and objective realities to become windows into an unknown liminal landscape.

Please join us to celebrate at the opening. 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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