Currently on exhibition at the University Gallery, the University of Newcastle. We welcome the public to our exhibitions and events.


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.

We value community engagement and welcome the public to engage with our many exhibition openings and public programs throughout the year. See sign up tab to your right for event updates.

Current Exhibition


Shifting Perspectives: Paintings 1995 – 2015
A twenty year survey of unique paintings by Chinese born artist Fan Dongwang 

Exhibition dates: Wednesday 30 July to Saturday 5 September 2015
Please join the artist for the exhibition opening to be launched by
Dr Rod Pattenden: Wednesday 12 July from 5:30pm 


Fan Dongwang's survey exhibition explores the shifting borders of Asian and Australian cultures through a series of dynamic, large format paintings that use colour and motif to shift cultural perceptions in art. The works exhibit a refined attention to detail while exploring the global experience of shifting boundaries in this Asian century.

Curated and catalogue essay by Curator and Art Historian, Dr Rod Pattenden


Special Gallery Events will be held on the opening day of the exhibition
Wednesday 12 August 

At 12pm - Student hour artist talk with Fan Dongwang
At 3pm - Curator floor talk with Dr Rod Pattenden
At 5:30pm - Official exhibition launch with the artist and curator

Please join us for this special day of events to celebrate an incredible exhibition of works by Fan Dongwang
All events are free, and refreshments will be served at the opening launch. 

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Gallery opening hours

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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