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

62nd Blake Prize Touring Exhibition
Exploring the religious and spiritual in art and poetry

Exhibition: 11 June to 19 July 2014

Gallery Talk: Saturday 19 July at 2pm with the Rev Dr Rod Pattenden, Chairperson,
The Blake Society. Free entry, refreshments served, all welcome.

Dani Marti "Butterfly Man" Dani Marti Butterfly Man 2012, still from video

Since 1951 the Blake Prize has provided a platform for artists and poets to explore the nature of the spiritual and religious imagination through a wide range of artistic...  read more about the exhibition.

The Friends of the University of Newcastle 2014 Art Fair and Acquisitive Art Prizes

The popular Friends of the University of Newcastle Art Fair will this year feature three generous Acquisitive Art Prizes, an Open Prize of $6,000 and two Student Prizes of $2,500 each. The Art Fair sale represents a real opportunity to buy work from significant artists at affordable prices.

An award exhibition will profile the finalists during the week of 23 to 27 July 2014, with the announcement of the winning entries in the University Gallery on Friday 25 July at 5pm, followed by the commencement of the Art Fair sale at 6pm.

See more information on our latest exhibition and opening events.

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.