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The University Gallery is delighted to collaborate with Gallery 139 to present CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER, an extensive exhibition profiling the work of three Gallery 139 artists, Dino Consalvo, Peter Lankas and Paul Maher.

Building on the success of CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER at the Depot Gallery in Sydney in 2016, curator Ahn Wells has recontextualised the exhibition for the University Gallery, bringing together new works from their studios that focus on practice and continual developments in defining and refining subject matter, materiality and process.

The three artists live and work in Newcastle and their practices respond to the environment in different ways. They each employ their own unique visual language to reflect on the landscape around them, whether suburban, urban or natural. Through working and exhibiting together, they as a group enjoy a collegial frankness in their discussions that brings a freshness to these independent approaches and evident mastery of medium.

Exhibition opening:
Saturday 18 February 2016, from 2pm
Exhibition dates: 15 February – 18 March 2016
Image: Paul Maher, Suburban Opera, oil on canvas, 170 x 119 cm.


In conjunction with the exhibition CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER, The University Gallery will host a series of three painting workshops, run by each of the exhibiting artists. Please click below for more information:

Dino Consalvo: Surface Preparation
Peter Lankas: Non-Solvent Oil Paint
Paul Maher: iPad Drawing

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