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


Exhibition: Wednesday 3 June - Saturday 23 June 2015

The University holds many treasures that have been donated for the benefit of our students, staff and community, and are collected and maintained for sharing with future generations. Since the University achieved autonomy in 1965, members of the community and graduates have shown their support in a variety of ways, including the gifting of cultural items, donations and financial support that enable us to expand our cultural collections.

This exhibition acknowledges the generosity of those who give to enrich the lives of others, and will profile 50 such items that captivate and enhance our working and learning environment. Rare books and butterfly collections, precious musical instruments and Pacific ornaments, will sit alongside the artwork of some of Australia's most acclaimed artists, all from our University Collections.

The exhibition is a part of a series of events celebrating the University of Newcastle's 50th anniversary. To find out more about these event, visit  

 For more information please call 02 49215255 or email

Image: Margaret Olley, After rain, looking towards Stockton, 1970, oil on board, 52.5 x 90cm. Donated by the artist to the University Art Collection. Reproduced courtesy the Margaret Olley Estate and Philip Bacon.

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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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