The University Gallery
The University Gallery presents exhibitions by postgraduate students from the University of Newcastle, as well as curated exhibitions and touring shows that promote an awareness of contemporary artists, communities and disciplines.
We value community engagement and welcome the public to come and support emerging and local artists at one of our many exhibitions or opening events throughout the year.
PhD Exhibition: 5 to 22 March 2014
Opening: Saturday 8 March at 2pm - free entry, meet the artist, all welcome
Collecting identity investigates how single artworks can hold completely unpredictable and multiple meanings. Susan Ryman, for her PhD research in Natural History Illustration.... read more about the exhibition.
Currently on exhibition
in the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum
Judy Robinson Resin N.Z. souvenir koruru (gable mask) 1:2 scale 2013, chalk and charcoal on paper, 42 x 52.5 cm
Escape and Capture
MPhil Exhibition: 8 to 22 March 2014 - in the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum
(located underneath the University Gallery)
Opening: Saturday 8 March at 3pm - free entry, meet the artist, all welcome
Escape and Capture forms the exhibition component of Judy Robinson's Master of Philosophy (Architecture) thesis, Flight of the Tiki.
Flight of the Tiki is a study of mid-20th century Tiki carvings and tourist souvenirs as collectables. Tiki carvings were incorporated – as freestanding or engaged architectural elements – into agricultural landscapes, ritual spaces, and vernacular architectural structures of Oceania.
A significant cultural change has occurred: the Tiki's threatening and defiant posture, depicted in grotesque humanoid form, has been subverted. The message conveyed by Tiki has changed from one of threatening to one of benign welcome.
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.