Shadowline and Spiritlands

Shadowline: Contemporary Drawing
Nicole Chaffey | Anne Judell
Jennifer Keeler-Milne | Franc Hancock

A Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibition curated by Niomi Sands

Exhibition dates: 26 March – 17 April 2014
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 29 March at 2pm

Nicole Chaffey Nicole Chaffey Three Tree Creek 2013, graphite on paper

Shadowline is celebration of drawing and features recent work by Nicole Chaffey, Franc Hancock, Anne Judell, and Jennifer Keeler-Milne. Each artist explores light and shadow within their works, combining ideas relating to atmosphere, experience and landscape. They capture emotion and the essence of place, with light providing inspiration for each artist as they explore and respond to their surrounding environment.

Spiritlands
Cherie Johnson | Nicole Chaffey | Tara Standing

Exhibition dates: 26 March – 17 April 2014
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 29 March at 2pm

Tara Standing 2

Tara Standing "Mermaids & Cicadas" 2007, still from digital video

Spiritlands: three women explore disconnection and reconnection to land and spirit through photography and video.  
Terra Nullius or "a land belonging to no-one" becomes more than a metaphor in the burnt landscapes reclaimed by Cherie Johnson through her series Not Forgotten. Nicole Chaffey uses old photographic technology to capture the Private Lawns of colonised Australia and its suburbs.Tara Standing constructs ephemeral landscapes as backdrop to the rite of passage of young Aborignal women growing up in contemporary Australia in Red Ribbon Series 2 and her video piece Mermaids & Cicadas.

Artist Talk: Cherie Johnson in Conversation

In the University Gallery: Thursday 3 April at 12.30pm

Cherie Johnson Cherie will be speaking about her new reclamation project. This is a free event, all welcome - to reserve your place please RSVP, phone 02 4921 5255 or email gallery@newcastle.edu.au

Workshop: Create Sunprints

At the University Gallery: Thursday 1 May at 12.30pm

Sunprint

Above: a sunprint created using an image by Spiritlands artist Cherie Johnson during the first Sunprint Workshop on Thursday 10 April.

Due to popular demand we are holding a second Sunprint Workshop at the University Gallery on Thursday 1 May. Join Gillean Shaw, the University Art Curator, for a workshop using an early photo process requiring only the sun and your imagination. No experience is necessary. This is a free event, all welcome and refreshments will be provided. Numbers are limited so please RSVP to reserve your place, phone 02 4921 5255 or email gallery@newcastle.edu.au