Friends of the University of Newcastle Art Fair
Friday, 25 July 2014, 05:00 pm — Friday, 25 July 2014, 08:00 pm
|Location||The University Gallery, GS Building, University Drive, University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus, NSW 2308|
|Contact||The University Gallery T: +61 2 4921 5255|
|RSVP||Friday, 25 July 2014|
The Friends of the University of Newcastle Art Fair is a rare opportunity for anyone from the University or general public to purchase contemporary artworks by significant Australian artists, including many favourites from the local region as well as Aboriginal artworks from the Central Desert.
This event plays a vital role in the development and support of scholarships at the University and consistently raises funds for various needs of the University community. Started in 1981, it has successfully raised nearly $1,000,000.
In 2014 the funds raised by the art fair will go towards sponsoring an Acquisitive Art Prize of $6,000 and two Student Acquisitive Art Prizes of $2,500 each.
These art prizes assists in the growth of the University's Art Collection, a public collection of real significance that acknowledges the artists of our region and continues to provide contemporary and relevant work for ours and future generations to enjoy.
On Friday 25 July, there will be an announcement of Acquisitive Art Prizes in the University Gallery at 5pm, along with an exhibition displaying the finalists. This will be followed by the Art Fair exhibition and sale.
The exhibition will also be open to the public from Wednesday 23 July to Sunday 27 July 2014.