3 - 21 June 2009
Pull My Finger: An exhibition of Humour in Art
Curated by Bree Cunningham - The Loading Dock
Exhibitions to be opened by Andre Brodyk, artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Newcastle, and Claire Parker, studfent representativer on the 2009 Watt Space Committee, on Thursday 4 June at 6.30 pm
Helen Ackland, Julie Batts, Sally Cogan-Aberhart, Bree Cunningham, Sally Dooner, Gianna Fallavollita, Ruth Feeney, Jenna-Maree Fraser, Christian Kauter, Patricia Lubinski, Chrsitine Menz, Rhonda Partidge, Louise Realph, Loretta Swindale, Megan Williams
Pull My Finger: An exhibition of Humour in Art is an open show of funny, silly, wise-cracking, side-splitting, laugh till a little bit of wee comes out Art. It is about having art being fun and comic and sometimes just a little laughable. Curated by Bree Cunningham with all works by students of the University of Newcastle.
Dr. Yook's Emporium of Curiosity
Luke Johnston - The Long Room
What happens when an artist and their unbridled imagination are unleashed into the fields of medicine and science? Should an artist, who is striving for a very different outcome than a scientist or medical researcher, be bound by the same codes of ethics as those working professionally in those fields?
What are the eventualities of unrestrained creativity combined with the means to achieve? And why are we compelled to continue to explore the limits of human mutation?
Kate Parker - The Pit
Through drawing and fibre works this exhibition explores the human form as a site of both the beautiful and the grotesque, the graceful and the anxious.
The University of Newcastle Society for the Appreciation of Fine Art presents an Exhibition of Realistic Paintings
Rebecca Holmes - The Locker Room
This exhibition of realistic paintings by Rebecca Holmes is a comment on the state of realism in the contemporary art context.
One Line Continuous
Trine Deans and Stewart Falconer - The Hoist
Stewart Falconer and Trine Deans explore the importance and freedom of the one-line continuous drawing method presented in a graphic collage styled installation: One line, continuous. This drawing installation covers every inch of The Hoist in a giant collage of one line continuous drawings to create the feeling of walking into an open splayed artist's sketch book.
Watt Space is funded by the UoN Services Limited and supported by the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music at the University of Newcastle. All associated images and information copyright © the artists, Watt Space & the University of Newcastle, Australia. Building images © Roger Hanley