An exhibition to celebrate the launch of Jasmine and Wattle, the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir recordings made in China. China Song features works by Catherine Croll and the University Chamber Choir, Pamela See, Michael Bell, Claire Martin, Dermod Kavanagh, Johanna Trainor, Jen Denzin, Anne Graham and Allan Chawner. These works feature the experience of China - its people, sights, sounds, tastes and smells.
Honours Exhibitions 2010
The Honours program in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle is the fourth year of study, the culmination of student achievements in the three years of the Bachelor of Fine Art Degree. It is the opportunity for students to take on additional independent studies and to focus on a single body of work that is part of forging their own original identity in their art practice. The students’ studio is contextualised in a research paper, which explores the sources and infl uences, issues, and concerns that informed this body of work.
Axes and Polygons - Architectural Tour of Greece and Italy
On 6 June 2010, thirty seven people with connections to the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, met in Athens to begin a three week architectural study tour of Greece and Italy. Twenty four were attending a new course, AHIS3900 ‘Overseas Study Experience’. Most were students of architecture who all kept graphic diaries, in the grand tour tradition.
JAAM Japan – Australia Art Musings Program
On the 9th August 2010, a new art residency program, JAAM, Japan – Australia Art Musings was launched at the Australia House, Echigo. Six young art students from both the University of Newcastle - Mandy Francis, Fiona Lee and Nerida Ackland and Tama Art University - Shimojo Saeko, Chigasaki Keiichi and Fukui Hitomi, lived and worked together in a rustic farmhouse in Echigo Tsumari. For several weeks the students interacted with each other, discovering new possibilities for international contemporary practice as well as developing potential course content for their respective universities.
Shorelines: an exhibition of artworks by Cathy Treadaway and Alison F. Bell
In conjunction with the Arts Health Symposium 2010 - Space and Wellbeing
‘Shorelines’ features paintings, prints, photographs and textiles developed as part of a collaborative research project investigating creative practice that has been on-going for the last four years at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. The exhibited works are a response to five coastal locations in England, Scotland, Wales and New South Wales, Australia, and result from two research field studies and three artist residencies.
LUMINATE: Photographs from Ralph Snowball’s historic glass negatives
In 2008 a collection of over 1000 glass negatives from renowned photographer Ralph Snowball were donated to the University of Newcastle's Auchmuty Library Cultural Collections as part of the Norm Barney Photographic Collection. Dating from 1880s to 1920s, these beautiful images are literally windows to another time, documenting life in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Region .
Mark Elliot-Ranken: Nomad Strategies
There is a difference between a ‘journey’ and travelling. The latter takes you from departures to destinations, in a straight line. A journey however, takes one into a nomadic space between leaving and arriving. This exhibition attempts to explore my own journey, where chance makes no mistakes.
WAAP 2010: The Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize
The Wollotuka Insititute presents their second annual acquisitive prize. This exhibition profiles the practice of Indigenous artists from the University, the greater Newcastle area and the Central Coast. The winning art work will be acquired for the University Art Collection.
Merrick Fry: A Newcastle Survey: works produced in Newcastle 1987 – 1993
This exhibition presents a survey of works from the artist Merrick Fry’s time as a resident of Newcastle. Many of the works exhibited, created between 1987 and 1993, discuss the idea of home in relation to the industrial urban landscape.
Aaron Bellette: Tearing Light: Dyslexia and Creativity
an alternate mode of perception
Tearing Light is the culmination of creative and intellectual research by Aaron Bellette for the award of Master of Philosophy. Bellette has used medium format film photography to record the visual experience of Dyslexia, where he distorts and layers photographic images to present his own interpretation of time and space.
Gifted: The 2010 Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship and Gifts from the University of Newcastle Art Collection
The Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to gain primary research and inspiration for their Honours year of study. This award was implemented in 2003 and is given to students who have a clear vision of their practice and a passion for what they do.
The University Collection illustrates the cultural history of our University and the strength of practice of staff, students and visitors. It illustrates and enforces a civic identity by visually representing the generosity of donors and artists connected with our region.
Euan Macleod, Neil Frazer and Tim Cheung.
Three friends sailed around the Antarctic for ten days and each had their own responses to this vast wilderness. A photographer and two painters absorbed the light and texture of this pristine environment. Back in their studios in Sydney, their sketches and photographs have been played out giving us a rare and extraordinary glimpse of WHITE. More
Journeys to the Other World
Senta Taft-Hendry established Galleries Primitif in 1959, and the University
Gallery is delighted to exhibit a range of artefacts from the Gallery and Ms
Taft-Hendry’s private collection. For fi ve decades Senta Taft-Hendry has travelled extensively, particularly in Papua New Guinea, West Papua (Irian Jaya), Micronesia, Polynesia and remote communities in Australia. It is from these remote areas, often where Ms Taft-Hendry was the fi rst contact, that these pieces have been sourced. Chosen with rare sensitivity
for the artefacts and the communities visited by Ms Taft-Hendry, this extraordinary and eclectic collection of objects* provide a backdrop to the story of one woman’s life long passion for other worlds.
Something Other Than Itself - Peter Tilley
This Master of Philosophy Exhibition explores ancient Egyptian symbolism.
Engaging seriously with existential issues; it addresses the issues of doubt
when confronting the unknown and all the compromises to do with the cycle
of living. It’s about what it means to be in an uncertain world with thoughts,
feelings, and desires as a vulnerable and sometimes fragile being. The work
is ambiguous and sometimes mysterious, just as life is uncertain, so too is the predicament in these three dimensional situations. Peter Tilley is represented by Brenda May Gallery.
everyone I know reminds me of somebody else - Darryl Bowes
‘Everyone I know reminds me of somebody else’ is a continuation of Bowes’
cold and controlled interrogation of painted surface and space. These slick,
ambiguous works make widely disparate references, from the gentle affection
of ‘My fathers head is a house’ to the ‘Elegy for dead mates’ paintings, which
directly quote Peter Weir’s 1974 cult thriller ‘The Cars That Ate Paris.’
This exhibition is a collection of photographic portraits by students studying Photography in the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music. It is also a celebration of their subjects – those who featured in the University’s newspaper column ‘Out to Achieve’. The exhibition is a showcase of the published images along with the students’ own selection from the photographic sessions. The images give an insight into how the students, as photographers, interpreted the written word and captured the essence of their subject’s personality and achievements.