The University of Newcastle, Australia

Located on our Callaghan campus, the University Gallery is renowned for ideas driven contemporary exhibitions from art practitioners and researchers – locally, nationally, internationally and from our own University community.  For over 25 years it has been a site for cross-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange that champions creative thinking and engagement. It is a place for contemporary artists to develop and profile their practice, presenting compelling exhibitions that inspire.

Set in an award winning building designed by internationally renowned Alumnus, Peter Stutchbury, the University Gallery exhibits a wide range of artistic production from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, International exchanges, touring and collective shows, and solo artists. Throughout the year our calendar continues to present a dynamic series of innovative and diverse exhibitions and events, curated in support of our students, our researchers, our staff and our community.

Banner image: Dino Consalvo and Lottie Consalvo, From the Mudbrick House, 2019.

Current Exhibition

Loves Last Token: Trace Objects

Loves Last Token: Trace Objects

Genevieve Graham

Gallery open by appointment

This exhibition explores Trace Objects, the mementos people leave at graves. These objects come to represent a person who has died and to express the grief and love mourners have for the deceased. The works are an enquiry into a topic that is often avoided or ignored even though it is ever present in our lives. Through the mediums of early photographic processes, dark room photography, embroidery and installation, traditional and contemporary art practices are used to explore Trace Objects, revealing their sublime nature. This exhibition is a conversation in the process of demystifying death.

Image: Genevieve Graham, Forget Me Not (detail). 2020.

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