10 - 27 NOVEMBER 2020
BOUNDARIES: PAINTING MY WAY HOME
The history of place and more specifically one's personal history of place, changes the perception to it. The memories that are embedded there serve as mnemonic references that are connected both to time and to space. These references provide us with the parameters for a re-constructed personal history and in turn a sense of belonging and identification. Memories are subjectively expanded, attaching themselves to objects like visual prompts reimagining this landscape through visceral responses.
30 SEPTEMBER - 30 OCTOBER 2020
LOVES LAST TOKEN: TRACE OBJECTS
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.
10 AUGUST - 25 SEPTEMBER 2020
Sensory Echoes comprises a collection of works and experiments developed in situ over the course of the exhibition. The work has been developed as part of Kira’s PhD research, which is situated in the space between architecture and art and explores ideas of embodied perception, the body’s after image and memory, kinesthetic learning and latent aspects of space.
29 MARCH - 30 JULY 2020
THINKING IN PICTURES
Thinking in Pictures aims to visualise the female phenotype of autism spectrum disorder through creative practice. The exhibition seeks to defy myths and stereotypes and bring awareness to the often complex and camouflaged female presentation of ASD. In translating the invisible to visible - whilst promoting the creativity not often associated with being on the spectrum - the exhibition showcases vivid and expressive works that highlight the rich inner world and workings of a different mind.
9 JANUARY - 21 MARCH 2020
Commonplace is an exhibition of collaborative drawing projects by Beth George, Michael Chapman and others. The drawings explore the relationships between empathy, embodiment, memory and architectural space and will be undertaken in the gallery space over the course of the exhibition.
|2019 - 2020 |
Reduced Summer Hours:
20 NOVEMBER - 6 DECEMBER 2019
A showcase of work by third year architecture students, who, in their final Architecture Design Studio course, were prompted to craft designs that respond to the dynamic threshold between land and water in Newcastle.
23 OCTOBER - 17 NOVEMBER 2019
REIMAGINING THE CANON
Alison Bell, Chris Byrnes, Penny Dunstan, Sarah Edmondson, Helen Hopcroft, Rachel Milne, Annemarie Murland, Dan Nelson, Lucy O’Donnell, Marika Osmotherly, Kiera O’Toole, Alessia Sakoff, Belinda Street, Lezlie Tilley, Eila Vinwynn, Clare Weeks, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Lee Zaunders, Vera Zulumovski
24 SEPTEMBER - 19 OCTOBER 2019
BHP began mining silver, lead and zinc at Broken Hill in NSW in 1885, and its Newcastle Steelworks closed on September 30th, 1999. Twenty years on this photographic exhibition by Murray McKean offers a unique insight into the site post-closure.
28 AUGUST - 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
BY THE GOOD GRACE
By the Good Grace explores the love, hate and indifference shown towards domesticated dogs historically to challenge people’s perceptions around the capacity of dogs to suffer when ill-treated.
17 JULY - 23 AUGUST 2019
Erasure is never simply a matter of making things disappear: there is always a remainder that comes about in the aftermath, some mark on the surface from which a word or image or note has been removed. Whether crossed out, written-over or rubbed away, the forsaken item has a habit of returning, like a spectre: if only in the marks that assume its place and assert
Opening and performances Tuesday 6 August from 7:30pm
Follow up event and performances Tuesday 13 August from 7:30pm
12 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019
SCHOOL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES HONOURS 2019
24 APRIL - 8 JUNE 2019
BILOELA: AFORE AND BEYOND
Developed through research into local histories and institutionalised abuse, this exhibition explores the repressed history of three nineteenth century public schools for "wayward" girls.
20 MARCH - 20 APRIL 2019
DINO CONSALVO & LOTTIE CONSALVO
13 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH 2019
GREG FULLER | JASON HICKLIN | TRACY HILL
Three British printmakers return to Newcastle to present an exhibition of their visual reinterpretations of the Hunter landscape as experienced through their walking journeys during a 2016 artist residency.
NOVEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019
YEARNING TO YARN
Simon Munro is a higher education researcher, artist and Indigenous Project Officer in the Department of Rural Health.