Arts and culture
The University supports and engages in arts and cultural activities that bring dynamic colour and depth to our regions.
Our inspiring art galleries, music conservatorium, community radio station, Chinese language and cultural centre, and multi-award winning choir are all testament to our continued commitment to and involvement in our community. We invite you to get involved!
2NURFM began broadcasting in March 1978 and is Newcastle's leading 'easy listening' radio station with a format structured around familiar hit songs by legendary stars like Michael Bublé, Shirley Bassey, Dianna Krall, Air Supply, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
On the eve of the Asian Century, the Confucius Institute is working to strengthen the vital links between Australia and China – the fastest growing economy in the world. As part of the University's International and Advancement Division, the Confucius Institute plays a major role in developing the University's capacity to effectively engage with the Asian Century.
The University of Newcastle's music Conservatorium prides itself on engaging with the community by delivering an extensive range of music lessons. Whether it's classical, rock, jazz, pop, folk, electronic... individual or ensemble, our staff are experts in their fields who cater for all ages and levels of experience.
The Newcastle University Choir first began rehearsals in 1976 under the baton of Ulric Burstein. The first concert took place in May,1977, Verdi's Requiem, to an audience of 200 people. From these humble (but challenging) beginnings, the Choir grew rapidly to become the premier adult choir in the Hunter Region.
The University Gallery presents exhibitions by postgraduate students from the University of Newcastle, as well as curated exhibitions and touring shows that promote an awareness of contemporary artists, communities and disciplines.
Watt Space is the University of Newcastle student art gallery. It is a place of inspiration and experience for our students - a place where they can engage with the community through their art. We welcome the public to visit our exhibitions and opening events and support our emerging student artists.