The University Gallery
COVID-19 UPDATE FOR UNIVERSITY GALLERY EVENTS
The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority and in accordance with the latest Government advice regarding COVID-19, some student and community events have been cancelled or postponed.
The exhibition and events schedule for the University Gallery is under revision. We will advise of any further updates or changes as they are made. Thank you for your understanding.
The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines. We also support and promote local and emerging artists through our exhibition program and present research exhibitions by our postgraduate candidates at the University of Newcastle.
We value community engagement and welcome the public to engage with our many exhibition openings and public programs throughout the year. See sign up tab to your right for event updates.
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.
Currently lecturing into UON’s School of Architecture and Built Environment, Michael Chapman (Professor) and Beth George (Senior Lecturer) have worked collaboratively on interdisciplinary art-architecture projects that explore the notion of creative practice as a research.
The gallery will become an interactive atelier space with workshops, discussions and an opportunity to observe research in real time and space over the summer months. We will conclude the exhibition with a closing event at the University Gallery on Thursday 19 MARCH from 5:30pm.
THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2020 FROM 5:30PM
Image courtesy of Beth George and Michael Chapman.
THINKING IN PICTURES
25 MARCH - 25 APRIL 2020 OPENING FRIDAY 27 MARCH FROM 5:30PM
Thinking in Pictures aims to visualise the female phenotype of autism spectrum disorder through creative practice. Coinciding with World Autism Day on 2 April, 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 abstract paintings, detailed drawings, and experimental works, highlighting the rich inner world and workings of a different mind.
Thinking in Pictures is driven by the honours research project of contemporary artist, Jessica Kellar, who has also curated into the exhibition work from Natural History Illustrator, Jemma Gillard, along with a diverse array of female creatives on the spectrum from the University of Newcastle, Aspect Hunter School, and beyond.
World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 2020 - TBC
Image: Jess Kellar, Heart It Races 2020, mixed media on canvas, 101.6 x 101.6 cm (detail)