The University Gallery
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.
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COMMON GROUND PACIFIC
GREG FULLER | JASON HICKLIN | TRACY HILL
13 February - 9 March 2019
Join the artists for the exhibition opening at the University Gallery
Thursday 14 February 2019 at 5:30pm
In December 2016, three highly regarded British printmakers embarked on an innovative research project in the Hunter region, through an international residency at The Lock Up in Newcastle’s east end. Over three summer weeks, artists Greg Fuller, Jason Hicklin and Tracy Hill investigated the landscape of the Hunter estuary, exploring the historical, geographical and human connections between it and the coastal environments of Mersey Estuary in Liverpool, England.
Through their research, the artists investigate how ideas of navigation and walking have a direct correlation to our understanding of and relationship to landscape and place. By experiencing a landscape in a multi-sensory way, the artists suggest that wayfaring can give rise to local cultural understanding of the unique and transitory properties of a certain place.
The artists return to Newcastle to present Common Ground Pacific, an exhibition of their visual reinterpretations of the Hunter landscape as experienced through their walking journeys. Common Ground Pacific will be held across two locations, the University Gallery and Curve Gallery, Newcastle.
Top: Jason Hicklin Tasman Sea. New South Wales 2017-2018 (detail), four plate etching; Middle: Tracy Hill Standing Ash 2017, intaglio on somerset; Bottom: Greg Fuller Outbound 2018, screenprint. Courtesy the artists.
FROM THE MUDBRICK HOUSE
DINO CONSALVO & LOTTIE CONSALVO
20 March - 20 April 2019
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