THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY

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.

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.


Current exhibitions

SCHOOL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
BACHELOR OF FINE ART HONOURS 2019

12 June to 6 July 2019

Join artists Michelle Wellham and Lolita Manukian for the exhibition launch at the University Gallery
Friday 14 June from 6pm
Guest Speaker: Laureate Professor Dr Roger Smith 

FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING
MICHELLE WELLHAM

Through a series of figurative ceramic sculptures, Michelle Wellham's research considers that violence of a domestic nature is closely connected with the way that gender is constructed and performed. It uses theatrical tableaux to contrast tropes of masculinity with feminine forms presented as subordinate in order to present a non-verbal testimony of abusive experience.

ABOVE IMAGE: Michelle Wellham, Figuratively Speaking 2019 (detail), mixed media


SCATTERED
LOLITA MANUKIAN

The Armenian Genocide in 1915 forever changed Armenian history and the landscape of migration in the twentieth century. 104 years later issues of displacement and trauma still bind Armenians from all over the world through a thread of collective memory and the eternal quest for identity and belonging. Scattered is an installation that explores Armenian symbolism to tell a narrative of journey and diversity whilst portraying the universal struggle of acknowledging the past.

ABOVE IMAGE: Lolita Manukian, Scattered 2019 (detail), white earthenware paper clay (courtesy of Julie Velde)

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Gallery opening hours

The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment. For enquiries please phone +61 2 4921 5255

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