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 exhibition:
Works from the Sims Dickson Collection

11 July - 26 August 2018
Exhibition Launch: Saturday 4 August from 2pm

The University Gallery partners once again with the Newcastle Music Festival, now in its third year, to present a stimulating fusion of art and music.

Painting the Song, an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous paintings from the Sims Dickson Collection, will explore the notion that Aboriginal art is music in two dimensions. Curated by Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson, these striking works will resonate with specially selected musical pieces by composer and pianist Colin Spiers.

Please join us on Saturday 4 August to celebrate the opening of Painting the Song.

The University Gallery will be raffling at artwork on the day to support this ongoing partnership with the music festival. Contact the Gallery for more information and to buy tickets.

Tjaruwa Woods, Kamanti 2016, acrylic paint on linen, 230 x 200 cm, painted in Tjuntjuntjara WA. Image courtesy the artist. Sims Dickson Collection

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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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