The University of Newcastle, Australia

Located on our Callaghan campus, the University Gallery is renowned for ideas driven contemporary exhibitions from art practitioners and researchers – locally, nationally, internationally and from our own University community.  For over 25 years it has been a site for cross-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange that champions creative thinking and engagement. It is a place for contemporary artists to develop and profile their practice, presenting compelling exhibitions that inspire.

Set in an award winning building designed by internationally renowned Alumnus, Peter Stutchbury, the University Gallery exhibits a wide range of artistic production from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, International exchanges, touring and collective shows, and solo artists. Throughout the year our calendar continues to present a dynamic series of innovative and diverse exhibitions and events, curated in support of our students, our researchers, our staff and our community.

Banner image: Dino Consalvo and Lottie Consalvo, From the Mudbrick House, 2019.

Current Exhibition

Sensory Echoes

Kira Jovanovski

Gallery open by appointment

Sensory Echoes is an exhibition by Kira Jovanovski that comprises a collection of works and experiments developed in situ over the course of the exhibition. The work has been developed as part of Kira’s PhD research, which is situated in the space between architecture and art and explores ideas of embodied perception, the body’s afterimage and memory, kinesthetic learning and latent aspects of space.

The exhibition consists of site specific installations, interactive works, spatial mapping drawings, sound works, video, digital prints and other works on paper to create a space, which becomes a laboratory for the investigation of the body’s responses to the specifics of place and environment.

The exhibition includes a collaborative series which reflects on spatial readings developed with Peter Hill, Leonie Matthews and Fergus Egan from SpatialCo, and an extension of work undertaken in collaboration with architect Claire Lavis which considers ideas of the surface and skin.

Image: Kira Jovanovski, Grunt:  iteration 02 in the boughs. Installation detail view. Fluro pink rope and pear and eucalyptus trees. August 2020.

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