2017 Calendar of exhibitions at the University Gallery, the University of Newcastle



11 October - 28 October
Virtual Wright: Exploring the Hollyhock House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Aline Barnsdall (“Hollyhock”) House in Los Angeles is one of the architect’s largest and most enigmatic works. Using new computer models of the house, this exhibition undertakes a design-based exploration of its invisible or forgotten properties.

11 October - 28 October

The Essence of Shelter

Five students studying BSc (Architecture) explore techniques for primitive housing construction using materials readily available in the Australian bush. The exhibition surveys the results of a challenging design brief: to construct a shelter that would last a year and support a group of five people.

20 September - 7 October

Rae Richards

An exhibition celebrating the work of Newcastle-based artist Rae Richards. Richards was a member of the celebrated Low Show group of painters that brought modernism to the Newcastle in the early 1960s.

20 September - 7 October

Paul Munro

Now in his second decade of painting, Paul Munro’s work moves between the observation of the landscape around him and the minutiae of fragments that are part of nature or that have fallen out of a constructed idyll. 
9 August - 2 September

Brett McMahon and David Banney - 'Baroque and Beyond' 

The University Gallery collaborates with the Newcastle Music Festival to present new work by artist Brett McMahon and composer David Banney. Public programs will be held in association with the Newcastle Music Festival (9 - 20 August). Follow our website and Facebook page for further details..

19 July - 5 August
Penny Dunstan - 'Shadowlands II'
This PhD exhibition responds to open cut coal mining and its transformation of local agricultural land.
19 April - 15 JulyDjuwakan#2 Marika Widget Balnhdhurr - A Lasting Impression
Celebrating twenty years of print production at the Yirrkala Print Space in the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, located in the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land, NT.
22 March - 8 April 

The Art of Collecting
A survey of works produced in the Newcastle region over a period of almost twenty years, drawn from the personal holdings of a Newcastle-based collector.

15 February - 18 March
Paul Maher Image

An exhibition that profiles the work of three Newcastle-based artists represented by Gallery 139: Dino Consalvo, Peter Lankas and Paul Maher.

Wed - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 12 - 4pm
or by appointment

See the University Gallery Archive website for all past exhibitions from 2010 to 2017. View exhibition images and download catalogues.