|EXHIBITIONS IN 2018|
| 30 MAY - 14 JULY||MEMORANDA|
A group exhibition that brings together friends, students and colleagues who have connected through their art practice while studying, teaching or exhibiting at the University of Newcastle over the past decade. Memoranda features works that were directly inspired by the theories and influences of an art school and its people.
11 JULY – 26 AUGUST
Yaritji Young, Tjala Tjukurpa 2017 (detail), acrylic on linen, 122 x 300 cm. Sims Dickson Collection. Image courtesy the artist and Tjala Arts.
PAINTING THE SONG
Works from the Sims Dickson Collection exploring the notion that art is music in two dimensions, curated by Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson.
WITH A SPECIAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE
5 SEPTEMBER - 11 NOVEMBER
LONG SHADOWS; The Great War, Australia and the Middle East
The First World War plays a fundamental role in the national memory of Australia and Gallipoli in particular continues to resonate strongly for Australians. Long Shadows; the Great War, Australia and the Middle East brings together the past with present history to highlight lesser-known experiences of Gallipoli that continue to cast long shadows.
Previously in 2018
18 APRIL - 26 MAY
From the Studio presents 10 large-scale canvasboard paintings drawn from Imants Tillers' personal collection. The works span four decades of Tillers career, from the 1980s to the present, and they chronicle a shift in his practice towards increasing layers of imagery and text.
|21 FEBRUARY - 18 MARCH|
RE-STITCHING CULTURE showcases examples of doll-making from Indigenous groups in Canada, Australia and South Africa. Doll-making is used by these communities to transfer cultural knowledge, build capacity, and the reclaim notions of Indigenous identity, on both a local and a collective level.
Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and a joint project between the Tamworth Regional Gallery, the Gomeroi Gaaynggal Arts Health Program, and The University Gallery, University of Newcastle.
21 MARCH - 14 APRIL
Peter Tilley's PhD research considers the relationship between the figure and the shadow in contemporary art. Seeing the Shadow will showcase sculptures and wall works that explore the conceptual and aesthetic dimensions of the shadow.
31 JANUARY - 18 FEBRUARY
Mojgan Habibi’s PhD research is concerned with use of text by politically motivated Iranian visual artists. The works in Habibi’s exhibition Behind the Words use metaphor, allegory, poetry and references to Persian mythology and history as vehicles to discuss contemporary Iranian politics.