THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY

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EXHIBITIONS
DATESEXHIBITION

COMING IN 2020
9 JANUARY -  21 MARCH 2020

COMMONPLACE
BETH GEORGE & MICHAEL CHAPMAN

Commonplace is an exhibition of collaborative drawing projects by Beth George, Michael Chapman and others. The drawings explore the relationships between empathy, embodiment, memory and architectural space and will be undertaken in the gallery space over the course of the exhibition.

2019 - 2020
SUMMER HOURS

Gallery Closed 7 December 2019 - 8 January 2020

Reduced Summer Hours:

9 January - 7 February: Thursdays & Fridays 10am - 5pm
9 February - 28 February: Wednesdays to Fridays 10am – 5pm (Saturdays closed)
Normal hours resume week of Wednesday 4 March 2020

PREVIOUSLY IN 2019 

20 NOVEMBER - 6 DECEMBER 2019

WATERLINES
3RD YEAR ARCHITECTURE: FINAL EXHIBITION

A showcase of work by third year architecture students, who, in their final Architecture Design Studio course, were prompted to craft designs that respond to the dynamic threshold between land and water in Newcastle.

23 OCTOBER - 17 NOVEMBER 2019

REIMAGINING THE CANON

Alison Bell, Chris Byrnes, Penny Dunstan, Sarah Edmondson, Helen Hopcroft, Rachel Milne, Annemarie Murland, Dan Nelson, Lucy O’Donnell, Marika Osmotherly, Kiera O’Toole, Alessia Sakoff, Belinda Street, Lezlie Tilley, Eila Vinwynn, Clare Weeks, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Lee Zaunders, Vera Zulumovski
- Curated by Annemarie Murland

24 SEPTEMBER - 19 OCTOBER 2019

STEEL LIFE
MURRAY MCKEAN | Remembering Newcastle's Steelworks

BHP began mining silver, lead and zinc at Broken Hill in NSW in 1885, and its Newcastle Steelworks closed on September 30th, 1999. Twenty years on this photographic exhibition by Murray McKean offers a unique insight into the site post-closure.

28 AUGUST - 14 SEPTEMBER 2019

BY THE GOOD GRACE
VICKI HAMILTON PhD

By the Good Grace explores the love, hate and indifference shown towards domesticated dogs historically to challenge people’s perceptions around the capacity of dogs to suffer when ill-treated.

17 JULY - 23 AUGUST 2019



ERASURE
MAZIE TURNER | DAN NELSON | ANNEMARIE MURLAND | KATRINA HOLDEN

Erasure is never simply a matter of making things disappear: there is always a remainder that comes about in the aftermath, some mark on the surface from which a word or image or note has been removed. Whether crossed out, written-over or rubbed away, the forsaken item has a habit of returning, like a spectre: if only in the marks that assume its place and assert
its passing.

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Opening and performances Tuesday 6 August from 7:30pm
Pianist Jacob Neale and bassist Jarrod Gibson will play Jazz in response to the artist’s work and the theme of erasure.

Follow up event and performances Tuesday 13 August from 7:30pm
Sangria, paella and Flamenco! with Bandaluzia featuring ARIA nominated guitarist Damian Wright, for exceptional Spanish music and dance.

12 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019

SCHOOL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES HONOURS 2019

SCATTERED
LOLITA MANUKIAN

A mixed media installation exploring Armenian symbolism to tell a narrative of journey and diversity whilst portraying the universal struggle of confronting and acknowledging the past.

FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING
MICHELLE WELLHAM
Through a series of figurative ceramic sculptures, configured within narrative driven installation, Michelle Wellham gives representation to the lived experience of IPV (Intimate Partner Violence).

24 APRIL -  8 JUNE 2019

BILOELA: AFORE AND BEYOND
KATHRYN JEANES PhD 

Developed through research into local histories and institutionalised abuse, this exhibition explores the repressed history of three nineteenth century public schools for "wayward" girls.

20 MARCH - 20 APRIL 2019



DINO CONSALVO & LOTTIE CONSALVO
FROM THE MUDBRICK HOUSE


The first time ‘the Consalvos’ have exhibited together, Dino Consalvo and Lottie Consalvo show their works side by side as artists and as father and daughter.
Curated by Gillean Shaw and Ahn Wells.

Download the exhibition catalogue here

13 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH 2019

GREG FULLER | JASON HICKLIN | TRACY HILL
COMMON GROUND PACIFIC

Three British printmakers return to Newcastle to present an exhibition of their visual reinterpretations of the Hunter landscape as experienced through their walking journeys during a 2016 artist residency.

PREVIOUSLY ON
IN THE SENTA TAFT-HENDRY MUSEUM

NOVEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019

YEARNING TO YARN
SIMON MUNRO

Using ‘Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning’ helps to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students and demonstrates the relevance of the 'old ways' to contemporary life and art. Held in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education.

Simon Munro is a higher education researcher, artist and Indigenous Project Officer in the Department of Rural Health.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS
See the University Gallery Archive website for all past exhibitions from 2010 to 2019. View exhibition images and download catalogues.

OPENING HOURS
Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 12 - 4pm
or by appointment