THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Calendar

EXHIBITIONS IN 2018
DATESEXHIBITION

5 SEPTEMBER - 10 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 JULY – 25 AUGUST

PAINTING THE SONG

Works from the Sims Dickson Collection exploring the notion that Aboriginal art is music in two dimensions, curated by Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson.

Alongside the exhibition, the University Gallery is partnering once again with the Newcastle Music Festival to present a stimulating fusion of art and music with composer and pianist Colin Spiers, performing on 4 August.

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

OPEN DAY AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY
Join us for a series of free special events as part of the University's Open Day:

Basket weaving with Aunty Tracey Coombes
11–11:30am: weaving demonstration
11:30–2pm: drop-in basket making workshop

Guided Tour of the Visual Arts and Media Studies building, Fine Art Workshops and University GallerySession 3: 12:15pm-1pm
Departs Education and Arts info tent at

Georgie Jones - Newcastle Vocalist
1pm and 2:30pm performances at the University Gallery

30 MAY - 14 JULY

MEMORANDA

Bringing together friends, students and colleagues who have connected through their practice, their learning and exhibitions over the past decade. Featuring works that were influenced by the theories and influences of an art school and its people, and considers the creative process within the context of a teaching and learning environment.

18 APRIL - 26 MAY


IMANTS TILLERS
From the Studio

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
Doll making in Indigenous cultures

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
Seeing the Shadow

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
Behind the Words

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.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS
See the University Gallery Archive website for all past exhibitions from 2010 to 2018. View exhibition images and download catalogues.

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