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EXHIBITIONS IN 2018
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18 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.

Please join us on Saturday 4 August from 2pm to celebrate the opening of Painting the Song, with specially selected musical pieces performed by composer and pianist Colin Spiers.

Held in collaboration with the Newcastle Music Festival (2 - 19 August 2018)

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


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