Painting the Song and Newcastle Music Festival Event

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 02:00 pm

Location The University Gallery, Callaghan Campus
Contact T: 02 4921 5255 / E:

The University Gallery partners once again with the Newcastle Music Festival, now in its third year, to present a stimulating fusion of art and music.

Painting the Song, an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous paintings from the Sims Dickson Collection, will explore the notion that Aboriginal art is music in two dimensions. Curated by Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson, these striking works will resonate with specially selected musical pieces by composer and pianist Colin Spiers.

Please join us at the University Gallery on Saturday 4 August from 2pm  to celebrate the opening of Painting the Song.

The University Gallery will be raffling an artwork on the day to support this ongoing partnership with the music festival. Contact the gallery for more information and tickets or visit our website.

Painting the Song exhibition dates 11 July - 26 August 2018.

For more information about this free event, contact:

The University Gallery 
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus 
Open Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
T: +61 2 4921 5255

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Above image: Yaritji Young Tjala Tjukurpa 2017, acrylic on linen, 122 x 300 cm. Sims Dickson Collection. Courtesy the artist and Tjala Arts.