The Blanket Pilots Exhibition Opening

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 05:30 pm — Thursday, 31 July 2014, 07:30 pm

Location The University Gallery
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Fine Art students from Hunter Schools High Performers Program 2014 present their work at the University Gallery, Newcastle. Please join Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parfitt for the official launch at the University Gallery on Thursday 31 July at 5:30pm.

Since 2003, the High Performing Students Program has been giving exceptional high school students the opportunity to get a 'taste' of university while still at school. The program is delivered at Merewether High School but is open to students from all schools, and aims to keep our best and brightest in the region.Blanket

Students enrol in first-year University courses, getting access to world class lecturers, online learning technologies, and library resources. In 2014, the program has included Fine Art for the first time, and students have produced an outstanding selection of work for exhibition in the University Gallery. The University of Newcastle is proud to support the region's high performing students and this inaugural exhibition of our students' work.

The Blanket Pilot 

The exhibition will feature pieces by:

  • Amanda Chan and Rachel Ditton –Merewether High School
  • Georgia Clifton, Skye Hobbs and Liam Johnston – Toronto High School
  • Isabelle Kenyon – Distance Education
  • Bonita Maher – ASC St Peter's Campus
  • Eliza Munro and Brianna Standen – Charlton Christian College
  • Chelsea Patterson – CC Wallsend Campus
  •  Salem Shaw – San Clemente High School
  • Jack Wilton-King – Cooks Hill Campus

The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 30 July to Saturday 2 August 2014.
The University Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 12 to 4pm

Image: Salem Shaw Blanket (detail) 2014, mixed and digital media