6 May 2022 from 12:00am - 11 Jun 2022 until 12:00am

Artwork by Vignette, cubism style in black and white

EMBELLISHED VIGNETTE is a survey exhibition 22 years on from Zulumovski’s solo exhibition at the University Gallery. THE EMBELLISHED IMAGE was curated by Nick Mitzevich, Director of the National Gallery of Australia when both were Master of Fine Art candidates at the University in 1999.

Detailed iconography, exquisite technique, familial stories and incidental moments of the everyday were set against the landscape of Newcastle. As Nick Mitzevich wrote in the catalogue, ‘the world of Vera Zulumovski is elaborate, complicated and metaphorically rich’. This remains as true today and in this survey show we revisit some of the favourites from the early years of practice, with new work that describes in her rich, illustrative storytelling, vignettes of her bountiful experiences, life and career.

Please join the Artist for this special event, Friday, 6 May at 6pm

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.