The University of Newcastle, Australia

Auchmuty Banner Project

Friday, 27 September 2019

The Auchmuty Library has a new feature on its exterior facade celebrating six contemporary Aboriginal women artists in the University’s Art Collection.

The Auchmuty Banner Project celebrates the artwork of six contemporary Indigenous Australian women artists in the University’s Art Collection.Located at the forecourt entrance, the banners offer a welcoming and engaging facade for our students, staff and community.

With unique artistic styles the artists explore themes of their Country, capturing the various undulations of knowledge, creation stories, the landscape and its significant sites, in artworks that are culturally and visually powerful. The original artworks have entered the University Collection through past collaborations and exhibitions with remote area Indigenous communities.

Artists include: Dorcas Tinamayi Bennett, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Lillian Karnginytja Golding, Joyce Nyurapayia Maclean (all represented by Warakurna Artists, WA), Mary Napangardi Gallagher (represented by Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, NT) and Ruby Tjangawa Williamson (represented by Tjala Arts, SA).

The Auchmuty Banner Project acknowledges the importance of the Auchmuty Library to Callaghan Campus, celebrates Indigenous culture and women artists, and recognises the importance of our art collection.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the Pambalong Clan of the Awabakal Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which this campus is situated, and acknowledges and pays respect to the other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn.

For more information contact the University Gallery:

Images shown are design layouts of the final banner installation

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