The University of Newcastle, Australia

Exhibition to generate Shaping Futures Scholarships

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A generous gift for students in need, this special exhibition coming up at the University Gallery will raise funds towards student scholarships.

Paul Munro

20 September to 7 October 2017
The University Gallery
Callaghan Campus
Join us for the Launch with the artist on Saturday 23 September at 3:30pm

Presented this September by the University Gallery in conjunction with the UON Office of Alumni and Philanthropy, Afterwork represents a generous commitment to equity of access to higher education by the artist, with all the works in this exhibition for sale with the proceeds assisting students in need.

For over two decades, Paul Munro has practised as a painter. He is known for works that carefully observe the landscape, for compositions that attempt to comprehend the minutiae of nature, and for paintings that appear like fragments fallen out of an unknown world. Over time, his vision has shifted from more realistic representations to abstract interpretations – from a broader vision to one that is concerned with detailed introspection. Munro’s recent work continues to explore the texture, range and adaptability of paint and reflects a practice which is sound, joyful and eclectic.

This survey of paintings by Munro encompasses his time working at the University of Newcastle since 1991. Many in our community will remember him in his Employee Relations role, but also as an avid painter and creator of painted objects.

Paul Munro retired from the university in early 2016 and immediately began working with UON to create a generous and impactful gift through the donation of the Paul Munro Collection. All funds raised from the sale of the collection will create Shaping Futures Scholarships for dedicated students who are in need of financial support to achieve their academic dreams.

We invite students, staff, alumni and our community to come along and support this special event. Afterwork will be held at the University Gallery alongside Overtime, the latest exhibition by Newcastle artist and nonegenarian, Rae Richards (20 September - 7 October 2017).

Please contact the University Gallery for more information 02 4921 5255 |

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