The University of Newcastle, Australia


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Please join artist Nicole Chaffey for the opening of her exhibition north: remembering country at the University Gallery from 5:30pm on Wednesday 11 February.

Nicole Chaffey, Weathered, 2014, oil and beeswax on Arches paper, 76 x 57 cm

Nicole Chaffey started her art education in 2006, completing an Advanced Diploma of Fine Art at the Newcastle Art School (TAFE) in 2008. She most recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from the University of Newcastle in 2010 and has exhibited regularly in Newcastle and regionally. She maintains a professional studio practice in the Newcastle suburb of Georgetown.

north: remembering country is the result of Chaffey's MPhil candidature at the University of Newcastle. Expanding on a long and intensive study of humanity's relationship with the Australian landscape, Chaffey has turned her investigations inward, exploring concepts of contemporary Aboriginality, memorial and emotional ties to the country of her forbears, the Biripi country of the Manning River region and the intricate familial relationships that keep it all connected.

Traditional paint medium and paper surfaces evoke a deep history of attachment to place, and skyward looking imagery is a reminder of the transience and evolutionary nature of identity.

Please join us to celebrate this important event. Free entry, refreshments served.

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 11 February from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Exhibition Dates: 11 February – 28 February

  • The University Gallery
  • Phone: 02 4921 5255

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