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Professor Mario Minichiello Art

News • 24 Feb 2021

'Hardlines’: My life in bad behaviour: an exhibition by Professor Mario Minichiello

Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March. The exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and printmaking taken from a range of topics in a career spanning over 30 years as a professional artist.

Benjamin Crocker Big Kids

News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle design students win big at national awards

University of Newcastle students have been recognised nationally for their brilliant graphic design skills, taking out more wins than ever before in the national AGDA 2020 Design Awards.

Honeysuckle team wearing high-vis

News • 2 Dec 2020

Major milestone for Honeysuckle campus as sustainable build “tops out”

The University of Newcastle’s first stage of its Honeysuckle City campus hit a major milestone today with the Stage 1A building ‘topping out’ and on track to be the first 6-star Green Star building for sustainable development in regional NSW.

Heath Johns, Managing director BMG Australia and New Zealand

News • 1 Dec 2020

BMG and University of Newcastle to launch Australian-first Indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives

Global music company BMG has expanded on its successful partnership with the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Education and Arts to launch its first round of Indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.

One of the photographs from the Portraits of Ghosts series

News • 19 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle student internationally framed for spooky photographic series

A Newcastle student has been recognised on the international stage for a photographic series exploring the concept of death and mortality.

Festival X logo - white square and writing with black background

News • 10 Nov 2020

Virtual window into students’ creative minds: Festival X

A virtual gallery, live performances, short films, animation, documentaries and much more will light up the virtual world this weekend as Festival X brings together a digital celebration of student creativity.

BIOMES Mandala - Featuring 9 stunning images of local biodiversity, 8 threatened, and one not yet threatened. Which is which? What is common today might be threatened tomorrow? How do we think about common species in the landscape. Created by Rachel Klyve

News • 4 Sep 2020

Taking conservation to the community through art

An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.

Photo on set in a bookstore

News • 27 Aug 2020

University lecturer’s film to premier at international Film Festival

Shot in some of the world’s most beautiful bookstores on location in France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Hungary and Australia, a new feature film by the University of Newcastle’s Dr Stuart McBratney, Don’t Read This on a Plane, will premiere at the Dances with Films festival in Los Angeles on 29 August 2020.

News • 4 Jun 2020

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

The tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May has once again emphasised the significance of bystander video distributed through social media as a police accountability mechanism, says University of Newcastle Criminologist, Dr Justin Ellis.

miners and families at the Lambton mine in 1888.

News • 4 May 2020

New book looks at how migrants used music to help shape their lives in nineteenth-century Newcastle

How did nineteenth-century migrants to Australia use music to make sense of their new surroundings? That is the question focused on in a newly published book authored by School of Creative Industries researcher and member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr Helen English.

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