<![CDATA[The University Gallery Archive - Blog]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:05:28 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Liminal Fine Art Graduates Exhibition has begun]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:08:38 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/liminal-fine-art-graduates-exhibition-has-begunPicture
Liminal at the University Gallery is open for viewing! This multi-venue exhibition featuring the University's Fine Art Graduate students is underway, with the Watt Space Honours student exhibition opening last night.

On the Callaghan campus, the Uni Gallery is exhibiting six Honours students and the Art (AT) Building is exhibiting 37 Undergraduates completing their third and final year of the Bachelor of Fine Art Degree.

​The opening for the Uni Gallery and Art (AT) Building exhibitions is on Wednesday the 25th of November at 6pm, launched by Marcus Westbury.

Come along to see some incredible work by our Fine Art students.

Image left: Installation of 'Liminal' with Louisa Magrics, Spiral Installation, 2015, in the foreground and Shelagh Lummis, Gunlom Falls, NT, Australia, 2015 and Wainui Falls, Golden Bay NZ, 2015 in the background.

<![CDATA[Liminal : Fine Art Graduates exhibition from next week]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:32:23 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/liminal-fine-art-graduates-exhibition-from-next-weekLiminal celebrates the art work of students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) degree and the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree at the University of Newcastle in 2015. Graduating students have worked with a range of different media and processes to create individual pieces that reflect their achievements in becoming independent and professional artists.

Showing across three University locations: the University Gallery will feature the work of six BFA Honours students presenting their final works for examination: Libby Eckersley, Shelagh Lummis, Louisa Magrics, Kalinda Nelson-Boyd, Shandele Pascoe, and James Rhodes. 18 November - 12 December.

Wattspace Gallery in the CBD will show the work of four BFA Honours students: Eloise Genner, John Heaney, Louisa Magrics, Charlotte Patterson. 18 November - 6 December

The Art Building (AT) will host a selection of final art work from 37 graduating students of the BFA and BFA Teaching degree course from 25 November to 4 December.

<![CDATA[Signature exhibition only 13 days away!!]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:51:38 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/signature-exhibition-only-13-days-awayThe University Gallery is very excited about our upcoming exhibition, Signature, featuring works by a large group of our talented creative graduates. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about the artists, many of whom are still strongly connected to the University and Newcastle community, and even purchase a work to take home.

We launch the exhibition on Saturday 26 September at 2pm. Come along, have a glass of wine and nibbles and celebrate with the artists. Keep up to date with the launch details on our Facebook event page
Above image: Shan Turner-Carroll, Primal Faith #8, from the Primal Faith series, 2011, digital print on photographic paper, 59 x 39.5cm (detail)
<![CDATA[Fan Dongwang Survey at the Gallery until 5 September!]]>Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:20:06 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/fan-dongwang-survey-at-the-gallery-until-5-september
The twenty-year survey of paintings by Chinese born artist Fan Dongwang opened at the gallery yesterday. 'Shifting Perspectives: Paintings 1995 - 2015' is a collection of stunning large scale works that explore the shifting boundaries between Asian and Australian cultures. Congratulations to Fan Dongwang and curator, Dr Rod Pattenden, and a big thanks to those who came along to hear them speak about this incredible body of work. 
<![CDATA[Architecture at the University Gallery]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:57:07 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/architecture-at-the-university-gallery
Two exhibitions by the University's School of Architecture and Built Environment open this week. 'Subversive Representation' by Ian Wyn Owen, Michael J. Ostwald and Nicholas Foulcher delves into Modernist and Post-Modernist architecture. And 'Kaleidoscope of Indian Cities' along with 'Neel Raga', by Harpreet (Neena) Mand with MA Collaborative, explores the aesthetics and lived experiences of the Indian urban environment. Come along to the opening on Monday 27 July at 6pm, to be launched by Head of School, Architecture and Built Environment, Professor Sue Anne Ware.
<![CDATA['Depth' - an exhibition by students from the University's Hunter Schools High Achievers Fine Arts Program. On for this week only!]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:14:03 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/depth-an-exhibition-by-students-from-the-universitys-hunter-schools-high-achievers-fine-arts-program-on-for-this-week-only
<![CDATA[Lezlie Tilley and Nathalie Hartog Gautier exhibitions open this week]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:04:51 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/lezlie-tilley-and-nathalie-hartog-gautier-exhibitions-open-this-weekPicture
This week a double exhibition opens at the University Gallery, by artists who reveal the extraordinary beauty that lies in memory, abstraction and in the artistic process itself.

Lezlie Tilley's Soundings and Nathalie Hartog-Gautier's Passing by the tree, the skin of memory opens tomorrow Saturday 27 June at 2pm. 
Launched by Dr Rod Pattenden with a special reading of Robbie Burns poetry by Dr Annemarie Murland

For more information visit the University Gallery main website

Images: Left - Nathalie Hartog-Gautier installation; Below - Lezlie Tilley installation

<![CDATA[Exhibition begins this week! Gifted:50 Gifts to our University Collections]]>Sun, 31 May 2015 11:50:40 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/exhibition-begins-this-week-gifted50-gifts-to-our-university-collectionsPicture
On Wednesday 3 June we launch the much anticipated exhibition, Gifted: 50 Gifts to our University Collections.

The University holds many treasures that have been donated over the years for the benefit of our students, staff and community, and are collected and maintained for sharing with future generations. 

This exhibition acknowledges the generosity of those who give to enrich the lives of others. From rare books and butterflies to artwork from Australia's most acclaimed artists, this exhibition will profile 50 such donations that captivate and enhance our working and learning environment. 
Exhibition dates: 3 - 20 June 2015
Part of a series of events celebrating the University of Newcastle’s 50th anniversary.

Above image: Margaret Olley, After rain, looking towards Stockton, 1970, oil on board, 52.5 x 90cm. Donated to the University Art Collection by the artist. Image reproduced courtesy the Margaret Olley Estate and Philip Bacon.

<![CDATA[Current exhibition 'Mulubinba: Place of Sea Ferns']]>Thu, 14 May 2015 00:55:50 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/current-exhibition-mulubinba-place-of-sea-ferns
<![CDATA[Exhibition opening and book launch - Mulubinba: Place of Sea Ferns]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:33:09 GMThttp://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/blog/exhibition-opening-and-book-launch-mulubinba-place-of-sea-fernsJoin us to celebrate the opening of this exhibition exploring the history of Aboriginal people of the Newcastle area and tracing their stories, culture and their intrinsic relationship with the land. The exhibition will also include the launch of Professor John Maynard’s new book, Callaghan, the University of Newcastle, Whose Traditional Land?.

Place of Sea Ferns

Exhibition opening and book launch Wednesday 6 May at 6pm
with a special welcome performance by Ray Kelly Jnr.
Joseph Lycett, 'Aborigines cooking and eating beached whales, Newcastle, New South Wales', c.1817, watercolour, 17.7 x 27.9cm, from The Lycett Album, National Library of Australia.
Exhibition dates: 6 - 30 May 2015

Original artifacts, flora and fauna will accompany early images by European artists, and will set the scene as the exhibition follows the history and development of Newcastle from an Aboriginal perspective. Photographs will also mark the ever-changing contemporary landscapes within the community.

This exhibition is a part of a series of events celebrating the University of Newcastle’s 50th anniversary, and is presented in association with The Wollotuka Institute: a leader in Indigenous education at the University of Newcastle.

Please join us to celebrate at the opening. Entry is free, all are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Your RSVP is appreciated, phone 02 49215255 or email gallery@newcastle.edu.au
Andrew Snelgar's exhibition Ngurrampa (dreaming) will also be in the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum (below the University Gallery) until Saturday 10th May

Andrew Snelgar creates traditional forms and fuctional objects inscribed with contemporary imagery. The traditional forms hold individual stories originating from the Ngemba tribe, with the context connecting to the ocean and the land where animals and fish are harvested. 

Andrew Snelgar is an Aboriginal artist from the Ngemba people whose lands are in the western region of New South Wales.
Image: Andrew Snelgar, three miru (spearthrowers): Eagle & Crow, Lore Circles, Waa Wauy (Rainbow Serpent).