28 August - 14 September 2019
Please join the artist for the exhibition launch at the University Gallery
Saturday 31 August from 2:30pm
This PhD research is an investigation into the human-dog relationship, tracing the threads of understanding through philosophy and ancient ideas, to contemporary issues. The manipulation of both behaviours and the styles of dogs have been made by, and for, the benefit of humans over many centuries. The results of these societal ideas and values have also been reflected throughout the canon of art history, where artists have represented the status of these domesticated animals in the fashion of their time.
By the Good Grace explores the love, hate and indifference shown towards domesticated dogs historically. The broader aim of this research is to challenge people’s perceptions around the capacity of dogs to suffer when ill-treated, often as a result of dogs being purchased for fashion or illegal activities, rather than a deeper relationship.
IMAGE ABOVE: Vicki Hamilton, Fifi - Dogs Bodies 2019, porcelain, brocade fabric, mixed media, dimensions variable
The University Gallery was thrilled to partner once again with the Newcastle Music Festival this year for two incredible nights at the gallery celebrating music and art, with sold out crowds.
This August the Music Festival launched at the University Gallery alongside the launch of the Erasure exhibition on 6 August, with fantastic jazz performances from Jacob Neale and Jarrod Gibson, responding to to the theme of erasure in the works of artists Mazie Turner, Dan Nelson, Annemarie Murland, and Katrina Holden. Check out the fantastic images of the night here. Courtesy of the NMF.
The follow up event Flamenco! was held on 13 August with wonderful performances by Bandaluzia featuring ARIA nominated guitarist Damian Wright. What an incredible night of Spanish music, dance and art! See the images of the night here. Courtesy of the NMF.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of these events, including staff at the Newcastle Music Festival and the University Gallery, the incredible performers and artists, and of course, everyone who attended!
Erasure continues until 23 August at the University Gallery. Don't miss this beautiful exhibition!