The Friends of the University of Newcastle
2014 Acquisitive Art Prizes and Art Fair
Exhibitions 23 July to 27 July 2014
The Friends of the University of Newcastle play a vital role in the development and support of scholarships from the University and fund raise consistently for various needs of the University community. The Friends of the University of Newcastle formed in 1981 and have successfully raised nearly $1,000,000.
This year the Friends of the University of Newcastle are sponsoring an Acquisitive Art Prize of $6,000 and two Student Acquisitive Art Prizes of $2 ,500 each. The exhibition will display the finalists, and the awards will be announced at 5pm on Friday 25 July.
The support for these art prizes assists in the growth of the University’s Art Collection, a public collection of real significance for our region.
The Art Fair is a biennial exhibition and sale that alternates with the Friends’ very successful Book Fair. Both Fairs are major fundraising events that support in many ways our University community and our students. Money raised at the Art Fair supports these prizes and the Friends of the University Margaret Olley Postgraduate Scholarship which will be awarded on the night.
The Art Fair represents a real opportunity to buy work from significant artists at affordable prices. Works will be on view from Wednesday 23 July with the sale commencing at 6pm sharp after the announcement of the awards.
Art Fair Opening Hours
Viewings Wednesday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Sale starts 6pm Friday
Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 4pm
Please join the Friends of the University of Newcastle and our judges for the
announcement of the 2014 Acquisitive Art Prize winners:
Friday 25 JULY at 5pm, and for the
Art Fair sale at 6pm.