BAROQUE AND BEYOND

Baroque and Beyond

In 2015, composer David Banney encountered artist Brett McMahon’s installation work for the first time and saw in it the dynamic interplay between symmetry and broken symmetry that he was seeking in his own music. It was then that they discovered the formal and conceptual affinities between their practices and so the present exhibition came to life.

The resulting body of new work is not so much a collaboration as a convergence. Here, two interlocutors share space and time, having departed from the same pre-defined point: the elaboration of six different works, each exploring a distinct texture or emotion. In crafting their separate pieces – McMahon of torn and brooding textiles and assemblages and Banney with surging, audible motifs – their paths converge, cross over, join together, diverge, and collide.

PLEASE JOIN THE ARTISTS FOR THE EXHIBITION OPENING AND A PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK BY THE CHRIST CHURCH CAMERATA AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY ON WED 9 AUGUST AT 6PM

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NEWCASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 – 20 AUGUST 2017

Paxton Colliery

Poppet Head, Stanford Main Colliery

Headframe, Paxton Colliery

We have just uploaded some photos of Paxton Colliery/Stanford Main Colliery to Living Histories @ UON.  These are from the collection of Carole Knott, who has kindly allowed us to publish them. Our thanks to our community colleague, Barry Howard, for passing them on to us.

If you would like to comment on a photograph, please contact Cultural Collections or sign up as a member and add a Recollection, using these instructions.

Link: Carole Knott Collection

Memories of NUC

Opus front page

Were you a student at Newcastle University College between 1954 and 1964 (inc)? If so, you may like to read the Newcastle University College Students’ Association’s newspaper of the time – Opus. These were scanned by Davina Pellatt.

Read and/or download them from our Living Histories @ UON site.

We welcome your recollections of your time at NUC. There are some instructions for adding a recollection at http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/67980

Engaging with Living Histories @ UON

Would you like to help us to bring the history of our local area to the world?

If so, our great new digital platform, Living Histories @ UON, powered by RECOLLECT™ by New Zealand Micrographic Services, gives you the opportunity to do so.

You can sign up for free as a member and transcribe text as you can in Trove, add geotags, tag people you know in the photos, suggest keywords,  add comments and recollections and more.

Here are some tips to get you started. More will be added as time permits.

If something isn’t clear in a document, needs changing, or if you would like some information on how to do something else in the system, please contact us.

RAAF memories – WW2

[Noel Thomas Osland, RAAF, c. 1944]

We have just uploaded 16 photos from the Ron Osland Collection to our Living Histories @ UON site.  This collection from Mr Ron Osland, was made available to us by our colleague, Barry Howard, together with permission to publish, granted by Mr Osland.

These photos feature the Royal Australian Air Force in which Noel Thomas Osland (1923-1985) served. See Noel Osland’s war record at the National Archives of Australia.

There are more photos of the Cessnock area which will be uploaded to this collection in due course. In the meantime, enjoy this glimpse of World War 2.