Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

BALHNDHURR INVITATION

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

Exhibition dates: 19 April – 15 July

Please join us for the exhibition opening at the University Gallery on:

Wednesday 19 April from 5.30pm

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression celebrates twenty years of onsite print production at the Yirrkala Print Space in the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, located in the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Yirrkala Print Space is unique amongst remote community art centres with twenty years of continual production of limited edition fine art prints by locally employed and trained Indigenous printmakers.

Balnhdhurr refers to marks made on the ground as a sign for people to follow – where one group goes ahead, but wants to leave a message for those behind. An impression is scratched into the ground directing the future viewer to follow the right path. In this way printmaking provides a medium for passing on knowledge to younger generations to keep culture and history and identity alive and strong, while at the same time creating a conversation between the Yolngu (Yolŋu) people of Northeast Arnhem Land and the national and international community.

The diversity of the work acknowledges Yolngu respect for clan and country, highlighting the importance of kinship with many of the prints relating to Creation stories and Law as passed on by their Ancestors. 

An Artback NT National Touring Exhibition 2017-2019 produced in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre

IMAGE Gaymala Yunupingu Djirikitj, 1998, screenprint, 40 x 40 cm

CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER

Poster

Paul Maher, Suburban Opera, (detail), oil on canvas. 170 x 119 cm.

CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER

Curated by Ahn Wells – Director, Gallery 139

The University Gallery is delighted to collaborate with Gallery 139 to present CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER, an extensive exhibition profiling the work of three Gallery 139 artists, Dino Consalvo, Peter Lankas and Paul Maher.

Building on the success of CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER at the Depot Gallery in Sydney in 2016, curator Ahn Wells has recontextualised the exhibition for the University Gallery, bringing together new works from their studios that focus on practice and continual improvements in defining and refining subject matter, materiality and process.

The three artists live and work in Newcastle and their works respond to the environment in different ways. These artists each employ their own unique visual language to reflect on the landscape around them, whether suburban, urban or natural. Through working and exhibiting together, they as a group enjoy a collegial frankness in their discussions that brings a freshness to these independent approaches and evident mastery of medium.

The University Gallery, in conjunction with Gallery 139, will present workshops and conversations with the artist – please see our website for details.

EXHIBITION DATES

15 FEBRUARY18 MARCH 2017

Please join the artists at the University Gallery for the Exhibition opening
SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY
FROM 2PM

Vale Neal Lockett

Neal Lockett

Neal Lockett working Joker, the last known horse to snig pit props in the Minmi area for J & A Brown’s collieries, 1979.

The Cultural Collections Team is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Neal Lockett on 22 December 2016.

Mr Lockett appeared in many of the photographs scanned from his brother, Phillip’s collection. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family.

Another treat for the rail buffs

Newcastle Flyer

The Peter Sansom Collection

We were delighted to receive a disk of high resolution photos from Mr Peter Sansom the other day. These feature the Newcastle-Broadmeadow rail line and contain some wonderful images of Newcastle, its harbour and, of course, its railways. There are some important shots of the section of the line that was recently removed before and after the removal.

We have uploaded this highly interesting set of photos to the Peter Sansom Collection on our Flickr site.

 

Voices of the Hunter Launched

The Voices of the Hunter Project has been launched and the large collection of 800 tracks is available for download. If you are interested in Hunter Valley history this collection is not to be missed.

At the very successful Voices of the Hunter Launch, we celebrated the life of Jack Delaney and what ‘may be his greatest legacy’: the hundreds of hours of interviews now available online through the Voices of the Hunter Project.

The video below is a recording of the Voices of the Hunter Launch presentation.

Click on the photo below to read Mike Scanlon’s article on the Voices of the Hunter project.

jack-capture

For a full list of interviews included in the project go to: http://www.coalandcommunity.com/all

 

 

2016 Margaret Olley Postgraduate Scholarship

2016 Margaret Olley Scholarship

Friends of the University of Newcastle

2016 Margaret Olley Postgraduate Scholarship & 2016 Student Art Prize

The Friends of the University of Newcastle play a vital role in the development and support of scholarships for the university and fundraise, mainly through the  biennial Book Fair, for the university and its community.

This year, the Friends of the University of Newcastle are again sponsoring the 2016 Student Art Prize. Two winners will be awarded $1,000 each, and their work  will be acquired for the university’s art collection. The Student Art Prize assists  in the growth of the university’s art collection, ensuring that it remains relevant to  our region with contemporary work for future generations to enjoy. The judges for  the 2016 exhibition are Dr Una Rey, artist, curator, and lecturer in Art History and Theory, and Newcastle-based artist, James Drinkwater, winner of the 2014 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and finalist in the 2016 Sir John Sulman Prize.

The Friends of the University of Newcastle also sponsor the annual Margaret  Olley Postgraduate Scholarship, named in honour of distinguished Australian  artist and philanthropist Margaret Olley. The scholarship was created to support  exemplary postgraduate research in the creative industries, and the successful  recipient in 2016 will receive $2,000 to assist them in their work.

The exhibition at the University Gallery will display the finalists of both the  Student Art Prize and the Margaret Olley Postgraduate Scholarship, with awards announced at 5:30pm on Thursday 22 September.

Please join us for the exhibition opening at the University Gallery to be launched by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Andrew Parfitt:

Thursday 22 SEPTEMBER from 5:30pm