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.
15 FEBRUARY – 18 MARCH 2017
Please join the artists at the University Gallery for the Exhibition opening
SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY
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.
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.
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.
For a full list of interviews included in the project go to: http://www.coalandcommunity.com/all
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
Technê: crafting technology
Exhibition from 24 August – 3 September 2016.
Please join the artists for the exhibition opening to be launched by Professor Mario Minichiello on Thursday 25 August from 5:30pm.