26 May - 22 July 2018
129 days from now
10am to 5pm Tue to Sun, 7 days during school holidays
Corpus is defined in two discrete ways - it can be a collection of written texts, especially the entire works of a particular author; a body of writing on a particular subject and also an anatomical reference to a main body or mass structure.
The exhibition brings together works of art from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection and other institutions - known as the Hunter Cultural Collective. These partner organisations include Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Museum and The Lock Up.
Corpus interrogates the body, through works of art across platforms such as sculpture, painting, works on paper, performance, museum objects and video art drawn from the diverse collections across the Hunter Cultural Collective.
The overarching theme of red is loaded with symbolism and tactile metaphors, where the body is represented in different and arresting ways. This exploration of the HUNTER RED theme will provide audiences with a tactile experience in the Gallery space with works of art that evoke the body, blood, life, reproduction and mortality.