Exhibitions 2018

THE 1818 PROJECT

8 September - 4 November 2018
THE 1818 PROJECT brings together eight contemporary Australian artists to address personal cultural histories, stories of migration and deconstructs colonial painting through the lens of the artist.
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CRITICS' CHOICE: from the collection

4 August - 21 October 2018
CRITICS' CHOICE features works of art selected from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection by Newcastle arts writers John Barnes and Jill Stowell.
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KILGOUR PRIZE 2018

4 August - 21 October 2018
The KILGOUR PRIZE 2018 is Newcastle's annual $50,000 art prize for figurative and portrait painting. Each year the Gallery receives hundreds of applications from across Australia.
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PATRICIA WILSON-ADAMS: stain me with the intensity of black

7 July - 26 August 2018
Patricia Wilson-Adams has been a printmaker for most of her creative life. This exhibition includes her installation works and sculptures shown for the first time.
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Hunter Red: Corpus

26 May - 22 July 2018
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.
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ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2017

12 May - 24 June 2018
Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists.
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YOUNG ARCHIE: NEWCASTLE

12 May - 24 June 2018
The display of finalist works drawn from over 300 applications, all submitted by Hunter-based budding artists between the ages of 5 to 18.
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IN-FORM: Sculpture from the collection

7 April - 13 May 2018
Featuring sculpture from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection a number of the artists on display have made significant contributions to the history and evolution of contemporary sculpture in Australia.
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ELISABETH CUMMINGS: interior landscapes

3 March - 29 April 2018
Elisabeth Cummings graduated from the National Art School, Sydney in the 1950s in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and has been painting remote areas of Australia since.
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GRISAILLE: Shades of grey from the collection

3 February - 2 April 2018
The French word ‘Grisaille’ is the practice of using a colour palette restricted to grey, however it can also be neutral, elegant and calm.
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