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  • 18 Sep 2018

    City grant brings live music to TiNA

    Live music returns this year to the This is Not Art (TiNA) festival after a long hiatus, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the City of Newcastle (CN). The grant to arts and cultural development organisation Octapod will support music programming for the experimental arts festival, providing funds over three years.
  • 05 Sep 2018

    Gallery's Lycett paintings still inspire after 200 years

    He was an English-born convict transported to Australia, a fairly typical story of convict passage in the early 1800s, however, 200 years later paintings by Joseph Lycett (1774-1828), are nationally significant, protected items of Australian heritage, being some of the earliest visuals of the Australian penal colony still in existence.
  • 15 Aug 2018

    Paper Armada sails into Gallery's collection

    A major new acquisition has sailed into Newcastle Art Gallery on a high tide of donor support. Paper Armada 2015, a key work in the career of artist Alex Seton, has found safe harbour in Newcastle just over a year since the Gallery's director and the Newcastle Art Gallery Society called for community support to acquire the sculpture.
  • 03 Aug 2018

    Natasha Walsh wins Kilgour Prize 2018 with self-portrait

    Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes has announced that Sydney-based artist Natasha Walsh is the recipient of the Kilgour Prize 2018 for her intimate and delicate painting Within the Studio (self-portrait) 2017.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Gallery exhibition celebrates local artist's love affair with art

    From the lines of a love poem to the title of Newcastle Art Gallery’s latest exhibition: PATRICIA WILSON-ADAMS: stain me with the intensity of black is a comprehensive survey of one of the region's most respected artists.
  • 25 May 2018

    Big thank you to selfless volunteers

    City Of Newcastle has thanked hundreds of volunteers who help make the city a better place at a special morning tea marking National Volunteers Week.
  • 11 May 2018

    The Archibald Prize 2017 in Newcastle

    Commencing Saturday 12 May, the Archibald Prize 2017 Regional Tour exhibition will open at Newcastle Art Gallery – coinciding with the launch of the current year’s Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • 28 Mar 2018

    Directors for Newcastle Art Gallery and Museum

    Newcastle City Council has announced the appointment of a Director for the Newcastle Art Gallery and a Director for the Museum, as part of its new organisation design. Lauretta Morton is Newcastle Art Gallery's first female Gallery Director in the institution's history.
  • 06 Mar 2018

    Elisabeth Cummings retrospective exhibition

    A retrospective exhibition of Elisabeth Cummings' work is now on at Newcastle Art Gallery. Elisabeth Cummings: interior landscapes will be on display until the end of April and entry is free.
  • 07 Feb 2018

    Art Collection continues to come out of the shade

    Newcastle Art Gallery continues to showcase its significant collection with the opening of GRISAILLE: Shades of grey from the collection.

    Often a supporting act to more eye catching hues, grey is taking centre stage in this exhibition. The French word ‘Grisaille’ is an art theory term for the practice of using a colour palette restricted to grey. GRISAILLE explores the often discordant qualities we attribute to grey - simultaneously associated with tedium, absence and banality, but also elegance, neutrality and calm.

    The previous exhibition PAINTING MEMORY: From the collection, which closed after the Australia Day long weekend, was visited by almost 15,000 people and featured some of the Gallery's most well known and loved paintings. By comparison, GRISAILLE could be viewed as an eclectic and intriguing selection which allows the Gallery to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection, which currently holds more than 6,300 works of art and continues to grow.

    "Some of the works of art in GRISAILLE have not been previously displayed," said Lauretta Morton, Gallery Manager. "It is exciting to showcase them for the public to view and enjoy".

    A diverse range of artists is included in GRISAILLE, including John Brack, William Delafield Cook, Noel Counihan, James Gleeson, Frank Hinder, Max Linegar, Bea Maddock, Mike Parr and Fred Williams, as well as local artists Brett McMahon, Claire Martin and Nigel Milsom.

    In order to accentuate the exhibition, the Gallery has partnered with a local event company - Singles Events Newcastle - to present a Singles Mixer inspired by the concept of 'monochrome'.

    "The prefix 'mono' means 'single' or 'one," said Lauretta Morton. "The singles mixer is part of a bigger strategy of engaging with new audiences - locals who may not have had the opportunity to visit the Gallery and enjoy its collection before."

    Open until 8pm on Friday 23 February, visitors can enjoy after-hours access to the exhibitions, live music and stand-up comedy. Entry to the Gallery is free and all are welcome to drop in. Tickets to the Singles Mixer are $10 and must be pre-purchased. The singles event will be held concurrently with the Gallery's existing after hours program, Last Fridays.

    GRISAILLE: Shades of grey from the collection 3 February - 11 March 2018
    Also on display: EVERYTHING CHANGES: Tim Maguire 2002 - 2017 Closes 18 February 2018

    Related Events:

     Last Fridays

    Free, Friday 23 February & the last Friday of every month (except December), open until 8pm.
    More information:
    (Note: Last Fridays March will not be held as this date is Good Friday. The Gallery will be closed.)

    Enjoy after-hours access, live music and a drink at our pop up bar while you explore the Gallery for an evening of ‘mono’ (meaning 'single' or 'one') inspired programming.

    Local music by: solo singer-guitarist Mark Wells (pictured) (5-7pm)
    Exhibition micro-talk: Tobias Spitzer, Technical Officer, Newcastle Art Gallery (from 7pm)
    Stand-up comedy: Jarrod Moore from the UoN Comedy Club (short set after 7pm)
    Plus: Uno, checkers and solitaire game action.

    Exclusive Singles Mixer in the Gallery sculpture garden

    Presented in partnership with SEN Events as part of LAST FRIDAYS
    $10 per person, Friday 23 February, from 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Tickets available:

    GRISAILLE: Shades of grey from the collection sets the perfect backdrop to a Singles Mixer night - for nothing these days is simply black and white, but rather, many shades of grey.

    Come dressed in black, white and grey and enjoy an exhibition which celebrates the elegance and complexity of a mono (meaning ‘single’ or ‘one’) colour palette, as you mingle with other singles. Exclusive ticketed event.

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