26 October 2019 - 27 January 2020
10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, 7 days during school holidays
This exhibition takes a scenic route through the Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Large scale immersive paintings fill the gallery space - some familiar, some fictitious, offering a unique adventure through the Australian landscape and beyond. Travel up icy mountains, along dark rocky cliffs, to sun soaked bushlands and out to the sea. A cultural holiday without leaving home.
Wish you were here features works of art drawn exclusively from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection by artists including Philip Wolfhagen, Mandy Martin, William Delafield Cook, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Ryan Hoffmann, Daniel Walbidi, Ann Thomson, Chris Langlois and Vivienne Binns.
Banner Image: William DELAFIELD COOK Mountains 1972-74 synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas 135.5 x 312.0cm Purchased with the assistance of an Australian Government grant through the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council 1974 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist's estate.