Exhibitions 2020

DOMESTIC BLISS: functional works from the collection

Now closing Sunday 3 January
DOMESTIC BLISS brings together ceramic works of art by leading artists and a new generation of ceramic practitioners, including recent acquisitions to the collection.
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WE CAN BE HEROES: a backstage pass

14 November 2020 – 14 February 2021
WE CAN BE HEROES: a backstage pass presents a behind the scenes tour seen through the lens of artists capturing intimate moments of Australian and international musicians.
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THE ROARING 20s: from the collection

1 August – 15 November 2020
THE ROARING 20s features works of art drawn exclusively from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection by artists including Rupert Bunny, Jack Noel Kilgour, George W Lambert, Lionel Lindsay, Hilda Rix...
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1 August - 15 November 2020
The KILGOUR PRIZE 2020 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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REPEATER: from the collection

2 June – 5 October 2020
REPEATER: from the collection presents works of art that imitate life amidst a pandemic, as we take a more minimalist approach to life, or find ourselves repeating the same motions day after day...
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On Stillness

12 May – 28 July 2020
On Stillness was an online exhibition presented across the social media accounts of NSW public art galleries. Initiated by the National Art School and Newcastle Art Gallery, it highlighted works of...
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HOMEWARD BOUND: the art and life of Tom Gleghorn

9 May - 19 July 2020
Tom Gleghorn’s first solo exhibition of paintings was held at Newcastle Art Gallery in 1959. Sixty-one years after that exhibition, Tom Gleghorn is homeward bound, with Newcastle Art Gallery...
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STOPPING TIME: Material Prints 3000 BCE to Now

29 February – 10 May 2020
'STOPPING TIME: Material Prints 3000 BCE to Now' expands on the definition of printmaking by bringing works of art together in thematic clusters, regardless of their period or place of production.
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GEORGE GITTOES: on being there

8 February - 26 April 2020
George Gittoes AM is a highly recognised Australian artist, photographer and filmmaker. For over four decades he has documented some of the world’s worst conflicts.
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