Exhibitions 2021

KILGOUR PRIZE 2021

14 August - 31 October 2021
The KILGOUR PRIZE 2021 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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WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

29 May - 22 August 2021
WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait showcases the evolution and strength of Torres Strait Islander tradition and society through arts practitioners from the 19th Century to the emergence of the contemporary art traditions of today.
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NEW TO VIEW: from the collection

15 May – 1 August 2021
On display for the first time 'NEW TO VIEW: from the collection' includes works from Australian artists Louise Olsen, Stephen Ormandy and Trent Parke.
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RACHEL MILNE: Nest

15 May - 1 August 2021
Focusing on the beauty in the everyday, Milne produces intimate paintings and portraits set in her home and studio, as well as plein air landscapes of iconic places in Newcastle laden with social history.
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BILL HENSON: The light fades but the gods remain

27 February - 16 May 2021
In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work reflecting upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’
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VOID

13 February – 18 April 2021
Void presents a multifaceted concept that brings together contemporary Aboriginal artistic practice from across the country. Curated by Emily McDaniel, the exhibition features existing works across the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture...
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