Events

Events

The Art Gallery presents a range of events in association with each exhibition including talks, lectures, musical performances and workshops. For enquiries and bookings call +61 (2) 9850 7437. Visit About us for further information.


Light Paper Festival

Friday 30 October 2015, launches at 10am

A collaborative inaugural project of Macquarie University Museums & Collections. Join us to make your mark at the University Art Gallery.

This festival will feature a full day events.

Handmade Paper Make Workshop

10am – 1pm
Presented by artist Nathalie Hartog-Gautier

Experiment with handmade paper using a range of techniques including embossing, casting, paint and ink to create your own work.

Venue: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Building E11A
Limited places, Book early
Cost: $15, includes morning tea
Enquires: +61 (2) 9850 7437

Plein Air Workshop

11am – 1pm
Belinda Street

Explore and sketch the outdoor vistas of the University campus with leading contemporary artist Belinda Street. Bring your own sketch books and we will provide the drawing tools.

Venue: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Building E11A
Free admission
Limited places, Book early
Enquires: +61 (2) 9850 7437

Fundraising Book Drive

10am – 2pm

Come join various groups in the Macquarie University Courtyard to purchase bargain books.

Venue: Central Courtyard

Field Notes of Pioneering Minds Exhibition

Biologists still use paper in the field and in the laboratory in the conceptualisation of their ideas and findings. This exhibition will provide a unique selection of field notes rarely seen on public display by both emerging and leading academics from Macquarie University.

Venue: Biological Sciences Museum

Australian Paper and Conservation Issues

2pm – 2.30pm
Presented by Libby Eyre

Learn about Australian paper production and current impacts on the environment. Can we improve the industry and what might you be able to do to help animals like the Leadbeater's possum? 

Venue: Biological Sciences Museum, E8B building
Enquiries: +61 (2) 9850 8168 or +61 439 816 961

Roman Forum Exhibition

10am – 2pm

A unique collection comprising a series of historical master engraved prints dating from the 15th through to the 20th century which documents the changing landscape of the Roman Forum. It presents an expanded view of the Roman Forum and its activities over time from the socio-political to everyday life. This collection has been kindly donated to Macquarie University by Lynette Jensen.

Venue: Museum of Ancient Cultures, Building E8B, Level 3
Enquiries: +61 (2) 9850 9263

Paper Folding Workshop

3pm – 4pm

Join us to learn the traditional practice of origami with an Australian twist, be inspired by the objects and images in the museum or do it free hand.

Free admission, paper and afternoon tea provided
Venue: Australian History Museum
Enquiries: +61 (2) 9850 8870

Museums Appreciation Society

6pm – 9.30pm

Big Kids Night in at the Gallery: come join the Museum Appreciation Society at the Art Gallery to close off the Paper Festival

Entrance is a gold coin donation, wine and nibbles will be provided
Venue: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Building E11A
Enquiries: +61 (2) 9850 7437


Paula Dawson Hologram Tours 2015

13 February – 11 December 2015, 1pm

Join Macquarie University Art Gallery's Hologram Tour to see Paula Dawson's "To Absent Friends," one of the world's largest holograms ever produced.

In 2009 Macquarie University Art Gallery in partnership with Newcastle Region Art Gallery and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University produced a major exhibition Virtual Encounters: Paula Dawson - Holograms highlighting the work of internationally acclaimed hologram artist Paula Dawson. Dawson's holograms, rarely seen on public display, offer the broader community a unique opportunity to engage with the symbiotic relationship between art, virtual reality and science.

Paula Dawson Hologram Tour schedule for 2015:

13 February
13 March
17 April
8 May
12 June
10 July
14 August
11 September
9 October
13 November
11 December

Venue: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Building E11A
Enquires: +61 (2) 9850 7437
Register online

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