Startling new WWI evidence shapes Perceptions of War exhibition
To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli, Macquarie University's Art Gallery will launch an exhibition of artworks to honour and capture the spirit of the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli Cove during World War One.
The work of Australia's "father of psychedelic art", Vernon Treweeke, and pioneering conceptual artist Ian Milliss will feature alongside each other at the new "Then and Now" exhibition at Macquarie University's Art Gallery.
As one of a number of special displays in celebration of the University's Golden Jubilee Year, the Macquarie University Art Gallery in collaboration with Memory (University archives) have married historical and contemporary artistic links, together with new artistic commissions, to showcase the power of art on campus in CREATIVE REVISIONS: Retracing 50 Years of Responses to the University Campus.
Artist Judy Cassab, her son John Seed, and family, along with friends, donors, alumni and staff, gathered at the exhibition space of the Library which came to life with the outstanding collection of Judy's work that reflects the social and cultural histories of a number of important artists Cassab has captured in the past forty years.
Macquarie University's Art Gallery has won a prestigious MAGNA (Museums and Galleries National Award) at the Museums Australia National Conference on May 17. The award was given in the category of Exhibition (Temporary/Travelling) for the Art Gallery's Affinities: 7 Museums, 50 objects exhibition.
The MAGNAs recognise excellent work nationally in exhibition, public programs and sustainability projects across 5 award categories.
In this exhibition, one of a number of special displays in celebration of the University's Golden Jubilee Year, the University's museums and collections have joined together to reveal their interdisciplinary relationships and through their most exciting pieces. Curating this multifaceted display is a team of more than 20 curators, researchers and academics.
Macquarie University Art Gallery's new exhibition Transplantation: A sense of Place and Culture features the work of twelve contemporary jewellery artists from the UK and Australia, and explores the theme of place and cultural identity arising from their personal and family experiences of "transplantation".
History in Colour: David Lever Exhibition features a new series of paintings by artist David Lever, which capture glimpses into the way Sydney-siders once lived. Residents from local communities, particularly around Berowra or Brooklyn areas, will barely recognise their local landmarks.
The Museums & Galleries of NSW features a video presentation about artist Kate Downhill and her works which are showcased in Macquarie University Art Gallery's "Chain Reaction" exhibition.
The Macquarie University Art Gallery has been nominated for the 2013 IMAGinE Awards, an event organised by the Museums & Galleries NSW, Regional & Public Galleries of NSW, and Museums Australia (NSW) to recognise the people who work in museums and galleries across NSW.
Launched tonight, Wednesday 7 August, the question of 'when is a book a book?' is seriously considered in two new, visually stunning and intellectually enthralling partner exhibitions developed by Macquarie University Art Gallery - 'Unbound' & 'Bound'. The former is on display at the Gallery while the latter has fittingly utilised the exhibition space within the University Library.