Art Gallery Exhibitions - 2003

  • Dates: From 10 October to 28 November

Interesting things happen around the edges, off stage and in the margins; confessional scribblings, larger shadows, the signs for map reading, all the hints of a wider horizon of meaning outside the frame. This exhibition draws on the strengths of the Macquarie University Collection in indigenous art and is supplemented by a range of contemporary artists exploring this range of interests. Themes will include the mapping of meaning, acts of erasure and mark making, the slippage of cultural edges, the re-mythologising of the landscape and apocalyptic visions of the future.

Artists: Peter Booth, Marion Borgelt, Leonard Brown, Andrew Browne, Gordon Bennett, Kate Briscoe, Richard Byrnes, Liz Coats, John Coburn, Charles Cooper, Nicole Ellis, George Gittoes, James Gleeson, Tim Johnson, Emily Kngwarreye, Lindy Lee, Hector Jandanay, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Noelene Lucas, Paul Miller, Trevor Niickolls, Lin Onus, Marita Sambono, Wendy Stavrianos, My Le Thi, Rosemary Valadon, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) and Susan White.


  • Dates: From 28 July to 5 September

  • Dates: From 24 June to 18 July

Peter Griffin, both a nationally and internationally exhibited artist, has developed a reputation as one of Australia's most consistent abstract painters. His work creates a visual vocabulary of impulses and responses to the places that he has visited, entering into a process of recording, myth making and inventing realities. A unique survey exhibition that highlights Peter's contribution to Australian abstraction over the past thirty years.


  • Dates: From 19 May to 16 June

  • Dates: From 7 March to 2 May

A major survey exhibition that documents the period 1966-70 of the infamous Central Street Gallery that brought the international to Sydney. The gallery was always in a state of aesthetic overdrive, it confidently introduced "hard edge" abstraction into the canon of Australian art and preempted the genesis of conceptual and performance art in the 1970s. But like a candle burning at both ends, Central Street Gallery was short-lived.

Artists include Gunter Christmann, Max Cullen, James Doolin, Barry Hirst, Michael Johnson, Tony McGillick, Ian Milliss, Harold Noritis, Alan Oldfield, Wendy Paramor, Rollin Schlicht, Joseph Szabo, Vernon Treweeke, Dick Watkins, John White and Normanna Wight. The display contains paintings, sculpture, installation, letters, photographs and posters.