Art Gallery Exhibitions - 2006

  • Dates: From 13 October to 4 December
  • Artist: Stephen Birch

No Man's Land, an exhibition featuring video projections and sculptural works by Australian artist Stephen Birch, focuses on what it is to exist within contemporary culture.

  • Dates: From 21 August to 6 October

The exhibition chronicles the history and development of Chroma as the premier Australian artists paint company, now celebrating over 40 years in the business. This is the first public viewing of the Chroma collection that has been amassed over that period. Artists include Elizabeth Cummings, Geoffrey De Groen, Emily Kngwarreye, Euan McLeod, Idris Murphy, John Peart, Rollin Schlicht, John Walker and Dick Watkins.

  • Dates: From 26 July to 11 August

The breadth and dimension of the Macquarie University collection is outstanding both in genre and style. The exhibition will present the range and depth of Indigenous art practice within the context of contemporary Australia. Artists include Bronwyn Bancroft, Destiny Deacon, Emily Kngwarreye, Lin Onus, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Ginger Riley, Rover Thomas and Lucy Ward.

  • Dates: From 28 April to 16 June

This retrospective exhibition is out of the ordinary. The audience will use the world wide web and its overlaying effect to create their own personal journey in rediscovering the artists Ian Milliss.

Multi-media stations will allow the visitor to this exhibition to access and respond to various levels of Milliss' work - installations, writings, photographs, and compilations associated with his early conceptual art practice of the late 1960s, his work with Christo in The Wrapping of Little Bay to his pioneering years creating mandates for the arts and culture through political action - the Victoria Street Action Group and Green Bans, the Media Action Group, The Working Life. The finale to his life's passion and work is expressed in his most recent work The Tree of Life shaped by his own personal history.

  • Dates: From 5 March to 20 April
  • Curator: Rod Pattenden

This survey exhibition traces the past 15 years of Rosemary Valadon's extraordinary work, ranging from her early portraits through to recent work that explores her interest in feminine rituals of identity.

Rosemary Valadon takes us on a journey into the theatrical world of fairy tales and ancient mythologies that examine the politics of gender and identity. Her 1992 exhibition The Goddess Within explored the notion of female archetypes using Greek goddess myths to portray female behaviour and personality traits as represented by well-known 20th Century women. Her more recent work has examined familiar stories such as The Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood in humorous and unexpected ways, while others inject the innocent playthings of every girls childhood with malicious intent - dolls, dress-up clothes and ballet tutus become vehicles for exploring the serious, and perhaps darker side of feminity. A great show for inspiring year 11 and 12 art students interested in developing major works on related themes.

  • Dates: From 28 April to 16 June

Picture the Seventies from the University Collection include many paintings that have rarely been seen on public display. The range and depth of works explode the myth that painting had died in Australia during the1970s as the far-reaching effects of Conceptualism and Performance-based art cut across-the-board symptomatic to the so-called "death of the object". Looking now at Picture the Seventies it becomes clear that these artists were just as vigorous and adventurous as their Conceptual colleagues also influenced by the International Art Movements ranging from Pop, Funk, Protest to Minimal, together with the New Realist painters and Lyrical Abstractionists and Abstract Expressionists in forging their own ways of making art in this explosive decade in Australian history.

Artists include Suzanne Archer, David Aspden, John Brack, Martin Collocott, Janet Dawson, Shay Docking, Helen Eager, Robert Juniper, Richard Larter, Alun Leach-Jones, Keith Looby, Dusan Marek, John Olsen, David Rankin, Michael Taylor, Tony Tuckson, Guy Warren and Dick Watkins.


Hyper Collider
  • Dates: From mid-December 2005 to mid-January 2006

2005 has been designated by the United Nations as the World Year of Physics, to remind the world of the central role Physics plays in the enabling sciences. The Physics Art Prize is the headline event of many planned by the Department of Physics at Macquarie University.

It is an acquisitive award, first prize money $15,000. Artists are to respond to five (5) large format posters which feature the following research areas of the department: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Lasers and Optics, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Biophotonics.

Artists exhibited: James Angus, Marea Atkinson, Karin Beaumont, Stephen Birch, Colleen Blake, Simon Bourke, Meredith Brice, Robert Bryce, Gaye Chapman, Peter Charuk, Felix Cheung, Caroline Jeanne Coate, Stephen Copland, Fan Dongwang, Tracy Cornish, Jayne Dyer, Anne Edmonds, Catriona Galbraith, Ernie Gerzabek, Kaye L. Green, Rosemarie Gregelec, Stephen Haley, Joanne Handley, Malcolm Harding, Chris Henschke, Isobel Johnston, Marjatta Kaukomaa, Susan Kneebone, Jeanette Landstedt, Jennifer Little, Melinda Menning, Constantine Nicholas, Sean O'Connell, Sandra Pitkin, Candice Reid-Latimer, Cameron Robbins, Geoffrey Rose, Erica Jane Seccombe, Larissa Smagarinsky, Felicity Spear, Matt Staples, Lindsay Stepanow, David Stephenson, Julie Stephenson, Teong-Eng Tan, Simon Taylor, Kevin Todd, Marika Varady.