UNIVERSITY A dynamic show, Painting the Song, featuring works from the Sims Dickson collection, opened recently at the University Gallery on the Callaghan campus of the University of Newcastle. One of the works in the show, Angkaliya Curtis Cave Hill 2017, acrylic on linen, 200 x 150 cm (Image courtesy the artist and Tjungu Palya Artists), is pictured above. The show explores the inextricable connections between music and contemporary Aboriginal art. The show, curated by Deborah Sims and Matthew Dickson, explores the inextricable connections between music and contemporary Aboriginal art.
KILGOUR PRIZE Finalists in the $50,000 Kilgour Prize at Newcastle Art Gallery have been named. The show opens August 4. The finalists are: Geoffrey Breen, Filippa Buttitta, Rachel Coad, James Drinkwater, Sarah Gosling, Jeannine Grey, David Griggs, Craig Handley, Jacqueline Hennessy, Cliff Hosking, Peter Lankas, Fiona Lowry, Marie Mansfield, Steve May, Fiona McMonagle, Rachel Milne, Elliott Nimmo, Alice Palmer, Amanda Penrose Hart, Lori Pensini, Rodney Pople, Glen Preece, Jordan Richardson, Michael Simms, Anthony Slater, Peter Smeeth, Loribelle Spirovski, Susan Sutton, Mark Tweedie, Natasha Walsh and Anthony Williams.
LAKE MACQUARIE Two new shows will open at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery from July 28, with an opening event on Sunday, July 29. Moving Histories//Future Projections shows works from leading Australian female contemporary artists working across screen-based media. Yes Yes Yes Yes: Graphics from the 1960s and 1970s is inspired by the works of Joe Tilson.