Thursday, April 12, 2012

Steel & string: Installations by Advanced Diploma sculpture students

The work of five final year sculpture students is on display at the the Front Room Gallery until April 19.  The exhibition is of large scale installations that relate to and play with the gallery's spaces and architecture.  It includes a vast entanglemement of string, a giant ribbon, tea cup, and a high relief wall work.  The artists featured are Elyssa Jane, Joanna O'Toole, Maggie Hensel Brown, Callan Beaty and Adelaide King.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Chinese Artists visit

Two artists in the Two Generations exhibition at the University of Newcastle gave a talk and demonstration at the Newcastle Art School yesterday.

 Lu Peng and Hang Chunhui presented their work and demonstrated some traditional Chinese painting methods to students. Lu Peng teaches tradition Chinese ink painting in Beijing as well as making and teaching contemporary art. Hang Chunhui is a younger artists whose work in also featured in the Two Generations exhibition, which was curated by Brian Wallace and Catherine Croll from the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.

Lu Peng demonstrating traditional Chinese Ink Painting at Newcastle Art School

New Still Life | Student exhibition

New Still Life is a selection of work fresh from the studio of stage 2 Diploma Fine Arts students. It encompassed all our mediums and centred on a general theme of contemporary still life.
The result showed all the rawness and richness of committed and playful work at this stage. Well done students.

Hothouse | staff exhibition

The Staff Exhibition 'Hothouse' has been and gone. However we did have a rreview in the Newcastle Herald and staff gave some interesting floor talks. Carolyn Mackay, Peter Lankas, John Turier, Ruth Chapman, John Morris, Mazie Turner, Braddon Snape, Andy Devine, Michelle Brodie, Linda Swinfield, Jo O’Toole, Matthew Tome and Vera Zulumovski all gave lunchtime talks to groups about their work.

A slice of the view of Hothouse at the Front Room Gallery.