The Macquarie Show – Watt Space Gallery

HMS Surry 1821 silkscreen print by David Hampton

From 13 – 31  October 2010

The Macquarie Show
Curated by DAVID HAMPTON, AMY HILL and REBECCA HOLMES

With ZOE TWEEDALE, MICHAEL KEITH RICHARDS, MAREE HENDRY, AMY HILL, DAVID HAMPTON and BREONY DELFORCE

2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Lieutenant Colonel Lachlan Macquarie becoming the fifth Governor of NSW. To celebrate this event, which is of both local and national significance, the 2010 Watt Space student Committee is curating an exhibition exploring his influence and legacy. Students were asked to submit a work or series of works relating to Macquarie, Australia during his time as governor, his legacy or all three, or any variation there on.  Supplementing these works will be an array of fascinating source material generously provided by the Coal River Working Party, giving an insight into Newcastle during the time Macquarie was governor and providing an historical context for the art works on display. Combining these historical and artistic insights it is hoped we will provide a unique and fascinating insight into a distant but significant chapter in Australia’s history.

For more info:http://www.newcastle.edu.au/group/watt-space/current-exhibitions.html

Gallery address:
University House
cnr King and Auckland Street, Newcastle NSW     (entrance off Auckland St)

Gallery hours:
Wednesday – Sunday 12 noon – 6 pm

Phone:
Gallery 02 4921 8733    Watt Space Uni Office Callaghan Campus 02 4921 5188

Email:   Anne.McLaughlin@newcastle.edu.au


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