Melting fridges, mysticism, microcosms and mandalas are all in Art & Australia Collection 2003 - 2013. The Art & Australia collection includes a variety of innovative contemporary works of art including video, painting, sculpture, light installation, sound art and photography. Throughout 2014, the Gallery will tour this exhibition to major regional galleries in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award was established by the respected art journal of the same name, to promote the work of artists from Australia and New Zealand. The award focuses on artists in the first five years of their practice, supporting them with a critical text discussing their practice and the illustration of the work on the magazines back cover. To date, the work of twenty-four artists has been acquired for the collection, which represents not only a diversity of art practice but also cultural perspectives within Australian art today.
Since winning the award and entering the collection, many of these artist’s careers have flourished – Del Kathryn Barton: 2008 Archibald Prize winner and Jonathan Jones: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, National Indigenous Triennial Canada to name a few.
In partnership with Art & Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery will tour this exhibition nationally in 2013-14.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
For children 5-8 years
10.30am – 12.30pm
For children 9-13 years
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January
$15 per child|
Bookings required, payment must be made at time of booking
Call 4974 5100
Join Gallery educators for workshops inspired by Art & Australia Collection 2003 – 2013. Inspired by the work of Amanda Marburg (pictured), children will create multi media representations of their own three dimensional plasticine models.
Saturday 2 February
11.00am – 12.00pm
Call 4974 5100
Join Diarne Wiercinski, Assistant Curator, Newcastle Art Gallery in conversation with artists from the Art & Australia collection, discussing their work on display and
the progression of their practice in recent years.
For more information go to www.nag.org.au/exhibitions
Art & Australia 2003 – 2013 catalogue
$29, available from the Gallery Shop
Art Trail for children
Available at the front desk The Art Trail is designed for families and parents with young children. It highlights themes and connections between works of art on display, and encourages interaction and observation during your visit.
Touring nationally in 2013 – 2014
New South Wales
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
15 December 2013 – 27 January 2014
Dubbo Regional Gallery
8 March – 4 May 2014
Gippsland Art Gallery|
17 May – 13 July 2014
Art Gallery of Ballarat
16 August – 28 September 2014
Ipswich Art Gallery
1 November – 21 December 2014