Exhibitions 2012

DEL KATHRYN BARTON The Nightingale and the Rose

December 15 2012 - February 17 2013
An exhibition of paintings by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic story 'The Nightingale and the Rose'.
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8 December 2012 - 17 February 2013
The Art & Australia collection includes a variety of innovative contemporary works of art including video, painting, sculpture, light installation, sound art and photography.
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A JAPANESE AESTHETIC: Keith Clouton & Jim Deas ceramic collection

November 24 2012- February 17 2013
This focus exhibition presents recent and proposed gifts from collectors Keith Clouton and Jim Deas whose philanthropic connections to Newcastle Art Gallery have been longstanding.
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Markers of Life

November 24 - December 12 2012
A focus exhibition of Australian Indigenous ceremonial poles and paintings from the collection that showcase the growing contemporary Indigenous works belonging to Newcastle Art Gallery.
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COLLECTION COMPANIONS from the collection

24 Nov 2012 - Jun 9 2013
This exhibition is a perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the lesser known works alongside the more renowned works of art from the collection.
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TALES OF THE CITY from the collection

1 September - 25 November 2012
Drawn from the Gallery's painting and works on paper collections, this exhibition examines artists' explorations of the city as a powerful physical and psychological space.
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WITHIN SIGHT OF LAND from the collection

1 September - 25 November 2012
This exhibition, drawn from the Gallery's collection, explores the notion of the seascape as one of the most developed art genres for many centuries.
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ALMANAC The gift of Ann Lewis AO

25 August - 11 November 2012
This exhibition provides an extraordinary road map of Australian art practice over the last 50 years, shaped by the vision of one of Australia’s most highly regarded collectors and arts supporters.
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12 July - 26 August 2012
The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art prizes and is awarded to the best portrait painting.
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MATERIAL REALITY Sculpture from the collection

30 June - 12 August 2012
Exploring the tradition of assemblage and the artists’ considered use of objects, materials or techniques out of context.
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