Key Exhibitions for students 2021
What’s on at NERAM 2021?
Discover one of the great art collections in the country
Hinton: Treasures of Australian Art
The Howard Hinton Collection at NERAM is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history. Between 1928 and 1948 a collection of over 1000 artworks by leading Australian artists were donated to the newly constructed Armidale Teachers’ College by the retired shipping agent, Howard Hinton OBE (1867-1948). The collection provides a snapshot into Australian artistic practice in the early twentieth century as well as some insights into this ‘modest and self-effacing’ gentleman who lived in a boarding house in the north shore suburb of Cremorne and is one of the most significant collections of Australian art in regional New South Wales. View the collection online here
Lionel Lindsay from the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection
5 Feb – 4 April
This exhibition features artworks from Lionel Lindsay’s extensive and celebrated career as one of Australia’s most famous artists in the early 20th Century. It features 136 works with Lionel Lindsay’s finest etchings, wooden gravings and watercolours. It also includes three finely carved woodblocks and the prints made from these woodblocks.
Contemporary Collage: Sydney Collage Society
5 Feb – 14 March
The collage movement emerged in the early 20th century when cubist artists Braque and Picasso began working with various mediums to create avantgarde assemblages. This exhibition in collaboration with the Sydney Collage Society (SCS) pushes the boundaries of contemporary cut and paste.
9 April – 6 June
ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring exemplary bodies of work created by students for the New South Wates Higher School Certificate. The exhibition showcases the considerable creative talent and technical skills of Visual Arts students and includes a broad range of mediums and conceptual inquiry that illustrate the many interests and concerns of Australia’s young creatives. This exhibition will have both a teacher and student professional development workshop alongside.
War and Peace
9 April – 4 July
War and Peace will highlight works in NERAM’s and UNE’s collections by official war artists. The exhibition will also explore the rich and varied stories connecting Armidale to various wars, from storing precious paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in the basement of the Armidale Teachers’ College to the provision of soldiers and horses to Beersheba and experience of Italian prisoners of war who laboured in Northern NSW.
Anaiwan Community Project
14 May – 4 July
A project with Callum Clayton Dixon and Gabi Briggs from the Anaiwan Language Revival Program that engages with our Indigenous community. The gallery space will be given over to the community with work evolving and growing over the duration of the exhibition.
Safe Space Contemporary Sculpture
9 July – 3 Oct
Safe Space brings together three-dimensional art works by twelve contemporary Australian artists that explore psychological aspects of physical space. It features a range of figurative elements and narrative themes with social, and sometimes political, resonances. Many of the
works in this exhibition take the human body as their point of departure: its dimensions, the spaces it occupies, the narratives that contain it and the theatre or spectacle that unfolds around it. Accompanied by a curriculum-aligned Education Resource covering Years 5-10. A Museums and Galleries Queensland touring exhibition.
UNESAP Let’s Hang it!
30 July – 15 Aug
The UNE Schools Art Prize is an annual event which provides New England/North West students, from Kindergarten to Year 12, the opportunity to take part in a large art prize, be part of the wider community and to have their work hung in an art museum.
It annually attracts over 500 entries from more than 300 invited regional schools. Presented in partnership with the University of New England.
Anthony Renshaw Indigenous Collection
5 Nov – 30 Jan
An in depth look at the Indigenous works in the NERAM collection donated by Anthony Renshaw in the 1990s. The works highlight a key period in Indigenous art collecting showcasing bark painting, sculpture, coffin logs and works on canvas. The exhibition will be underpinned by thorough research and community consultation.
5 Nov – 30 Jan
Joan Ross grapples with Australia’s colonial legacy expressed through
drawing, painting, installation, photography, sculpture, video and virtual
reality. She explores European settlers and emblems of colonial society. Her iconic use of high-vis yellow has become broadly recognisable, recalling unnatural incursions in the landscape.