What’s on at NERAM?

What’s on at NERAM?

Key Exhibitions Terms 3 & 4 2021

Discover one of the great art collections in the country
Hinton: Treasures of Australian Art
Permanent Exhibition
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

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.

View the Education Resource ‘Safe Space’ here >>

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Downstairs Dining Room — Octopus, 2014

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.

Chase Stevens, The Cat, K, Woolomin Public School

9 July – 3 Oct
EMANATE illuminates the conceptual and material concerns of a new creative generation, presenting the work of emerging artists that have recently graduated from the National Art School, Sydney, as they make the transition from students to burgeoning professional artists. The exhibition showcases the highly contemporary, innovative and outstanding works being developed at Australia’s leading independent fine art school and intimates at the future direction of art in Australia.

Image sourced from 2019 show: Heidi Melamed, Strange Realities: Constellation 2018.

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.

Rambler Pwerle, Kangaroo Dreaming, 1989, Synthetic polymer on canvas

Joan Ross
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.

Joan Ross, We curtsy, 2015, hand painted pigment on cotton rag paper courtesy of Michael Reid