Macquarie University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery presents a diverse range of exhibitions to stimulate and inspire ideas, views and opinions. The exhibition and education programs engage an interdisciplinary context that communicates the overlaps existing between art, science, history, philosophy, media and culture to name a few. In developing an interdisciplinary context in exhibitions, academics within the University’s Faculties are invited to participate in the curatorial dialogue. Working with our companion museums and collections on campus, together with major and local cultural institutions within the state and around the country the MUAG produces exhibitions of a high calibre that - Australian art and cultural history. The changing exhibition program of about six shows per year aims to create a broader understanding of the arts and culture to the wider community that highlight the importance of visual art and culture to education and research.

Collections

The Macquarie University Art Collection encompasses modernist works (Australian and International) and emphasises contemporary Australian art practice that include artists such as Bronwyn Bancroft, Marion Borgelt, Arthur Boyd, John Brack, Lawrence Daws, Paula Dawson, Ian Fairweather, Rah Fizelle, Sidney Nolan, Robert Rooney, Billy Thomas, Tony Tuckson, Fred Williams, Roland Wakelin, Rosemary Valadon, Jeremy Welsh and many more. The collection comprises a range of media from painting, photography, video, prints and drawings to glassware, ceramics and textiles.

The University Art Collection forms a basis from which in-house curated exhibitions are developed that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the art gallery’s mission in forging links with teaching and research at Macquarie. Indigenous themes and issues form a strong focus for both academic and informal learning within the Art Gallery’s changing exhibition program.