5 May – 25 June 2017

This national survey exhibition from dLux MediaArts is the first of its kind: a comprehensive group show with an education focus that examines the heritage of new media art in Australia since the 1980s. An exciting journey through time, Scanlines includes rare early works and well known favourites by some of Australia’s best known contemporary artists. The display’s groundbreaking design also allows the visitor access to video studio tours and interviewswith the artists.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory board..

Soda_Jerk with Sam SmithTrailer for Hollywood Burn (video still detail) 2011, digital video, duration of trailer: 1.34 min, duration of Hollywood Burn: 52 mins © the artists

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Water: This Precious Liquid

5 May – 2 July 2017

The idea of water – all-pervading and essential, fearsome yet controllable – is the focus of this exhibition. Artists over many decades have drawn attention to issues around global warming, water contamination, ill-judged engineering projects and the devastation of floods and storms. The historical and contemporary works in this exhibition, by Pam Debenham, Virginia Hilyard, Therese Kenyon, Sue Pedley and Peter Read, show some of the different ways in which these issues are visualised by artists.

A gallery artist project coordinated by Therese Kenyon.

Therese KenyonCement stands being moulded (detail) 1982, screenprint on paper, 45.5 x 60.3cm. Collection Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, donated through the Ronaldo Cameron collection, 1992 © the artist

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CLICK: Schools in Focus

5 May – 25 June 2017

CLICK is a relatively recent gallery initiative launched to showcase secondary school photographic projects from across the Hunter and Central Coast region. Each year, two exhibitions of work are selected and proudly displayed in the education room. This is the tenth exhibition in the series and features works by students from Belmont High School.

A gallery project coordinated by Joanna Davies and Rob Cleworth.

CLICK installation (detail) featuring digital media works by students from Swansea High School © the artists.

Click installation detail