Gwyn Hanssen Pigott | Newcastle Art Gallery

Legacy: A tribute to Marea Gazzard & Gwyn Hanssen Pigott is a tribute to Marea Gazzard (AO, CBE) and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott who both sadly passed away in 2013. In respect to these important artists, Newcastle Art Gallery pays homage to their collective talent with a selection of works from the 1960s to 2013, that include works from private and public collections.” – Newcastle Art Gallery

A tribute to Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and Marea Gazzard
23 August – 16 November 2014

Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

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‘At The Gates’, 2003, dimensions variable, 13 pieces glazed Limoges and Southern Ice porcelain – Image courtesy Brian Hands


Charlie Sheard | Pure Abstractions: Colour – Drawing – Materiality

The work of Charlie Sheard will be exhibited at the University of Newcastle’s University Gallery. The upcoming exhibition, Pure Abstractions: Colour- Drawing- Materiality, features an overview of his work from 2007 to 2014 and will open on Saturday 26 April at 2pm and run until 17 May 2014.

As an antidote to today’s materialistic focus, Sheard focuses his work on developing a language of purely abstract forms. This particular exhibition features a number of abstract painterly works, along with charcoal drawings that combine an extended syntax of bodily gesture and sensual energy, with a sensitive feeling for the material. These large scale works combine skillful technique coupled with complex optical effects and inspiring colour.

Sheard will also be speaking at Conversations In Art at the University of Newcastle, room AT25 on Wednesday 7 May, 12-1pm. He will also be presenting a colour workshop in conjunction with the Pure Abstractions exhibition.

Pure Abstractions: Colour- Drawing- Materiality26 April to 17 May 2014
Opening 26 April, 2pm

University Gallery
University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308


Charlie Cheard, Pure Abstraction #2, 2006-2010, Mixed media on raw linen, 214 x 198cm