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The University Gallery

Mask with shells and cassowary feathers, date and place unknown, from The Senta Taft Hendry CollectionWooden decorative carved headrest, date collected 1959, from Ambanum Village/East Sepik Province/Momase Region/Papua New Guinea from the Senta Taft Hendry Collection Clay pot stand in shape of faceDogs teeth necklace, Sepik River area/Momase Region/Papua New Guinea from the Senta Taft Hendry Collection Cassowary feathers with twisted rope, wooden handle from the Senta Taft Hendry Collection
THE UNIVERSITY ART COLLECTION

The University Art Collection is a growing collection of over 2,700 individual works of art and culturally significant materials that contribute immeasurably to the learning, enjoyment and wellbeing of our communities and to the unique culture and built environments of the University of Newcastle campuses. Our diverse collection features regional and nationally significant artworks and is proud to include notable Australian artists and esteemed University Alumni, such as Dr Margaret Olley AC and Dr John Olsen AO OBE. We focus our contemporary collection on Indigenous artwork and currently hold over 350 First Nations artists including Blak Douglas, Banduk Marika, Lorna Kantilla and Jimmy Pike.

 

 

The University Art Collection is an important contributor to the cultural and creative wealth of the University of Newcastle and Greater Hunter region. The Collection speaks to the University’s reputation as an institution that values innovation, equity and excellence through learning and creative thinking. As an important regional asset for research and enjoyment, the Art Collection is publicly accessible. Please email us for more information.