Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy installation view, Griffith University Art Museum 2017 Photography: Carl Warner

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Elizabeth Newman: Is that a ‘No’?

8 September - 21 November 2020

Elizabeth Newman: Is that a ‘No'? surveys 30 years of the career of Australian artist Elizabeth Newman.

Formal structures in the work of Melbourne-based artist Elizabeth Newman (b.1962) resonate and repeat. Newman's paintings, cut-fabric pieces, collages, sculptures and constructions engage with voids and frames, offering encounters between words and wordlessness. This selection spans 30 years, from 1989-2019, and focuses on the way in which negations, disavowals, excisions and certain articulations of space can function throughout art as a type of existential thinking. Newman's creative and linguistic acts include a questioning attitude to art, as well as to the unconscious, which is unruly, which manifests, and finds meaning and likewise a lack of meaning.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Last updated 11.30 am 17 April 2020

Griffith University Art Museum is closed until further notice to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, students, visitors and the wider community.

We strongly believe that active engagement with the arts is essential to wellbeing, particularly in extraordinary times. We unite with our fellow arts and cultural sector professionals, and encourage everyone to continue to engage with and support the sector by connecting with artists, galleries and museums via social media and their online resources.

Our staff will continue to work remotely to bring you engaging and unique online content and events, and are looking forward to sharing information on our Collection and exhibitions in exciting new ways. If you don't already, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter .

We are committed to supporting our staff and artists at this time, and ask you to join us in practicing social distancing measures to assist in protecting those most vulnerable in our communities. We wish you and your loved ones the best of health. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

For the latest updates, please visit griffith.edu.au/coronavirus

Public programs

Griffith University Art Museum offers a dynamic range of public programs, including artist and curator talks, panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses.

Our annual program also includes a special series of In Conversation events with some of the country’s most active collectors and philanthropists.

We also hold children’s workshops throughout the year, and cater to children from five through to eighteen years of age.

Children's workshops

Our Children’s workshops are held throughout the year, and cater to children from five through to eighteen years of age.

Exhibition tours

Griffith University Art Museum welcomes visits from schools, universities and community groups. Our staff can provide free introductory talks and exhibition tours as required. Contact us via email to book a visit.

Education resources

Education Kits for teachers and students are available for download as applicable. They can be used before, during or after your visit.

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