Saturday from 10.30am until 1.30pm at the University of Newcastle Gallery, Reimagining the Canon curator, Annemarie Murland and exhibiting artists will be In Conversation. Beneath the gallery, in the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum from 2pm to 4pm, also curated by Murland, is Origins: looking forward, looking back only to find yourself, caught, in the space of in-between, a pop-up exhibition around personal stories of migration.
The opening event for Between Two Worlds is Saturday from 2pm. It will include a panel discussion between exhibition curator Catherine Croll and artists Guo Jian, Rowena Foong and Peter Gardiner from 2pm at Newcastle Art Gallery. This exhibition includes installation, painting, photography, sculpture and video which examine themes from cultural identity and migration to globalisation and social control. Until February 16.
John Hunter Hospital's Arts for Health program is celebrating 20 years of providing art events that enliven and provide a greater sense of wellbeing to patients and visitors of the hospital. The commemorative exhibition Art of Healing is on display throughout Level 2 at the hospital until January 31, with a percentage of sales donated back to the running of this invaluable program.
Julia Jay's Horoscope Project is on now at Between The Lines (197 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill). Her detailed illustrations take inspiration from the heavens, the planets and the signs of the horoscopes to form 12 artworks, 1 for each month of the year. From these artworks, Jay has printed a 2020 calendar which is available for purchase during her exhibition.
Home Grown by Ashlee Jedrzejrak is currently showing at Hunter Wetlands Centre until November 29. Her brightly coloured abstract and figurative drawings, depict the joyful feelings of the suburban garden and backyard.
Find the University of Newcastle Creative Industries students at Saturday's Olive Tree Markets (Civic Park, 9am to 3pm), with artworks and other handmade items for sale.
The Showroom at The Owens Collective at 101B Maitland Road, Isington, opens with Expansion this weekend, featuring an exhibition of large professional works presented in collaboration with Gallery 139.