New exhibitions to open across campus

The first weeks of semester one 2018 will see three new exhibitions open across the Parkville campus. Dark imaginings: Gothic tales of wonder will be the first on 1 March at the Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library. Exploring the expression of the Gothic from the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, this fascinating exhibition will mark several important gothic literary anniversaries.

On 13 March Liquid form: Ancient and contemporary glass will open at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Celebrating the luminous medium of glass, this exhibition will display significant artefacts from the Egyptian and Roman periods alongside the work of contemporary makers. Meredith Turnbull: Closer, also at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, will open on 27 March and will present an installation of newly commissioned work which responds to the University of Melbourne Art Collection.

Seventeen new displays have already been installed in Arts West in preparation for the new teaching year, including a complete re-hang of level two with objects on loan from the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. Other highlights include a display looking at the iconic twentieth century Foy and Gibson Department store containing items on loan from the Grainger Museum and digital reproductions of mail order catalogues and photographs from the extensive Foy and Gibson archive held at the University of Melbourne Archives. Items from the East Asian Rare Book Collection are also on display in an exhibition of Chinese Cultural Revolution Posters exploring the conceptualisation of proletariat women as the driving force in China’s revolutionary transformation.

Image: Glass bowl, n.d. University of Melbourne Art Collection. Classics and Archaeology Collection