2003 Exhibitions


Collected: 150 years of Aboriginal Art and Artifacts at the Macleay Museum, displayed nearly 200 objects from the Museum's important Australian Aboriginal collection.

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The Way of the Brush – Fairweather, Jackson and Tuckson

15 October – 27 November 2003

This exhibition looked at aesthetic connections in the paintings of Ian Fairweather (1891-1974), Tony Tuckson (1921-1973), and Roy Jackson (1944 -). The starting point was Fairweather’s Kalighat, 1950, in the University’s collection.

Norman and Lionel Lindsay - Prints and Drawings

16 July – 18 September 2003

The University Art Collection includes over eighty works by Norman and Lionel Lindsay. This exhibition included the fascinating black and white images made by Norman Lindsay to illustrate the story of Ned Kelly that were used to illustrate Douglas Stewart’s popular story in 1946.

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Japanese Prints 1950–1990

20 May – 26 June 2003

This travelling exhibition introduced contemporary Japanese prints from 1950 onwards, the period when Japan was beginning its recovery from the Second World War.

Temptation –Sir Charles Nicholson’s collection

10 April – 14 May 2003

Virtual Empire: Stereo Photography in Britain and Australia 1851–1879

Vitrual Empire online exhibition

Ongoing virtual exhibition

This online exhibition draws on the rich holdings of early stereophotographs held in the Museum’s Historic Photograph Collection. Some of these photographs have previously been reproduced as half-stereos – one of the pair of images - but have not previously been exhibited or reproduced as the photographer intended.

Robert Hunt (1830-1892): Pioneer Sydney Photographer

Robert Hunt

Ongoing virtual exhibition

This online exhibition provides, for the first time, an opportunity to see the scope of Robert Hunt's vision and its importance to the cultural heritage of Australia.