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Online Exhibitions

The Online Exhibitions of the University of Wollongong Library showcase recent and past historical exhibitions held in the Library. More than just photographs of the physical exhibits, the online displays aim to capture the associated stories and experiences.

Migration in the Illawarra

Migration in the Illawarra

Migration heritage is the legacy of people's experiences of leaving one country and culture, travelling, adjusting to a new place, and becoming familiar with it and its people, and continuing and adapting traditional culture. This collaborative exhibition celebrates the achievements of the Migration Heritage Project since formation in 2001, showcasing their research, publications and previous exhibits in conjunction with archive material from UOW Archives.

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The Yellow House

24 Boxes: Unpacking the Cochrane Papua New Guinea Collection

This exhibition provides fascinating insights into a significant period in PNG history (1949 to 1966), with items related to the development of local education, the work of Catholic missions and churches, the growth of a PNG government on the path to Independence, and the stories, traditional music, and regional customs and ceremonies of its people.

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

The Yellow House was a countercultural, experimental art and performance space operating out of a 3-storey terrace building in Sydney between 1970-73 and the inspiration of Martin Sharp and Albie Thoms.

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Early Illawarra and Explorers

Early Illawarra and Explorers

The first Europeans settled in Sydney with the First Fleet in January 1788. Soon after, a succession of visitors made their way south to explore the coast, mountains and grasslands of the land soon to be known as the Illawarra, a land that had been occupied by Aboriginal people for millennia. These explorers left behind records of their experiences in the form of beautifully crafted artworks and manuscripts.

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UOW Reflects On The Great War

UOW Reflects On The Great War

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Australia’s entry into World War I in August 1914, this exhibition seeks to highlight the history of the war by bringing together images and objects from UOW Archives, the Illawarra Museum and other local collections, accompanied by narratives from UOW academics, Associate Professor John McQuilton and Dr Jen Roberts.

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OZ

OZ

During the seven years in which it was published (1963-9), the Sydney-based OZ magazine was a highly controversial player in the Australian underground press. Founded by Richard Neville, Richard Walsh and artist Martin Sharp, with contributions from leading artists and literary figures, OZ Sydney made use of satire and imagery to lambast and confront the conservative establishment of Australia throughout the 1960s.

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The Royal Visit to Wollongong 1954

The Royal Visit to Wollongong 1954

On February 11th 1954, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, visited Wollongong as part of a larger Australian Royal tour. This exhibition showcases the official 1954 film of the visit, accompanied by photographs, newspaper articles, and other items drawn together to recreate the sense of anticipation and excitement generated in the region by this event.

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Collected, Connected & Cut

Collected, Connected & Cut

Curators Judy Bourke and Liz Jeneid included a range of Australian artists to join them in exhibiting works, many of which were especially created for this exhibition. Artist books are not books about art, but books made by artists which can come in many forms; such as concertina books, scrolls, codex, stitched books, or altered books. This exhibition demonstrates a wide variety of the materials and techniques used in this genre.

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Wollongong in Posters: Art on a Telegraph Pole

Wollongong in Posters: Art on a Telegraph Pole

Presenting poster art of local print workshops of the 1980s and 1990s, chiefly Redback Graphix and Culla Graffix, who achieved strong street-level visibility and contributed a dynamic visual presence to promoting local cultural events, community-based rallies, film releases, and theatre productions, perhaps most memorably to the productions of the Theatre South company.

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Ceremonial Gowns Exhibition

UOW Ceremonial Gowns History

Showcasing the ceremonial gowns worn by the University of Wollongong’s Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors through the years, and some of the history behind UOW's ceremonial dress traditions.

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50th Anniversary of Wollongong Teachers College

50th Anniversary of Wollongong Teachers College

In October 2012, Wollongong Teachers College students held a reunion to celebrate fifty years since the founding of the College. An Anniversary Exhibition was held in the Library's Panizzi Room to mark the event.

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