Associate Professor Allan Chawner on site
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Associate Professor Allan Chawner on site
Monday, September 1, 2008
You are all invited to the launch of the Newcastle on the Edge Open Air Exhibition.
Newcastle on the Edge - Panoramic Visions of Newcastle on the Coquun Hunter River is an outdoor exhibition of 7 panoramas of Newcastle dating from the 1812 to the present.
The University of Newcastle will mark History Week with a stunning outdoor exhibition depicting the cultural transformation of the Newcastle Port.
The exhibition is sponsored by the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collaborative event involving the University of Newcastle, the Maritime Centre and the History Council of New South Wales.
The Exhibition will be launched on Saturday September 6th 2008 by Head of ABC1233 Radio Philip Ashley-Brown at 10am at the Maritime Centre Honeysuckle.
You and your friends and families are very welcome to come along.
Newcastle on the Edge will be on display at the Maritime Centre during History Week from Saturday 6 - Sunday 14 September 2008.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A. 6m long section
Browne 1812 60 x 202cm
Caption: Browne, T.R. (1776 - 1824). Newcastle, in New South Wales, with a distant view of Point Stephen,1812 and View of Hunters River, near Newcastle, New South Wales, 1812. Copper Engraving. Photographer: Bruce Turnbull. Courtesy Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
Newcastle 1818 60 x 152cm
Caption: Campbell, Sophia, 1777-1833. Sophia Campbell Sketchbook [1818?] Courtesy National Library of Australia.
B. 10m long section
Sophia Campbell 1821 (60 x 615cm)
Allan Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic (2008) Sophia (60 x 615cm)
Caption: Panorama of Newcastle 1821. Panorama of Newcastle : watercolour drawings by Edward Close - Sophia Campbell. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales.
Rae Newcomon 1849 (60 x 436cm)
Caption: Rae, John, 1813-1900. Newcastle in 1849. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales.
C. 5m long section
Rae Photo 1878 (60 x 326cm)
Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic (2008) Rae (60 x 326cm)
Caption: Rae, John, 1813-1900. [Panoramic photograph of Newcastle, 1878-1882, taken from Barker Street, possibly from The Obelisk] -- 4 albumen photoprints
from Sketches in New South Wales in the olden time 1842 - 1859 by John Rae, M.A. / album of watercolour panoramas and photographs of watercolour sketches. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales.
"Newcastle on the Edge" : Panoramic Visions of Newcastle on the Coquun - Hunter River
was kindly sponsored by the University of Newcastle’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Associate Professor Allan Chawner
Cultural Collections of the University of Newcastle Library
Inter Library Loans Team of the University of Newcastle Library
History Week 2008 Committee: Ann Hardy, Evelyn King, Gionni Di Gravio, Dr Victoria Haskins.
History Council of New South Wales
The National Library of Australia
The Newcastle Maritime Centre
The Newcastle Region Art Gallery
The State Library of New South Wales
The University of Newcastle Coal River Working Party
Browne, T.R. (1776 - 1824). View of Hunters River, near Newcastle, New South Wales. 1812; and Newcastle, in New South Wales, with a distant view of Point Stephen. 1812. (316 KB) Copper Engraving. Photographer Bruce Turnbull. (Courtesy Newcastle Region Art Gallery)
Presented as a complete Panorama identified by Mr Russell Rigby, and prepared as a 360 Quicktime Panorama by Mr Michael Meany.
Panorama of Newcastle 1821. [Panorama of Newcastle : watercolour drawings by Edward Close - Sophia Campbell] (Courtesy State Library of New South Wales)
Full View Panorama (1.35MB) prepared as a 360 Quicktime Panorama by Mr Michael Meany. Be sure to view with the Quicktime Viewer for 360 effect.
Due to the difficulties of photographing the 1849 Rae Panorama in today's setting, we have decided to avoid that one, and stick with the six others.
The wall of the Maritime Centre are in 3 sections; 6m, 10m and 5m long respectively.
Allan has factored that they will need to be around 60 cm high to fit. We have six panoramas to fill the spaces.
Campbell (1820) with Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic image (2008)
Rae (1883) with Chawner retro-photo-pan-graphic (2008)
We are aiming to have them as large as we can fit, the walls also protrude, so the boards will need to be flexible. Allan is now proceeding to the printers to get quotes, they will also install them as well. He will also seek their advice on what boards will be suitable for the job. We need to also be aware that they need to be very secure, as there has been some theft in the area.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Associate Professor Germov, Head, School of Humanities & Social Science will be funding the Exhibition as part of History Week on behalf of the School of Humanities and Social Science.
We have proposed a joint collaborative proposal involving the Maritime Centre and the University of Newcastle to prepare an open air exhibition of 5 panoramas of Newcastle from the 1800s to the present. The exhibition will run from the 6-14 September 2008. The working title is: "Newcastle on the Edge": Panoramic Visions of Newcastle on the Coquun - Hunter River.
The panoramas of Early Newcastle we have in mind for the event are by:
(1) T.R. Browne (1812) here and here
(2) Sophia Campbell (1821)
(3) John Rae (1849)
(4) John Rae (1883)
(5) Allan Chawner (2008) TBC.
Action 1. I have today had ordered high resolution copies of the two Rae panoramas through the State Library. We have hi res copies of the Browne (Newcastle Regional Art Gallery) and Sophia Campbell (1821) (State Library of NSW)
Action 2. Associate Professor Allan Chawner will arrange the printing of all panoramas and will prepare a set of current panoramas from the same view points and arrange for their printing for the exhibition. Quotes for the cost will be forwarded to both Dr Victoria Haskins and Associate Professor Germov for clearance. The panoramas will be printed on long boards that will be mounted to the outside of the Maritime Centre as a series of changing panoramas of the city at the water's edge, fitting in with this year's theme.
Mr Michael Meany in visual arts has prepared a couple of 360 wrap around panoramic virtual views of the 1812 (Browne) and 1821 (Campbell) works for our online University's Coal River Working Party site.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
On Exhibition during History Week 2008
September 6-14 2008