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Ten Chicken McNuggets

First solo show by Newcastle photographer/Artist Matthew Reilly
10 Chicken McNuggets: a photographic exhibition of an impact of

still life with trash
For a Limited time Only

The other day I found myself in the vicinity of Broadmeadow
McDonalds and decided to walk the 1.75kms
home to Hamilton. I was blown away by the amount of rubbish I saw - it
wasn't just McDonalds rubbish, but they
were definitely the most substantial contributor to it. Seems to me
council doesn't care about rubbish west of Beaumont Street.
141 photos over 1.75kms and present 51 portraits of trash.
The first one being on their property and the last one being 20 metres
from my front door

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 (Actually, they're beautiful......)

Opening Night 7pm August 20
Exhibition Dates August 18 - 28 2010

August update

Young And Baroque Artist Markets - August 1st 2010
 Rachael O'Neill's Capturing Compassion exhibition is now over. Rachael was a joy to work with in her first exhibition, and we're delighted to have been able to provide her with the opportunity to show her powerful works. Her exhibition raised nearly $500 for NSW Women's Refuge Movement and to the Human Rights Watch. Congratulations Rachael!

Opening at 6pm this Friday August 6th is Catch 22, the debut exhibition by two young ambitious gentlemen, James Jeffery Moran, and Ry Wilkin. Exploring a contemporary view on the relationship between photography and painting, the two artists work in contrasting yet complimentary mixed-media styles that are sure to knock your socks off. Be sure to come by for opening night to chat with the artists, have a drink, and enjoy a guest music performance by CHASING GHOSTS.  Exhibition runs until August 14.
Following Catch 22, ARThive proudly presents Ten Chicken McNuggets, a photographic essay in pollution and fast food economics by Matthew Reilly. This exhibition will be running from August 18 to August 28, be sure to see this unique solo show!

Other upcoming exhibitions include solo shows by Steven Nuttall and Mike Foxall. Keep an eye out for those!

The third in our Cuddle Party series of experimental sounds and good time events took place on July 18, featuring a stellar lineup of Sydney, Newcastle, and Melbourne music talent. Some highlights included the return of Chris Hearn's SCALPS project after a 4 year absence, a free improv set from PENGUINS and MELODIES, and the always brutal grindcore of GRANNYFIST. Cuddle Party will be back soon.

Our first ever Young and Baroque Artist Market was an incredibly popular day of handcrafted goods, original artworks, photo prints, cookies, and heaps more. Thanks to Blackbird Corner for donating heaps of lollies for us to sell, and thanks to the Beanstalk Organic food Co-op for loaning us tables to use. If you wish to be involved in our next market please email ARThive with your details and a sample of your wares - a second Young and Baroque is planned for this November, get crafty NOW!
We are currently accepting proposals for our 2011 Exhibition Program! ARThive would love to hear from solo artists and collectives from ALL facets of the art world. Exhibitions are available in blocks of 2-4 weeks and are moderately priced so as to encourage experimentation, new ideas and risk taking. We want to hear your ideas! Artists and creatives are encouraged to submit a proposal form (available here) and include the following-
  • 1 page exhibition proposal
    include synopsis of work to be exhibited and contact details of artists involved.
  • images
    minimum 5 high resolution jpeg images on CD.
  • artist CV
    something describing your art practice/exhibition or curatorial experience, if any.

Proposals are welcome at the following address:
ARThive GallerySuite 3, Level 1/111 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Or email your submissions to subjecthive@gmail.com . Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We hope to see you all at the gallery very soon!

Catch 22


You're invited to attend a debut exhibition by two young ambitious gentlemen.
Exploring a contemporary view on the relationship between photography and painting, they are not afraid to make comment on the social and personal impacts that this incestuous affair has given birth to.

Guest Music Performance by Chasing Ghosts

Opening Night: 6pm Friday 6th August 2010
Exhibition Dates: 4th August - 14th August 2010