Noel Shaw Gallery

current exhibitions

Gothic Tales of Wonder
Thursday, 1 March, 2018 to Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

DARK IMAGININGS: GOTHIC TALES OF WONDER, an exhibition forthcoming in the Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library, will explore the expression of the Gothic from the mid-18th century to the end of the 19th century, primarily as represented in the  University’s Special Collections. It will mark a number of important gothic anniversaries, including the bicentenary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the 200th birthday of Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights. A list of Public Programs can be seen via the link below.

Doris McKellar
Monday, 18 September, 2017 to Monday, 30 April, 2018

Take a Kodak: The Doris McKellar Ephemeral Exhibition presents a snapshot of student life from 1915-18 through the lens of Melbourne University student, Doris McKellar (nee Hall). The images in this exhibition portray Doris’ personal experience at the University as she documents her friends, classmates, and the grounds themselves in a playful and entertaining way. As a collection, these charming photographs explore the nature of student life in the early 20th century, and capture the atmosphere of the early university.

The University of Melbourne Archives include over 500 digitised photographic images by Doris McKellar. A display of a selection of these images is also currently on display on Level 1 of the Arts West building.

The Baillieu Library Ephemeral Exhibitions feature programmes of projected images created in partnership with Arts West.