The UTS Library exhibition program showcases the scholarly output of UTS students, staff and creatives working against an academic backdrop. The Library curates exhibitions across a range of disciplines, facilitating cross-disciplinary encounters, with an emphasis on research outcomes, creative production and our collection. Contact the Library for exhibition and curation enquiries.

Cyanotypes: New Perspectives

13th April, 2017 - 4th May, 2017
UTS Library Haymarket

Cyanotypes: New Perspectives showcased the work of five young UTS designers and artists working with the cyanotype process. Cyanotype is one of the earliest photographic processes dating back to the 1840s and was traditionally used to create and reproduce blueprints. The emulsion can be coated onto many surfaces and, when exposed to sunlight, creates a negative print in shades of cyan.

The artists featured in the exhibition challenge the technical origins of the cyanotype through active experimentation with chemical processes, subject matter, and materials. The resulting artworks move towards a new aesthetic - one that borrows from digital culture to reinterpret it in analogue.

Featured UTS student artists: Rebecca Seeto, Poppy Rodrigues, Emily Kraljevic, Aaron Patterson, Zara Hartwig.

Textile Global Studio: China

20th March, 2017 - 10th April, 2017
UTS Library Haymarket

An exhibition of textile works produced by UTS Fashion and Textiles students in collaboration with Yantai Nanshan University, Longkou.

This Global Studio involved students travelling to Hong Kong and mainland China (Shandong Province) over a two-week program. Students were given the chance to explore local cultural textile applications as well as textile production in urban Hong Kong. Presentations from industry professionals introduced participants to global textile practices and provided context for Hong Kong Fashion Week sessions the students attended through Savannah College of Art and Design.

On the Fringes: South West Sydney 1994 - 2014

Special Exhibition
25th May, 2016 - 1st July, 2016
UTS Library Haymarket

UTS Library hosted a photographic exhibition of selected works by Therese Sweeney - On the Fringes: South West Sydney 1994-2014. The freely available, online collection explores social history and cultural life on the outskirts of South-Western Sydney. Recorded through photography, audio interviews, and video footage, the collection documents the communities of Green Valley and its traditional market gardening communities.

“My motivation was to challenge and redress the long history of negative press and social research depicting my community of origin as bleak and desperate. I aimed to produce images that were born out of collaboration, research, respect and relationship with residents." - Therese Sweeney, photographer.