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Opening NIGHT @ Q

Event Description


Chromatic Festival returns to the University of Newcastle’s City Campus, with a range of engaging and creative events. 


You’re invited to celebrate the Opening Night of Chromatic Festival (link) at the Q Building at Honeysuckle, the University’s newest city campus creative hub. Journey through a multi-storied, multi-media exhibition featuring a diverse array of creative works from students at the University of Newcastle, School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences. From traditional to wearable art, immersive installations, live performances, moving image and more, explore the innovative and inter-disciplinary practice of the next generation of Newcastle creatives and critical thinkers.

The opening night will provide an overview of the festival program spanning 5 days of exhibitions, art tours, music performances and film screenings.

This is a free event, but registration is essential for catering purposes.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Q Building - The University of Newcastle

16B Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle, NSW 2300

Thursday, 2nd November
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Time and Date

For the first time ever, Chromatic will be traveling out of Newcastle to our only campus outside of Australia, Singapore! Streamed live 6,980KM away, UON students in Singapore will be able to partake in the festival opening night celebrations together with their Australian mates

SINGAPORE live Cross

Chromatic TV is a live broadcast during the opening night of Chromatic festival. It will stream performance straight out of the Q TV Studio throughout the buidling and across the world. Visitors can watch also from behind the scenes and in the studio where some of the top University bands and musicians will be performing. 


Get nice and cosy,  and ready to experience the world of literature from the University of Newcastle’s Creative Writing students! Enjoy a whimsical reading in the Q Building, room 205. Here, you will be transported into a realm of wordsmiths reciting soul-stirring poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, fantasy and crime

the velvet chair

An exhilarating exhibition featuring the exceptional creative talents of third-year students who have embarked on a captivating journey of exploration. Responding to the theme of "explore," these budding artists and innovators have pushed the boundaries of their creativity and discipline. 

Interdisciplinary Showcase

Students have embarked on a transformative artistic journey, creating wearable artworks that delve into the profound themes of "second skin" and "protection." 

second Skin

In this presentation, students from the Creative Music Studio 2 course coordinated by Dr Martin K. Koszolko, delve into the evolving landscape of human-machine collaboration in music production, specifically focusing on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in music creation. 

Exploring Ai & Music



Chromatic Festival and The University of Newcastle acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal Nation, Darkinjung Nation, Biripai Nation, Worimi Nation, Wonnarua Nation and Eora Nation. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.


Chromatic Festival and The University of Newcastle recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This continent always was and always will be Aboriginal Land. 


We respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and continuing relationship with the land, and recognise that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.

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