Current Exhibitions

Chika Annen: Meta-Playground

25th November – 18th December 2021

Chika Annen is the winner of the Woon Art Prize 2019 and returns to Gallery North for her solo exhibition.

She describes her exhibition:

“I am fascinated with the ironic and contradicting interpretation of the idea of “humanity” and “animality” after the technological innovation. As coming from Japan where the idea of “life/spirit” is associated to everything. I feel a mutual sense of “life” within all living things. I suppose the essence of barbarousness is strangeness(otherness) when the rational presence encounters the alien existence.”

A Statue of Seated Maitreya (1301 – 1400 AD) Tibet or Nepal Copyright: Collection of the Woon Brothers Foundation

The Woon Gallery of Asian Art

Permanent Display
The Woon Gallery of Asian Art, The University Gallery

Created through the generous support of the Woon Brothers Foundation, the gallery houses 47 rare and unique items from the Woon Brothers Foundation’s collection. On display is artwork dating from thousands of years old to the 21st century from across Asia, covering topics including Buddhism, daily life, and contemporary art.