Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A few images of what can be seen tonight at bounceback art exhibition. Artists featured below are a small selection of work available from top to bottom: Amelia Laffan,Rosanna Swanson-Wood,Samantha Black,Brian Deffern, Don Jordan, Janet Kirtley, Lyn Tucker, Ross Harding, Wayne Barwick, Samantha Black, Peter Holbrook, Matthew Wolfenden, Glenda Mears and Stuart Brown.
 
















Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bounceback

Official Opening bounceback tonight


Ms Liz Burcham,The City of Newcastle’s Cultural Director will officially open the Bounceback art exhibition this Thursday 5th March at 6pm.  The exhibition fills Gallery 1 and 2 in NAS and the Black Box Theatre space simultaneously.  Some participants have taken part in monthly open self-directed learning workshops at NCAC over the past months while others have been working with art therapy activities under the guidance of health professionals, artists, family and carers.  Some have already gained exhibiting experience in the arts.  This exhibition is supported by the Arts In Recovery Programme, assisting participants to face and overcome their individual personal challenges in life while using artistic expression and art discovery to encourage these endeavours.   There are walls of colour, darker images and overall powerful examples of imagination, interpretation and individuality.  Step inside and experience art through their eyes where individual differences clearly unite us as one collective community.







Friday, February 13, 2015

Small Medium and Large and the Newcastle Gallery Collective















An exhibition programme with a difference opens this week in Newcastle.  The Newcastle Gallery Collective has curated works from twelve local artists and placed them simultaneously across four separate gallery spaces.  The Newcastle Gallery Collective consists of Jo Chisholm-Ray (cstudios Gallery), Vicki Gerritsen (four point gallery), Barbara Nanshe (Nanshe Studio Gallery), and Ahn Wells (Newcastle Art Space and Gallery 139).


The Collective aims to introduce opportunities for collaborative projects around arts management and promotion, education, curatorial opportunities, and arts practice.  The culmination of their shared expertise and experience has the potential to provide a launching platform for both increased exposure of their own skills and those of the artists whom they represent or support.


Yes, it is bombardment of the works of this first group of artists onto Newcastle’s art landscape.  Is this the kind of approach that visual artists need?  The changing role of the artist in the electronic online environment has meant that artists now compete locally, nationally and within a larger international community for exposure and acceptance of their art practice.  This practical collaboration markets the artists within their home-base and opens up the opportunity for the artists ‘to become known’  or ‘more widely known’ across the broader community.


The exhibition is called Small, Medium and Large and showcases the works of Kelly Barlin, Michelle Brodie, Mal Cannon, Frances Fussell, Jackie Gorring, Paul Maher, Barbara Nanshe, Jill Orr, Joanna O’Toole, Matthew Tome, Ahn Wells, and Meredith Woolnough


In general and simplistic terms, the works themselves fulfil the elements of art in an overall explosion of colour, line, form, composition, subject matter, and artist intent across their chosen medium.  Each artist brings their own individual narrative to the works.  While some works carry parts of a story directly visible on the surface, others may require quiet study to unpeel the layers on which the story is suspended. Talking to the artists and engaging with the staff may enrich an understanding of art in general and the commitment that is required to undertake art practice.


Why not step into the incredible, dynamic, and diverse world of visual arts over the coming weeks.  Take a breath away from the routine of the every-day and investigate these exhibitions to see what may be uncovered and enjoyed.  Perhaps now is the perfect time to start a family art portfolio which may both enrich your home or work space daily and provide financial gain in the future. 



Chris Byrnes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 ANNUAL FUNDRAISER 22 JAN to 8 FEB


NEWCASTLE ART SPACE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SHOW

Artists are invited to donate works for our annual fundraiser
which is our first exhibition commencing 22 January 2015 

All works must be for sale
Artists can elect to donate 50% of the sale of artworks to NAS/NEAP
Alternatively some artists have already donated 100% of the sale price direct to NAS/NEAP

       No size restrictions (must fit in the doors)
All mediums
Framed and unframed
Professionally presented and ready to hang
No wet works
Works on paper must be flat and not provided rolled up

Drop off works to NAS on Monday 19th January from 12 noon to 6pm
Please attach the following details to the back of work-  name, title, medium, your contact details, sale price and commission 50% or 100%

2015 celebrates 15 years of NEAP

If you have exhibited at NAS, have friends and family who have benefited from NAS and NEAP opportunities, please join us and be involved.

Contributing to this exhibition supports the ongoing success of NAS and NEAP

Monday, December 1, 2014

4 - 21 DEC 2014 G1 - DRAWN UPSTAIRS & G2 NCAC LIFE DRAWING GROUP

GALLERY 1
DRAWN UPSTAIRS 4

















GALLERY 2
NCAC  LIFE DRAWING CLASS