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Back to Back Galleries looking forward to opening its doors again


One Newcastle institution keen to re-open its doors this weekend is Back to Back Galleries.

And, to mark the occasion, the Cooks Hill premises will present its latest exhibition, Earthworks, from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 October.

The exhibit features works from Liz Treadwell-Newman, Nicola Purcell, Tracie Bertram and Jo Davies.

“After a long lockdown, we’re delighted to be back for the fully-vaccinated,” Newcastle Studio Potters Inc publicity officer Marian Marcatili said.

“We anticipate our exhibition program will return to normal after 24 October.

“But, Earthworks is a great way to kick things off again.

“Each artist is exploring notions of beauty and technology in a fast-changing world.

“So, connecting to the Earth through artmaking is an important undertaking for all of us.

“Liz [Treadwell-Newman] looks at ‘Operating Systems’ and has created a series of evocative ceramic wall pieces she calls ‘Apple vs Android’.

“Nicola [Purcell] has used porcelain to create hand-built and wheel-thrown forms using natural textures and references.

“Tracie’s [Bertram] ceramic works are three-dimensional drawings that are seriously playful and playfully serious.

“Jo [Davies] is currently exploring the process of cyanotypes, using everyday objects and the natural elements of sun, water and wind to draw a connection between her life and where she lives.

“The exhibition is not to be missed.”

Newcastle Studio Potters Inc, located at 57 Bull Street, opens Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 5pm.

It’s a not-for-profit incorporated association, which supports ceramic artists.

And, while presenting exhibitions in various media, its gallery – Back to Back Galleries – focuses on traditional and contemporary ceramics.

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