WED 13 MAY - SAT 30 MAY 2015
OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 16 May, 2-4pm
Hometown Advantage is a curated exhibition to showcases the talent of Newcastle art students. It's aim is to present works from the emerging artists who are currently studying to become Professional Artists. Students were asked to submit works along with an artist statement and biography in order to be selected for this exhibition.
Students exhibiting are: Jaz Kaelin, Johanna Lynch, Dane Tobias, Jessica Jones, Maddyson Shae Hatton, Lynette Bridge, Lesley Instone, Jess Kellar, Daisy Jarrett, Shelagh Lummis, Jemima Hodge, Deb Ansell, Eloise Genner, Maggie Hall, James Rhodes, Bree Rooney.
Curated by Ahn Wells (gallery director and artist), Clare Weeks (teacher and artist) and Peter Lankas (teacher and artist).
Jill Stowell | May 22, 2015 | Newcastle Herald
SCHEDULED to become a yearly event at Gallery 139 is an exhibition of artmaking by Newcastle-based students.
Some in the present exhibition come from the art schools, including graduate students such as Shelagh Lummis, but others come from dedicated classes at NCAC.
Highlights until May 30 include Bree Rooney's year-long series of tiny daily aquatints, and James Rhodes' huge black and white digital landscape print. Maddyson Hatton has a charming haptic drawing of Sydney Harbour. There are also paintings and ceramics.