Two Macquarie 2010 artist exhibitions will be launched this week.
The Nobbys Children’s Art Exhibition featuring the work of 24 children who have produced a series of artworks depicting Nobbys and Macquarie Pier will be launched on the 9th April 2010 at Wallsend Public Library.
Nobbys Children’s Art Exhibition Launch Brochure (PDF Download)
This particular event has two parts, a children’s art workshop followed by an exhibition. On 19 January 2010, 24 children worked with artists from ‘Arts Emporium’, under the lead of Julie-Ann Ure, to produce work interpreting the sites of Nobbys and Macquarie Pier, as well as learning about Macquarie’s work. The children got to paint, draw, sculpt and work together on a body of work that has culminated in this exhibition.
Later in the evening the second exhibition is the National Trust’s The Making of Our Nation: Art Exhibition involving local artists who were were invited to interpret the theme. Exhibition will be opened by Mr Ron Ramsey Director of Newcastle Region Art Gallery on Friday 9 April at 6.00pm. John Paynter Gallery, The Lockup, 90 Hunter Street Newcastle.