A gallery of one's own, November / by Newcastle Discovered

Goodbye to Nanshe Studio Gallery and Gallery Sixty One Revisited - from Independent Galleries Newcastle

As the end of year is fast approaching, gallery owners are starting to make plans for 2017. While we have the new galleries Acrux Art Gallery and Alchemy Art Space and the start of Roaming Art Tours, at the end of this year we will be farewelling two galleries who joined from the very beginning.


Nanshe Studio Gallery

Director and owner Barbara Nanshe has literally been around the world and back again the past couple of months. She visited London and Berlin to exhibit and undertake personal art research. Barbara arrived back with a fresh vision for her unique up-cycled jewellery, which you can now purchase and see in Renew Newcastle's The Emporium in Hunter Mall. These beautiful new pieces include found ceramic tubes from the Thames in London combined with precious stones and Barbara's signature coiled copper wire. While Barbara's physical gallery on Beaumont Street is now gone, you can still follow her journey @nansheandgallery on Instagram or check out our website www.independentgalleriesnewcastle.com for updates.


Gallery Sixty One Revisited

We will sadly miss Caroline Christie's gallery, which provided a welcomed alternative space for artists to experiment and find their feet within the Newcastle art community. Openings in the gallery were always lively and often included live music and poetry readings. Unfortunately, it's time for director and owner Caroline to move on from Newcastle, which means the close of Gallery Sixty One Revisited. There are still are few must-attend events such as This is Not The Melbourne Cup party on Tuesday November 1st, which is raising funds for Animals Australia (www.animalsaustralia.org) from 12 noon to 6pm, for only $10 entry. There will be organic wine and vegan treats plus an animal-inspired art auction.

The finale will be the best worst art exhibition ever to be presented in the gallery. From 6th –24th December will be ‘Modern Shart Revisited’, with people's choice awarded to the best worst artwork in the exhibition.


Make sure you follow our Instagram @independentgalleriesnewcastle to stay up-to-date with all art exhibitions happening for the rest of 2016. We hope to see you around the galleries!


Ahn Wells

Independent Galleries Newcastle