Friday, 30 May 2014

JUNE 5-26

Behind a line of shops opposite, is the train line about to be discontinued. Not far beyond that, is a magnificent harbour with another coal loading facility just completed. Here in the almost empty David Jones Emporium is mould. On the beach are new high rise apartments casting long afternoon shadows. On Hunter Street we have contemporary art, bridal shops, brothels and gourmet funky cafes.

Join Artist in Transit as they respond to the working city of Newcastle in a site specific installation at NANA. 

In an experimental practice AIT has undertaken works in colour sticky tape and found material, with sound, video and performance components. The work is serial, developed live to site and uses repetition of form to explore a measured narrative with environmental concerns.

Join the artists at the opening event: Saturday 7th June 2 - 4pm

Friday, 23 May 2014

New Jewellery at NANA'S counter store

  You may recall Top Drawer Jewellery as the elegant cutlery recreations and colourful timber brooches that have been for sale in NANA'S cabinet. This Autumn a new series of stylish neck pieces have been released which from the Club Collection.
In keeping with its signature art of 'Fine Re creation' the Club Collection features re styled tags and medallions from sport & recreation clubs in NSW Australia. No longer a necessary form of identification these emblems attest to a time gone by and range in date from 1978 through to 1989.

 Like former collections from Top Drawer Jewellery The Club Collection is a clever re invention of a common place item which brings attention to its style quality. Sourced from the debris of a forgotten drawer the unique pieces breathe new life into an otherwise forgotten part of Australian history.
The Club Collection is currently on sale at NANA Contemporary Art Space Newcastle.

To see past collections and learn more about the artist you can visit

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Current Show: Works in Progress

Installation detail Sascha Bravery

 Work in Progress is a group exhibition featuring a selection of local artists submitting what they feel are unfinished works to be on show for two weeks at Newcastle’s Nana Contemporary Art Space situated in the Emporium on Hunter street Mall from     May 10 -  June 4.

                                                        Featured Artists:                                     

                                                        Madeleine Cruise    

                                                           Jesse Neale 

                                                      Jacqueline Larcombe

                                                     Maggie Hensel-Brown

                                                          Sascha Bravery

The showcase aims to create a dialogue between the artists across different disciplines and the public. The Audience is encouraged to share their feedback with interactive discussions and workshops. Everyone is welcome to take part in aiding the artists with cultivating strategies of finalising these works.

To exhibit works that are unfinished, to remove the fear associated with a product leaving the studio before it is completed is often unthinkable. Being an Artist Run Gallery it is only fitting that the team at Nana Contemporary Art Space are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for emerging artists where constructive feedback can be exchanged between people of the Newcastle community.

Visit The Emporium and interact with the show by joining the collaborative drawing workshops and exhibit your own finished work, discuss the notion of finality and share your feedback with the artists.
Don't forget to visit the Nana gift shop to find an array of unique products by local artists.

Gallery opening hours 10am- 5pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Free collaborative drawing workshops will be held from 11 am Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of May. Hosted by participating artists Maggie Hensel-Brown of The Workroom (Gallery and store situated opposite the Nana Contemporary Art Space) and Sascha Bravery.

Discussions are open in the gallery or on the NANA contemporary art Facebook Page
Sascha Bravery Work on Paper
Installation view