The Nolan on Lovel gallery situated halfway between Katoomba and Leura was opened by Terry & Robyn Nolan in October 2008 exhibiting top class contemporary art and hosting very popular musical evenings.
Robyn and Terry’s belief is that a gallery should be more than a viewing space for art works – it should be a place of excitement, a centre of ideas and stimulation, a place where you have your spirit refreshed.
Before returning to formal studies and devoting herself full time to her painting, Robyn trained and worked as a potter for over twenty years. During this time she and fellow potter Jan Green ran a vibrant production workshop on the NSW northern beaches.
From 2012 the gallery will mainly be used as a studio/gallery for Robyn’s work as Terry takes the time to construct the pottery and return to making pots. The studio/gallery is an extension of our lifestyle’ Terry explains ‘there is a wonderful sense of freedom living here in the mountains. The wild natural beauty and the stubborn individuality – not to say eccentricity of the residents is very liberating.
Nolan on Lovel will continue to evolve; there will still be the occasional pop up exhibition, poetry readings and the music programme continues. As well as the current Friday art workshops, weekend workshops are also available.
resident artist Robyn Nolan