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 our much loved music programme.
resident artist Robyn Nolan