Bittersweet invite

This promises to be a most interesting launch, to be introduced by Dr Lindsay Duncan. Do join us on Sunday 18th May between 2pm and 4pm to meet with the author F.F.Jensen and enjoy some refreshments in convivial company.

February 2013

Alan Lucas

Blue Mountains poet Alan Lucas launched his latest book of poetry 'Out of the Blue'at the gallery on Saturday 23rd February.

Readings from the book by the poetry group delighted the audience.

Copies of 'Out of the Blue' $15 can be obtained from Alan at

Acoustoopticaldinoratorio March 2012

Chris Shoji sketches

Robyn, as one of the conductors, joined Alan Healy at the latest showing of his performance piece Acoustoopticaldinoratorio.

Curated by Nick Vickers and performed at the Frances Keevil Gallery in Double Bay 40 artist/musicians took part in the musically based performance pertaining to the sensation of James Joyces's Finnegans Wake, in conjunction with an exhibition on the gallery walls of their artworks. A most successful afternoon.

For those in Sydney, Alan, who many of you know through previous exhibitions of his work at the gallery as well as his Irish music which is always part of our concert series, will be at the opening of his next exhibition at Frances Keevil Gallery 28-34 Cross Street Double Bay on Saturday March 10 5-7pm. The exhibition continues to 18th March.

Uzbek Journeys 2012

Chris Shoji sketches

Sydney artist Christine Shoji's sketches of Samarkand & Khiva

Penelope Price first visited Uzbekistan in 2002, she marvelled at the jewels of Islamic architecture, the astonishing range of art and crafts, and the warmth of Uzbek hospitality. Since then she has travelled frequently to Uzbekistan.

Penelope says "There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting on a rooftop with a pot of green tea under a blue, blue sky gazing over turquoise domes. Listening to the tales of artisans whose families have been ceramists, weavers, embroiderers, woodblock printers, metal workers and wood carvers for generations has broadened my knowledge of these Uzbek traditions as well as my collection.

Uzbek Journeys specializes in tours to Uzbekistan, focusing on its remarkable historical, cultural and architectural legacy. The website is also a repository of articles and links about Uzbek arts, crafts and society, with occasional nods to other Central Asian countries.

For more information visit

TAFTA's April FORUM 2012

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Venues: Korowal School & Springwood High School

TAFTA has a 25year history of offering week-long 'FORUMS' which involve high quality workshop opportunities and much more.

Context Art Forum 2012 is offering 28 wonderful workshops in textiles, sculpture, painting, and drawing 2-day, 4-day, and 6-day workshops are available. With tutors of the calibre of Suzanne Archer, Michael Winters, Graham Marchant, Tracy Luff, Wim de Vos and many others this promises to be a feast of creative energy in the mountains in April 2012.

For more information visit

ArtStreet 2011


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Expressions of interest are sought from the Artists of the Blue Mountains to exhibit artworks. Schools and Community groups are encouraged to participate. Artstreet will run from the 11th to the 25th of June. Applications close May 28 2011

In support of 'Art Street' Nolan on Lovel will curate an exhibition of selected entries to exhibit in their gallery Sept 22-Sept 25 with an opening on Saturday September 24

Works will be for sale with the commission payable to NOL being donated to Winter Magic to raise funds for 'Art Street' 2012

For more information visit

or contact Amelia Hope, Arts Director

bentART 2011

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Preparations are well underway for the 2011 bentART exhibition which is held over the long weekend in June at The Wentworth Falls School of Arts and encourages entries from across Australia.

Nolan on Lovel is pleased to sponsor the painting prize for the 2011 exhibition

For more information and entry forms visit

April 2011

Congratulations to Megan Jones whose work 'Darwinian Cycle' has been chosen for the Exhibiton of Finalists in the 2011 Sulman Prize at the AGNSW.

February 2011

Ingrid Haydon finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Exhibition

Ingrid Haydon'The Shed' charcoal on paper 82x110cm unframed

Ingrid Haydon 'The Shed' charcoal on paper 82x110cm unframed

Congratulations to Ingrid Haydon whose large charcoal drawing 'The Shed' has been chosen for the Exhibiton of Finalists in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

The winner will be announced at the official opening on Friday February 25th at 7p.m.

Exhibition continues 28 February - 26th March

For further details contact (02) 9704 5693 or

January 2011

Another sell-out London Show

Anne Penmann Sweet 'London Opening' Anne Penmann Sweet 'London Opening'

Anne Penmann Sweet - London Opening - October 2010

Anne Penmann Sweet manages to make oil tankers look ethereal, mysterious, and beautiful, even when they seem to be rusting into the water.

She has had three sell-out shows in London, the last one taking place in October 2010.

Anne recently returned to live and work in the Blue Mountains. Whilst continuing to exhibit in London, the London Art Fair this month, her work can be seen in Australia at Nolan on Lovel Gallery.

January 2011

Varuna The Writer's House

John Ellison 'Varuna' acrylic on canvas 105x105cm

John Ellison 'Varuna' acrylic on canvas 104x105cm

Blue Mountains Writer's House 'Varuna' celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2011. This haven of creativity was gifted as a writers retreat by Mr Michael Dark. The large Katoomba house was built by his parents - Australian writer Eleanor Dark and her husband Dr Eric Dark. Five writers are housed at Varuna throughout the year while an ever increasing number of programs are offered to writers all over the country.

In honour of its 20th anniversary John Ellison was commissioned to do a painting of the house and garden. This week he unveiled his painting of the Varuna House. It now hangs above the fireplace in the main lounge.

In May Varuna will host the Blue Mountains program of the Sydney Writers' Festival.

To keep up with events at Varuna visit their website at