Dates: 6 March – 22 March. Opening @ 6.00pm Fri 6 March 2015

Contact: Jane Calthorpe, publicity officer M: 0409601155 or Margaret McBride, curator E:

Back to Back Galleries presents a group show of mixed media artworks curated by Margaret McBride in conjunction with Newcastle Writers Festival (March 21-22). The exhibition will be opened by special guest Greg Ray.

Artists: Brett Alexander, Jane Calthorpe, Brian Cox, Jan Downes, Caroline Hale, Varelle Hardy, Katherine Heinrich, Anne-Maree Hunter, Barry Maitland, Margaret McBride, Sylvia Ray, Julie Reid, Helen Stronach, Sue Stewart, Sharon Taylor, Sharon Tompkins.

In 2014 Back to Back Gallery in Newcastle, showed the work of a group of artists from the region in conjunction with the Newcastle Writers Festival. The artists took the latest publications of a group of Newcastle writers that were being presented at the Writers’ Festival and translated the written words into visual images. It was so successful that the consensus was to hold a similar exhibition in 2015. In Book Keepers, this year’s exhibition will include both Newcastle writers and others from outside the area.

Writers and the books chosen for interpretation are: Bill, The Life of William Dobell by Scott Bevan, Optimism by Bob Brown, Lost and Found by Brooke Davis, The Climb by Geraldine Doogue, House of Grief by Helen Garner, Murder on the Apricot Coast by Marion Halligan, The Hour of Silvered Mullet by Jean Kent and Life and Death by Michael Robotham. The layers of meaning in the artworks are as varied as the original literature. Please join us for drinks at the opening with the artists and special guest Greg Ray.

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