Black and White: NCEATA
Classic theme inspires Newcastle artists
The artists and makers who are members of the Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists (NCEATA) were challenged to respond in “Black and White”for a new exhibition opening this month at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery.
For many of the textile artists, who typically love to explore the richness of colour in their work, the “Black and White”theme led them to previously uncharted territory.
Wilma SImmons said the NCEATA artists had worked creatively with the black and white palette.
“When black and white take centre stage, an artist’s message, and their emotions, shine through” she said. “Stripping out colours adds clarity and depth to their chosen subject.”
The exhibition displays the artists’ observations of nature and showcases their skills and textile art techniques.
They have examined and added different layers of interpretation, Simmons adds.
“Some of the works are artistic reflections on the idiomatic usage of the words ‘black and white’. They include historical and literary symbolism, cultural connotations, and psychological states represented by these contrasts.”
The NCEATA artists use their textile art to deliver strong messages and emotions in the Black and White exhibition. They tell interesting stories, share detailed observations, and convey clear thoughts and concepts.
“Black and White”exhibition will run from 27 December 2018 to 13 January 2019 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays and public holidays). It will be officially opened by Dr Diane Volkers at 6pm on 3 January 2019.