Exhibition 6 June – 23 August

Onsite: Notanda is an exhibition of ceramic works by year 10 students at Caroline Chisholm College based on their Visual Arts Program Notanda. In this program students visit the gallery and take a tour of the site and the collection with Collection Manager, Dr Shirley Daborn. From these visits, the students develop a design for a ceramic form that is their interpretation of an aspect of the Penrith Regional Gallery site, including the Collection, the original house and the garden.

The name for the unit, Notanda, has been taken from the name of ground-breaking design shop run by Margo Lewers from 1936-1939 in Rowe St, Sydney. The name of the shop, Notanda, meant ‘worthy of note’ and featured a selection of modern homewares, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and artworks.

Margo Lewers, with her husband, Gerald Lewers, were founding members of the Contemporary Art Society of NSW. Their house on the banks of the Nepean River was an important site where many significant artists and writers would stay and work.

One of the key intentions of this unit is to introduce students to the history and significance of the gallery site and to help them appreciate and value this important local site.

This exhibition is a part of the Winter exhibition suite and further information can be found within the Right Here, Right Now Digital Catalogue.




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