Back to Back Galleries

Newcastle Studio Potters Inc. and Back to Back Galleries is a cooperative group open to interested members of the public with an interest in ceramics. Aims of the group are:
(1) to hold exhibitions and related events of benefit to the ceramic community of Newcastle
(2) to promote ceramics of a with standard of aesthetic and/or technical excellence consistent with developments in contemporary ceramic thought and practice to the wider community of Newcastle
(3) to promote the Newcastle Studio Potters Inc to the wider community in Newcastle
(4) to introduce the work of ceramists not usually seen within the existing framework of exhibiting galleries in the area to the wider community of Newcastle.

The cooperative was formed in 1967 after a group of TAFE students completed their studies and felt the need for sharing knowledge, ideas and continuing friendships.The dream of a first-class ceramic gallery became a reality on !st March 1991  with the opening of Back to Back galleries – an exhibition gallery and a member’s gallery (now renamed the Gallery Shop).  Janet Mansfield, Jenny Orchard and Patsy Healy were our inaugural exhibitors and the gallery was opened by the local State Member of Parliament, Bryce Gaudry.

Back to Back Galleries showcases the work of local established and emerging artists. The gallery also hosts special exhibitions of local and internationally recognised ceramic artists on a regular basis. While we primarily show ceramics, on occasion work in other media is exhibited.  There are 16 exhibitions each year.

Visit the gallery and gallery shop at 57 Bull St, Cooks Hill, 2300.  T: 492993677

The Gallery is open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Visit us on-line at

Phone: (02) 4929 3677

Category: Directory
Type: Organisation
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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