Lucas Grogan True blue babe 2010 needlepoint and upholstery on satin Purchased 2010 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
15 February - 11 May 2014

BLUE+WHITE presents early Chinese and Japanese ceramics alongside recent works that explore this colour relationship. This distinct exhibition explores the attraction of ceramicists, artists, printmakers and painters to the much loved blue and white ceramic tradition of the ‘Willow pattern’.

Featured are Australian artists such as Gerry Wedd, Danie Mellor, Laith McGregor and Lucas Grogan who use these colours and similar motifs in their work as comment on colonialism, personal identity and socio–political issues.


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill