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Subtract exhibition at LEDA Gallery | 29 Apr – 7 May

Photography courtesy of Elms Media

This weekend sees Newcastle-West-based gallery and creative space, LEDA Gallery, play host to a brand-new exhibition by Nicole Pellow. Subtract will feature a collection of screenprints by Nicole that celebrate the ephemerality of our time on earth.

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“The transience of cloudscapes were the perfect subject to photography as they cannot be premeditated and must be captured in the moment.”

nicole pellow subtract exhibition leda gallery newcastle nsw

The image was then digitally deconstructed into its most basic form – yellow, cyan, and magenta. By printing these colours next to each other, the image is reconstructed. From a distance it looks photographic; however, closer inspection reveals the building blocks of its creation.

Living and working on Awabakal country in Newcastle, Nicole is a printmaker working across multiple disciplines, primarily using silkscreen and solar etching.

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Embarking on a long hiatus after completing her Bachelor of Visual Art at Southern Cross University to travel and focus on her teaching career, 2021 and 2022 saw Nicole reinvigorate her artist practice by experimenting with style and technique.

Throughout this year, Nicole is also hosting two of her own printing courses across Newcastle. First up, is the CMYK Printing Workshop at Tempest Art Screenprint Studio on the 14th and 15th of May. Aimed at experienced printmakers, this workshop will explore the particular techniques Nicole used in her exhibition, Subtract.

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Second up is an Introduction to Screen Printing at Newcastle Printmakers Workshop on the 21st of May. This particular workshop is for beginners and will see you make a Matisse/Kelly Anna-inspired print.

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Proudly sponsored by The Wickham Boatshed and Shout Brewing, opening night sees the Subtract come to life on Friday, 29th of April and you’re invited to come along and be a part of this extraordinary exhibition. Subtract will continue showing at LEDA Gallery until 7 May.

Subtract Opening Night

Where: LEDA Gallery | 2/850 Hunter St, Newcastle West
When: 29 Apr | 6pm-9pm
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