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Robyn Nolan has worked in clay and paint for over forty years, her ceramics and paintings are held in collections in both Australia and overseas. Together with her husband Terry, and true to their belief in the creative life, they have transformed Nolan on Lovel Gallery,an old semi-industrial site into a delightful, welcoming studio gallery, home, garden and workshop space.

Robyn’s love of texture and the material qualities of substance, whether it be in clay or paint, is usually expressed on large canvases with a tactile, gestural and colourful hand.

Preferring not to be confined to the studio, Robyn takes her canvases and papers outside, into the outback, the bush or by the sea to start a series of works.
She finds the energy required to authenticate her experience in riverbeds, close to the source of clay, and then returns to the studio working in layers, acknowledging memory and ancient geological layers, until satisfied with the final image.

Before returning to formal studies and devoting herself full time to her painting, Robyn trained and worked as a potter for over twenty years. During this time she and fellow potter Jan Green ran a vibrant production workshop South Creek Pottery on the NSW northern beaches.

Nolan on Lovel Gallery

The Nolan on Lovel gallery situated midway between Katoomba and Leura on Lovel Street was opened by Terry & Robyn Nolan in October 2008 exhibiting top class contemporary art and hosting popular musical evenings,events and book launches.

Our belief is that a gallery should be more than a viewing space for art works – it should be a place of excitement, a centre of ideas and stimulation and a place where you have your eyes opened and  spirit refreshed.

Before returning to formal studies and devoting herself full time to her painting, Robyn trained and worked as a potter for over twenty years. During this time she and fellow potter Jan Green ran a vibrant production workshop on the NSW northern beaches ‘South Creek Pottery’.

From 2012 the gallery has been used as a studio/gallery for Robyn’s work while Terry took the time to complete renovations to the old semi-industrial building as well as re- constructing a dilapidated structure in the garden into a functional pottery.  The garden has also become an important part of  our everyday lives and a backdrop for an annual potters fair. The gallery and the garden have become an extension of our lifestyle and we find that there is a wonderful sense of freedom living in the mountains – the wild natural beauty of the landscape and the strength and individuality of the inhabitants is very refreshing and liberating.

The gallery continues to evolve with exhibitions of Robyn’s work and annual exhibitions of well known local artists John Ellison and Lyn Harrison being highlights.

A range of exclusive ‘Evolve’ handcrafted candles is also available in the gallery.