The Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Advisory Group acknowledges the Awabakal and Worimi people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and pay our deepest respects to Elders past, present and future. The Youth Advisory Group is dedicated to honouring the culture and traditions of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the visual arts.



Grace McMahon

Y2C Emerging Artist

Grace McMahon is a ceramicist based in Newcastle. As a young person, Grace was drawn to ceramics as a way to escape anxiety and relieve pressures. She began experimenting during her weekly classes and eventually established her creations as Gem Ceramics. Grace's ceramic style is distinctive, and her bulbous and looping mugs embody Newcastle's effortless cool.

Find her on Instagram to keep up with her ceramic drops and clay classes.