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.



Holly MacDonald

Holly MacDonald is a ceramic artist based out of a studio space at The Creator Incubator in Newcastle. After studying at the National Art School in Sydney and completing Honours at RMIT in Melbourne, Holly spent time in Victoria developing her practice at Satellite Studios in Brunswick.

Her conceptual and functional work evoke thoroughly sentimental and nostalgic sensibilities, and pandemic enforced isolation reinforced the artist’s curiosity for exploring the layers of meaning in one’s habitat through her porcelain sculptures.

Since relocating to Newcastle, Holly has continued to explore both conceptual and functional ceramic work and recently collaborated with designer Harriet Watts for exhibtion 'Here Now' at The Creator Incubator.