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.



Louise Weaver

NAG Collection Artist

Louise Weaver's multidisciplinary practice employs an assortment of media in the creation of both individual works and expansive sculptural installations that centre around content of the natural world.

The animals and environments that Weaver creates interact with a broad range of themes. Weaver addresses subjects including conventional expectations of femininity and environmentalism, to broader philosophical constructs of artificiality and transformation.

Her work has been acquired by significant institutions such as British Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art, and National Gallery of Australia.