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.



Ruby Hart

Ruby Hart is a Newcastle-based artist whose practice predominantly focuses on painting. Her work embodies a youthful reaction to the constant stream of images and content we are presented online using decadent textures and rich colours to reimagine a broad area of subjects.

Hart doesn’t endorse the theatricality required of artists to commercialise their work. First and foremost, her paintings are for her and act as a way to express and explore her emotions and mind.