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.



Tamara Dean

NAG Collection Artist

Dean is an Australian artist working in the fields of photography, installation and video. Her work explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Alongside two-dimensional photographic prints she also creates tangible, sensory experiences around her works, such as her 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art installation ‘Stream of Consciousness’ and 2016 UNSW installation ‘Here-and-Now’. Both multi-sensory installations, these works are exciting conceptual developments in her practice and reflect contemporary photography’s emergent and expanding fields.