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.
NAG Collection Artist
Born in Newcastle in 1961, Vera Zulumovski is a printmaker with a national reputation. Growing up as the child of Macedonian migrants amidst the Novocastrian suburban environment, Zulumovksi’s work reflects her rethinking and exploration of her background. Zulumovski has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and overseas including a touring exhibition of her work throughout Asia. Her work is in numerous prominent collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria and Newcastle Art Gallery.
“THE VEILED WOMAN’S BATTLE CHOOSING BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK REPRESENTS A STRUGGLE WE ALL FACE. SOMETIMES THERE’S NOT ALWAYS A CLEAR PATH AND SOME PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO CHOOSE. I THINK IT’S A POWERFUL PIECE THAT REFLECTS THE HUMAN CONDITION. VERA WAS MY PRINTMAKING TEACHER AT NEWCASTLE ART SCHOOL IN. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN OBSESSED WITH HER PRECISE LINE WORK AND SHARP CORNERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN MANY OTHER LINO ARTISTS ATTEMPT A PAINTERLY EFFECT." — J. HODGE.