Nola Tegel – Then & Now

Nola Tegel, 2020, Campbelltown Old and New I, oil on board

Saturday 27 March – Sunday 9 May 2021

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Nola Tegel’s name has become synonymous with the creative landscape and history of the Macarthur region. While Camden based and regularly travelling to seek new landscapes to capture, Tegel originally attended Campbelltown High School (Now Campbelltown Performing Arts High School).

From here, she has dedicated a lifetime to refining her arts practice, working for a time with Barbara Romalis in Wedderburn and later, a founding member of the Camden Art Group led by Alan D. Baker. As a local resident, Tegel has also witnessed the vast growth and many changes to Campbelltown.

In 2018, Tegel was privately commissioned to create 60 paintings for an exhibition and collection of works referencing the historical significance of Maryland Homestead – a historic home in Bringelly, built between 1820 -1850. Following this, in 2020, C-A-C commissioned Tegel to develop a series of paintings that capture glimpses of Campbelltown’s history amongst an ever-changing landscape. Tegel’s accomplished documentation of Campbelltown is softened by personal memory and captures the artists’ attachment to familiar outlooks and awe of the growing community.

This newly commissioned series document the built environment and landscape of the Campbelltown CBD ahead of imminent growth and continuous change.