Gallery NTK
Norma Tahhan-Khoury

Contact Details

Norma Tahhan
Shop 2/90-100 Edwin St Nth
Croydon NSW 2132

Opening hours:
MON - FRI: 3.30 - 5.30PM

Sat & Sun: 10.00am – 2pm


All enquiries:
Ph 9797 9799
M 0414 690 169

Photo Albums

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Norma Tahhan Soft Pastel on paper - SOLD Norma Tahhan

Norma Tahhan was born in Australia in 1961 and has an extensive knowledge of drawing and painting, acquired in various Universities and Colleges. She has undertaken many travels within Australia and abroad for artistic research and this is reflected in her many art works. After numerous exhibitions, including Solo Exhibitions at The Seymour Theatre Centre, Star City, The New England Regional Art Museum and Customs House, it is clear that Tahhan’s artistic practice is dedicated, professional and consistent. Her work has been represented in numerous Private and Corporate Collections throughout Australia, USA, Lebanon and New Zealand. Tahhan’s work has been featured in many newspapers and publications including the Daily Telegraph, Black & White and on television. Norma Tahhan’s personal experience and her love for life materialise in the powerful and dynamic images she creates. Her paintings and drawings are rich and reflect the intensity of her personal experience. Her works are spontaneous and direct. Her initial idea soon unravels to reveal a work embedded in reality. “Reality becomes abstract and abstract becomes reality.” Norma Tahhan totally immerses herself in the creative process, each work becoming an extension of her being. “ My artworks are created through my blood stream – the pulse of my life. I call for the viewer to become a part of this experience.”
Jane Gascoigne Jane Gascoigne

Jane Gascoigne is a local artist who lives in Lewisham, Sydney. She has been a visual arts teacher in Australia and New Zealand for 35 years including 10 years as a subject coordinator. Her last Visual Arts teaching position was at Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek. She exhibited paintings in various group shows in Wellington, New Zealand. Retired for the past two years she now paints full time. Her living room is her studio. Jane’s original art training was a general course at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, next she completed a three-year teacher-training course majoring in painting and ceramics at James Graham College, Leeds University in England. A Batchelor of Education degree followed later from Kelvin Grove TAFE in Brisbane. Jane recently exhibited her paintings in Leichhardt Library. The show was called ‘Celebration’ and this reflected her joy at having her first solo exhibition and finally being a full-time painter. The inspiration for her current paintings comes from the written word and the shapes of the letters. As the words are painted and layered they gradually disappear and the resulting colours, rhythms, movement and shapes become the subject of the work. Her paintings also reflect the urban landscape hinting at maps and buildings.
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Reeds Robert Berry

ROBERT BERRY obtained a degree in Fine Art in Melbourne during the 70s under the tutelage of artists such as Victor Matzner, Geoff La Gerche, John Davis and Ian Armstrong. After traveling throughout Australia he spent several years teaching in Victoria before moving to Hervey Bay in Queensland to begin work as a professional artist. Berry’s art presents to us a new and exciting way of seeing landscape within the genre of contemporary realist painting. He derives his inspiration from the surrounding landscape environment, concentrating on the objective structure of form while aiming to capture the subjective or aesthetic essence of a given subject. In the belief that defining notional reality is a necessity in order to express an objects true inner nature, his works emphasise the special relationship between form and drawn movement in paint, showing structure within compositional patterns, such as grids of diagonals and verticals. His paintings are confrontational and life-size where possible. Their cubist emphasis on fluid and fluctuating space promotes a different pictorial experience with the use of both flat and oblique picture plains. Berry has exhibited widely through Victoria and Queensland, being represented by the Verlie Just Town Gallery in Brisbane for many years and regularly invited to exhibit in the Brisbane Tattersall’s Art Prize. He has had many solo exhibitions. In 2003-2004 his collection of works entitled On the Edge became the first inaugural touring exhibition for Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, traveling throughout Queensland and New South Wales. In 2005 Berry embarked on a collaboration with the Queensland Orchestra. In 2006, a large work (80 x 400 cm) was commissioned for the boardroom of the Brisbane-based company, Hyne Timber. His last solo exhibition, On the Edge II was held in early 2007. As Director of the ‘Windemere Road Studio School’ he offers weekly life-drawing and painting classes to a variety of student artists, and when required, is a curator and judge for art shows and festivals throughout the region. His works are held in private collections in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, New Zealand, Japan, and the US, including Oregon, Arizona, New York and Idaho.
Abstract Eleanor Saad

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Eleanor Saad was born in Croydon, NSW. She is a self taught artist, who is fascinated with the intricate detail of everyday objects and forms. She learnt the basics of visual arts in her schooling years. However, her skills and ideas blossomed during the late hours of the night when most people sleep. Art was always her passion and very quickly became an obsession. As her artistic skill developed, she learnt patience and as her patience grew, her skills became refined and it was the delicate art of the felt tip pen which most captivated her interest and formed the basis of her body of works. Her works are intoxicating to the heart, soul, mind and spirit and addictive to the eyes. Eleanor says in her own words “Looking for change, hope and inner vision, I dream in black and white.” Her works are incredibly detailed drawings in black and white which encompass a wide variety of subject matter from still life, to the human form, to the world of abstraction and completed totally in black felt tip pen. Influenced by Arabic culture, she found inspiration in the works of Gustav Klimt, Iain Mcarthur, Jacek Yerka and Otto Bjornik. Eleanor’s works in this exhibition show her diversity of subject matter and his unique application of media. Her works are very much grounded in her reality and are usually a blend of nature and the figure.
Pelican Russell Workman

Russell Workman has been a photographer for many years, first employed by the navy and later a tertiary institution, photographing everything from medical procedures to overseas archaeology excavations for research and academic publication. Most recently he has been free-lancing a variety of photographic subjects including heritage and archaeology. Russell also teaches photography at TAFE. This exhibition shows Workman's desire to exhibit his recent images of everyday objects and scenes, sometimes skewed different ways. His photographs are truely beautiful in their detail and composition.
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