Barbie and Ken star in art show

FANTASTIC PLASTIC:  Barbie and Ken dolls explored in show.

FANTASTIC PLASTIC: Barbie and Ken dolls explored in show.

A New Exhibition featuring work from a diverse group of Newcastle artists will open this month at Back to Back Galleries.

The works of Brett Alexander, Kim Blunt, Soozie Coumbe, Brian Cox, Caroline Hale, Varelle Hardy, Anne-Maree Hunter, Nathan Keogh, Camille Kersley, Margaret McBride, Giselle Penn, Philippe Ribbons and Sharon Taylor will be part of the Barbie and Ken exhibition.

The show is a response to a toy that was ubiquitous but also highly sought after in many people’s childhoods.

It was a toy imbued with the hopes and dreams of innocence.

The fantasies and frustrations of generations of children can be seen in the artefacts that remain.

Opening celebration: September 30 at 6pm.

Exhibition dates: September 30 until October 16.  

Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 5pm

Back to Back Galleries is located at 57 Bull St, Cooks Hill.

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