Art and a cut in Hunter Street

Patrick Mavety with works currently on exhibition at Coal & Cedar.

Patrick Mavety with works currently on exhibition at Coal & Cedar.

IT’S an unusual place for an art exhibition, but one Newcastle painter Patrick Mavety sees as an opportunity.

He currently has 11 works on exhibition at The Lincoln Room Barber at Coal & Cedar. 

The works on paper and canvas are streetscapes of Newcastle, and most of them depict the inner-city at night.

“I’m always walking around at night time, because I’m working inside all day, locked up in a cement building during the daytime, “Maverty said.

“When I leave, that’s when I get to do my painting.

“They (the works) are just all the places I’ve lived where I find myself walking around a lot.”

The artist said when he moved to Newcastle from the Central Coast in 2014 it was a bit of a “culture shock”. 

“Here, you can walk for 10 minutes and actually get somewhere interesting,” he said. “It’s just very different.”

Coal & Cedar is located at 380-382 Hunter Street. 

The exhibition is open until mid-August.