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Sat 30 August 2014

Spring Wander Save The Date - 3 October


Save the date for Renew Newcastle’s next guided walking tour, Spring City Walk (yay, bring on Spring!) on Friday 3 October.

Coinciding with the October long weekend and This Is Not Art Festival, Renew Newcastle will take you on a City Walk that will include sites from Civic right through the Mall to the East End. Many Renew spaces will be open late with gallery spaces showing off their latest exhibitions.

Subscribe to the ReNews eNewsletter so you can keep informed of the details as they are confirmed in coming weeks.


Sat 30 August 2014

Good News, Quick Links (August)

New_Hypothetical_Continents_106 Lucas Maddock who shares studio space with other artists going by the name of Assembly has been announced as a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014 in Melbourne. Congratulations Lucas! If you are in Melbourne you can catch Lucas' work as part of an exhibition ‘New Hypothetical Continents’ at Norla Dome (717 Flinders St, Docklands)

Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_11.31.34_pm As announced in last month’s news, Curve Gallery has graduated to a commercial space in a new location in Newcastle’s CBD at 61 Hunter Street (opposite The Lock-Up). Curve are celebrating their Grand Opening on Friday 5 September from 6-8pm with the launch of the exhibition ‘The Dais’, a collection of painting, drawing and animation by Jane Lander.


Fri 29 August 2014

Creative Talks with Trevor Dickinson


Photo by Martyn Taylor

Renew Newcastle is pleased to announce that Creative Talks returns in 2014 with the first lecture by local artist, Trevor Dickinson on Friday 5 September.

We are also very proud to announce our continuing partnership with newly re-launched The Lock-Up as well as Enigma and The Newcastle Herald without whom Creative Talks would not be possible.

Originally from England, Trevor Dickinson trained as a printed textile designer in London and has worked with clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, Disney and Adidas. He has also written and illustrated three children’s books and painted a number of large murals in his adopted hometown of Newcastle Australia.

Trevor moved to Australia in 2002, and seven years later decided to go out to draw his environment. These drawings formed the basis for his Newcastle Productions project, in which he makes prints, zines, tea towels and cards as a way of spreading his vision of Australia.

Since then, Trevor has added Canberra and Sydney to his body of work and continues to travel around Australia searching for more icons of day to day life.

Friday 5 September 2014
8.30am breakfast and registration
9.00am talk by Trevor Dickinson

The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle.

Creative Talks is FREE to attend but you will need to REGISTER to reserve a seat.

Renew Newcastle presents Creative Talks, a series of breakfast lectures by people who are making a living from their creativity. Taking place on a Friday morning each month for three months (beginning July 2013) a well-regarded creative will be invited to speak for 30 minutes about the lessons they have learned growing their art into a commercial success.

This will be followed by an audience Q&A and the opportunity to mingle with local creatives from a wide range of backgrounds. Attendance is free and breakfast (coffee, tea, pastries and fruit) is provided.

Meet, greet and eat at Creative Talks.

Creative Talks is kindly hosted by The Lock-Up.

Breakfast is generously sponsored by The Newcastle Herald.

Filming and editing is generously sponsored by Enigma.

View our last six Creative Talks on the Renew Newcastle YouTube Channel


Fri 29 August 2014

September Exhibitions & Concert


Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_11.35.39_am ‘Conditions & Speculations: future urban living and density in Newcastle, Australia’ at The Project Space
An exhibition of posters and scale models of recently completed architectural projects by first year Master of Architecture programme students at the University of Newcastle.
When: until Saturday 30 August
Where: The Project Space at The Emporium , 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4.

Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_12.47.07_pm ‘Seamless Gestures’ at NANA
Haunted by the mysterious figures of strangers parading up and down the streets of Berlin, Skye Jacobson continues her exploration here in Newcastle recalling and depicting people and faces from memory.
When: until Saturday 30 August
Where: NANA, The Emporium, 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4


Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_3.26.31_pm ‘A Night at the Proms’ presented by Newcastle Youth Orchestra
The Newcastle Youth Orchestra presents a program of patriotic works inspired by London’s own Last Night at the Proms. Do not forget your best British attire!
When: Saturday 13 September, 7pm
Where: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Auckland St, Newcastle
Tickets: or 4929 1977


Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_12.49.11_pm ‘VividArt – Metallic Trend Series’ at Süko
Viv McCormick is a mixed media artist who hales from Scotland but now resides in Port Stephens. Her artworks are created using several layers of metallic acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
When: 3-27 September
Where: Süko, Market Square, Mezzanine Level, 119 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle (btw Morgan & Thorn Sts)
Hours: Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4

Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_1.18.24_pm ‘Of Places’ at Four Point Gallery
A group exhibition including Madalyn Ward, Jennifer Wood, Dylan Smyth and Matthew Chantry.
When: 4-21 September
Opening Event: Saturday 6 September, 5pm-7pm
Where: Four Point Gallery , 681b Hunter St, Newcastle West
Hours: Thu to Sun, 12-4
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Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_10.57.32_am ‘The Return of Captain Kitty’s Chicken Boat’ at NANA
Sculptor and installation artist Rosie Deacon engages with the spectacle of obsession and the natural symbioses that exists between humans and animals.
When: 6-27 September
Opening Event: Saturday 6 September, 2pm-4pm
Where: NANA, The Emporium, 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4

Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_10.56.46_am ‘PODzome’ at The University Gallery
In conjunction with the University of Newcastle, Octapod will launch PODzome in anticipation of the commencement of Newcastle’s 2014 This is Not Art (TiNA) Festival. Featuring Renewer Maggie Hensel-Broen plus a host of other local artists including Jen Denzin, Penny Dunstan and Alison Smith.
When: 10-27 September
Opening Event: Friday 12 September, 6pm
Where: The University Gallery, Callaghan campus (See campus map for directions)
Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm

Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_1.40.09_pm ‘Line Work’ at The Project Space
Join in and be part of the art with Penny Thwaite’s performance installation Line Work.
When: 12-27 September
Closing Event: Saturday 27 September, 2pm-4pm
Where: The Project Space at The Emporium , 185 Hunter Street
Hours: Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4.

Screen_Shot_2014-08-29_at_2.05.01_pm ‘NOASIS’ at The Endz
Utilising the light and colour that only analogue photography can capture, Brody Bain explores her urban surroundings seeking out naturally occurring hidden oases.
When: 12-27 September
Opening Event: Friday 12 September, 6pm-9pm
Where: The Endz, Shop 2, 451 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: Tue to Sat, 10-5


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