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June Events, Exhibitions, Workshops & Call-Outs

4 June 2015 | Posted in: News



‘The Mezzanine Opening Night’ at Spores
See what the Market Square Mezzanine has to offer! Celebrate the graduation of two Renew Newcastle projects, Studio Bliss Designs and The Art Project, and explore their brand new spaces. Check out Spores and see their new exhibition and evolving space.
When: Thu 18 June, 5-7pm
Where: The Market Square Mezzanine, Hunter St Mall (up the escalators, next to Rivers)
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‘Mastering Mortality’ at Curve Gallery
‘Mastering Mortality’ is Gavin Vitullo’s first solo exhibition and is an insightful look into the mind of an artist who questions one’s place within the environment through a multi-disciplinary practice that includes printmaking, sculpture and drawing.
When: until 6 June
Where: Curve Gallery, 61 Hunter Street
Hours: Wed to Fri 1-7, Sat 11-3.


‘Conditions and Speculations’ at The Project Space
A live design critique and exhibition of proposals for living and working in Carrington by students of the first year Master of Architecture program at University of Newcastle.
When: 10-13 June
Opening Event: 5:30-7:30pm, Friday 12 June
Where: The Project Space at The Emporium , 185 Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle
Hours: Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4.


‘A Farewell to Arms’ at Curve Gallery
The first solo exhibition in Newcastle by Newcastle Emerging Art Prize Winner (Painting, 2014) John Moroney. Revealing universal truths with evocative painting & sculpture that analyse & de-construct familial relationships, describing themes of love, fertility, death and rebirth.
When: 13 June – 14 July
Opening Event: Friday, 12 June, 6pm-8pm
Where: Curve Gallery, 61 Hunter Street
Hours: Wed to Fri 1-7, Sat 11-3.


‘Under The Dreaming’ at Nanshe Gallery
‘Under The Dreaming’ is a body of work by Naomi Wild that explores aspects of the artists psyche, archetypes and animal totems in an Australian context. A combination of plant-dyed natural fibres, handmade paints from local ochres and coal, free machining and linocut print work.
When: 24 June – 18 July
Opening Event: Saturday, 27 June, 12:30pm Where: Nanshe Gallery, 148b Beaumont Street, Hamilton
Hours: Wed to Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3.



DIY Media + The Roost Creative presents Hunter Lunch & Learn.
A free monthly series of business development seminars for individuals and entrepreneurs. This month Gillean Maxlow presents ‘Creating shareable content for your website and social media’.
When: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Friday 5 June
Where: The Roost Creative, Level 1, 152-160 Hunter Street, Newcastle (enter via Market St)
Cost: Free, but registration is essential.


Naomi Wild Studio presents The Art of Wellbeing.
Naomi Wild, artist and transpersonal art therapist, provides workshop participants the chance to conduct creative practises that focus on enhancing wellbeing and self care. Exploring a range of symbology, archetypes, dreamwork, visualisation and meditative practices, empowerment and stress management.
When: Tuesdays, 11am – 12:30pm (during school term)
Where: Wolfe Street Studios, 153 Hunter Street, Newcastle (enter via Wolfe St)
Cost: $20/$18
Bookings: Naomi Wild, 0424 265 922.


Natural History Drawing with Observatorium Studio
Join Chris Rockley and ecologist Lauren Vanderwyk for a day of hands on discovery and unveiling all the workings that underpin great wildlife drawings. You will be given an opportunity to handle, sketch from and gather enough reference images or footage to inspire years of future artwork.
When: 1-day workshops -3 July, 7 August, 4 September, 6 November
Where: Australian Reptile Park, Pacific Hwy, Somersby
Cost: Adult $118, Pensioner / FT Student $105, inc day-pass to Park



‘Women of Heritage’ by EarthlyInk
‘Women of Heritage’ is an art project that focuses on the feminine context within and beyond family structure, explored with culturally diverse women residing in the Newcastle/Hunter region. Currently the project has engaged with 20 women who have each participated in a plaster face mould workshop, resulting in the masks being decorated, representative of their cultural stories and identities and later utilised in an installation. More women are sought to have face masks created.
When: Monday through Wednesday or Saturdays, by appointment
Where: Wolfe Street Studios, 153 Hunter Street, Newcastle (enter via Wolfe St)
Expressions of Interest: by Saturday 11 July 2015
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