Thu 30 October 2014

November Events & Workshops


Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_10.22.39_pm Look Hear ‘Hit The Bricks’ at Newcastle & Mayfield.
Hit The Bricks sees some of the world’s finest street artists let loose on a stack of walls with a whole lot of paint, resulting in an amazing collection of large scale artworks throughout the city. Visitors are encouraged to spectate as artworks are created before their eyes. Featuring Numskull, Deams, Adnate, Georgia Hill, Anthony Lister, Askew, Tyrsa, Tristan Eaton, Lucy Lucy & many more. A Look Hear design festival event.
When: all day, 1-2 November
Where: Newcastle & Mayfield

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_11.46.35_pm Drift Bikes ‘Zombie Ride’ at The Edwards.
Meeting at the Edwards bar – 6pm to roll out for a zombie paced lap of Newcastle, devouring the city before returning to The Edwards for a zombie feast. Fancy Dress: Zombie theme All you need is a bike and an appetite for fun…and brains!! Helmet and lights compulsory. (creative by Blackfish)
When: 6pm, Friday 31 October
Where: The Edwards, 148 Parry St, Newcastle West

Screen_Shot_2014-11-04_at_1.23.46_pm NANA’s 1st Birthday at NANA.
Meeting at the Edwards bar – 6pm to roll out for a zombie paced lap of Newcastle, devouring the city before returning to The Edwards for a zombie feast. Fancy Dress: Zombie theme All you need is a bike and an appetite for fun…and brains!! Helmet and lights compulsory. (creative by Blackfish)
When: 5pm, Thursday 27 November
Where: NANA, at The Emporium, 185 Hunter Street, Newcastle


Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_9.57.18_pm Look Hear ‘Typography Workshop with TYRSA’ at The Lock-Up
World-renowned typographer and, illustrator and muralist TYRSA (France) will present and hands-on, non-digital workshop focusing on hand-rendered typography with a illustrative twist. A Look Hear design festival event.
When: 10am-1pm, Saturday 1 November
Where: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $120 Tickets: via Eventbrite

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_10.04.57_pm Look Hear ‘Portfolio Masterclass’ at The Lock-Up
Designers, illustrators and students roll up your sleeves, bring your portfolio and get advice and feedback from a select group of professional industry creatives. Ask questions about your work and your industry and get the answers from people in the know. With We Buy Your Kids, TYRSA, Shorthand Studio, Hannah Robinson. A Look Hear design festival event.
When: 10am-12pm, Monday 3 November
Where: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $20 Tickets: via Eventbrite

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_9.52.57_pm ‘Flower Workshop’ at NANA
Come and experience the joy of flower arranging this spring at a workshop with Miss Adams Florist. With 10 years + industry experience Miss Adams Florist will teach you and how to make a bouquet for home, gift or wedding.
When: 2-3pm, Saturday 15 November
Where: NANA, The Emporium, 185 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle
Cost: $85
Reservations: 0478 030 093

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_11.57.20_pm ‘Make Your Own Picturebook Workshop’ with Liz Anelli at Studio Melt
Turn your idea for a children’s book into a reality with this workshop led by award-winning illustrator Liz Anelli. Designed to give people a taste of how picture books for 3-7 year olds are created.
When: 6-9pm, Thursday 27 November
Where: Studio Melt, 119 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle
Cost: $99
Reservations: via


Thu 30 October 2014

November Concerts & Exhibitions


Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_8.16.59_pm ‘Chamberlink’ at Newcastle Museum
Join Newcastle Youth Orchestra for their final Chamberlink concert of the year on Sunday 9th November at 1pm in the Link Gallery of Newcastle Museum. The free concert will feature both wind and brass chamber works from students of Newcastle Youth Orchestra.
When: 1pm, Sunday 9 November
Where: Link Gallery, Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Honeysuckle
Cost: Free!

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_8.30.52_pm ‘Movie Magic’ at Honeysuckle Esplanade
Newcastle Youth Orchestra & Bella Voce present an evening of music from the silver screen. BYO picnic, or book an outdoor table at one of the many Honeysuckle restaurants, sit back, relax and enjoy classics from the movies, with original scores by John Williams, Howard Shore and many more. This event is one for the whole family to enjoy. Supported by Newcastle Now.
When: 6-9pm, Friday 5 December
Where: Honeysuckle Esplanade, Honeysuckle
Cost: Free!


Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_9.33.58_pm ‘Iceland Collection’ at Four Point Gallery
A beautiful collection of landscape photography that highlights the stark beauty of the small island nation of Iceland, by John Lechner.
When: until Sunday 2 November
Where: Four Point Gallery , 681b Hunter St, Newcastle West
Hours: Thu to Sun, 12-4

nana ‘Monuments to the Everyman’ at NANA
An exhibition in association with This Is Not Art Festival that acknowledges the ‘every- man’s’ contribution to society and affirms our fundamental right to exist with meaning and purpose.
When: until Sunday 2 November
Where: NANA, The Emporium, 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours:Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4


Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_10.55.43_pm ‘Dumb Dumb Not Smart’ at The Endz
Exhibition of figurative paintings and mixed media by Newcastle artist Tom Laming.
When: 24 October – 15 November
Where: The Endz, Shop 2, 451 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: Tue to Sat, 10-5

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_9.09.16_pm ‘Look See 2014 – Fresh Licks’ at The Lock-Up
The Zookraft crew is back with a new group exhibition as part of LOOK HEAR festival featuring a swag of artworks inspired by music from the finest creative folk around.
When: 31 October – 27 November
Where: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11-3pm
Opening: 6pm, Friday 31 October

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_9.03.16_pm ‘2hrsnorth at The Project Space
An exhibition of prints and books produced by the 2hrsnorth project to create photobooks of all the suburbs of Newcastle. Curated by Dylan Smyth with work by Melissa Wilson (above), Brett McDonald, Claire Leticia Reynolds, Bryce Thomas, Liam Madsen, Mark Wojcik, Edwina Richards, Sam Allibon, Yasmine Nebenfuhr and Dylan Smyth.
When: 29 October – 8 November
Opening Event: 1pm, Saturday 1 November
Where: The Project Space at The Emporium , 185 Hunter Street
Hours: Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4.

pmorgan_small ‘(un)commonplace’ at NANA
An solo photographic exhibition by Peter Morgan.
When: 5-29 November
Where: NANA at The Emporium , 185 Hunter Street
Hours: Wed 10-4, Thu 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4.

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_11.28.20_pm ‘Southpaw’ at 231 Hunter Street)
An exhibition of works by local left-handed artists, Sophia Flegg, Leith Hamilton and Sophie Hewitt.
When: from Saturday 22 November
Where: 231 Hunter Street
Opening Event: 6:30-9pm, Saturday 22 November


Thu 30 October 2014

Call-Outs & Auditions

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_8.30.52_pm NYO: Kids 2015 Applications
Following the amazing success of Newcastle Youth Orchestra’s first Winter School this year, NYO is launching NYO: Kids, a junior orchestra for players between the ages of 10 to 16. Entry to the Orchestra is by application only and close 30 November 2014. For more info and applicaton details visit the NYO website

Screen_Shot_2014-10-30_at_9.44.04_pm Market Stalls at Four Point Gallery
Four Point Gallery are hosting a Market Day bewteen 10am -4pm on Sunday 14 December 2014 and are accepting applications for a limited number of stalls, especially jewellery, craft, artisan, card and print. Cost per stall is $40. 10 stalls only, so get in quick. Email with details of your hand-made product.


Wed 15 October 2014

Renew Newcastle Wins National Economic Development Award


Before and after at Four Point Gallery, 681b Hunter St, Newcastle West, Hunter Water. Photos by Benjamin Perrett.

Renew Newcastle has taken out top honours for the Economic Development category at Regional Development Australia’s Innovation Awards held on Wednesday 15 October in Albury, NSW.

Renew Newcastle’s founder Marcus Westbury attended the ceremony where judges stated Renew Newcastle was a “great project” that had demonstrated “sound planning, repeatable processes which were successful over a sustained period of time.”

‘This is great recognition for the work that Renew Newcastle has done and continues to do in growing the local economy and great acknowledgement for our team, partners, participants and supporters,’ Marcus Westbury said.

‘This award particularly recognises the efforts of hundreds of Novocastrians who have used Renew Newcastle as a platform for their own creative initiative, efforts and projects that have seeded new businesses and lasting change in the city’.

The Innovation Awards recognises and showcases outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the following categories; Economic Development, Planning and Building, Environment and Sustainability & Community.

Renew Newcastle was established in 2008 to tackle the problem of dozens of empty buildings in Newcastle’s CBD. Operating on very small budgets with unlikely partnerships and new mechanisms the organisation has to date activated 69 properties with 163 creative projects.

Renew Newcastle’s legal agreements, umbrella insurance schemes, social media based marketing and community building strategies have become a model for other communities across Australia and around the world.

Renew Newcastle is supported by the NSW Government and its Department of Trade & Investment, the Premier’s Regional & Rural Grants fund, Hunter Development Corporation and multiple property owners.

The award comes at a timely but challenging time for Renew Newcastle as it attempts to negotiate continuing state and local government funding to further its city revitalisation activities beyond the end of this year.


Dubbleyou Design, Market Square, Hunter Street Mall, The GPT Group & UrbanGrowthNSW. Photo by Melissa WIlson.



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