Susan Te Kahurangi King from New Zealand whose work is currently on display at The Emporium project, The Business Who’s Who of Australia, will be in Newcastle 11-27 January taking part in a series of workshops, Shut Up And Draw. The workshops are about drawing from your imagination, using Susan’s drawings and other interesting sparks to kick off. Every session will be different. Organised by Small Mining Town and Roost Creative, there are prizes and exhibition and publishing opportunities for participants. The fee includes a welcome drink and snacks. Workshop Dates: Wed Jan 16th 6:30pm, Sat Jan 19th 5pm & Wed Jan 23rd, 6:30pm. Cost: $15 first session, $10 subsequent sessions Location: Softys – 20 Maitland Road, Islington (the old hot water shop). How to Book: Email Softy email@example.com and specify which session/s and how many people. We will be keeping numbers low, so places are limited.
Sharpen up your pencils for January 25th when internationally recognised The Big Draw arts festival hits Newcastle . With the aim of eradicating the phrase “I can’t draw” from our vocabulary the day is filled with fun drawings activities for all the family, over seven locations that stretch across Newcastle’s cultural precinct. Renewer David Hampton will be leading some activities at Newcastle Museum. Head to the Newcastle City Council website for more details.
A tiny exhibition of revolting new works by icky power couple and Renew Newcastle studio artists Grant Hunter and Sarah Mould. Featuring original drawings, paintings, artist prints and sudden brutal disembowlment. Where: Until Saturday 26 January, The Emporium Galleria (former David Jones), 185 Hunter St Newcastle Mall. Opening Times: Thu 10am-6.30pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm.