After our most recent call for proposals in January, we’ve been flat chat in Februrary giving the keys to nine new creative projects taking place in four different properties in the Newcastle city centre. What a delight to keep being introduced to more local creative ingenuity and talent! Find out more about each project through their profiles on this website:
The Emporium, 185 Hunter St Mall
Dniique – refound, reloved, repurposed furniture and homewares by designers Monique Shrume and Dannii Roper
InVintaged – 1920’s to 1960’s womens vintage style couture by costumier and dressmaker Wendy Ratcliffe
The Clinic, 66 King St
Beep Bicycle Bells – studio for hand painted Scandinavian style design bicycle bells by Jana Lindstrom
Newcastle Productions – studio for illustrator and printmaker, Newcastle’s unofficial picture-poet-laureate Trevor Dickinson
Jo Dyer Artist Studio – studio for visual artist Jo Dyer, the whimsical hand behind ex-RN shopfront Little Papercup
Liz Anelli Illustration – studio for children’s book illustrator Liz Anelli, who is mapping Newcastle Harbour this year
Creative Offices, Level 2, 23 Watt St
Blackfish Graphic Design – office and studio for web and graphic design by Michael Hearn
Madeleine Cruise Artist Studio – studio for visual artist Madeleine Cruise, working on a textiles based show for The Lock-up later this year
The Sanitarium, 111 Hunter St
DARCY+ROSE – office, studio and workshop space for photographers Hannah Rose and Simone Darcy
If you are interested in meeting the artists, come along on the New Adventures Free Walking Tour on Thursday 14 March 2013, starting 4.30pm at Curve Gallery, 37 Watt St.
This brings Renew Newcastle’s total number of projects to 106 since we first gave keys to projects in January 2009. For a retrospective, join us for the 0-100: The Projects of Renew Newcastle exhibition opening following the walking tour. Thursday 14 March, 6-7pm, The Emporium, 185 Hunter St Mall.