Renew Newcastle has turned the ground floor of the former David Jones building - the city's most iconic retail location - into a fine arcade of boutiques and galleries filled with Newcastle creative talent, just waiting to be explored.
Renew Newcastle presents Creative Talks, a series of monthly breakfast lectures at The Lock-Up Cultural Centre presented by people who are making a living from their creativity.
Who are you?
I am an artist in the Newcastle area using various techniques. Presently I have been using photography to find the essence of a place or community. The social landscape holds my interest and therefore my work tends to have a suburban feel to it. This...
SuperNovo is a multi-disciplinary design boutique specialising in motion design, photography/cinematography and branding for the advertising and events industry.
A jewellery studio comprising one award winning art jeweller and one keen student of the metalworking arts.
I make works that explore archetypes, symbology and existential meaning in various mediums. At this time I am exploring hand ground ochres, eco dyes and fibre art.
I work with an embracing approach towards new media, live art, and community-cultural development in an attempt to activate spaces for social change. My work draws inspiration from the collective experiences buried deep within the sprawl of regional, rural & remote communities located within Australia.
Jason Coulthard and Ann Snell will shine a bright light on Indigenous Art at a professional level not yet seen in the Hunter region. Representing internationally recognized Indigenous Artists and emerging Indigenous Artists, we are proud to represent the Fine Art from the oldest continuing culture in world.
My designs are inspired by the land, creatures and forces of nature that dwell in my homelands. My Art is honouring the living breathing beauty of this nation
We are Juanita and Carl. Former school teacher and youth worker who are now very content to be suddings Newcastle with our lovingly hand crafted natural cold processed soap.
Who are you?
My name is Lachlan Conn. I grew up in Geelong and before moving up here I lived in Hobart and Melbourne. I’ve worked as a web and print designer in the past and run a couple of art spaces and played in bands but right now I’m usually drawing pictures.
A collaboration exploring the intersection of theatre, art as animation, soundscapes and storytelling to create lo-fi animations that will be performed, exhibited and viewed online.
The space will be used as our art studio, where we will also hold art exhibitions, creative workshops and a mini shop selling all our handmade goodies.
The space is designed to be a welcoming area where people can visit to see the works but also experience an active studio.
Laura Hanlon's work conveys an interaction with and interrogation of the structure of time. This evolves through the compulsive tearing, folding and breaking of simple everyday materials such as paper, glass and linen which are then assembled to create site-specific installations.
Gillian Bencke and Alicia Kropkowski are two artists and designers working in a shared space to produce their own ranges of textiles and accessories.
Who are you?
I am Alison Sobel-Read, a ceramicist, a handbuilder, and work with clay slabs. My husband recently accepted a position teaching Law at the University of Newcastle and so less than three months ago, my family and I permanently relocated here from North...
Newcastle Youth Orchestra is an exciting ensemble of young, local musicians, committed to quality orchestral training and concerts. The auditioned members rehearse weekly throughout the school term toward four public concerts and chamber music projects. Newly formed ...
Who are you?
Trema Entertainment™ Australia is a boutique video, film and photography company based in Newcastle, NSW. Most corporate advertising and media companies all have very similar mission statements and financial goals. We all go to university to be taught...
Who are you?
I am Sophia Flegg- visual artist and designer and boss man for King Cobra, a unisex clothing label.
What do you do?
I am a visual artist working with larger scale paintings, using vivid colour and emotionally charged subject matter. I am also launching a s...
Meg Dunn is a poet and artist who has been working professionally since 1982 both in theatre and as a spoken word performer.
A new HQ for the former Morrow Park Arts Hub team offering a multi-arts resource for a large, evolving, local, project-driven arts collective.
Dylan Smyth is a photographer and illustrator with a history and strong interest in both arts and design/architecture.
CCY Studio is the name of Chia-Chi Yu's creative leather works/design studio that offers a unique range of hand crafted leather products.
sharperstill is a photographic studio by Jon Reid. Jon is a former Sydney Morning Herald photojournalist recently who relocated to Newcastle, currently working on an art project called Apocalypse Now. See examples of his commissioned and personal work here: http://www.sharperstill.com/galleries/
Original women's clothing and accessories handmade in Newcastle by Raylee Allen.
Affordable art objects and rotating exhibitions curated by maggie Hensel-Brown & Nicola Hensel.
NANA is a contemporary art space in Newcastle operated by artists for artists. It aims to promote the practices of local artists and facilitate creative exchange across Australia.
Marketing studio for Newcastle bike-shop, Drift Bikes. Incorporating digital and social media, promotions, video and community events to develop biking community engagement.
Under the name Paper Kitschen, Sarah Louisa Dunn creates paper-cut illustrations, collage, paper sculpture, larger scale installations, and the occasional fashion accessory or jewellery piece from all sorts of found objects.
The Carved Green Man is a working studio and gallery for artist Graham Wilson. The gallery shop will sell a mix of items: zines, prints, t-shirts, postcards, hand-carved sculpture, posters, paintings and woodblocks. Through the windows people will also be able to watch the artist at work handcarving - beautiful ancient craft.
One Man's Trash is handcrafted upcycled vintage industrial style furniture with a true design aesthetic. Lloyd Kellett is a gyprocker and bricklayer by trade, but makes and sells industrial style furniture, lighting and homewares out of otherwise discarded materials - scrap metal, timber, car parts, other furniture.
Jo Dyer is a local artist who draws, paints and dabbles in whatever takes her fancy. She occasionally exhibits work or stocks up little shops with her wares and can often be found manning a stall at The Olive Tree Market.
The illustrations by Trevor Dickinson of landmarks and urban landscapes have stolen all of our hearts since he started drawing Newcastle four years ago.
Beep Bicycle Bells offers creative, modern hand-painted and retro coloured quality bicycle bells. We sell our bells to individuals through bricks and mortar retail shops, markets, and online stores.
Renew Newcastle operates out of a light and airy, red-carpeted office space overlooking the Hunter St Mall. ReNew HQ, as it is known, has desk space for our staff and volunteers; storage for the collection of tools, cleaning gear, hardware and array of "useful things" to help us get in and out of properties; as well as a small meeting space. The office also displays General Manager Marni Jackson's colourful collection of tapestries and 70's landscape prints.
Stu McDonald and Blair Howard are graphic designers and illustrators primarily, with a portfolio that includes branding, event invitations, posters and other print-based mediums.
The Roost is a platform for creative people who want to share space, ideas and equipment. We offer a ‘clean space’ for members: an open studio suitable for graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and others working in digital media to use as a base for...
Sarah Mould is an artist and uses her space as a studio for drawing and painting.
Grant Hunter is an artist and uses his space as a studio for drawing and painting.
What do you do?
I make films and music.
What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
A friend sent me a link about the project, and it sounded great. Trying to edit films and mix music in my bedroom isn’t much fun, so I joined the Facebook group, sent in an ...
Jane Shadbolt is an animator, filmmaker and designer. She makes stopmotion puppet animations and is currently in post-production for the 9 minute epic The Cartographer — a stopmotion and digital short about a sailor adrift in a lost world. She’s also gearing up for ...