Projects


The Emporium

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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.

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Creative Talks

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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.

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The Project Space

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The Renew Newcastle team have constructed a brand new space within The Emporium, The Project Space, which will host a calendar of short-run creative projects.

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The Endz

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A contemporary art gallery and event space curated by Winston Mitchell.

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Meg Dunn

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Meg Dunn is a poet and artist who has been working professionally since 1982 both in theatre and as a spoken word performer.

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Courtney Collins

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Courtney Collins is an award-winning author.

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Vanessa Bates

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Vanessa Bates is an award-winning playwright.

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Grasshopper Productions

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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.

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Assembly

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Assembly is a new multidisciplinary work environment which brings together three diverse creative practices in a single open-office workspace.

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Horselove

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Horselove is a hand-printed art and apparel label. Designed and made by hitched duo Mitch & Beth, Horselove creates limited supply tees, sweaters, cut and sewn garments, art prints and stationary, often showcasing bold and offbeat prints.

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Dylan Smyth

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Dylan Smyth is a photographer and illustrator with a history and strong interest in both arts and design/architecture.

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Stepping Stone Studios

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The Stepping Stone Studios community is comprised of artists of all ages, mediums and backgrounds. We like to think of ourselves as a stepping stone between study and the real world, gaining first-hand experience in making and selling our art.

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CCY Studio

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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.

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Sian Edwards

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Sian Edwards is a jewellery and object artist.

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Made by Ronnoco

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Made by Ronnoco is a design studio managed by Jodi & Raz O'Connor.

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Sharperstill

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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/

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Floral and Spot

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Original women's clothing and accessories handmade in Newcastle by Raylee Allen.

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The Workroom

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Affordable art objects and rotating exhibitions curated by maggie Hensel-Brown & Nicola Hensel.

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Süko

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Süko + Dubbleyou have teamed up to open an integrated shop, studio space and gallery featuring the works of Sue Dawes, Sarah Spence and collaborators.

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Dubbleyou

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A range of homewares made form locally sourced materials designed by Sara Spence.

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Jodie Louise Millinery

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Observe the process of making a wearable piece of art as milliner Jodie Thompson creates bespoke headpieces for all occasions.

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NANA

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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.

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Vous

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VOUS is a modern womenswear boutique by Renee Verdon.

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Eleanor Hanlon

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A studio workspace for sculpture, jewellery and photography by Eleanor Hanlon.

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Four Point Gallery

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A contemporary fine art gallery with an edge, exhibiting the work of local emerging visual artists.

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Pocket Design

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Brett Piva is a graphic and web designer with a passion for a hand made aesthetic. Though he is highly skilled as a Digital Designer, his years of experience in traditional signwriting, illustration, hand drawn letterforms and typography, aids his design skills in becoming more unique and inventive through each individual project.

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Drift Bikes Media

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Marketing studio for Newcastle bike-shop, Drift Bikes. Incorporating digital and social media, promotions, video and community events to develop biking community engagement.

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Paper Kitschen

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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.

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anthrosite

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We are architects who have a strong emphasis on responding to ‘people’ and ‘place’. Our aim with each project is to create spaces that focus on the human experience and interactions, through response to the conditions of the site.

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The Carved Greenman

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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.

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One Man's Trash

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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.

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Studio Bliss Designs

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Studio Bliss Designs specialises in creating multi-sensory environments, sculptures and products with a unique therapeutic edge.

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DARCY+ROSE

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DARCY+ROSE is a collaboration between award winning local photographers Simone Darcy and Hannah Rose. The studio will be a workspace for the two, where they can also hold workshops and the occasional exhibition.

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Blackfish Graphic Design

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Blackfish is a design focussed studio providing a full range of design and branding services, with particular interest working collaboratively with local businesses.

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Jo Dyer

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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.

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Newcastle Productions

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The illustrations by Trevor Dickinson of landmarks and urban landscapes have stolen all of our hearts since he started drawing Newcastle four years ago.

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Liz Anelli Illustration

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Liz Anelli is a British illustrator whose work is commissioned for books, website & CD covers. She moved to Newcastle in 2011 and is currently working on a project illustrating the Port of Newcastle.

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Beep Bicycle Bells

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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.

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InVintaged

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A couture boutique for women's fashion of the 1920's to 1960's. Designer and seamstress Wendy Ratcliffe reconfigures vintage styles for modern women, using exquisite fabrics. Ready to wear and custom made evening and daywear.

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Renew Newcastle HQ (Municipal Building)

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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.

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Kate Parker

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Kate Parker is an art educator, drawer, sewer and procrastinator.

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Will Did

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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.

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The Roost Creative

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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...

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Zookraft

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Zookraft are image-makers and creative collaborators. Never ones to shy away from an artistic endeavour, ZK are guilty of designing everything from posters and t-shirt graphics through to wall art and layout design with a whole lot of illustration in between.

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Sarah Mould

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Sarah Mould is an artist and uses her space as a studio for drawing and painting.

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David Hampton

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David Hampton is a full time Fine Art honours student, part time hobby shop worker, and full time bore. He is most succinctly described as a collection of obscure pop culture references and bookish affectations held together by a woollen coat. Even on very hot...

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Grant Hunter

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Grant Hunter is an artist and uses his space as a studio for drawing and painting.

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Sam Hughes

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Sam Hughes a prolific painter and illustrator studying Fine Arts at TAFE. With a focus on utility areas of streetscapes such as alleyways, car parks, loading docks and back of shop storage areas, Sam is developing a practice of using waste materials from the sign...

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McBrat TV

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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 ...

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Specially Trained Monkeys

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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 ...

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