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 presented by people who are making a living from their creativity.
My artistic work involves being open and observant of scenes in ordinary life. I then sometimes find myself captured by the colours, shapes, layers or potential hidden meanings in an observed scene.
We are a collective of local artist and crafters making and selling our wonderful creations at our store in The Emporium.
I love to write about life in general and the common things that bind us as humans such as, parenting, marriage, love and health.
A natural history illustrat or and designer using observation equipment like microscopes and video and teaching specialised drawing techniques
Curve GALLERY has supported over 50 artists since opening in Newcastle and is a cultural contact zone that includes a commercial gallery, retail shop and venue space for artists and audience.
A jewellery studio comprising one award winning art jeweller and one keen student of the metalworking arts.
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.
EarthlyInk will predominately be utilised to develop my own arts practice and concepts with outcomes including public presentations, the delivery of a monthly open studio (meet the artist) and working towards national art projects, commissions and residencies.
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.
DIY Media focuses on enabling individuals, micro and small business to become smart at communicating across a wide variety of channels and media and to do so in a manageable amount of time per day. We believe you should make the media work for you not the other way round!
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.
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...
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...
I am a visual artist working with larger scale paintings, using vivid colour and emotionally charged subject matter.
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.
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.
Original women's clothing and accessories handmade in Newcastle by Raylee Allen.
Observe the process of making a wearable piece of art as milliner Jodie Thompson creates bespoke headpieces for all occasions.
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.
A contemporary fine art gallery with an edge, exhibiting the work of local emerging visual artists.
Marketing studio for Newcastle bike-shop, Drift Bikes. Incorporating digital and social media, promotions, video and community events to develop biking community engagement.
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.
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.
Blackfish is a design focussed studio providing a full range of design and branding services, with particular interest working collaboratively with local businesses.
The illustrations by Trevor Dickinson of landmarks and urban landscapes have stolen all of our hearts since he started drawing Newcastle four years ago.
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.
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.
Sarah Mould is an artist and uses her space as a studio for drawing and painting.
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...
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 ...