We have turned the Ground Floor of the old DJs 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.
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.
COMING TO THE EMPORIUM 14 NOVEMBER 2013.
Who are you?I’m Renee Verdon, Head Designer for the women’s wear label Vous. I’ve spent the last 4 years studying fashion design at the The Fashion Design Studio, Sydney Institute which has seen coveted designers such as Dion L...
A contemporary fine art gallery with an edge, exhibiting the work of local emerging visual artists.
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.
A collaborative group of artists and musicians taking on various creative contracts including live art, theatre and music, facilitating workshops, creating artworks and murals by commission, graphic design, event management, promotion, photography and modelling (promotional and photographic).
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.
Blackbox Pictures is a boutique film production studio by Peter McMurray, Josiah Nathan and Isaac Turier.
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.
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.
My name is Madeleine Cruise and I am an interdisciplinary artist who studied at the National Art School Sydney. I have recently relocated to Newcastle and am intent on furthering my artistic practice.
In my work I explore real and imaginary worlds using a colourful...
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.
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.
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.
Jodie Dixon is a sole-practitioner architect focused on finding new ways to adapt and live well in our cities and suburbs, specialising in residential design. Jodie offers an architect's office open to collaboration between like minded creative souls, and is driven to find the optimal solution for every project. She aims to providing best practise, sustainable, affordable, holistic design solutions.
David Grigg works across different forms of media; photography, film, words, arts, publishing as **Good Mixer Media**.
Curve Gallery's art practice and exhibition model is inspired by the ‘galleries without borders ‘ concept with a vision to support, engage and expose artists via a cross-continent platform. Curve Gallery acts as a platform for artist talks, presentations, workshops and artist studio.
Rollingball is a team of creative professionals who specialise in all aspects of film and television production. The core team is made up of Director Paul Donnelly, Producer April Howard and Production Manager and Stylist, Lainey Donnelly.
We partner with sound and...
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...
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.
Grant Hunter is an artist and uses his 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...
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 ...