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.
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.
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.
Dylan Smyth is a photographer and illustrator with a history and strong interest in both arts and design/architecture.
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/
Affordable art objects and rotating exhibitions curated by maggie Hensel-Brown & Nicola Hensel.
Süko + Dubbleyou have teamed up to open an integrated shop, studio space and gallery featuring the works of Sue Dawes, Sarah Spence and collaborators.
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 studio workspace for sculpture, jewellery and photography by Eleanor Hanlon.
A contemporary fine art gallery with an edge, exhibiting the work of local emerging visual artists.
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.
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.
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.
Studio Bliss Designs specialises in creating multi-sensory environments, sculptures and products with a unique therapeutic edge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...