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.
Affordable art objects and rotating exhibitions curated by maggie Hensel-Brown & Nicola Hensel.
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.
Sophie Smyth from Vintage Last Tuesday creates unique designer bags and accessories as well as lighting and furniture pieces.
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 Lee, Romance Was Born, Alex Perry, Lisa H...
A studio workspace for sculpture, jewellery and photography by Eleanor Hanlon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Odditorium Vintage is a galleria, portrait parlour and retail store managed by Naomi Saunders a Novocastrian photographer, fashion stylist and avid collector of oddities and vintage wares, as well as being a mother of almost three.
Coming from a long line of small...
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 ...