Address: 111 Beaumont Street, Hamilton, NSW 2303
Hours: By appointment
Property Donor: Iris Capital
Launched: 14 April 2014
Who are you?
My Name is Dylan Smyth and I’m an Artist / Photographer.
What do you do?
I work in contemporary photography, I exhibit my work nationally as well as in Newcastle. I also self publish my own books and sell these along with prints at local retails stores and online.
What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
I’ve been following Renew since finding it on my return to Newcastle after living abroad in 2010. In that time my daily commute (walk, ride) to work has been through the Hunter Street Mall and it’s just amazing how much it’s improved thanks in no small part to Renew. After biding my time for all these years my own creative development got to a point where I could join Renew and, I’ve been continuing to grow my practice ever since.
Through Renew I now have a great studio space where I can leave the rest of my jobs and life at the door and get stuck into the creative, and sometime not so creative (editing, proposals…blgghh) parts of being an artist. Within the space I can have a darkroom, work on my digital editing, layout ideas as they progress and generally just create! One project in development at the moment involves photographing models I’ve hand built so having the space needed to work on these over time is just great and way more efficient than working from home.
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