Address: Level 4, 153 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Hours: By appointment
Property Donor: Iris Capital
Launched: 15 December 2014
Closed: 17 October 2017
What do you do?
LodeStar is a new jewellery studio comprising one award winning art jeweller and one keen student of the metalworking arts.
Tell us about the space – what was its previous use? Anything unique about it? Your response to the space?
Our studio space is high up in an office building filled with bright light and with views of the harbour. The thriving creative hub of the neighbouring Renew Newcastle spaces pulses around us and we’re surrounded by other artists. The natural and cultural beauty of our hometown will inform all of our new artwork.
What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
As two old friends who met at school in Newcastle returning here to renew our respective practices, Renew Newcastle is the perfect place for us to start up our dream studio. We have both been thrilled to watch the CBD area blossom with cultural happenings and are really excited to be a part of it.
What are you doing in your new space?
We are making wearable art jewellery in mixed media: metal, recycled materials, fair trade materials and found objects.
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