about The Emporium Galleria
The Galleria welcomes you at the main entrance of The Emporium, offering revolving exhibitions by Renew Newcastle studio artists and special shows.
Exhibiting 14 Mar – 25 May 2013: 0-100: The Projects of Renew Newcastle
A retrospective celebrating the more than 100 creative projects which have been supported by Renew Newcastle, in tribute to each spark of creative ingenuity that has helped brighten Newcastle’s CBD.
Curator Belinda Howden has trawled the organisations photographic archive to profile every project, presenting a stunning exhibition design in collaboration with Headjam Creative Agency.
Exhibiting 30 May – 29 June 2013: Little Connections by Jo Dyer
Little Connections is a collection of mixed media work that explores the invisible threads we make (and break) within ourselves and between each other.
A recurring theme in Jo’s recent work is her use of colourful and abstract detail to depict a complex inner realm of thought and feeling. Through her work, Jo contemplates this invisible world of tangled up attachment and explores how our emotional, psychological and spiritual ties define us.
New drawings by Kate Parker 4-27 July
New drawings by Sarah Louisa Dunn + Friends 1-31 August
New works by Madeleine Cruise + Friends 5-28 September
This Is Not Art festival ‘Artists Shop’ 3-6 October
Witness! The Graduate Hall of Fame, where we profile Renew Newcastle shop and gallery projects which have ‘graduated’ to take on their own commercial leases in the city. After you have finished exploring The Emporium take a wander to visit and support these other local creative businesses.
Discover! The Emporium site design features a hand rendered ‘wonder wall’ of interactive designs thanks to our friends Zookraft and Pocket Design, with added visual displays from Hunter Design School. We don’t want to give away the surprises, but there are plenty of opportunities for you to play, to dream, and prepare for more adventures in Newcastle.
Exhibition 10 − 26 Jan 2012: Guts by Grant Hunter & Sarah Mould
A tiny exhibition of revolting new works by icky power couple and Renew Newcastle studio artists Grant Hunter and Sarah Mould. Featuring original drawings, paintings, artist prints and sudden brutal disembowlment.
Sarah Mould likes to paint, draw and screen print girls and boys and animals and some other stuff too. She was co-director of the Renew Newcastle supported artist run exhibition space ARThive from 2010-2012. In her spare time she is terribly mysterious, enjoys indoor plants, cats and collecting junk.
Grant Hunter is an artist, illustrator and street vigilante based in Newcastle. He is a prolific doodler influenced by superhero comic books, childhood cartoons, horror movies, and unpopular music. He has a Bachelor Of Fine Art from The University Of Newcastle and was co-founder and Director of the Renew Newcastle supported ARThive gallery space from 2009-2012. He has never had a good haircut and still dresses like it’s 1990.
Exhibition 20 Dec – 5 Jan 2012: New Stories by Sam Hughes
Working with figure and form as subject matter, these works are with printer’s waste ink, wax stick or oil stick. The surface is waste banner substrate. This is a new direction for Sam. After traveling to Europe in 2010 and observing works from Delacroix, Monet and Rubin, Sam set about exploring the expression of real happiness.
Exhibition 6 −15 Dec 2012: Natalickit Sticks-it & Paper Kitschen
NataLickiT SticksiT is the label of graphic designer Natalie Chater. Natalie creates custom designed handmade stickers for Roller Derby communities worldwide. Natalie produces her designs into various mediums such as vinyl cut stickers, signage, wall decals, print, and wearable art such as clothing and jewellery.
Paper Kitschen is the label of local artist Sarah Louisa, mostly working with paper: handmade paper cut illustration, paper collage and paper sculpture. Studio space with Renew Newcastle has enabled Sarah to work collaboratively with other artists and on a much larger scale, creating paper dioramas, photosets and theatrical props.
Together they make up Renew Newcastle project CUT.STICK
Meet the artists at the Festive Follies Walking Tour on Thurs 13 Dec 2012, 5-6.30pm
Exhibiting 22 Nov – 1 Dec 2012: Railways Illustrated by David Hampton
An exhibition of recent work by artist and illustrator David Hampton. Included are large scale silkscreen prints produced to decorate a full sized operational steam locomotive called ‘Marjorie’. Also on display will be prints exploring Newcastle’s long forgotten Trams, as well as works celebrating maritime melodramas and scrimshaw leviathans.
Meet the artist at The Emporium Official Opening on Thurs 29 Nov 2012, 4-6.30pm