about The Emporium
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.
Opened in November 2012, The Emporium features a treasure trove of art, fashion, furniture & design by local makers:
NEW Annabell Stone, beautiful slate homewares by Anna Yeates.
NEW One Man's Trash, vintage industrial style furniture & homewares. Handmade & upcycled by Lloyd Kellett.
NEW The Carved Greenman, stone and wood carving demonstrations by Graham Wilson. Illustration & Graphic design prints on t-shirts, cards and zines.
NEW Olive & Co, artists, designers & makers handpicked from the Olive Tree Markets, presented in a gallery setting by Justine Gaudry.
dniique, refound, repurposed, reloved furniture, homewares & objet d'art by Dannii Roper & Monique Shrume.
InVintaged, 1920's to 1960's vintage style women's couture by Wendy Ratcliffe.
Cabinet of Curiosities, installations by Renew Newcastle boutiques Make Space, Strip of a Lifetime and Odditorium.
The Galleria, revolving exhibitions by Renew Newcastle studio artists.
Plus our site design features hand rendered interactive mural works thanks to our friends Zookraft and Pocket Design. And visual displays from Hunter Design School.
This project would not have been possible without the financial support of our Partners:
Department of Trade & Investment through their Enterprising Regions Program and Arts NSW; Hunter Development Corporation; Newcastle City Council; Newcastle Now; The GPT Group & Landcom.
With special thanks to these local businesses for their support and advice:
APP Group, Newcert, Saddingtons Building Supplies, MCL Locksmiths, Zookraft, Sign-a-rama, Hunter Design School
The Emporium has previously featured these local projects:
Cashmere & Silk, lingerie and sleepwear designed and handcrafted by Janet Steele.
Miss Lulu, 1950’s inspired fashion for modern day pin-ups by Brianna Brent.
The Business Who’s Who of Australia, drawings by Susan Te Kahurangi King.
Tickle & Hide, tutti-frutti reversible children’s clothing by Jodi Godfrey.
Jzhonnie Bechet, glam-eco-art-fashion by Jzhonnie Holloway
It’s About Time, otherworldly clock sculptures by Karl Claydon.
Smack Bang, pop paintings & paraphenalia by Sophia Flegg.