ARCADE OF BOUTIQUE ARTISANS
Address: 185 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle
Hours: Wed 10am – 4pm, Thu & Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 3pm
Property Donor: Iris Capital
Launched: 22 Nov 2012
Closed: 17 June 2017
Renew Newcastle turned the ground floor of the former David Jones building – the city’s most iconic retail location – into a fine arcade of boutiques filled with Newcastle creative talent! The Emporium was a treasure trove of locally made art, fashion, furniture & design opened in November 2012 (with a short closure between August and October 2013). The Emporium also hosted The Stage which was a multi purpose space for short-run creative endeavours.
Local makers included
Lloyd Kellett, sculpture and custom furniture by Lloyd Kellett
VOUS, modern womenswear by Renee Verdon
potteryali, ceramic jewellery, wall art and homewares by Alison Sobel-Read
Fancy That! an art and craft collective comprising Colleen Madsen, Carole Mashall, Kerri Smith & Phoebe Aletras and Petra Hilsen.
stannard-inc, jewellery & wall decorations using leather, brass and crystals by Clare Stannard
B3, hand-bound books and commissions by Janita Ayton
CCY Studio, hand-crafted leather goods by Chia-Chi Yu
With Love Bree-Lacey, a shop selling vintage inspired clothing alongside a small scale sewing and design school
Ritual Object, a store selling handmade, one-off, resin homewares and objects.
Red Block, a studio/showroom of bespoke furniture and home-wares
I&MINE, modern fashion label
Barbara Nanshe, jewellery designer
Cashmere & Silk, lingerie and sleepwear designed and handcrafted by Janet Steele
It’s About Time, otherworldly clock sculptures by Karl Claydon
Jzhonnie Bechet, glam-eco-art-fashion by Jzhonnie Holloway
Miss Lulu, 1950’s inspired fashion for modern day pin-ups by Brianna Brent
Smack Bang, pop paintings & paraphenalia by Sophia Flegg
Tickle & Hide, tutti-frutti reversible children’s clothing by Jodi Godfrey.
The Business Who’s Who of Australia, drawings by Susan Te Kahurangi King
dniique, refound, repurposed, reloved homewares by Dannii Roper & Monique Shrume
InVintaged, A couture boutique for women’s fashion of the 1920’s to 1960’s by Wendy Ratcliffe
Olive & Co, artists, designers & makers of the Olive Tree Markets handpicked by Justine Gaudry
Annabell Stone, beautiful slate homewares by Anna Yeates
Vintage Last Tuesday, leather bags and accessories studio of Sophie Smyth.
Look Hear Shop, a pop-up shop with product by artists involved Look Hear and Hit The Bricks
Annaharta Design, multi-purpose textile accessories by Tracey Felton
Madeleine Kelman 11, pop-up exhibition of contemporary art curated by Madeleine Kelman
Floral & Spot, handmade women’s clothing by Raylee Allen
The Project Space, a space for short-run creative projects
Cabinet of Curiosities, installations by RN projects Make Space, Strip of a Lifetime & Odditorium
The Emporium Galleria, revolving exhibitions by Renew Newcastle studio artists
The Workroom, artist-made objects curated by Maggie Hensel-Brown
33 Degrees South Soap, hand-crafted, cold-pressed soap by Jaunita Low
NANA, contemporary art window installations curated by Madeleine Cruise
Erlithe, botanical perfumes by Kerry Fleming
Corvus Rising, wearable leather pieces by Semone Maksimovic
Hannah Louise, bohemian inspired fashion by Hannah Moriarty
Jodie Louise Millinery, bespoke millinery by Jodie Thompson
The Emporium also includes site design features such as hand-rendered interactive murals thanks to Pocket Design
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 & UrbanGrowth NSW.
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
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