Tiny Boat Productions
A COLLABORATION EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF THEATRE, ART AS ANIMATION, SOUNDSCAPES AND STORYTELLING
Address: Softy’s, 20 Maitland Road, Islington
Hours: By appointment
Property Donor: Small Mining Town
Launched: 30 September 2014
Graduated: 18th April 2017
What do you do?
Lu Quade (a.k.a. Luke Wade) is a Newcastle based educator, artist, musician and storyteller. He works in early childhood education, as well as facilitating storytelling and art workshops in local primary schools and vacation care and markets. He recently created his first little book: The Original Aeronauts and is now working on a new story (graphic novel/illustrated novella) and a cutout animation project!
What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
The opportunity to work alongside, exchange knowledge and skills (and cups of tea!) with a community of creative people is an added bonus to having affordable studio space right in town.
What are you doing in your new space?
Creating characters and backdrops; experimenting with techniques (cut-out and stop-motion, shadow puppets and simple machines);building up works based on previous creations (i.e. Lu’s book The Original Aeronauts and developing new works as well as planning performances and workshops.
Tell us about the space – what was its previous use? Anything unique about it? Your response to the space?
Not too sure about the history of the building… it appears to be a quaint old kinda office space. The light is very nice and you can look down into Wolfe Street and the Mall. There is a friendly monster haunting the store room. From outside you can look up at the building when you’re having coffee at One Penny Black: it has big green diamonds on it and leaf like crenulations around the top.
UPDATE: Jude has now left town and is managing the Ngukurr Art Centre on South Eastern edge of Arnhem land. Check it out! Ngukurr Art Centre
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