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Quinn Squires


Address:  Level 3, 153 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Hours: By appointment
Property Donor: GPT/Urban Growth Group
Launched: 12 August 2016
Closed: 28 November 2016

Quinn Squires
m: 0420 570 443
e: [email protected]

Alternatively you can probably find me most days at Suspension Espresso in Islington!

Who are you?
Hey there friends! I am a 19-year-old local freelance creator, painter and illustrator and I usually work under the name Real Salad.

What do you do?
I am a solo arty man however I often collaborate with local people and businesses. As primarily an illustrator/painter I like using acrylics, inks and recycled materials such as scrap woods and metals. I also dig painting big murals and am interested in getting more into collaborative community projects in the near future. My concepts often revolve around nature, time, space and human connection.

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
As a fellow Novocastrian, I’ve grown to be inspired by the various creative outlets in the area. I have come to see the opportunities and resources Renew has continued to provide for artists like myself to get more involved with their community. I also love the east end where Wolfe St studios are located, I can see myself working with established businesses of a similar nature.

What are you doing in your new space?
I am currently set up on the 3rd floor of WOLFE STUDIOS where I work alongside Lu Quade and Jerry Ray Originally started by Lu as ‘Tiny Boats Productions’, I was invited to join the creative space to share ideas and further progress on our individual and group projects. There’s a heap of natural light in our space and a nice view of the skyline and tops of surrounding buildings.

I am currently working towards reproducing some goods to sell at local market stalls and events. I also have a solo exhibition at the end of 2016, primarily focussed o fine-detail paper works and some print-making.