Lisa Kirkpatrick, Lynette Bridges and Mark St Clair install the 2011 Ford Grant recipient Sophie Toupins' paintings.
In the very first across course collaborative effort The Ford Grant finalist exhibition was installed today by students across two courses disciplines. The future of Newcastle Art School will see more exhibitions being hung, managed and curated this way. Our new team of Certificate IV Museum Practices students assisted final year Diploma of Fine Arts students in the first official Front Room Gallery collaborative install.
This group exhibition will open from late January when TAFE commences in 2012 for public viewing or by appointment.
Studio based ceramics course information sessions at Newcastle Art School in 2012 on 23rd of January 5.30- 6.30pm. Come and meet the ceramics team and discuss the courses on offer. Further information and registration 4929 0345.
Catherine Kirkpatrick Happily Ever After (detail) digital print on paper, 28 x 22 cm
Linda Swinfield and Susan Hampton Too Kind Series digital print, lithography, paper and laser cut plywood, variable
Manly Library is to host of an exhibition of handmade ‘artists’ books’ and ‘zines’ on fairy tale themes, titled ‘Happily Ever After: alternative destinies in contemporary feminist narrative’
(3 December 2011 – 29 January 2012 at Manly Library, Market Lane, Manly).
The touring exhibition, curated by Newcastle artists Caelli Jo Booker and Helen Hopcroft, brings together over seventy national and international artists and writers who have created new versions of traditional fairy tales in the form of handmade ‘artists’ books’ and ‘zines’.
This exhibition is at its third venue and will travel possibly further south and maybe overseas in 2012.
Our new team of Museum Practices students visited Morpeth Conservation studio to meet conservator Duncan Harty who shared numerous pearls of wisdom regarding the conservation of paper, works on canvas and much more for almost two hours. It was a productive and very informative site visit.... we will return. You can visit his Morpeth Conservation Studio on Facebook.
If you are interested in any of our courses please contact us - matthew.tome at tafensw.edu.au or john.g.morris at tafensw.edu.au
We are taking late applications for Diploma of Fine Arts 19145 Full time and Part time and 19146 Advanced Diploma. We are also running Certificate 3 Visual Arts at Ourimbah (ph 4348 4450) and Hunter St (ph4929 0333). Musuem practices is running too - email linda.swinfield at tafensw.edu.au.
The exhibition 'Layers' features paintings by the graduating Diploma of Fine Arts students. It is a big exhibition that spills into the main campus. Brian Joyce is opening the exhibition so please join us from 5:30pm in the Front Room Gallery.
Watch out for a couple of our artists working on Bright Sparkes at Georgetown on this coming Saturday.
Ken O’Regan and Carolyn McKay are facilitating a lantern-making workshop on Saturday 3 September 2011 for Sparke Street residents.
On the following Saturday 10 September, residents will decorate the street-side exterior of their homes with the lanterns, and the section of Sparke Street between Christo Road and Moate Street will be closed to traffic from 5.30 – 7.30 pm for a street party.
The Bright Sparkes concept was the inspiration of community cultural worker, Brian Joyce, coordinated by Carolyn McKay, artist and recent returnee to the town of her birth, assisted by L!vesites and involving many Sparke Sreet residents.
And continuing with the media blitz, the Front Room Gallery is host to 1233 Local ABC Drive Show. They are doing a live broadcast from the gallery and will focus on the creative industries and the local scene. Come down to the gallery for the visual feast that is radio from 3pm today.
This last week was workshop week which included site visits and trips.
This video is from the Donkey Sanctuary at Clarencet0wn organised by Michael Bell. Students got to spend the day drawing on site and developing images of the donkeys. There will be diplay of work in the exhibition next week in the Front Room Gallery.
NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts) is travelling to Newcastle! The Front Room Gallery and Newcastle Art School are hosting a professional arts practice do it yourself day on Wednesday 27th of July. There are only 100 seats so book in ASAP. This day is open to local NAVA members and TAFE students.
This forum style day will cover marketing skills, self promotion and highlight ways to get shows and get into galleries. See the list of speakers in the attached poster.
Register with NAVA online- the link is on the poster above and we shall see you there.
Andrew Finnies altenate vision of Hansel and Gretal from the witches view of the situation.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the exhibition Happily Ever After. This exhibition travels to Mackay in July and will close here in Newcastle on Sunday 26th of June. The curators Helen Hopcroft and Caelli Jo Brooker have co-ordinated a gargantuan project and are currently applying for more funding to tour the show further afield.... and maybe even to Japan. We will keep our fingers crossed for them.
The list of ex-students and staff in this exhibition include Jane Robinson, Andrew Finnie, Rhonda Partridge, Ileana Clarke, Gianna Fallavolita, Lezlie Tilley, Gillean Shaw and Alisan Smith.
Joanna O'Toole, 2nd year Diploma student was selected for the Montalto Sculpture Prize in Victoria. Pictured is her work "Sou’-Westerly"constructed with mild steel and recycled hardwood 285x150x80cm
The Montalto Sculpture Prize is on 20 Feb through 1 May2011 and details are at www.montalto.com.au She has also been selected for Lorne Sculpture 2011 and her work will be part of Sculpturescape – featuring installation work and will be on site for a week. Details at www.lornesculpture.com
1st year Diploma Fine Arts students had a day at Merewether beach. We had the Merewether Surf Club booked so that we could meet and chat and view images. Mostly though we drew and sculpted in various forms on the beach. Braddon Snape and Lezlie Tilley took students along the south end past the baths to work with the range of forms on the beach, turning them into small sculptural forms, engaging in a play between the forms and the elements. Peter Lankas and Maizie Turner worked with those drawing on the beach and baths.
The weather blew the water and sky into many tortured shapes and patterns and we had some good discussions about nature patterns, the poetics of natural forms and the meaning we draw from these things.
Critically we all opened our eyes a little more and developed our sensitivity to things that we take for granted or pass quickly by - emphasising the work of the artist to examine and reflect on these things.
John Morris took a few videos of which I will try to post a section. Images and videos taken on the day will be posted in the foyer. I think this is Brad's photo above - apologies if I am wrong.
Hi everyone...STUDENT NEWS...I invite all students at Newcastle Art School to send me your info. on any exhibitions, prizes, awards, press mentions or other initiatives that gets your art work "out there". I start off with one of our Year 1 Diploma students Sharon Williams who has found a niche market showing her art works at Psychic Fairs!! This is called self-representation - Sharon is her own boss, paints what she likes, and...sales are 100% to the artist. Not bad...So come on, don't be shy... send me your news @
An exhibition of the work of Newcastle Art School Staff. The staff are practising artists and exhibit widely, win prizes and tour nationally and internationally. This is an opportunity to see a selection of their works together in the Front Room Gallery.
The first exhibition of the year in the Front Room Gallery is a selection of work from the finalists of the Ford Grant. They are Stevi Cannon, Brooke Stevens, Jane Robinson, Jesse Neale, Alison Smith and Kaitlyn O'Leary. The exhibition is a strong combinations of drawings, prints, sculptures, photos and paintings from these artists who are graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts.