Wednesday, November 27, 2013

arrival - exhibition

Our final exhibition for the year Arrival, works from the Advanced Diploma Visual Arts is looking drop dead gorgeous!

The announcement of the Ford Grant winner is at 5pm today - Chris Ford will announce the winner of the $7000 grant to support a graduate put on a solo exhibition at the LockUp in July 2014.

Finalist in the Ford Grant this year are Kelsey Fletcher, Jennifer Wood, Kelly Barlin, Gavin Vitullo and Sharon Williams.

At 6pm Julie Baird of the Newcastle Museum/Future City will offically open the exhibition.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Exhibition Opening Juice and Flow

Many of our students complete their Diploma and Advanced Diploma as part time students. Tonight is an opening of two exhibitions. Juice is the Orange group, part time students completing their Diploma Visual Art and Juice featuring part time Advanced Diploma students and advanced Art Access students. Art Access is a way to work in the studio with a group of students without doing the formal assessment.

Join us tonight for these great exhibitions - 5:30pm in the Front Room Gallery.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Handwise VI (2013) walls | floors | ceilings

Opening on Friday 1st November at Newcastle Art Space is an exhibition curated by TAFE Alumni Ahn Wells. Handwise VI (2013) floors | walls | ceilings will include the work of Alumni Johanna O’Toole, Photomedia teacher Clare Weeks and Ahn Wells.

The show runs from 31st October to 17th November.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Continuum -Exhibition Opening

CONTINUUM Exhibition of Advanced Diploma work. Opening 5:30pm.

Please join us for this exhibition of sculpture, printmaking painting and photography - until the 25th October.

Friday, September 13, 2013

TVET Photography

Any school students interested in doing our TVET Digital Photography, or Fine Arts, courses should see the article posted on our website. These young artists produced some great work.

Temporary Image

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Zoe Tweedale

Advanced Diploma Graduate Zoe Tweedale is having an exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery in Liverpool St, Darlinghurst. Open until the 2nd October.


Zoe's paintings are developing strongly and show many of the fascinations that drove her as a student. Great to see her doing so well.
MOMENTUM opened last night in the Front Room Gallery. An exhibition of work by Advanced Diploma Visual Art students. Please come and see it as it is on until the 20th September

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Photogram project at JHH

Currently on exhibition at the John Hunter Hospital is a project by Advanced Diploma of Fine Art Photomedia students. The piece was created during a visit on the grounds of the hospital where discarded items were collected. Inspired by these treasures, the students then continued to collect items from TAFE to produce the final work.

Artists/StudentsKelly Barlin, Ashlee Bucholtz, Paul Carr, Maggie Hall, Tara Keher

Monday, August 26, 2013

LAUNCH exhibition opening

Please come to our opening of LAUNCH - the first of our Advanced Diploma exhibitions for the year featuring Ashlee Bucholtz, Joy Laoli, Georgia Mason, Sarah Stein, Kathryn Taunton, Emilie Tseronis and Sharon Williams.

The opening is on Wednesday 28th August from 5:30pm and will be a relaunch of our Front Room Gallery, now located fully within the Newcastle Art School.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TVET photo and art exhibit

Until August 23rd upstairs in the Front Room Gallery is a great exhibition of students in our TVET course. These artists are high school students who attend TAFE courses at the Newcastle Art School in digital photography and fine art.

The work features projects, portraits, digital effects, great thematic images and strong technique.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Reg Russom Prize

Congratulations to Brooke Wann who won the 2013 Reg Russom Drawing Prize. Judge John Barnes, Director of Cessnock Regional Gallery, selected her work from drawings by students of the Newcastle Art School and the University of Newcastle.
An encouragement award sponsored by Eckersley's Art Supplies was awarded to Tara Keher for her drawing.

The Reg Russom Drawing Prize is for a figurative drawing and celebrates the Newcastle artist and Head Teacher of the Art School, Reg Russom. The prize was first offered in 1955.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Workshop Week at TAFE

Workshop week is a time to try something new. The usual path is deviated from and we throw ourselves into the deep end of some strange and fascinating new methods of mark making. Sometimes old, sometimes new, sometimes borrowed and sometimes blue (that's the cyanotype workshop)

The workshop I conducted with Clare Weeks was all about making a time lapse animation. We had a lovely group of eager participants. The process can be time consuming but our group dove in head first and came up smiling. Several hundred images later and each member of the group had a completed animation by the end of the day. Some of which are displayed below for your enjoyment.

Thanks to the artists Sharon Williams, Patrick Maverty and Nicholas Grimes

Sunday, July 14, 2013

TVET Animation

During term two of the TVET photography course we did a project involving stop motion animation. This process involves capturing a sequence of images of something happening and stitching them together to create a continuous motion animation. The number of images usually starts between 60 - 300 (one of the students shot 2000 images for her animation)

Below are two examples of the work done by this creative group of high school students.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kiss My Arts

During the month of May, MS Australia ran a fundraising program called Kiss Goodbye to MS. Two TAFE photography teachers, Clare Weeks and James Murphy, participated in the event by collaborating on an image each day of the month and posting these images to the 'Kiss Goodbye' Facebook page. Each image represented one letter of the fundraiser title KISS GOODBYE TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS X

The team were called Kiss My Arts and during the month of May they also coordinated an exhibition of the same name. Many TAFE teachers, students and ex-students came together to exhibit artworks at the exhibition and donate a percentage of the sale price of their artwork to MS Australia. The proceeds of the month long fundraiser and the exhibition amounted to over $2,500.00

Well down to all the participants for an outstanding fundraiser.