Monday, December 01, 2014

Interviewing for Diploma Visual Arts and Photoimaging

If you are interested in our courses, or know someone who is, this is an easy set of links to register.

We are interviewing now for courses in 2015 so if you are interested please contact us for an interview or information.

The links below will take you to the registration on TAFE NSW website.

Apply now - Diploma Photoimaging CUV50411 FULL TIME

Apply now - Diploma Photoimaging CUV50411 PART TIME

Apply now - Diploma of Visual Arts CUV50111 FULL TIME Ourimbah

Apply now - Diploma of Visual Arts CUV50111 PART TIME Ourimbah

Apply now - Diploma of Visual Arts CUV50111 FULL TIME Hunter St

Apply now - Diploma of Visual Arts CUV50111 PART TIME Hunter St

Monday, November 24, 2014

BRIDGE Advanced Diploma Exhibition

Please join us for the opening of BRIDGE on Wednesday 26th November at 5:30pm.

BRIDGE features work from students in the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts and includes a range of studio areas; drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. The exhibition runs from 25th November to the 5st December at 590-608 Hunter St Newcastle West.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rush - Exhibition

Join us for the opening of RUSH, works from the Diploma of Visual Arts.
Opening Wednesday 12th November at 5:30. The exhibition features works from all studio areas - drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

The exhibition is open until 21st November.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Exhibitions Opening - BLU and MELD

Two exhibitions are opening at the Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School tonight at 5:30pm.
BLU features Diploma students and MELD Advanced Diploma students.

All these students are studying part time and are at different stages in their courses. Works includes sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting and drawing.

Monday, October 20, 2014

in the running for the prize...

A big congratulations goes out to Indeah Clark, Liss Finney and Lily Ward, finalists in the Maitland Regional Art 2014 Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship for a Young Achiever in the Visual Arts. The Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts students are 3 of 4 finalists in the running for the prize.

Their work will be exhibited at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from Friday 28 November until Sunday 22 February 2015.

Congratulations girls!

Picture L-R - Lily Ward, Indeah Clark and Liss Finney

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Woodlands Art Show

To celebrate the first anniversary of the mental health units at Toronto Private Hospital, the Woodlands Art Show held its first art prize on Friday 10th October.

Entries were judged by Toronto Private Hospital CEO Andrew Mereau, Local MP Greg Piper and a representative from Lake Macquarie Art Gallery.

The winner was announced at the first anniversary celebration morning tea and the winner was.........

Newcastle Art School student Lynette Bridge. Lynette won $300 and also donated her work to the hospital in the hope of helping people living with a mental illness to seek expression through the arts.

Congratulations Lynnie!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Advanced Diploma Photomedia at JHH

Picture L-R - Liss Finney, Jay Muldoon and Hunter TAFE teacher Clare Weeks

Currently on show at the John Hunter Hospital are works by Advanced Diploma Photomedia students.

For the second year running, the hospital engaged the students to create six unique murals with the theme of connecting different people to one another.

The works will be on display until February 2015.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time goes by..

and since we are going crazy with the timelapse. here is the post of hanging the previous exhibition.

putting it together - fast!

So it takes a while to hang a show but...

Convergence, opening

Please join us for the opening of Convergence.. Advanced Diploma Exhibition.

5:30pm at the Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School. 590-608 Hunter St Newcastle West.

This exhibition will be up until the 10th October, but tonights the night to meet the artists.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Timelapse of students building the blocks for Worth Place Park West at Honeysuckle. These were installed on Monday with the giant, fallen robot. All based on Indeah Clark's designs and built as a team with the Advanced Diploma Sculpture group. More to come.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TVET Exhibition

Great work from the TVET students in Digital Photography and Fine Arts. The exhibition will be up for the rest of this week. TVET students are studying at High School and do TAFE courses as part of their studies.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kelly Barlin Ford Grant solo exhibition

Please join us at Brenner Studio for Kelly Barlin’s solo exhibition. Kelly is an Advanced Diploma Graduate from Newcastle Art School who won the Ford Grant in 2013, generously sponsored by Chris and Helen Ford, and this is the result of her efforts.

Opening is Wednesday 9th July at 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday to Sunday 12-5, until the 21st July.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

En Plein Air Painting Prize

Congratulations to Peter Lankas for being hung as a finalist in the NSW En Plein Air painting prize. Peter is a painting and drawing teacher at the Newcastle Art School, Hunter St and Ourimbah campuses.

Peter is now in the running for the $20,000 acquisitive prize. Good luck.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

MINE! Memories from Childhood

MINE! and i want it NOW!

Opening tonight, Wednesday 4 June 5:30pm  by Julie Baird Deputy Director Newcastle Museum, is our exhibition of objects connected with childhood.
The students in the Certificate IV Library, Information and Cultural Services - specialising in Museums and Galleries, have curated this exhibition featuring a bewildering range of toys, objects, games, books and other objects all associated with childhood. 
Fittingly for the project the objects are, mostly, old, antiques and fabulous. It is a perfect exhibition to test your memory of 1960s footy cards, Romper Room and Tonka toys.
And be sure to be here for our special guest Big Dog from 6- 6:30pm. The opening will have to finish by 7:30pm because that is bedtime, right Big Dog?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

After the Fire

This exhibition opens on 22 March between 2 and 4pm and features the photographs of TAFE Photomedia teacher James Murphy. The photographs document the devastation wrought by the bushfire that swept through Catherine Hill Bay and Nords Wharf last November.

The exhibition will be open to view between 19 March and 4 April, Wednesday to Saturday.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


There's only one more week to view Scope, an exhibition by staff of the Newcastle Art School. So pop in and see the work of teachers who teach the students.

Monday, February 17, 2014

she won

2013 TAFE Alumni Jules Spokes was the proud winner of the she: true stories. Ordinary & Extraordinary Photographic Exhibition which opened at the Lovett Gallery on Friday the 14th of February.

The exhibition will be on display until March 22nd so if you get the chance pop in and check out the photos and read some inspiring stories.

Congratulations Jules!