Spring has sprung and Newcastle Art Space is ready to blossom! Come and explore their studios and let your creativity bloom with Hand Picked workshops and collaborative art installations.
Join colourful local artist Frances Johnston (aka effjay art) in making a vibrant floral masterpiece that you will be able to take home and treasure 10-2pm. Over the course of an hour, Frances will help your imagination run riot and will guide you every step of the way. The result? A colourful bouquet of paper stems that look like you picked them from your very own garden of wildflowers!
Ali and Kim from the Clayroom Tighes Hill are joining the spring flower fun with workshops from 10am through to 2.30 making ceramic flowers. During the 1 hour session, you'll be shown a demonstration on how to hand build a sunflower, then using the clay, paint and tools provided you get to make your own flower. Your creation will be dried, glazed and fired by us at the studio ready for you to collect after a few weeks. Cost is $30 and you need to head to the Clayroom website to book in.
Open Studios. Various Times
Take a peek inside the studios of working artists. A selection of Newcastle Art Space studio artists will open their studio doors to the public. Meet and talk to artists and see inside their fascinating workspaces. This is an opportunity to purchase work directly from artists. Opening times vary. Enter through the gallery and pick up an Open Studios map.
Virginia Cuppaidge will be opening her studio to showcase her latest series of vibrant abstract works.
James primarily works within the medium of photography, exp0loring photographic objects and what materiality means for the photographic practice. James will be opening his studio to showcase his latest series including sculptural works.
Clouds exhibition 12-4pm
Bringing together a diverse group of artists from Newcastle and the Hunter showcasing their response to the theme of Clouds. Designed as a truly inclusive show, 'Clouds' will feature established and emerging artists, working in various mediums exhibiting side by side. A community event as much as an artistic exhibition, 'Clouds' will demonstrate individual interpretations to the theme as varied and beautiful as the nature of clouds themselves.