Thursday, December 22, 2011

Summer School

The Newcastle Art SUMMER school is on 16th -19 January.
Lots of options for courses including printmaking, digital photography, life painting etc.
The links to enrolling are on the website or you can call Donna on 49290351.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ford Grant finalists exhibition installed today

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.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ceramics courses at Newcastle Art School in 2012

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.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Once upon a time there was ‘Happily Ever After’

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.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Morpeth Conservation Studio visit.

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.