Friday, November 30, 2012

What are you killing? Installation by Elissa Jane

This installation made from recycled materials depicts a coral reef in the yellow stairwell at Newcastle Art school.  This work forms part of  III - Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts Graduating students exhibition.

Detail of Fragmental - enamel on aluminium by Elizabeth Frances

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Volume Three - Prints & photographs by Diploma of Fine Art students

Top left: woodblock prints by Ellie Kauffman, Top right: Digital print by Christine Bushell,
Bottom left: Digital print by Kelly Barlin, Bottom right: Chine colle etching by Kathryn Taunton

Volume Three displays a wide variety of printmaking and photographic techniques.  Students have pushed these techniques with a strong combination of edgy and psychologically driven work delving into the human condition, while other works explore our fraught relationship with the planet.

III Advanced Diploma opening

Friends of the Newcastle Arts School.
Please come to the opening of III, Advanced Diploma Fine Arts Graduating exhibition. It will also be our last exhibition in the Front Room Gallery.

If you want to support the Newcastle Art School and these graduates, come along and celebrate.

New Video

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We will have all our course offerings for 2013 up real soon.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Museum Practices 2013

Only a few places left for this popular course. Register your interest now!

Newcastle Art School is currently accepting new enquiries for the 2013 Museum Practices course. The 2012 interns have had a successful year that has seen two student volunteers being employed as casual staff members at their internship sites.

Congratulations to Tracey Lang for being employed to work on the digitisation of photography at The Great Lakes Museum. This project is being supported by The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Lisa Kirkpatrick was also employed by Maitland Regional Art Gallery and she additionally worked on a successful grant application to tour the Baldessin exhibition during her internship this year.

The 2012 student group has over seen and developed several exhibitions in the Front Room Gallery in 2012.  We have visited many galleries and museums all over the Hunter Region and as far afield as The Nicholsen and Macleay Museums in Sydney University as well as The Biennale of Sydney. 

This course is for those employed as assistants in, or working as volunteers in, an art gallery or museum.
The intent of the course is to provide broad skills, knowledge and understanding of museum and gallery practices to current employees, trainees or potential art workers in skilled technical, or supervisory support positions in museums or galleries.

You will undertake research on collections and objects, develop exhibition designs and displays and participate in public programs and other activities with a gallery or museum.

The delivery is flexible and combines work experience, structured courses, research and projects. The course includes training on site at Regional Galleries and other venues. If you are not already an employee or volunteer of a gallery or museum you will be supported to volunteer at a Regional Gallery or another appropriate site.

For further information contact Linda Swinfield ph 4929 0354 or email or Head Teacher Matthew Tome ph 4929 0315

or by registering for the course by clicking on the link below