The Arts Hub will be presenting a group exhibition ‘Trails of Thought’ as part of Tiny Towns Art Trail. The exhibition will feature the work of 15 local artists and makers from Newstead and surrounding districts. There will be a diversity of works on display: photography, printmaking, ceramics, painting, drawing and mixed media.
Join us at the official opening where you can meet the artists – all welcome!
2-4pm, Sunday 22nd April 2018
8a Tivey St, Newstead
The exhibition is open weekends – 10am to 4pm
14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 of April 2018
Ann Berg, Bob Clutterbuck, Chris Johnston, Chrisanne Blennerhassett, David Golightly, Geoff Park, Georgina Duckett, Janet Barker
, Julie Patey, Lee Shelden,
Michelle Day, Prue McAdam
, Richard Sullivan, Sally Roadknight and Sarah Koschak
Contact: Julie 0408 528 536
The Newstead Railway Arts Hub is calling for nominations for the appointment of a new committee of management for 2018- 2019
We are keen to attract individuals to the committee who have a wide range of skills including: grant writing, social media and marketing experience, business planning expertise, people who are good facilitators, and have community organisational skills. It’s an ambitious ‘wish list’ but we have some exciting projects planned for the coming years.
You don’t necessarily need to live in Newstead either: we are interested in reaching out to nearby towns and seeing how the Arts Hub can be of benefit to nearby communities.
What’s the next step:
If you, or someone you know would like to be involved, please download a nomination form from the website
or contact Julie Patey: email@example.com
Nomination forms also available from the Newstead RTC
Nominations close 5pm, Monday the 19th of March.
Upcoming exhibition for January 2018 at the Arts Hub:
‘Immingled’ – an archaic word for ‘blending or mixing together’ is a photographic retrospective by Darron Davies celebrating a range of photographic themes captured in recent years.
Friday 5 January – Wednesday 10th January
Friday 12, Saturday 13th, Sunday14th
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th
8a Tivey Street, Newstead
Contact: 0405 170 493
These photographs, largely abstract in nature, use digital and film to explore that fine and mysterious line where the representational and symbolic meet.
For more information: www.darrondavies.com
Darron Davies is based in Castlemaine, a small regional town in central Victoria, Australia. Darron has exhibited widely in recent years working between digital and film cameras, producing landscape work as well as studio based photography. He has been a Finalist in the Blake Prize in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Darron’s photography has a meditative and reflective quality. Critics have use words such as ‘fragile’, ‘contemplative’ , ‘allegorical’ and ‘magical’ to describe his work. Darron believes that the best photographs are ‘breathed into existence’ – a term once coined by a reviewer in relation to his work – an attempt to find beauty and metaphor within even the most obscure of subject matter; finding a photograph where one may never have been found before.
Cassia and Anna Read gave a wonderful presentation of their proposed garden design for the Newstead Railways Arts Hub on the 30th of October, and some of you may have been there. They are now eager to hear back from the community to fine tune the design in response to our feedback.
You can read the accompanying NRAH concept outline detailing the design and inspiration we can draw upon for different features.
Please email Cassia directly to give feedback in the next week: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cassia and Anna will be making the final presentation on:
4th December at 6pm at the Arts Hub – see you there.
The Newstead and District Historical society will host: “Newstead and District Remembers” an exhibition centred on the contribution of the local schools, and the community to World War One on 11 and 12 November and 18 and 19 November 2017 at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8a Tivey Street Newstead. Hours will be from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on each of those days.
The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 5.00 pm on 11 November. At the ceremony, the book Newstead and District Remembers will be launched.
On 18 November at 10.00 am, Ray Stevenson will lead a Memorial Walk, leaving from the Arts Hub.
What motivated our people to make the tremendous sacrifices they did during the war? What goes through the mind of someone as he waits to go over the top, a man who knows the chances of him surviving that journey are slim indeed? You are invited to see an exhibition that looks at the actions of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
Newstead Primary School are proud to announce they are holding a whole school exhibition.
It is entitled: Australian Impressions; images, icons and belonging, which will be held at the Newstead Arts Hub.
The opening celebration is Thursday October 19 from 4pm -7pm – all welcome.
The exhibition will then be open weekends Saturday October 21- Sunday November 5 from 1-4pm depending on volunteers.*
Students have enthusiastically been working on art pieces representing Australian native flora, fauna, local Indigenous stories and ways they identify with Australia.
It will also be open for NPS’s Grandparent’s Day on Friday November 3 from 9-10.30am, so students can guide their family through.
*If you would like to volunteer to mind the exhibition please contact Newstead Primary School on 5476 2226. Any time contribution large all small would be greatly appreciated.
Do you want to join us for Arts Open 2018? Labour Day Weekend March 11, 12, 13 and March 18 & 19th 2018.
Arts Open presents visual arts through open studios and group exhibitions across Castlemaine, Newstead, Maldon into Chewton and beyond. Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum will be the Arts Open festival headquarters, presenting an exhibition of some of the outstanding work of the region.
For 2018 the Newstead Open Studios group will present an Arts Trail, linking open studios across Newstead and surrounding areas (Green Gully, Sandon, Strangways, Welshmans Reef etc.). Right now we are keen to hear from people who want to open their studio or share someone else’s studio to present their work.
Then we will organise a group advertisement, update our website with all the studios that are part of our Arts Trail, organise an Arts Trail map, and more. We will share the costs across all participating studios and artists. This will be our 4th year of working together to promote Newstead Open Studios.
Please email Chris or Sarah and let us know if you are interested in being part of our Arts Trail – no later than 30 September 2017.
Newstead Open Studios: https://newsteadopenstudios.wordpress.com/
Learn to make art from recyclables
with Carolyn Cardinet
Time and Date: 10am – 4pm on Sunday 17 September 2017
Venue: Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8a Tivey Street, Newstead
Materials provided. BYO Lunch.
In this one day workshop Carolyn will teach you the secrets that will transform plastic milk bottles and other throw away items in to beautiful art – this workshop will change the way you look at your recyclables!
While making wonderful sculptures you will hear more about how environmental art can make a difference in our society. To find out more about Carolyn, visit her website or find her on Instagram
Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested.
For more information call Julie Patey 0408 528 536
The power of nature and memory brings Julie Patey and Michelle Day together for the first time at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub in July. These two artists connected with each other’s artworks well before they met each other.
Opening: 2pm on Saturday 8th July, please join us for drinks and nibbles.
Where: 8a Tivey Street, Newstead
Exhibition will be open on weekends throughout July, 11am – 4pm.
Michelle Day uses imagery to evoke feelings through the many applied layers that are often scraped back to reveal those beneath, not unlike the actual landscape she portrays. The emotional bond that Michelle has with the land are all part of her work. Michelle has been part of group exhibitions in most Australian capital cities and has had numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and country Victoria.
Julie Patey has a passion for colour within brooding darkness and landscape. The mood and texture are moments against the memory of the land. This exhibition will be a retrospetive of her art over the last 30 years featuring her epic pastel work that relect her responce to the environment of Port Phillip Bay and the vast space of the sky.
For more information contact:
Julie Patey 0408 528 536 or Michelle Day 0417 825 261