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Team Members

Dane Tobias

Dane Tobias

Painter

I am also influenced by the uniqueness and individuality of suburban residential architecture, particularly by the vast variety of housing styles, patterns and details. I have faithfully recorded these patterns and details via en plein air drawing and photography. I also use other means including Google Street View and real estate guides, both printed and online.



In 2018 I was the first artist-in-residence at Newcastle Art Space and I now have my own studio. My studio practice has developed as a result of having a stable workspace. My artistic process has included making detailed drawings of suburban interiors and exteriors, swimming pools, cruise ship interiors, shopping centres and cafes. I have also become interested in the inclusion of the classical figure in my works. My artistic process includes drawing, collage, tracing of human figures and detailed drawings and watercolours of man-made environments.

My use of vibrant colours in my artworks reflects the influence of artists including Howard Arkley, David Hockney, Patrick Caulfield and local artist and long-time mentor Peter Lankas.

Paula Thistleton

Paula Thistleton

Painter

Jim Griffiths

Jim Griffiths

Photographer

Joerg Lehmann

Joerg Lehmann

Photographer

His images have been published around the world and won several awards, and have been shown in two solo shows in Newcastle, “Film Noir – story telling with photography” and “Beauty and Smoke” as well as in many group exhibitions. “Equivocal”, the inaugural exhibition at the new NAS Gallery, featured his images alongside his two fellow photographers from Studio 10.

Frances Johnston

Frances Johnston

Painter

Annemarie Murland

Annemarie Murland

Painting & Mixed Media

Throughout her postgraduate studies, Annemarie taught as a sessional academic in the undergraduate painting and drawing program at UON. Upon completion of her RHD, she continued her role as a lecturer and also undertook postgraduate supervision. Currently, Annemarie is the course coordinator in Visual Art for the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, Ourimbah and facilitates masterclass workshops in Melbourne and Newcastle.

 

Annemarie continues to develop her practice-led research interests and intercultural collaborations in the field of Migration and also maintains an independent studio practice.

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

Painter

Colour, light and luminosity have been strong preoccupations. 

 

More recently, her experiences in the bush have led to an interest in abstraction, organic pattern and expressive mark making. 

Caroline Traill

Caroline Traill

Drawing, Painter and Printmaker

Caroline is a Newcastle based artist with a strong connection to the Australian landscape. Drawing is the core of her practice alongside painting and printmaking.

Marilyn O'Brien

Marilyn O'Brien

Print making & Fibre Artist

Virginia Cuppaidge

Virginia Cuppaidge

Painter

“ Virginia Cuppaidge addresses one of the principle tenets of abstraction: the experience of nature is more than the eye can see - the cosmic realms and the microscopic world also can be realized through abstracted images.”



Noted art historian Joan Marter,professor at Rutgers University

Ali Sobel-Read

Ali Sobel-Read

Ceramicist

Eila Vinwynn

Eila Vinwynn

Mixed Media Artist

I am an abstract painter particularly interested in the large scale work of women from the New York School. My practice is driven by curiosity about the body’s role in aesthetics. I am 55 and live with my partner in Newcastle. I have three sons. 

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