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Join us for our Open Day on Saturday 24 September from 10am until 2pm. 

Spring has sprung and we welcome you to come out and play at Newcastle Art Space as part of this year's New Annual Festival.

We'll be in full bloom with the fabulous exhibition Clouds 2022 in the NAS Gallery. Come along and we'll usher you into a delightful garden of creativity with our artist-led, flower-inspired workshops, Hand Picked Help local artist Frances Johnston create an installation of giant handmade paper flowers, or get in the spirit of New Annual's Van Gogh Alive and make your own beautiful clay sunflower with the Clay Room Tighes Hill.

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Help create a wild paper garden

Join colourful Newcastle artist Frances Johnston (aka effjay art) as she turns an empty space into a wild paper garden. Think big, think filled with flowers, think crazy colourful!
Make your way to Newcastle Art  Space anytime from 10am-2pm and help her make that garden grow. 

This event is sponsored by NEW ANNUAL and Cleverpatch.

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Make your own clay sunflower

Ali and Kim from the Clayroom Tighes Hill are joining the floral fun with workshops from 10am through to 2.30pm making ceramic sunflowers. During the 1 hour session, you'll be shown how to hand-build and decorate your own clay sunflower. Clay, paint and tools will be provided, and your creation will be dried, glazed and fired at the studio, ready for you to collect after a few weeks. 

Cost is $30 and bookings are essential.   
This event is sponsored by NEW ANNUAL and Keane Ceramics.


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NAS Gallery | 12-4pm

Experience a gallery full of clouds! An uplifting exhibition featuring cloud-inspired works by more than 40 emerging and established artists, working across several mediums.  Curated by Louise Faulkner and now in its second year, Clouds 2022 brings together a delightful collection of works.

Exhibition dates: 16  September – 2nd October  2022


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.  Enter through the gallery and ask for directions. 

Virginia Cuppaidge  10 – 2pm

Virginia Cuppaidge will be opening her studio to showcase her latest series of vibrant abstract works. 

Annmarie Murland 10 – 2pm
Born in Glasgow, Annemarie Murland is a visual artist whose ideas-led art practice questions what it means to belong as a woman, artist, mother, and migrant. Murland continues to explore these ongoing unresolved temporal dilemmas through experimental drawing, painting, and digital photography.

James Rhodes  10 – 2pm
James primarily works within the medium of photography, exploring photographic objects and what materiality means for the photographic practice. James will be opening his studio to showcase his latest series including sculptural works. 

Caroline Traill 10 – 2pm

Caroline is known for her painterly line work and focus on the Australian landscape. Her studio is a beautiful, energised space, filled with pieces she has in progress, along with completed works for purchase. 

With thanks to our sponsors

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