New to Independent Galleries Newcastle
Acrux Art Gallery
It's been rather exciting to see the start of another gallery space in Newcastle. Acrux Art Gallery opened its doors to the public in September and joins the nine other Newcastle art spaces who form this group. Like many of the other galleries, it also includes a gallery shop and will be running art classes. Acrux’s owner is Nadia Aurisch, currently a Fine Art student at the University of Newcastle and winner of the 2016 Sculpture section in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize. She is yet another young Newcastle entrepreneur putting her words into action. Join us for Acrux's second exhibition, ‘Imbued’, opening on Saturday 15 October from midday at 123 Tudor Street, Hamilton.
Alchemy Art Space
A little space on Hunter Street, just down from the Press Book House, is Alchemy Coffee & Art Space. Open from 7.30am–2.30pm Monday to Friday and some weekends when exhibiting artists do the gallery sitting, this art space combines café with organised group and solo exhibitions. All art mediums are exhibited and available to purchase from local emerging to alternative artists, plus you can grab yourself a fair trade coffee at the same time.
Roaming Art Tours
In August, we started guided tours aboard Newcastle's Famous Tram bus. We visit three of our galleries, listen to artist talks and finish up at a local Newcastle café for a wine/coffee and a chat. The tours are designed to allow you to sit back and relax, become a bit of a tourist in your own city, and change your perspective for a couple of hours. All this for $40 (each for bookings of two) and you'll make new friends, be inspired and learn a bit about Newcastle history from Chris, the tram driver. These tours happen at the end of each month; visit our website for details and follow @roamingarttours on Instagram.