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OPEN DAY at Hunter Design School

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Hunter Design School is opening its doors for you to explore the works of our very talented students from 2012.

For those who are interested in studying with us in 2013 are welcome to come along, meet our staff and find out more about our courses.

Saturday 8th December 
10.00am – 1.00pm
181 King St Newcastle


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Hunter Design School has had an exciting temporary move to the east end of Newcastle.

With some beautiful new neighbours from Crown Coffee, Asa Don Japanese Restaurant, Greys General Store of Design and Hunter Valley Design. We will however dearly miss our Hunter St neighbours from Subo, Imprint and Mezzanine Media.

We thank everyone who made our Hunter St Studio awesome, we look forward to the next new adventure in creating the most exceptional  studio in Newcastle.

So to find our interim studio you will need go up the street to 181 King St. We are next door to Tower Cinema (previously Greater Union) and Asa Don Japanese Restaurant.

Postal correspondence can be sent to PO Box 301 The Junction NSW 2291

Office hours are now: Wednesday’s 1pm – 5pm & Thursday’s 10am – 4pm

INSIDE INDUSTRY with Stuart Pinkerton and Tanya Fogarty

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Design by Tanya Fogarty

Pinkerton was founded in 2005 by Stuart Pinkerton with his aim to make beautiful timber furniture. The company has since expanded in to the fitout market and now services the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors across metropolitan and regional NSW from its Newcastle base.

Tanya Fogarty is an interior designer based in Newcastle. Consulting in residential, commercial, retail and health care design as well as visual merchandising and styling. Tanya Fogarty Design has been in operation for over 6 years and we pride ourselves in providing our clients with considered and up to the minute design solutions while addressing all aspects of the brief.

Find out more about Stuart’s and Tanya’s outstanding design work at our next Inside Industry Night on

Wednesday 27th June, 7pm at 555 Hunter St Newcastle.

Seats are limited so please RSVP to hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au

ASW ART-SYSTEMS Twenty Twenty Vision

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Twenty Twenty Vision at the Art Systems Wickham Gallery is an exhibition about future visions. Well known local Artist, Graham Wilson, has brought together twenty people from varied creative ­elds.
These twenty people range from Architects, Writers, 2D, 3D and sound Artists, Graphic and Interior Designers. Many people in Newcastle hold strong opinions about where the city is headed and what we need to make the city a better place. Twenty Twenty Vision gives twenty creative people the opportunity to give their vision of what Newcastle could look like in the year 2020.

The year 2020 is less than 8 years away so we are not talking about a world with ‑ying cars, jet backpacks, or teleportation machines. Instead what is to be presented are creative solutions to abandoned buildings, empty plots of land, new spaces and new ideas. Creative people, by their very nature, are inclined to oer creative solutions. The twenty contributers are;
Beverley Anastasiou, Shane Blue, Caelli Jo Brooker, Michael Chapman, Varelle Hardy, Jodie Kell, Mark MacLean, Paul Maher, Keo Match, Gina McDonald, Brett McMahon, Sheena Roberts, Mandy Robinson, Peter Shaddock, Alison Smith, Braddon Snape, Wayne Thompson, Matthew Tome, Joey Trongchttham, Chris Tucker and a contribution by the curator Graham Wilson. 

The Exhibition will open at 6:30pm on Friday the 8th of June 2012. For any extra information please use the contact information below.
curator Graham Wilson ph. 02 49578303 m. 0466543199 email. mail@carvedgreenman.com
Gallery Director Colin Lawson m. 0422115154 email. asw.artspace@hotmail.com
40 Annie Street Wickham, Newcastle, NSW, 2293

Inside Industry with Mokum

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Mokum is know for having a fresh and orginal designs in wallpaper and textiles. They have over 30 years experience in design, development and distribution in delivering a comprehensive collection.

We are excited to annnoce that they will be sharing with us new fabrics and trends that we are all going to love!

Plus a second suprise speaker who will share their love for colour and adding it into their interior design jobs.

Come join us on Monday 26th March
555 Hunter St Newcastle

Please RSVP to hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au as seat numbers are limited.

HDS upcoming short courses

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HDS will be running two Free Colour Workshops (at 555 Hunter St, Newcastle) over the summer. The first free course in December will coincide with the HDS Open Day.
DATES: Saturday 17 December & 14th January
TIME: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
HDS is also seeking Expressions of Interest for the Photoshop & Illustrator for Interior Design 6 week short course. The course will be run between the 19 March – 27 April. Dates and time will be determined by numbers. Contact the school via email hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au or phone 4915 7007 with your interest.

HDS open day

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The Hunter Design School is opening its doors for an Open Day on Saturday 17th December from 11am-2pm at 555 Hunter St, Newcastle. The Open Day is an opportunity for potential design students and general public to visit the school, ask questions, view the end of year exhibition of the 2011 students and see the opportunities for future study and careers in  design.

interior design students visit domayne

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Nicole’s Lounge Before

Nicole lounge after

Nicole’s Lounge After – Asymmetrical

The Interior Design & Styling students recently went on a field trip to Domayne at Kotara for a styling session. The staff at Domayne allowed the students to style a space of their choice in either a symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial balance. The students work was then assessed by the class on how the space was working and what could be done differently.

Jodi's lounge before

Jodi’s Lounge Before

jodi after

Jodi’s Lounge After – Asymmetrical

corenne lounge before

Corenne’s Lounge Before

corenne lounge after

Corenne’s Lounge After – Symmetrical

Thank you to the staff at Domayne for being so accommodating and allowing us to play with there displays.

inside industry night – Marianne Westall

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The Inside Industry Night with guest speaker Marianne Westall on Wednesday 21st September was a great success. Thank you to Marianne, the students who spoke and all who attended. Marianne a Newcastle textile designer shared her experience and knowledge of the industry including short deadlines, designing with the manufacturing process and end product in mind and the importance of floral motifs in textiles.

Thank you to the students who spoke of their experience studying at HDS, from designing rugs to working in design and with clients.

It was a fantastic night with plenty or inspiration.