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EVENT | The Brief

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Set in a relaxed atmosphere, we invite leading designers to deconstruct project briefs and open engaging discussions about the design industry.

September’s edition we are thrilled to host Ian Wrightson from Wrightson Stewart!
Ian will be taking you through one of their latest commissions, Wilston Project, from initial brief through to completion..and beyond!
Wilston Project is a Finalist in the 2018 IDEA Awards.
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Whether you’re a professional, freelancer or student, this event is designed to offer personal development and advice, helping you grow and excel in your field. Opportunities for questions throughout the night are welcomed and afterwards, you can hang back to meet like-minded people and enjoy a glass of wine!

Not yet working or studying in the industry? No worries! Anyone with an interest in the design world is welcome!

Don’t miss the chance to gain valuable industry knowledge from our special guest.


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Ian Wrightson | Wrightson Stewart
http://www.wrightsonstewart.com.au/

Ian Wrightson, a born and bred Novacastrian, is one of the Directors at Design Practise, Wrightson Stewart.

Industry-leading since 2001, Wrightson Stewart specialises in customised built environments, specialising in quality interior design, architectural adaptation, contemporary styling and original product design.

Wholly responsive to the client’s vision, Wrightson Stewart is synonymous with clever adaptation of space and an inimitable polished and timeless international aesthetic that breathes new life into hero architectural features.

Resulting from a customised, considered approach to each project, Wrightson Stewart has featured in all of Australia’s leading design and lifestyle publications, including Vogue Living, Houses, Australian House and Garden, Inside Interior Design Review, and Queensland Homes.

WHEN Friday 14 Sept 2018

 

WHERE  Hunter Design School

 

RSVP  Here

Hunter Design School Open Day

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Interested in knowing what it is really like to be apart of Hunter Design School? 

The Hunter Design School Open Day will give you the chance to explore and discover your creative future. 

 

EXPLORE HDS purpose built, brand new, exciting studio spaces

DISCOVER what you could achieve through our current and past students projects

MEET our current and past graduates, gain an insight into what they are doing and where they are going.

GET CREATIVE join the journey of design through paper folding

BE INSPIRED as we hear from leading local interior design and HDS principal, Donna Burrell, as she shares her journey and how your journey can begin

 

WHEN Saturday 30 August from 9am – 4pm

PRESENTATION 11am & 1pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West

COST Free

RSVP hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au or register here as part of the design+ event 

 

for more info, please call 02 4915 7007 or contact us below

 

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Experience Japan

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After an exciting 10days touring Japan, our students are bubbling with tales of exotic foods, perfect design and architecture, stunning scenery plus a little retail therapy and misfortunes. 

PLUS an extraordinary guest speaker, Stephen Scrogings, who will be sharing with us on ‘The Mysteries of Japan and Art’

 

Come experience their adventures through their stories and colourful photographs.

 

MONDAY 16th JUNE 7pm at HUNTER DESIGN SCHOOL

 

Be sure to reserve your seat hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au

 

DAY TRIP – Sydney Indesign

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Once again a few students jumped on the train to head down to Sydney Indesign.

Racing around on the free buses to where the showrooms were scattered throughout Alexandria, Surry Hills, Chippendale and other surrounding suburbs. They opened their doors for an exciting program of product launches, guest speakers, collaborations and parties.

The showrooms displayed the most beautiful array of textures and colours where we were able to talk all things design with the staff and other budding designers.

A few of our highlights were….

Furniture and homeware haven, Planet, celebrated individuality, texture and beautiful materials by hosting noted potter Kris Coad, demonstrating hand-throwing porcelain techniques as a catalyst to discuss the process of design. We also were able to make fabric badges from vintage Japanese fabrics, which we proudly wore all day.

The Reece showroom was transformed into a Swiss Alps paradise, this is where some of us had a memorable experience  meeting (and had a photo taken) with the amazing Shayna Blaze and Darren Palmer.

The Galleria hosted installations of breathtaking innovation and technical sophistication from numerous design studios. Here we took part in entering competitions such as designing a tile pattern for Surface Gallery.

Inlite

At Inlite, we were overwhelmed by the sizable creations of Christopher Boots. Accompanying the product was the new-look creative campaign, a titillating series of provocative photography inspired by ancient, mystical gods and goddesses. Here Arna found her new home in an amazing inflatable gold room featuring  more oversized lighting.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to be apart of whole 3 days and visit everyone but the day was filled with so much fun, food, wine and inspiration.

Opportunities at 67 Party St

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The Hunter Design School is excited about the opportunities that are surrounding their new building in Parry St . . . Sometimes spell check writes PARTY ST.  and yes it is going to be one big creative party up there with all the new and exciting businesses and studios joining the neighbourhood.  These include photographers, graphic designers, film producers, dancers, architects, designers, design students, raw food café, restaurant and music along side the existing visionaries, Earps, Classic Cedar and Audi.

The Hunter Design school is however looking for the right partners to join them in the Designers Collective and street front retail shop which is now up for lease.  We are ideally looking for a creative shop offering beautiful things for the home.

If you are interested in joining this dynamic design precinct and discover the clientele that visit this little nook, give Donna a call on 0408 185 788.

 

Thank you

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During our break we have been busy building our new studios.
With the help of some amazing volunteers and suppliers, we have been able to complete the studio at a rapid speed and with some awesome fixtures and finishes.

We would like to acknowledge and thank those who have been so supportive……

Plus our wonderful volunteers….

  • Stuart Janes
  • Ana Saiao
  • Jeffrey Paget
  • Shane Burrell
  • Luke Burrell

ON THE MOVE

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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

WORKSHOP Designer Tips and Secrets

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Designing your own home can be tricky but with this NEW workshop we can help you unlock your creativity and discover how to create mood and style in your home.

 

subjects

  • Colour discovery
  • Building Colour Schemes
  • Design Keys and Principles
  • Planning your Furniture Placement

 

course duration

Join our 4 week program starting on Teusday evenings 2nd October 2012

Contact us at hello@hunterdesignschool.nsw.edu.au for an application form

STUDENTS STORY Jodi Thomas

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Since leaving school, I have had a varied career path. From Hairdressing to night club security, I have been looking for a career to satisfy my passions.

While living and working abroad, I submerged myself in the many different cultures that were as far removed as possible from my own. I enjoyed everything about these countries the smells, the food, the colour, the art and simply experiencing the everyday lives of the people.

This experience really stimulated my mind and creativity, so when I returned home I wanted to bring all I had learned into my world.

Along with my partner we started to buy old homes and renovate. Sometimes restoring to original features and sometimes blending the old with the new and modern. I made the decision that this was my new career and then had to find a way to learn all there was to know about the industry.

I was lucky at this time to be introduced to Donna and The Hunter Design School. I started studying first the foundation course and then followed with the diploma in colour and design.

I loved every minute of my school life and every week I was learning something new. I was able to stretch my mind and unlock the creativity that many of us have hidden away.

Since, I have started my own colour and design business that is growing steadily. Thanks to my study and life experience, Spice by Jodi can offer colour consultation, Interior Design and Styling and in partnership with my husband building project management.

If Interior Design is something you have always wanted to do check out the Hunter Design School, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Jodi Thomas
www.spicebyjodi.com.au