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Hey Newcastle! Looking for cool design/arts-related things to do in our city? Foghorn Brewhouse are playing host to the ‘Makin’ (This is Not) Art Possible’ workshop on the 21st, if you’re looking for help with writing arts applications and grants submissions this one’s for you. Newcastle Museum is continuing with their month of Studio Ghibli screenings on Sundays, and Gallery 139′ artist call-out for their uncoming ‘Little’ exhibition ends March 31. And don’t forget that the next #TDKtuesdays event is just around the corner (April 4 at The Edwards), this month’s theme is ‘Design for Awareness’ Let us know what else is going on around town, we’re always looking out for cool stuff to see/do/experience!

Good reads from TDK friends

A list of recommended articles that you might like


The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) is the national organisation for professional graphic designers. It was founded in 1988 to facilitate the advancement of the graphic design profession in Australia.

Visit agda.com.au

Want List – Studio planters

For this week’s Want List I’ve rounded up a bunch of planters that would be a perfect addition to a studio space, home workspace or office desk – whether you are just looking to add touch of greenery or attach personality to your walls.   1. Apron Wall Poc…
Visit gooddesignclub.com

The Lock Up

Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.

Visit thelockup.org.au

What the Cluck?

Stories from Newcastle’s Creative Collective

Visit medium.com/what-the-cluck

Renew Newcastle

Renew Newcastle aims to find artists, cultural projects and community groups to use and maintain these buildings until they become commercially viable or are redeveloped. Renew Newcastle is not set up to manage long term uses, own properties or permanently develop sites but to generate activity in buildings until that future long term activity happens.

Visit renewnewcastle.org

The Novocastrian Files

Since my first visit to Newcastle in 1998 I have been a big fan of ‘Australia’s most underrated city’ (Lonely Planet), so much so our family moved here from Sydney in 2010.

Several months later, I started The Novocastrian Files. Firstly as a way of finding out more about some of the interesting and talented locals I was discovering and secondly as a means of identifying where the good coffee / lunch / dinner spots are via their recommendations.

Visit thenovocastrianfiles.com

Creative Women's Circle

If you value the handmade, the personal touch, the word-of-mouth, the friendly tip or the grassroots movement: you belong here.
Creative Women’s Circle supports, champions and connects women in creative industries across Australia.

Visit creativewomenscircle.com.au


It was 1999 and Luke and Shane were two creative thinkers with a heart of gold, an aversion to apathy and a will to do good with what they’d been given. Fast forward 17 years, countless experiences, many remarkable people, and the addition of third owner, Nikki, in 2005, Mezzanine is now a purpose-driven brand and business consultancy with a commitment to having a positive impact on the world.

Visit mezzanine.co

The design apocalypse: how can we survive?

Alex Zabotto-Bentley of AZBcreative – the team behind Sydney’s Kittyhawk – shares with us the importance of ……
Visit desktopmag.com.au

Equilibrium Design

The post Equilibrium Design appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.
Visit shillingtoneducation.com

EP53 with Chris Laws on Generally Managing

In this episode, we spoke with Chris Laws, Managing Director of Born & Raised. Born & Raised, an agency that sits comfortably within branding, design and campaign driven projects. Enduring brand strategy and design craft underpins commercially-driven brands, campaigns, content and experienc…
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Notely – Simple, sustainable stationery launches in Brisbane!

I know it’s been AGES since I’ve done some sprucing of the Design Montage site… and you might be wondering, what on earth is she doing over there! Well, now, the cat’s definitely out of the bag! I’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new sustainable stationery range,…
Visit designmontage.com.au

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