Newcastle Art Space
NEWCASTLE ART SPACE
Newcastle Art Space (NAS) is an artist run initiative and non commercial, non profit gallery.
Overseen by the volunteer gallery committee, the gallery is available on a rental basis and provides professional and accessible space for a diverse range of artistic practices and projects.
NAS also co-ordinates and hosts the annual Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP).
The new Gallery at 91 Chinchen Street Tighes Hill has two separate exhibition spaces with plans to extend and is currently in early stages of its development. Exhibitions run in three week blocks and artists are responsible for all aspects of their exhibitions.
The gallery accepts solo, group and curatorial proposals throughout the year.
Newcastle Art Space is supported by the Newcastle Community Arts Centre.
2000 – Current
91 Chinchen Street, Tighes Hill, Newcastle NSW
AIMS OF THE GALLERY
Since the formation of the Newcastle Art Space, (NAS) in 2000, at the instigation of visual artist members of the Newcastle Community Arts Centre the gallery has grown and developed to become one of the premier exhibition spaces in Newcastle.
While the primary focus of NAS has been on emerging artists, with the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize being the major event of the year, this has never been the sole area of arts practice to which the committee of the gallery has devoted its energies and attention. Just as the founding members of the Gallery were artists at differing stages of their careers, so the present committee sees the function of the Gallery as a showcase for the extensive, divergent artistic talent that exists within Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.
NAS is a vital link between the visual artists of our region and the greater community, with over one hundred artists exhibiting each year to an audience of thousands.