50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School

50 year reunionIf you attended the Newcastle Art School or Teacher’s College from 1969 you may be interested in celebrating with former staff and students for this 50-year reunion of these Newcastle old art institutions.

Do you have photographs or memorabilia of Newcastle Art School, TAFE in Hunter Street or Teacher’s College that you’d like to share? You can send these directly to the organisers – their details are listed below.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February 2019

1.00 pm – gathering of all concerned in the first floor auditorium of the Newcastle Leagues Club in Newcastle West (17 National Park street, between Hunter and King).  A $5 registration fee applies, it will be a perfect time to mingle and connect with people not seen in many a year! Drinks and snacks available from the bar downstairs.

4.00 pm – a ceremonial scattering of ashes (of photocopies of Diplomas and Degrees) to mark the slow death of tertiary art training in Newcastle.

4.30 pm – a group photograph.

7.00 pm – For the classes beginning study in 1969 (ADQ, Dip Art, Dip Art (Ed): a gathering in the Dining Room of the Cricketers Arms Hotel (cnr Bruce & Bull streets).

8.00 pm – AN ART SCHOOL DANCE for those nimble enough to strut their stuff on the dance-floor of the Newcastle Leagues Club.

For further information are events see the official ’50yrs Reunion Newcastle Art School’ website here.

RSVP: by 26th January 2019
Barbara Aroney: 0450 094 023 / barbara.aroney@gmail.com
Garry Jones: 0450 448 407 / delayintext@gmail.com
Chris Brotherson: 0412 030 427 / cbro@optusnet.com.au


Ann Hardy

6 thoughts on “50 yrs Historic Reunion – Newcastle Art School

  1. Vale Brad Levido and Doug Erskine!
    The art school crowd was inclusive and inspiring. It helped many of us become more courageous and creative, to live lives less ordinary. Thank you and enjoy Reunion.

  2. Sorry to be missing the reunion – 1974-78 were great years albeit with a lot of administrative turmoil. Weekends printing at Hunter Street were a highlight.

  3. I’m sorry I am only seeing post today months after it’s all over. I was student 1983 (1 semester) , I loved it and teachers, beautiful, then again 2011 or 12, [1 semester]. 3yrs East Syd, & degree through N’cle Uni.

    1. Great idea Pam. Just needs an instigator. Get a few people together, set a date and a venue and then spread the word. Barbara

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