PODspace is an exhibition and education program managed on a voluntary basis by a group of emerging curators and artists.

PODspace stopped operating as a traditional gallery at the end of 2012, before experimenting with pop up exhibitions in 2013. During 2014 PODspace will again retain the pop up exhibition format, working with partners to activate spaces around Newcastle.

NOTE: THIS BLOG IS NOW CLOSED. For all the latest news and events from PODspace, go to http://octapod.org/podspace/

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November 28, 2011


Wednesday 7 December - Saturday 17 December 2011

Opening night: Thursday 8 December from 6pm

Free and all welcome

'Drawing, properly taught, is the best way of developing intelligence
and forming judgement, for one learns to see, and seeing is knowledge.
'Eugene-Emmanuel Violette -le - Du

Drawing underpins the Diploma of Fine Arts Course at the Newcastle TAFE.
The Final Year Advanced Diploma students, guided by Lezlie Tilley, have
come together in this exhibition to share their passion for drawing. A
tribute to Lezlie's style of teaching - which seeks to nurture,
challenge and draw out the best in her students - the show demonstrates
Lezlie's ability to hone in on each artist's strengths to help develop
and inspire their work.

Exhibiting artists

Shane Audrins
Debra Byrnes
Renee Fitzpatrick
Sue Hilder
Skye Jacobson
Shelagh Lummis
Gina McDonald
Sophie Toupein
Jessica Walkley
Alexandra Zimmerman

November 6, 2011

FUNDRAISER exhibition

Wednesday 16 November - Saturday 3 December 2011

Opening night: Thursday 17 November, from 6pm

Free and all welcome


PODspace is BACK!

Well, break open the champers, PODspace is back in a neat new location on Hunter St. This little artist-run gallery has reopened tonight after a four month hiatus, and relocation from its old digs, at TPI house. After the builders had gone and the dust settled, there emerged a gallery for emerging and established artists. Upon seeing his work in the new space artist, Peter Lankas said “It's a cute tight space that will definitely work.” It speaks of intimate times with works, and sharing personable musings over some wine with the artists - all snuggly like.

For the grand opening, a group of past exhibitors have come together to fund-raise the cost of the refurbishment of the new space. A wild mix of texture and colour, mediums collide against one another and the fresh white walls of newness. Now is a great time to get reacquainted with an old friend in crisp-cut clothes. And, if you missed the opening, you can see it all again at The Octapod relaunch December 2, 4-6pm!

Dwuan LaTrobe (Octapod staff member)

Watch the opening night introduction by Jen:

PODspace thanks all the artists who contributed work to this exhibition: Michael BELL, Michelle BRODIE, Simone DARCY, Jen DENZIN, Penny DUNSTAN, Peter LANKAS, Claire MARTIN, Anne MCLAUGHLIN, Olivia PARSONAGE, Michael RANDALL, Una REY, Emily ROBERTS, Mandy ROBINSON, Alison SMITH, Peter SPEIGHT, Lezlie TILLEY, Shan TURNER-CAROLL, Ahn WELLS, Josh WHITE.