Mario Minichiello’s new book on visual journalism, University student prize winners and more

NEWS AND ILLUSTRATION University of Newcastle design professor Mario Minichiello, who also heads theHunter Centre for Creative Industries and Technology, launched a book this month, Reportage Illustration, published by Bloomsbury, which he co-wrote with Gary Embury.The book contains practical information about tools, techniques and coping in various situations as well as inspirational interviews and advice from reportage artists.

STUDENT ART PRIZEThe winners of theThe Friends of The University 2018 Student Art Prize announced at Watt Space Gallery last week wereMegan McCarthy and Chloe Hey. Highly Commended were Phoebe Teal-Spicer and Laura Miller.

SCULPTURED FELT ARTWORKSEmerging textile artist Jess Forster uses natural materials from her Riverina home’s environment to create the evocativeKindred of the Dustexhibition, opening at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles on June 13.

BEN KENNING Cooks Hill Galleries opensBlack & White, by Newcastle artist Ben Kenning, on Friday, June 1, from 6pm.

TOONWORLDA cartooning and animation workshop for children will be offered through the July school holidays at The CreatorIncubator in Hamilton North. The sessions are run by Toonworld, which now calls Newcastle home. Book through Eventbrite website.

COLOURFUL Newcastle illustrator Gwynneth Jones’ latest book project, Finding Granny, will be released on July 1. The book, written by Kate Simpson and released by Exisle Publishing, tells the story of a grandchild’s perception of her grandmother after the granny has a stroke.

MYALL CREEK REMEMBRANCEAsymposium onJune 7-10 at Armidale and Bingara will commemorate the 180thanniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre. The event includes the launch of Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre, edited by Jane Lydon and Lyndall Ryan, a professor of history at the University of Newcastle. On June 10, 1838, 28 Aboriginalswere murdered at Myall Creek.

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