Shared Creative Studio in Newcastle

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Onwards Studio

Onwards provides a supportive and comfortable creative shared studio environment built for experimentation, personal development and growth. 

We are a collaborative open plan studio designed to share ideas and knowledge through collaborative processes and engagement with a community of artists, designers and makers.

Onwards is focused on being an energetic studio aiming to support local, national and international creatives through exhibitions, creative collaborations and live music gatherings.

Located in the incredible Newcastle suburb of Islington, the studio is surrounded by some of the cities most renowned cafe’s, eateries and boutique stores. Perfect for those quick breaks to re-energise, and connect with an amazing community.

Join a studio of productive designers, typographers, artists, illustrators and animators that connect with worldwide community of creatives.

 
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Work with us

WHether you're looking to find a great space to work, or REQUIRE the services OF our MEMBERS, WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS.

 
 

connect with us TODAY AND start working with OUR leading graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, muralists AND ARTISTS accomplishing INCREDIBLE work ACROSS Australia and abroad. 

 
 
 
Onwards Studio - Brett Piva. Pocket Design.

BRETT PIVA
Onwards Studio Founder, Creative
Director, Typographer, Designer, Sign Painter + Gilder, Contemporary Artist, Curator, Backcountry Hiker, Vanlifer, Lobsters in the sun.

Founder + Creative Director
Pocket Design
MAKEit MADEit Conference

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EMILY MAKSIMOVIC
Graphic Designer, Digital Designer, Craft Lover, Racquet Swinger, Sun Seeker.

Director
Design Thread


Onwards Studio - Kelly O'Rourke. KO Studio.

KELLY O'ROURKE
Creative Director, Integrated Designer, Idea’s Girl, Lady Boss, Ocean Swimmer, Disco Dancer, Karaoke Queen. DJ Special K. 90's RNB Friday All Day.

Creative Director
KO Studio

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JAMES HODGETT
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Musician + Composer.

Director
Holiday Basement

Onwards Studio - Tom Henderson.

TOM HENDERSON
Lead Creative, Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Chief Activity Enthusiast, Frisbee Flicker, Ball Kicker, Drum Stick-er.

Director
Tom Henderson


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ANNA OUTRIDGE
Stop Motion + 2D Animator, Illustrator, craft-a-noon enthusiast, pop culture encyclopaedia, dog lady, spicy margarita connoisseur.

Director
Anna Outridge


Onwards Studio - Millie Shorter.

MILLIE SHORTER
Textile Designer, Fine Artist, Graphic Designer, Cocktail Maker, Booty Shaker.

Director
Millie Shorter



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CAMERON BEAU WYLIE FOSTER
Artist, Illustrator, Kid’s Book Creator, Basketballer, Pooch Patter, Pasta Eater.

Director
Beau Wylie


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JAMES TURVEY
Professional Writer, Cultural Curator

Director
James Turvey


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MIKE SMETHURST
Graphic Designer, Trainer Collector, Mountain Biker, Thrill Seeker, Leeds United Supporter, Craft Ale Drinker, Print Hoarder, Outdoor Explorer, Yorkshire Pudding Maker, Gobshite Northerner.

Senior Designer
KO Studio


 
 
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Onwards Features

 

BREAKAWAY AND
MEETING TABLE

For those important discussions, studio lunches and to spread out from your desks or makers spaces.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO STAY FOCUSED

Fully equiped for more time focusing on projects instead of wasted time searching for lost spoons.

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FRESH AIR, HEATING
OR AIR CONDITIONING 

Fresh in summer. Warm in winter. Stay comfortable and productive with optional heating and air conditioning.

CLEAN AND TIDY
COOKING FACILITIES

Everything you need to cook a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner for those working a busy schedule. 

 
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Onwards Inclusions

DESK + MAKERS MEMBERSHIPS ONLY $75 PER WEEK

  • Open plan collaborative workspace

  • Dedicated desk for exclusive use

  • Desk, lighting and storage provided 

  • Free and high speed wifi access

  • Communal and meeting areas

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • 24/7 studio access 

  • Clean and tidy kitchen facilities

  • Induction hobs, microwave, toaster 

  • Pots, pans, plates, glasses, utensils

  • Tea, coffee grounds and milk

  • Access keys to secure roller door

  • Free parking one block away

  • Close to bars, cafe and restaurants

We CONNECT through small gatherings, live music events in OUR alley and monthly studio breakfasts PREPPED BY ONE OF OUR MEMBERS.

Onwards Studio Newcastle
 
 
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Connect with us

0421 974 195
HELLO@ONWARDSSTUDIO.COM.AU

101B MAITLAND ROAD
ISLINGTON NSW 2296