Subject of the month: Art

Paint the town red with new and mindblowing resources available at Hunter and Central Coast TAFE NSW Libraries :

Vitamin P3

Book: Vitamin P3 

A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with – and pushing the boundaries of – the medium of paint.




Culture Hunter

Website: Culture Hunter

Culture Hunter is the online arts directory and information hub for the Lower Hunter region. Produced by Octapod since 2006, Culture Hunter is your portal into the creative community of the Hunter.



Peggy Guggenheim : art addictDVD: Peggy Guggenheim : art addict

Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland examines the life of Peggy Guggenheim, the wealthy socialite who amassed a world-class collection of modern European and American art. Includes recently discovered audio tapes of interviews between Guggenheim and her biographer Jacqueline Weld.




Art & ArchitectureDatabase : Art & Architecture Complete

More than 730 academic journals, magazines and trade publications and an image collection of over 64,000 images. The database has been designed for use by art scholars, artists, designers and students.

                                                          TAFE Username and Password required.                                                                                  USE CHROME TO ACCESS.

Art Monthly Australasia

Magazine : Art Monthly Australasia 

Publication Date: 10 editions per year





Last but not least the Art LibGuide which has been developed to help students find information for their art course. This guide will direct students to relevant online databases and online sources of information; as well as books and DVDs that are available for loan.

New! Associated Press online videos

Three of our EBSCO databases now include free access to thousands of Associated Press online videos.

When you use these databases you will be able to find videos about current events, historical events, famous people — including political leaders, celebrities and athletes — as well as videos related to art, music, literature, science and technology.

To view AP Videos in your searches and subsequent video pages, you should use Chrome, FireFox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 10+.

eResources-IconOn the Hunter TAFE Library Portal select eResources then your preferred EBSCO database on the A-Z list:

Login with your DEC username and password. If you don’t have your password yet, ask your library for a temporary login to use.

Finding AP videos is easy! Videos appear in your results list when you search for a topic. To browse through the latest videos, you could simply enter Associated Press Video as your search phrase.

AP video

Click on a video thumbnail to watch the video and access the full details and transcript. The video will automatically start playing.AP Screen shot

For more help:

  • Library staff can assist you with using databases
  • If you need to reference a video from EBSCO for an assessment, library staff can help with that too
  • Come into the library or Ask Us! online for help.

Invitation to Forsythes Collector Care Art Exhibition


 Opening Night Wednesday 5th October Doors open 6.30pm – 8pm, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School (TAFE), 582 – 608 Hunter St Newcastle West.
 The Forsythes acquisition is to be announced opening night. Info 4960 7100. Entry by donation
Exhibition Opens Wed 6.30pm-8pm, Thur 11am-7pm, Fri 11am-5pm Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Please be advised: Payment options are limited to credit and debit card. Curated by: Gael Davies

The Collectors Care Exhibition catalogue can be viewed online from mid-September. Visit the Special Events page on the Samaritans website at Collectors Care is a collaborative exhibition of affordable collectables featuring works in a variety of mediums by well-known artists. All works for sale are a maximum of $1000 with a 35% commission to the Samaritans Foundation, to support people in need in our local community. Proudly sponsored by: TAFE Hunter Institute, Forsythes, Samaritans, The Newcastle Herald and thanks to Print Nova.