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Art, event, street art, tourism, travel

Street Art Walking Tours

Come with us, on foot or bike, as we lead you through the streets of Newcastle sharing stories about the artworks, how they came to be, about the artists behind the murals, techniques used to create them and our role in in the burgeoning street art scene of Newcastle, Australia. As Simone takes you along the SAW history you will […]

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Art, artist, empty spaces, festival, Placemaking, Uncategorized

Now Based in Sydney

As many of our serious followers will know, late last year I moved to Sydney to pursue some personal career goals. It was all a bit of a hectic time as I was also working on This Is Not Art Festical as Director. We didn’t really have time to reflect or share the news, just quickly pack up our stuff […]

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Art, artist, community, Placemaking, professional artist, street art, travel, Uncategorized

Detroit – Part I

It has been many months (nearly a year!) since I had the opportunity to visit Detroit, Michigan. But as anyone who has spent thirty minutes with me will tell you, Detroit has not been out of my mind (or heart) for a moment. Today, I will start my series of blogs, highlighting my journey from departure to return. With so […]

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Art, community, Placemaking, professional artist, street art, urban renewal

Wickham Station Placemaking

  Last year we found out that some of our art and placemaking friends were working on an exciting project for the stairs at Wickham train station. Mark Aylward (who has been a key driver in some great placemaking projects in Newcastle West), had sparked a project online with artists Lu Quade and Erynwithawhy. As we are all pals online, […]

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community, event, festival, Uncategorized, urban renewal

Hit The Bricks 2013

You know it has been a busy when you log into your website to find your last post was calling for volunteers for a street art festival that happened over three months ago. So, what has happened in Newcastle Street Art since November? Plenty! Hit The Bricks Festival, produced by Look Hear, was a great success with over fifteen new […]

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