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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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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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Street Art Festival Volunteers Needed

Hit The Bricks are looking for helpers from Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th. SAW is helping them coordinate some on the ground stuff and we would love to see some of our friends come along and be part of the festival. There are roles as Site Marshalls (which entails being on site with an artist to assist with duties such […]

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Hit The Bricks Newcastle, Australia

It is all happening in Newcastle, Australia, at the moment with Look Hear presenting Hit The Bricks next week from November 22nd until 24th. Hit The Bricks is the first street art festival of it’s kind for the city once known for steel production with twelve walls being painted over the duration of the festival. Newcastle has been emerging as […]

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