‘Art’ Category

Architecture, Art, artist, Cities, curating, event, Exhibition, pop up

OPEN CALL OUT EXTENDED – Palace Theatre Paste Up Project

We believe this theatre deserves to operate again and this project is your chance to wonder on what it might have been like when it was first launched in 1888, or when operated as a theatre until the 1970’s or what will it look like when it’s renewed from disrepair? The Pavilion Theatre of Varieties opened in 1888. It was […]

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Art, community, curating, event, pop up

Troublemakers’ Festival

This year Street Art Walking (and interested artists/designers) have the very exciting opportunity of recreating the Theatre Lane Project in Swansea, Wales, UK for the Troublemakers’ Festival held from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 July. A number of people within our Newcastle, Australia audience might remember the paste-up project held in Theatre Lane Newcastle which involved a global call out […]

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Art, artist, creative industries, employment, festival, street art, sydney

ARTIST CALL OUT – BURWOOD FESTIVAL INSTALLATION

Expressions of Interest are sought for an artist to paint the wall or create a temporary artwork (chalk or paste-up) to fit with the Burwood Festival theme of 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Think Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, cadillacs, milk bars, juke box, big skirts, swing dancing, etc… Burwood Council have installed a new stage in Burwood Park called the Pavilion (photos below) and an opportunity exists for […]

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Architecture, Cities, community, creative industries, curating, street art, tourism, urban planning, urban renewal

Newcastle Street Art Musings

Many of those in Newcastle would know there has been a huge community response to the painting over of the Guido Van Helten mural this week. This has raised a number of questions from a range of people, such as, what rights do the community have in privately owned spaces that face and impact the public domain and what exactly is […]

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Architecture, Art, artist, Cities, community, creative industries, empty spaces, event, failure lab, festival, professional artist, street art, sydney, tourism, Uncategorized, urban planning, urban renewal, Vivid Ideas, Vivid Sydney

Failure:Lab Sydney – 28 May 2016

Failure:Lab the USA founded event focused on crushing the stigma associated with failure is coming to Sydney on 28 May 2016. With the theme of ‘The Highs & Lows of the Creative Journey’ this night is filled with successful creative professionals whom are going to erase the negativity associated with the F word – Failure, that is. Seven creative professionals each share […]

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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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Architecture, Art, Arts Organisation, Cities, community, curating, empty spaces, Exhibition, New York, Placemaking, pop up, professional artist, street art, urban planning, urban renewal

Street Art Walking meets No Longer Empty

Yesterday I was lucky enough to share some time with Naomi Hersson Ringskog from No Longer Empty (NLE), a New York based organisation with a focus on renewing and revitalising urban space. Naomi’s background is in urban planning and it was fantastic to tell her about my home city in Newcastle, Australia. As anyone from Newcastle knows, we have some […]

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