‘Cities’ Category

Art, Cities, community, creative industries, urban planning, urban renewal

Port Stephen’s Team Visits Newcastle

On Friday 1 December I was lucky enough to take the Strategic Planning Team from Port Stephen’s Council out on a city adventure from Newcastle East to (nearly) Cooks Hill. It was positively rejuvenating to meet such an outgoing and vivacious team who had so many questions around the process of engaging artists and commissioning creative projects. Starting in Newcastle […]

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artist, Cities, Placemaking, street art, tourism

Cooks Hill Walking Tour

Come along on Saturday 9 September to explore Cooks Hill and the street art hidden down laneways and back streets near Darby Street. Street Art Walking leads you through the streets of Cooks Hill sharing stories about the artworks, how they came to be, about the artists behind the murals and techniques used to create them. We will wander around […]

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Art, artist, Cities, curating, festival, pop up, street art

Theatre Lane in Swansea, Wales (UK)

Today Theatre Lane in Swansea, Wales (UK) launched as part of the Troublemaker’s Festival featuring thirty four posters for shows at The Palace Theatre. Be quick to see what is on! The Troublemakers’ Festival is about changing the world. More specifically, it’s about changing the world – starting with Swansea High Street. Festival Dates: Thu 13 Jul 2017 to Sun 16 Jul […]

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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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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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Cities, community, event, Placemaking, street art, urban planning, urban renewal

Street Art Walking on Oxford Street

Street Art Walking is excited to announce our first Sydney project working with Place Partners and Urbanistas Sydney to develop a mural for a building located at the very start of Oxford Street. The project has been approved as part of Place Partner’s Oxford Street Activators project and will revitalise a currently tired (and tagged) wall facing the famous, Oxford Street. […]

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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, 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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