‘Placemaking’ Category

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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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, 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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Architecture, Art, Cities, Exhibition, New York, photography, Placemaking, street art

Meeting Manhattan

So after a gritty introduction to DUMBO via a warehouse loft, I have now settled on the Upper East Side, in a very modern studio apartment. Manhattan is beautiful with tree lined streets that have these cute little fenced off areas areas bottom. My best friend who is getting married here next week (hence my visit) told me that people […]

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Architecture, Art, New York, photography, Placemaking

Wandering Brooklyn

After staying over in Brooklyn for two nights I managed to cover some great spaces between DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Williamsburg. The streets of DUMBO are romantically gritty with the rumble of the trains over Manhattan Bridge adding a sensory experience like no other. The cobblestone streets are a reminder of the areas history. From DUMBO, I walked through Brooklyn […]

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