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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, 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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