Newtown ArtSeat

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The Newtown ArtSeat presents art to the local community and gives artists and community groups a public space for the purpose of artistic outcomes.

The Newtown ArtSeat can be used for exhibitions, collaborative work, photography, multi-media or any other form of cultural expression.

The Newtown ArtSeat is brought to you by Inner West Council, with support from Arts NSW and the City of Sydney.

Applications for Newtown ArtSeat 2017 programs

Applications for the Newtown ArtSeat 2017 program closed 5 October 2016.

The Newtown ArtSeat can be used for, but not limited to, the presentation of experimental work, commercial work, socio-historical exhibitions, collaborative work, art, sculpture, folk art, font/text based artwork, photography, curated exhibitions, installations, community arts, the display of poetry, writing, multi-media, new technology and/or any other form of art or cultural expression suitable within to the existing structure.

Read the Newtown ArtSeat Guidelines here.

Now at Newtown ArtSeat

Shane Forrest – Torn Paper Wall

Large bands of hard-edged colour are delineated and accentuated with torn edges, signifying the beginnings of disorder. The brightly coloured composition of hard edge and torn paper strips comments on a fundamental human concern - our struggle against entropy. The composition was derived from earlier work in which I used thick slabs of posters harvested from walls and utilised as canvases. By cutting and tearing into these I revealed and re-activated the built up layers to create alternative imagery.

Shane Forrest at Newtown ArtSeat


Further Information

For further information about ArtSeat, please contact the Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator (02) 9335 2280 or email


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