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

'Derision for Home Owners Won't Save You' by Daniel Lethlean Higson

Derision for Home Owners Won’t Save You
By Daniel Lethlean Higson

The concept of this design is transformation, the visual theme is maps. Both structurally and socially, Newtown is a suburb in constant flux. As thoughts are expressed in words, these words morph into structures delineating physical space.

The map theme relates to place and the street setting, it also bolsters the concept of transformation since the map is constantly undergoing technological and stylistic change. Once maps were drawn without the aid of technology, in the early colonial days serif fonts used for curving words were common to paper maps, these have been replaced by UBD Gregorys maps with their bold pastel colours which are now being replaced by sat-nav technology with sans-serif fonts and guiding arrows.

Text by Emma Rose Smith


Further Information

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


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