New art at ArtSeat – Nocturnal Vibrations

A photographic portrayal of what Newtown might look like on a beautiful clear night without any light pollution is the latest art to feature at Council’s ArtSeat.

Local artist Rhiannon Hopley’s Nocturnal Vibrations has just been installed, showing a star-filled sky overlooking the iconic buildings and historic facades of Newtown.

“Through Nocturnal Vibrations I wanted to bring the stars back into the city,” Rhiannon said.

She combined her own “adaptation of King Street…with a photograph I recently took of the Milky Way in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Northern Territory”, creating a “magical sky to match the character and personality that is Newtown".

"I adore living in Newtown and would visit regularly before becoming a local. There is only one thing I miss and that’s looking up and seeing a sky full of stars,” Rhiannon said.

Inner West Council’s Art Seat is a permanent structure in Newtown Square that provides local, emerging and established artists with a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

Incorporating public seating and lighting, the Art Seat is also a landmark meeting point.

For an interview with Rhiannon Hopley call 0409 870 977 or email

For a print quality image of the work, or the ArtSeat, contact the Communication team.

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2022