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 2018 program

Applications for the Newtown ArtSeat 2018 program open Wednesday 2 August 2017 and close 5pm, Monday 2 October 2017.

The Newtown ArtSeat aims to deliver innovative and contemporary visual art to the local community and to provide local, emerging and established artists a space where experimental, non-commercial art can be showcased.

The Newtown ArtSeat situated in King Street, Newtown (next to The Hub) can be used for, but not limited to, the presentation of experimental work, non-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.

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

Now at Newtown ArtSeat

Wendy Murray: Pulling posters from history

Pulling posters from history
By Wendy Murray

To 'pull' a screen print is the act of making, a physical action of expression. Despite the changes in image reproduction technology, the poster remains a significant and powerful medium for artists, activists and commercial entities to communicate to a mass, public audience.

The Newtown ArtSeat represents a socio-historical investigation into poster making in the Newtown area. Pulling posters from history celebrates the diversity and significance of Newtown, providing the ideal context to pay homage to poster makers, past and present.

Pulling posters from history encourages the community to engage with poster making and to share their stories.

During September–November 2017, I will continue to document local histories and research poster makers of the inner west.

Follow @pullyourpunches for poster makers, recollections and posters discoveries.

Further Information

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


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