Newtown Art Seat

About Newtown ArtSeat

Established in 2011 with support from Arts NSW and the City of Sydney, Council's award-winning Newtown ArtSeat offers a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

The Newtown ArtSeat is a permanent structure located in Newtown Square that combines public seating, artwork display and lighting. The site is highly visible and exposes any artwork that is displayed in the structure to thousands of passers-by each day. 

The ArtSeat has become a landmark in Newtown.

 

What's on at the ArtSeat  

'ASCII art'

Artist:  fayroze lutta

10 April to 5 June 2019

image of artwork 

Image:  Artist fayroze lutta 

ASCII art is an image formed out of text.  Here it is typewriter text.  If the text is read from top to bottom, left to right, the image and text are legible poems that form the portraits.  The image is of the artist and poet, fayroze, and her muse who inspired the poems.

The seated listener, or seated reader, or the spectator forms part of the artwork as participant and audience.  A public seat, a poets' seat, a poets' corner and the words that poets form to reiterate the lived human experience.

The artist fayroze is a Sydney contemporary artist, archi-writer, poet and aspiring architect. 

Follow her on instagram @the_urbaniste    

Web links

Instagram: @the_urbaniste 

Contact

For further information about Newtown ArtSeat, please contact Anthia Hart on 9392 5866 or email anthia.hart@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 18 Apr 2019