Newtown Art Seat

About Newtown ArtSeat

Newtown ArtSeat offers a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

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

The ArtSeat has become a landmark in Newtown.

Applications open for Newtown ArtSeat!

Inner West Council is seeking local artists, cultural workers and community organisations to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at the Newtown ArtSeat during 2019. 

Council’s award-winning Newtown ArtSeat is a permanent structure located in Newtown Square that provides a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.  The ArtSeat is a landmark in Newtown.

The closing date is 5pm Friday, 11October 2019

Please read the Information for Applicants 2020 before applying.

Click here to apply:

What's on at the ArtSeat 

' Oasis'

Artist:  Nastia Gladushchenko

7 August to 9 October 2019

image provided by artist

Photographer: Nastia Gladushchenko

Artist Statement

"I wish to give visitors the opportunity to experience a tiny piece of the bush within an urban environment and to also see the colours, shapes and textures change and evolve as the piece is left to age.  

Oasis is an installation made of local flowers, plants and grasses woven into a flowing and dynamic piece especially for the ArtSeat.  This work is site-specific so the plant-life will dry and change with time as it is affected by the sunlight, heat and shadows of the environment it sits in.  

By creating a work that is immersive, experiential and temporary, the public has a chance to feel and see something that will never be repeated in the same way again; a fleeting, ethereal experience." 

Check out more of Nastia's work at:

Instagram @nastiagladu

Facebook Nastia Gladushchenko


For further information about Newtown ArtSeat, please contact Anthia Hart on 9392 5866 or email

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Page last updated: 19 Sep 2019