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.


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    

Audio descriptions

Exhibition description

Text - Love letters to Parramatta Road

Text - Salt Water Tawbah

Web links

Instagram: @the_urbaniste 


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

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Page last updated: 23 May 2019