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  

Artist:  Mandy Schoene-Salter

5 December 2018 to 5 February 2019

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A unique paste up artwork on Australian weathered corrugated iron sheets.

Artist statement:  Giving a voice to those who need it the most is a strong theme in my

art.  I like to give the viewer a glimpse into the imaginary worlds created by children;

where the only rules are those they make, where decisions can be playfully explored

and where they can be heroes or anything at all.  Putting children and their imaginative

play in the spotlight reminds us that they are people with different needs to us. 

Unstructured time is highly valuable to the healthy development of children.  My art

captures the precious and ever-reduced moments where screens, adult-demands,

extra-curricular activities are not a part of our children's world.


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

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Page last updated: 16 Jan 2019