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Renewing the new? Early reflections from Docklands Spaces

April 27th, 2013 7 Comments

Renew Australia has been working on a pilot project Docklands SpacesĀ in Melbourne with partners including Places Victoria, The City of Melbourne, and MABĀ corporation. Docklands, unlike Newcastle or Adelaide, or some of the other places the Renew model has been obviously useful to date is not an old area that has fallen on hard times but […]

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Renew Newcastle on Sunday Arts Video

July 6th, 2009 2 Comments

The Renew Newcastle project that i have been working on in my home town of Newcastle was featured on the ABC TV Sunday’s Arts program. Over the course of the last 6 month or so we’ve set up a scheme that has taken over nearly 20 formerly empty buildings in Newcastle and made them available […]

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Renew Newcastle : from rant to reality

February 9th, 2009 14 Comments

It is very rare in your life that you have the opportunity to see something you truly believe in come to fruition. I’m full of ideas, daydreams, and all manner of things that i am prone to crapping on about loudly after a few too many drinks. It is very rare to witness them actually […]

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Renew Newcastle update

January 27th, 2009 2 Comments

With the silly season mostly over i thought i should fire off a quick update. Despite my earlier fears about perpetual un or underemployment, I seem to have landed on my feet. Actually i seem to have landed so heavily on my feet that i am in danger of being rushed off them. The Renew […]

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Renew Newcastle is on!

October 28th, 2008 8 Comments

Renew Newcastle, the project i have been working on to create cheap space for artists and community groups and bring life back to the Newcastle CBD has officially been virtually launched. Well, it now has a web site at Meanwhile, if you are artist or community group, check out the call for proposals: CALL […]

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