A synergy develops around art and artists, uplifting the local population, and providing a magnet to others who want to come and be a part of it.
In terms of an authentic visitor experience, the existence of a vibrant arts precinct deeply affects local tourism, and brings jobs to nearby businesses. People are moved by and react to images and experiences that reach them emotionally; our artists are able to touch the hearts and minds of their audience.
Newtown Precinct is replete with street art, public murals, festivals, and art spaces draw crowds and there is great local pride in this reality. It began over 150 years ago with a uniquely Newtown creative spark, a willingness to give and share, and hard work.
Premiere landscape artists, sculptors, street artists and bespoke jewellers all call the Newtown Precinct home, with a thriving arts scene across its four Creative Quarters.
Australian artist Ben Hall lives and works in this creative precinct. As architect, artist and luthier, Hall exhibits regularly, drawing inspiration from the Australian bush .
Described as one of the enigmas of the Australian art scene, Bill Brown’s work is seen as both deeply personal and universal. Another resident of the inner-west, Brown’s work is hung in many public art collections including The Art Gallery of New South Wales.