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Roost Scholarship 2018

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Creativity, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Newcastle|

The Roost Creative​ Scholarship is one of the initiatives I’m most proud of spearheading this year! We’re giving one emerging creative the opportunity to benefit from 12 months in an inspired shared co-working space, mentoring, funds towards their pursuits and an showcase at the end of it all to launch them into the professional community. 

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Creative Places: Nurturing Creative Communities

By |September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Creative Talks, Creativity, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Events, Inspiration, Placemaking|Tags: , |

I am in a unique position to leverage communities and networks to make creative ideas happen. It’s not an easy job but it is an exciting one. There are a lot of unknowns as well as constant change. I do my best to arm myself with the best people and tools around because let me tell you – it’s not a one gal gig. Another thing I try and do as often as possible is get out of town to see what other cities do and how they harness their creativity. Cue REMIX Academy event on the Sunshine Coast.

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Pakistani Artist unveils 8ft mural of a revitalised Newcastle in Hunter St Mall

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Creativity, Culture, Inspiration, Media Release, Newcastle, Placemaking|Tags: , , , |

An 8ft high mural depicting the face behind the urban renewal of inner city Newcastle has been unveiled on Market Square, in the heart of Hunter Street Mall. Pakistani artist Shehzar Abro and creative collective The Roost are behind the initiative that pays tribute to the founder of Renew Newcastle, Marcus Westbury. The artwork adorns the face of a heritage building that is home to The Roost and newly opened Newcastle Transport office.

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Let’s start with why… #girlbosses rock

By |March 7th, 2017|Categories: Creative Talks, Creativity, Events, Inspiration|Tags: , , , |

Happy International Women’s day to all the #girlbosses out there who are strong and fierce, compassionate and reflective. As much as we are equal to our male counterparts, we are undeniably different at times when it comes to our approach in the workplace.

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The Launch of Beaumont St Carnivale 2017

By |February 18th, 2017|Categories: Creativity, Culture, Events, Media Release, Placemaking|Tags: , , , , , |

Beaumont St Carnivale will be held on Sunday 12 March 2017 from 10am to 5pm along Beaumont Street between Tudor and Donald Streets with an additional entertainment zone in the Gallipoli Legion Club laneway featuring big bands, swing and jazz performances.

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