A new initiative focusing on art happenings in surprising spaces throughout the region, Made.In.Newcastle, is set to invigorate the city this year.
Think giant puppets at the Summerhill Waste Transfer Centre, sci-fi cabaret in a shipping container venue or art classes in local cafes.
“We are proud to have created something unique and special,” Curious Legends’ artistic director Mitchell Reese said.
“And, I’m sure it will not only surprise and delight Novocastrians, but also show off our talented artists to visitors from around the state.”
The huge program of events is primed to be unveiled on Saturday 23 January with a free epic arts party in Newcastle’s vibrant “mid-town” area.
Dubbed the Top Shelf Excellent Mid-Town Launch, it will take place between Jam Karaoke, the Rogue Scholar and Bestie’s Coffee Warehouse from 5pm until 11pm.
Acts on the night include roving performances, art creation, shadow walls, and lots of music – featuring Cygan Groove and Viragos.
“We’re keen to showcase the quirky side of the Newcastle arts scene,” Mitchell said.
“There’s even a rooftop cabaret performance.
“Numbers are strictly limited, so it’s first come first serve.
“But, best of all, it is all free.”
Continuing on throughout 2021, Made.In.Newcastle will highlight over 50 events from more than 100 local artists.
“It should be a great festival,” Mitchell said.
“This whole wonderful series is delivered under your Special Business Rate Program and the RISE fund thanks to Curious Legends, Newcastle Art Space, Fingers Crossed Creative and Newcastle City Council.”
For general information, visit http://www.madeinnewcastle.net.au