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Newcastle rising – Australian Traveller, July 2015

30 June 2015 | Posted in: Media

150630-aust-traveller-newcastlerising images Elise Hassey

‘…Newcastle’s transformation has been a grassroots movement by locals and/or locals, and unlike most gentrifications, which attract hipsters and poseurs and a sense of disconnection, the changes here are bringing the community even closer together.’

Australian Traveller, July 2015.


Out of Towner – Broadsheet Sydney

3 June 2015 | Posted in: Media


Broadsheet Sydney visited Newcastle and they like what they saw. Their ‘Out of Town from Sydney’ guide identified projects within The Emporium as a must-see, along with RN ‘graduate’ Curve Gallery. Read the whole article here

Boomtown – Jetstar Magazine, May 2015

6 May 2015 | Posted in: Media


‘Newcastle’s CBD is thriving with new business thanks to private investors and the council.’

Jetstar Magazine, May 2015.


On the radar: Newcastle. Voyeur: August 2013, pp81-82

9 August 2013 | Posted in: Media

“But this is a different scene to the Newcastle of the past – the city’s thoroughfares are on the cusp of change… Coupled with Renew Newcastle – an initiative that aims to invigorate the area by generating activity in unoccupied buildings – the city is once again on the brink of greatness.”

Virgin In-flight magazine, Voyeur: August 2013, pp 81-81 Read more

Rollingball Collaborate to Produce Civic Theatre TVC.

2 May 2013 | Posted in: Media, News


Renew Newcastle project and creative agency Rollingball were invited to partner with local agency, ArtBeat, to produce The Civic’s 2013 season TV commercial (TVC).

April Howard, Managing Director of Rollingball, explains, “To be honest, being asked to help showcase the theatrical heart of the city was a project we relished. The Our Theatre campaign is all about recognising and celebrating the Civic Theatre as the hub for performance in the city, it’s about inviting people to go to the theatre or come back, if people haven’t indulged themselves for a while.”

The approach was to represent the preparation and anticipation that precedes every performance and after viewing the Director’s cut of the commercial we think they were successful capturing those feelings of excitement at watching live theatre.

There are 21 diverse performances scheduled to tread the boards of the Civic Theatre in 2013. Fro details on season tix head here.

Congratulations to Rollingball on their successful collaboration.