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ABC Radio visits The Emporium

17 November 2012 | Posted in: Media, News

There are just 4 working days left before we open the doors of the iconic ex-David Jones building with our latest project The Emporium. Doors open at 10am on Thursday 22 November 2012.


Tickle & Hide work on their new shop interior. Image by Jodi Godfrey.

ABC radio’s David Mark visited earlier in the week and posted this report on the PM program on Friday 16 November.

“An innovative project which aims to rejuvenate the industrial city of Newcastle is embarking on its biggest challenge.

Over the past four years Renew Newcastle has successfully installed around 90 artists in disused store fronts and offices in the New South Wales coastal town.

Now they’re taking over the former David Jones store in the centre of town and preparing for an opening next [Thursday].”

Read the full transcript or have a listen here!

You can hear our hammers in the background in interviews with new project participants Jzhonnie Holloway from Jzhonnie Bechet, Jodi Godfrey from Tickle & Hide, and our Creative Director Marcus Westbury.