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Take your own walking tour – Map v7 out now!

13 April 2012 | Posted in: News

We’ve updated a printable map of the Renew Newcastle projects so you can navigate your own walking tour.


What’s new?

The Map v7 directs you to 26 properties which have been cleaned up and activated by local artists and creatives, in and around the Hunter St Mall area (between Perkins St and Newcomen St), on Watt St, and extending up Hunter St into Newcastle West.

The new style map highlights the 14 shops and galleries that are open for visits, as well as pointing out the 15 studio and office spaces which are in use by artists and creative professionals and open by appointment only.

There are currently more than 30 projects activating these otherwise empty spaces – featuring local creative enterprises which are producing and selling the things that they make: design (graphic, web, fashion, architecture, interior), photography, printmaking, painting, illustration, millinery, jewellery, animation, publishing, video & music. Read all about them here.

Keep checking back – as we launch more projects and properties we will update the map to include their details.

What’s in the pipeline?

Renew Newcastle has been working hard to secure more properties all around the city. We work with a range of property owners from developers to private investors, and a range of property types from retail shopfronts to commercial offices.

Thinking of visiting?

All of the shops and galleries have different public opening hours, so you should check the opening hours of each space. But if you are thinking of visiting all of the shops and galleries in the one trip, the best times to catch most of them open are Wednesdays – Saturdays between 11 – 3pm. Many of these projects are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Projects in commercial offices are running 9-5 weekday businesses, and are open to visits from clients by appointment.

Get me a map!

Copies of the A5 version will be available from Renew Newcastle shops and galleries from next week, but you can also find the A3 version on display in the front window of every Renew Newcastle space – so look out for the distinctive marker as you walk by.

Download and print the A3 Colour version for pinning up on your office noticeboard and making lunchtime reconnaissance missions;


Download and print the A5 Colour version for a handy pocket sized reference to take with you on your visit;