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Address:  Level 4, 153 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Hours: By appointment
Property Donor: Iris Capital
Launched: 16 December 2014
Closed:  9 May 2017

Madalyn Ward
m: 0466 898 381
e: [email protected]

Who are you?
EarthlyInk is an arts consultancy and working art studio with a focus on community cultural development, arts management and my own professional arts practice.

What do you do?
The art consultancy and arts management component has involved working for government and non government organisations throughout Newcastle, Central Coast and the Northern Rivers. These roles have involved the delivery of arts business, place making, community arts and residencies. Additionally my own arts practice has followed an interest in cultural connections to land from a contemporary perspective. The artworks created have been influenced by my own cultural heritage and places I have lived and travelled. I consider myself a multidisciplinary artist and visual storyteller who explores, experiments and examines the subconscious world in an interpretive and subtle way.

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
Renew Newcastle will create broader industry networks due to its established arts community, including future opportunities to collaborate and build on my local profile as a practicing artist. After years in the arts management field this acquired space will allow me to refocus my energy into my studio practice and further explore my own professional practice, working towards exhibitions, residencies and commissions.

What are you doing in your new space?
EarthlyInk will be utilised to develop my own arts practice and concepts to support a range of public presentations and exhibitions

Tell us about the space – what was its previous use? Anything unique about it? Your response to the space?
EarthlyInk is located on the fourth floor of Wolfe Studios. One of the exciting aspects of this building is that it houses a range of artists and industry professionals from designers, film makers to street press. This definitely makes for a diverse range of skills and possible collaborations which I am looking forward to exploring.