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The Roost Creative

a community of independent creatives

Property Donor: The GPT Group & UrbanGrowth NSW

Level 1, 152-160 Hunter St (enter from Market St), Newcastle

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Office hours 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Please book tours via our website:

The Roost is a platform for creative people who want to share space, ideas and equipment. We offer a ‘clean space’ for members: an open studio suitable for graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and others working in digital media to use as a base for developing new work, collaborating with others, or meeting with clients.

We work in collaboration (not competition) and are committed to supporting the energy and inspiration of local creatives so that we can all give wings to our work.

Creatives are invited to sign up as a member to use the space on a temporary ($40/month) or more permanent basis ($60/month)

Who are we?

The Rooster is managed by Bec Dujin – [email protected] and is governed by a board of directors: Mark Tisdell, Justin Spaull, Mitch Lee, Cassie Stronach, Bec Dujin, Prudence Bowe, Ant Svensk and James Henderson.

Along with this core team are the many visual and digital artists of Newcastle – photographers, graphic artists, illustrators, web developers, web designers and animators, as well as a growing number of built-environment specialists.

What do we do?

We work in all spheres of creativity. We invite community and commercial interests to come check out who’s around doing interesting things, to talk and work with us.

If you have a project that requires creative input, talk to us. We can refer you to someone with talent.

The Roost can also host you for your next creative gathering. Our large, open plan area in the heart of Hunter St Mall is also available for short-term hire for meetings, workshops, conferences and events.

Feel free to come and say hello, explore the space, and check out the programs and facilities we have on offer.

What inspired us to get involved in Renew Newcastle?

We wanted Newcastle to be recognised as a place where innovative design is nurtured and local talent is retained. Renew offered the opportunity to make this happen, and now we’re living the dream

Tell us about the space …

The Roost retained its original renew space upon graduation, settling in an air-conditioned, well presented large open-plan office with lots of natural light. We have a number of workstations rented on a monthly basis. With numerous meeting spaces, shared equipment, lighting, a design library, a chill-out area, play space and more.

Members can access the resources they need to build their creative practice. We have superfast 100/40 NBN Internet Connection, a snazzy new A3/A4 Colour Printer, your very own 2m x 1.5m workspace, a desk and chair supplied (or you can bring your own) and after-hours access on request. You also have access to a rad collective of creatives to share your journey with!