We encourage everyone to take part in This is Not Art.

Octapod is committed to producing an accessible festival and we would love your feedback. If there are issues impacting on your access or inclusion before or during the festival, please call Octapod on 02 4021 1605 or email with your feedback or questions.

Festival Precinct

The 2021 festival precinct is Newcastle East, reaching from Newcastle Museum to Nobby’s Breakwall. Festival venue staff will be welcoming and available to help make your TINA experience enjoyable. If you need any additional accessibility information we’d be happy to chat with you and help you prepare your festival experience.

Festival Program

TiNA 2021 will be supported by a printed program which will provide information and a map of all festival venues and events. Octapod intends for all elements of the festival to be wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the Venues Page for full access information about each venue.

Accessible Public Toilets

You can locate accessible public toilets on the National Public Toilet Map

Accessible Parking

A map of accessible parking locations in the Civic Precinct can be found on the Newcastle City Council website.


This is Not Art is a predominantly free festival, in order to provide a COVID safe experience some events may require registration and/or signing in via QR code at the venue. Other events are being presented outside. Should an event be ticketed, support persons can enter free of charge.

Assistance for people who are blind or vision impaired

Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are welcome at all festival events and venues. Volunteers will be available to provide assistance as needed. Please contact us via email at should you wish to arrange assistance or have any queries.


Image: The Real World, Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art 2017. Photo: Justine Cogan