The Mansion

Merewether NSW, Australia

This venue is accessed via a number of flights of steep wooden stairs. There are also tall steps leading down to the pool area. No accessible toilets or parking available.

Newcastle City Hall

290 King Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia

Level entry on both sides of City Hall.

Accessible toilets are available on the First Floor via the lift.

Accessible parking is available nearby on Auckland St.

The Grey Area

137 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia

The Grey Area is an accessible venue with level entrance via Hunter St Mall. No accessible toilets onsite – the nearest ones are available adjacent to Elderly Citizens Centre in Laing St. Accessible parking available in Laing St outside the Elderly Citizens Centre.

Merewether Ocean Baths

Merewether Ocean Bath, Ocean Baths, Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW, Australia

Merewether Ocean Baths is accessible via a steep path from the car park or along the level promenade.

Christ Church Cathedral Bell Tower

Christ Church Cathedral, Church St, The Hill NSW, Australia

Christ Church Cathedral Bell Tower is accessed via numerous stairs. Reserved parking available onsite.

Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW, Australia

Newcastle Museum is an accessible venue with level entrance. Reserved parking and accessible bathrooms.  

Christ Church Cathedral Cemetery

Christ Church Cathedral, Church St, The Hill NSW, Australia

The Cemetery adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral is accessed via the Cathedral car park on Church St or via lots of steep steps from King St near the corner of Thorn St (look for the Cathedral Park sign on King St). Uneven sloping ground. Reserved parking available in the Cathedral car park. No accessible toilets.

Newcastle Civic Park

Newcastle City Hall, King St, Newcastle NSW, Australia

Newcastle Civic Park is accessible with level entrance via King and Auckland Streets. Reserved parking available on Auckland St. No accessible toilets available.

Newcastle Beach

Newcastle Beach, New South Wales, Australia

The Newcastle Beach Promenade is accessed via a ramp on either side of the kiosk. No reserved parking. Accessible toilet available using the MLAK system.

Newcastle Canoe Pool

Newcastle Canoe Pool, Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle East NSW, Australia

The edge of Newcastle Canoe Pool is accessed via a flat level promenade. Reserved parking and accessible toilets (located within the toilet facilities).

Softys

20 Maitland Rd, Islington NSW, Australia

Softys is accessed via an uneven path with three large steps into the building. There are 3 steps down into the workshop from the main house level. There are two steps down from the main house level into the zine store and the PJ store.

No reserved parking or accessible toilets. Wheelchair access can be arranged to the outdoor area via the back gate by contacting Morgan from Crack X on 0426 297 399. Note that the outdoor area has an uneven surface.

Elderly Citizens Centre

Laing St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Elderly Citizens’ Centre is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance. Accessible toilets are available. No reserved parking.

Watt Space Gallery

20 Auckland St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Watt Space Gallery is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance, with reserved parking and accessible toilet.

The Lock-Up

90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance. Accessible toilet available. Reserved parking is available on the other side of Hunter Street outside Westpac. Note that some areas of the venue have low light, uneven flooring and narrow walkways.

Newcastle City Library

Laman St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Newcastle City Library is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance. There is an accessible lift and accessible toilets on the ground floor. Reserved parking is available outside the venue on Laman Street.

Newcastle Art Gallery

1 Laman St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300, Australia

Newcastle Art Gallery is an accessible venue with level entrance. Reserved parking and accessible toilets available.

2021 Venues

This is Not Art Festival
OCTOBER 2021
Newcastle, Australia.

R̶e̶s̶p̶o̶n̶s̶e̶

Programmed by Lauren van Katwyk

Octapod presents the 24th iteration of This is Not Art (TiNA), a micro Festival reimagined in a COVID world.

Stripped of any live audience, five new commissioned experimental works will be presented by artists working to the theme R̶e̶s̶p̶o̶n̶s̶e̶ (in spoken word: Response, Strikethrough). These works will be shared centrally on this website and made available on social media and other online platforms. An academic essay will examine the works, and to close the festival we will present an artists panel discussing the festival’s theme.