by Zac in New Events on Friday 29 May 2009

I moved to Newcastle late last year, though I still do a lot of work in Sydney. What a great city Newcastle is. It’s been breath of fresh air for me. For the first few months, I worked on Lost At E Minor and our online pubishing company, Conversant Media, from home. But then I heard about the Renew Newcastle project, launched by one of Australia’s creative stars (in terms of making things happen, not talking the talk), Marcus Westbury.

Inspired to work with interesting and interested people, I put in an application for a shared creative space which would drag people out from their sunrooms into an inspiring environment.

On May 15, we had a party — generously sponsored by our friends at Lovells Lager — to celebrate the launch of The Clinic.

The Clinic is a creative space in Newcastle which apart from us, currently harbours graphic designers Illumination Ink, Neon Zoo; editorial stylist and publisher Tim Neve; and film and music producer Stuart McBratney.

Renew Newcastle and The Clinic show the great power that passionate and creative people can have on shaping their work environment and the community around them. I’m loving being a small part of the process.