Illustrator and artist Ben Mitchell is one of our longest serving Roosters (and self-appointed Roost Legacy Officer), though it appears he’s still got plenty of ideas for how to give back to his creative community.
The Roost is proud to announce the launch of our creative scholarship for 2020.
Started in 2019, the scholarship has grown in size, value and prestige for this year. One local emerging creative will be given an amazing opportunity to get their ideas on track with a package worth more than $7000.
Hailing from Scotland, David had previously been a member of Coburg House Art Studios in Edinburgh. “Coburg felt like a family, and I knew I wanted to find that sort of community again.”
It was with a teary eye that The Roost said goodbye to one of its longest-serving Roosters at the end of April 2019.
Photographer Mitch Lee first joined The Roost in 2010, when some of his friends from TAFE established the not-for-profit under the Renew Newcastle initiative.
The Roost is proud to unveil a scholarship programme valued at over $6500 to be awarded to one of Newcastle’s many exciting creative prospects.
An 8ft high mural depicting the face behind the urban renewal of inner city Newcastle has been unveiled on Market Square, in the heart of Hunter Street Mall. Pakistani artist Shehzar Abro and creative collective The Roost are behind the initiative that pays tribute to the founder of Renew Newcastle, Marcus Westbury. The artwork adorns the face of a heritage building that is home to The Roost and newly opened Newcastle Transport office.