A Newport Project Event:
A Talk by Dr Judy Bush

Drop into our secret bar at Leroy’s Café in Newport where you can order a drink and food. Then sit back and listen to one of our favourite academics, Dr Judy Bush, about the place you are sitting in.

Discover why:

- Leroys Café has pulled down part of their fence to reveal the park and the playground.

- There is now a large lightbox installation at the rear of Leroy’s called The Outside Gallery.

The Newport Project was an exciting artist, student and community consultation that took place from November 2017 to March 2018. The project’s aims were to develop design ideas for the Paine Reserve area utilising placemaking practices. It was supported by the Newport Traders Association and managed by Donna Jackson of small arts company Hubcap Productions. 

Ideas for the project were developed in three ways by consulting artists, students & the community.

The Art & Industry Festival has invited Dr Bush from the Melbourne University School of Design, one of  the academics who facilitated the student engagement to present a talk on the studio experience of bringing together students from different disciplines, with artists, traders, Council and community. Learn how the process worked, the results and what may or may not be next. Join the ongoing conversation.


Dr Judy Bush

Event Details

Leroys, 5 Mason Street, Newport

Wed 21 Nov, 8:00-9:00pm

FREE: No bookings required