Map Newcastle's iconic street art online

24 Oct 2018

Where can you take a seat in the Lord Mayor's chair, fight off a giant tyrannosaurus rex and have your mugshot taken as Newcastle's 'most wanted' - all in the same day?
 
Only in Newcastle.
 
Our city's iconic street art, including Trevor Dickinson's Instagram-ready photo murals at Newcastle Museum, provide visitors and Novocastrians alike with fun, interactive experiences.
 
But few know exactly where all these amazing artworks live - and that's where the 'Pin the City' project comes in.

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It's a new, interactive online mapping tool that uses people power to pin the locations of their favourite works to a virtual map and create conversation around it.
 
Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the Pin the City project was part of Council's aim to showcase the city's most prized public assets - our people and their talents - to the world.
 
"Public art is an important part of the city's changing landscape," the Lord Mayor said.
 
"It tells a story, brings life to our streets and creates a thriving, inclusive and happy community where people are able to express themselves and their creative licenses."
 
"So the next time you're posing in front of a life-size painting or passing a brightly emblazoned mural or mosaic, make sure you stop, snap and send it to the Pin the City board for the whole world to see."
 
Once you upload an image of an artwork and it's live, a pin will appear showing users where it lives, and you will have made a great contribution to the city's ever-evolving art scene.

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Thanks to your efforts and those of others, users can then not only locate the work and see it for themselves but also leave comments and start an online discussion.
 
The information that is added and verified by City of Newcastle staff will ensure that future generations will know who the artist was and when the work was commissioned.
 
For more information or to make a start on the mapping process, head online to https://newcastle.mysocialpinpoint.com/art-mapping#/ and being pinning your personal favourites to the board.