Local creatives move in
Local artist Helen Hopcroft has been busy making herself at home in Central Maitland, setting up shop as part of a successful Create Maitland partnership with a local property owner, in conjunction with Maitland City Council.
The Create Maitland project is all about activating vacant properties in key commercial sites by offering short term tenures for creatives. The idea was first investigated in 2017 before a prospectus was sent out to local building owners last year. Council since received interest from the property owner of 344 High Street, Maitland and the local creatives are now settling in.
Helen will be collaborating with artists Anna Eggenhuizen and Katrina Holden, to bring life and colour to the riverside shop. From fine, fairy tale inspired paintings to dramatic, feathered headpieces for theatre, sculptures and drawing, the space will be buzzing with creativity.
Council’s Coordinator City & Visitor Economy Andrew Brown says, ‘We’re thrilled to have Helen and the other creatives in this recently vacant space. It really brings the property to life and will no doubt increase foot traffic in Central Maitland.
‘I’d also like to congratulate the property owner for coming on board and opening up their property for the creatives.’
This newest creative space is located at 344 High Street Maitland.
Click here to find out more or discover how you can be involved in Create Maitland.