Artist, arts workers and craftspeople in Marrickville, Sydenham, Tempe, St Peters, Dulwich Hill and Lewisham will throw open their doors for the next EDGE Creative Trails. Forty studios, exhibition spaces, galleries, artist hubs, craft workspaces, ateliers and art and craft retailers will take part on Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 August, 10am-5pm.
Creative Trails are an opportunity to discover where art is made, explore hidden artist spaces and take part in a talk, workshop or demonstration. EDGE Creative Trails is the opening weekend for EDGE Sydenham, celebrating urban artists and cultural life, bringing together the industrial and creative arts industries of Sydenham showcasing where art is made, who is making it and why it matters.
The EDGE Creative Trail in Midjuburi Precinct (Marrickville area) is an Inner West Council initiative which shines a light on the area’s vital creative – but vulnerable – creative businesses.
EDGE Creative Trails precedes the EDGE Sydenham ‘activation’ which will highlight the cultural ecosystem in the Marrickville area.
As well as visual art, Midjuburi Creative Trails also spotlights practitioners in jewellery, art glass, felt and textiles, ceramics, woodwork and bookbinding.
Some of the arts spaces taking part include:
- Mud Australia porcelain working studio
- Create or Die arts and ideas organisation
- Mess With It – home to 19 artists, makers and designers
- MakerSpace & Company shared workshop and education centre for design entrepreneurs
- Estúdio unique concept store and studio space
- Myrtle Street Creative Studios artistic hub of visual and physical theatre makers, dancers, musicians, magicians, filmmakers and prop makers
- Inner West Women’s Shed creative group of crafty women who create unique treasures to raise funds for women and families in need
- Mothership Studios hub which provides space for artist studios, galleries, cinema, performance and live music
- SquarePeg Studios jewellery workshop and school
- Feltwilde studio-based practice specialising in the ancient craft of felt-making and workshops for textile enthusiasts