A new arts and cultural festival is heading to Ashfield this year. It’s called EDGE, a rolling series of arts events and exciting activations.
A launch event will be held Thursday, 6 September from 5-8pm, featuring music, projecting, paste-ups and pop up performances.
The free opening night party at Ashfield forecourt will include art and sound installations, light projections and music and dance performances from community groups.
The headline act Worlds Collide will bring to the Inner West the new urban fusion sounds of Western Sydney.
The civic centre will also light up with the life stories of ten local people. Ashfield Shopping Centre and Ashfield Station will see giant paste and pop up installation, while the Ashfield civic centre foyer will be a hive of colour and activity.
EDGE will extend beyond Ashfield, with activations and events along the Greenway, Sydenham Creative Hub, Ashfield laneways, Newtown and Rozelle, expanding further in 2019.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said EDGE can help make the inner west the independent arts capital of Australia, shining a spotlight on local artists in diverse communities.
“Through community, arts and businesses partnerships we can express our local identity, enhance our neighbourhoods and boost the economy.” Cr Byrne said.
The EDGE industry launch at Newtown’s Enmore Theatre recently attracted hundreds of artists, performers, technicians and events professionals, who came together to create concepts for activations throughout 2019.
The Ashfield EDGE launch event will be followed by the Sacred Music Festival from Friday to Sunday (7 September to 9 September) in Ashfield Town Hall.