Studios, galleries and artist-run initiatives (ARIs)

Inner West Studios – Sky CarterInner West Studios

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 838-840 Princes Highway, Tempe
  • Accessible venue: No (access via staircase only)
  • Website: Inner West Studios on Facebook

Inner West Studios is a designated space for artists, makers and designers. Housed in a beautiful art deco building there are 16 studios where various creative disciplines are practiced.

Ateliers Orsini –  Rita OrsiniAteliers Orsini

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 205 Old Canterbury Road (entrance via Fairmount Street), Dulwich Hill
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Ateliers Orsini website

Rita Orsini opens her private artist studio to the public. Rita is a painter, object designer and jewellery maker. Discover her latest resin work Osso-Bucco and her award-winning Orsini Lights.

The Art Room –  Helen AshleyThe Art Room Studio

  • When: 3 August, 10am to 5pm only
  • Where: Suite 7.12, Precinct75, 75 Mary Street, St Peters
  • Accessible venue: No (access is by stairs to the first floor, no lift available)
  • Website: The Art Room Studio website

The Art Room Studio is a coworking creative space. Art Roomies are designers, artists, and makers. Studio 1 will be open, a ceramics workshop studio with items for sale.

Factory 49 – Pam AitkenFactory49

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Factory 49 blog
  • Opening event: Annual group show on Wednesday 31 July, 6pm to 8pm

A non-profit space with an exhibition program of non-objective, reductive, materials-based and process-driven abstract art.

Ultimo Project Inc. – Wayne HutchinsUltimo Project Inc.

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: UPSPACE Building 24, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No (three steps into the gallery space, but clear corridors for studio access; accessible toilet)
  • Website: Ultimo Project Studios blog
  • Opening event: Friday 2 August, 5pm to 8pm

Wintering on the Edge: An exhibition and series of artists talks in the gallery featuring the work of nine resident artists: Carolyn Brady, Jan Fieldsend, Wayne Hutchins, Gail Kenning, Therese Kenyon,  Adam Laerkesen, Barbara Licha, Anie Nhue, India Zegan.

Gallery 371 –  Louise BeckGallery 371

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 11am to 4pm
  • Where: 371 Enmore Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Gallery 371 website

Louise Beck – Recent Works. Gallery 371 is an exciting art space in the inner west featuring new, emerging and established artists.

Create or Die – Farr Street GalleryCreate or Die – Farr Street

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 7 Farr Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes (please contact the venue prior to arrival to arrange a parking/drop-off space and wheelchair access)
  • Website: Create or Die website
  • Opening night: Friday 2 August, 6pm to 9pm. An artistic evening at Create or Die's new Farr Street Arts Centre. The evening will include an exhibition by local artsts, as well as our international cultural exchange and live art.

Create or Die is an arts and ideas organisation. We support artists, curate exhibitions, events, collaborations and creative space.  Artists include Brad Robson, Danny Willans, Nema Rogan-Roach, Merdindah Funnell, Iro Kitamura, Nema Adel, Timothy Lee, Pedro Greig, Rocket K, Cara O'Dowd, Chrissie Hall and Cass Mortimer Eipper. Come meet our artists, enjoy an exhibition and see live art performances.

Mess With It Project Room – Nina PriceMess With It: [Project Room]

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 6 Sloane Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No (our ground level is accessible with 3 studios and exhibition space; however, the first level is accessed by stairs only)
  • Website: Mess With It on Facebook
  • Opening event: Saturday 3 August, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Please join us for ‘World Clock’, an exhibition opening with performances, live music and refreshments at Mess With It. In a time of change and activism, this is an exhibition that considers connecting and contrasting perspectives on a global scale. Climate crisis, animal welfare and the disparity of human rights across the globe cannot be ignored. The exhibiting artists have been asked to consider, “How they place their work in the world? What is the global back drop to their practice? What are the active connections? What are the passive associations?” For full program details click on the link above.

Cascading with activity, Mess With It is home to 19 artists, makers and designers. Join us for open studios, "up-cycling" workshops and a group exhibition and performances, "World Clock".

Mothership Studios – Dweeb CityMothership Studios

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 18 Sydney Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No
  • Website: Mothership Studios website
  • Opening event: Friday 2 August, 8pm to 1am. Featuring group show "Zero Gravity Galleries" which will occupy galleries one, two and three for the duration of the Edge events. Pink Flamingo Cinema will occupy the theatre and will exhibit a program of silent shorts and features. A program of live music and DJ sets from local talent will feature in the Launchpad from 8pm to 1am.

Mothership Studios is a vibrant hub for artistic activity in the inner west, providing space for artist studios, galleries, cinema, performance, live music and much more. Artists include Herbert Peppard, Pink Flamingo Cinema, Lindsay Miller, Kay Orchison, Tiffany Fergison, Daisy Knight, Alana Tracy, Zoe Walford, Shannon Johnson, James Redman-Ascough, Jessica Fitzpatrick, Vaguabond Press, Stick Up Indistries, Matt Sitas, Jonathan Elliott, Stewar Latorre, Hollie Matthew, Louise Sykes, Amie Wee, Denise Day, Dougal Jones and Alexander Inman-Hislop.

bowerThe Bower presents Art from Trash

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Makerspace building, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No (the exhibition will be held on the second level of the building and so we cannot offer access to wheelchair users)
  • Website: The Bower website
  • Opening event: Friday 2 August, 6pm to 9pm

Art from Trash is an exhibition by The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art and is an inspirational change agent for a sustainable future.

May Street Studios – Phil McKayMay Street Artist Studios

May Street Artist Studios is an establishment that contains 36 independent artists studios. Come and meet the artists, view their works and purchase or commission your own masterpiece.

Frontyard Projects – Alexandra CrosbyFrontyard

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Frontyard Projects website

Frontyard is a pro-active, flexible space for practical skills-sharing, and critical research. We facilitate and nurture collaborations between people for a more resilient and sustainable future. 'Open House', usually held on the last Sunday of the month, is on all weekend. Get involved through open conversations in our library, workshop space, kitchen, or hammock garden.

Hypmotive Hub – Shop PhotoHypmotive Hub

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 3pm
  • Where: 155 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Hypmotive website

Hypmotive hub was established in 2017 specialising in unique retail across locally designed art, homewares, gifting, fashion and special events such as art exhibitions and workshops. Artists include: Helen Nehill, John Watts, Pitok, Kirana Haag Transformational Artist, Jemini Pankhania, Potter Panks, Nathalie Pastro Ceramics, Belinda Carter Art, Svikis Jewellery, Maraca Jewellery, Graffiti Ore Jewellery.

Sydney Book Binding – Rosemarie Jeffers-PalmerSydney Bookbinding

As an artist and bookbinder my studio offers watercolours and hand made books. All work is available for purchase but mostly I wish to share with you my creative journey.

Square Peg Studios – Kim ElliotSquarePeg Studios

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 10 Junction Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: SquarePeg Studios website

SquarePeg Studios is a contemporary jewellery workshop and school and is home to 12 contemporary jewellers. Visit our working studio, jewellery school and buy unique jewellery direct from the makers. Artists include: Elizabeth Mitchell, Teya Lehne, Kim Elliott, Lucy Morton, Fiona Meller, Linda Blair, Cristiona O'Conbhuidhe, Emily Copp.

Join the Dots – Tasman MunroJoin the Dots Workshop

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 11am to 6pm
  • Where: 102 Victoria Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes (accessible through the workshop up the laneway)
  • Website: Join the Dots Workshop website
  • Special event: Welcome to Marrickville, Sunday 4 August, 11:30am to 5:30pm.  Witness the live painting of an iconic new mural at the gateway to Marrickville. Then grab a bite to eat, enjoy live music and engage with local artists at work in their studios.

Join the Dots is an artist run space in Marrickville. It is a spacious warehouse with 12 active artist studios working across mediums, a self-contained woodworking workshop and a gallery/exhibition space. Artists include: Adriana Ortato, Alfonzo Chavez-Lujain, Alice Couttoupes, Ausra Vekteryte, Catherine Lee, Dakota Westheafer, Lyn Heazlewood, Jess Eisenhauer, Max Howard, Saskia Wilson, Steve Tierney, Tara Burke, Mie Nakazawa, Emmanuel Monteiro, Stephanie king, Tasman Munroe, Caitlyn Gibson, Caitlyn Doyle-Markwick, Simone Chua.

Mud AustraliaMud Australia porcelain working studio

  • When: 3 August, 11am to 3pm only
  • Where: 76 Chapel Street, Marrickville (please enter through the rear lane at 29 Chalder St, Marrickville)
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Mud Australia website
  • Opening event: Saturday 3 August, 

Mud Australia is celebrating 25 years of hand making porcelain tableware in Sydney. Designed by Shelley Simpson the collection combines craft, colour, clean lines, palette and functionality. Meet the maker, Shelley Simpson. Open studio with tours, talks and live demonstrations of slip casting and the production process.

Makerspace and Company – Eunjung SonMakerSpace & Company

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No (the exhibition will be held on the second level of our building and so we cannot offer access to wheelchair users)
  • Website: MakerSpace & Company website

MakerSpace & Company is a shared workshop and education centre for design entrepreneurs. We provide members with access to cutting-edge technology, machinery and skill development in a co-working environment. The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre Artists will be displaying their work at MakerSpace during the Creative Trails event. The art exhibition, Art from Trash, encourages artists to create works reusing or up cycling items that would otherwise be discarded as waste. MakerSpace designers will be showcasing their skills in a variety of departmental workshops including textiles, ceramics, metal and digital workshops.

The Space Gallery – Artist TBCTHE SPACE Gallery

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Level 1, 61 Mentmore Avenue Roseberry
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: THE SPACE Gallery website

Art + Wonder a group exhibition about the inner journey every artist walks to create a body of work. We are inviting the audience to join this show, to connect with the artists and their art-journey. A Boutique Studio Gallery, exhibiting artists are showcasing artworks and sharing some of their techniques in a workshop. From contemporary to photography, including figurative artworks, there is something for everyone.

Inner West Women\The Inner West Women's Shed Inc.

A creative group of like minded women... re-purposing donated craft items... sharing skills, in a safe environment... creating unique treasures to raise funds for women and families in need.

Atelier 23 – Alessandro BeriniAtelier 23

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Hut 41/c, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No

Small art studio dedicated to public art, painting and small sculptures artists include Alessandro Berini and Selina Springett.

Stonevilla Studios – Robert PulieStonevilla Studios

Runaway Runway: Exhibition of recent work by the studio artists including the temporary resident artists for 2019. Stonevilla Studios has provided artist residencies since 2001 with the support of Inner West Council and the former Marrickville Council, hosting workshops and an annual fundraising exhibition for the inimitable Wearable Art Prize (WAP). Artists include Lisa Andrew, Neil Beedie, Michelle Hanlin, Luke Parker, Robert Pulie, Stephen Ralph, Nick Strike, Jelena Telecki, Francesca Zac.

AIRSpace Projects Inc. – Stella ChenAIRspace Projects Inc.

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 10 Junction Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No
  • Website: AIRspace Projects Inc. website
  • Opening event: "Re-Work", Friday 2 August, 6 to 8pm

Rework sees AIRspace Projects delve into its community of artists and archive of exhibitors to present an exhibition of musings on labour. AIRspace Projects is an artist-run initiative (ARI) with 4 exhibiting spaces for emerging artists.  There is also a museum called AIRseum.

Feltwilde Studio – Gill BrooksFeltwide Studio

Feltwilde is a studio-based practice run by fibre artist Gill Brooks, specialising in the ancient craft of felt-making and running workshops for textile enthusiasts. Artists include Gill Brooks and Romana Toson.

Trade the Mark – Christina MacleanTRADE the MARK

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 162 Marrickville Road (entry via Meeks Road), Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No (warehouse has a roller-door entry with a steep ramp into the studio)
  • Website: TRADE the MARK website

Christina Mclean is the multi-disciplinary artist behind Trade the Mark. An art and design studio,currently focusing on hand thrown and painted ceramic vessels, bespoke art pieces and textile design.
Visitors will be able to purchase one-off ceramic works, planters, sample textiles, leather planter hangers, ceramic seconds and porcelain jewellery at special prices for the event.

Chris PackerChris Packer

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 63 Wardell Road, Lewisham
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Chris Packer website

Chris Packer's paintings don't always stay still – sometimes they don't even stay on the wall.

00540 - SCRATCH ARTSPACE - Studio IconScratch Art Space

Scratch has a full program of events beginning with '[dis]connection' a full day of endurance Performance Art along with an Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony at 12pm. On Sunday we have a full day of interactive art activities and art demonstrations. The Studios and our current exhibition the Inner West Contemporary Art Exhibition will be open all weekend. Find full details on the Scratch Art Space website.

Monster Mouse – Lexy PottsMonster Mouse Studios

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No – however will also be hosting street-side exhibits without the need to enter the premises.
  • Website: Monster Mouse Studios website
  • Opening event: Saturday 3 August, 10am – Artists by the Street

We will be coordinating our artists to develop a series of visual and sound art,demonstrations and workshops to display across our street including our foyer, driveway, footpath and street-side. Monster Mouse is a 400m² artist-run space in Marrickville. With space for many contemporary artists and makers, we pride ourselves on being a space for emerging artforms. Artists include Carizza Teague, Yoko Kawada, Peter Austin, John Watts, and Jason Suplina.

LouiseM Studio – Louise MartiensenLouiseM Studio

  • When: Sunday 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 20-28 Carrington Road, Pod P1A (access via 143 Renwick Street), Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No
  • Website: LouiseM Studio website

LouiseM studio is the ceramics practice of designer/maker Louise Martiensen who specialises in producing handmade slip-cast homewares and tablewares.

Magura Glass – Alex BarthelMagura Glass

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: 50 Ruby Street, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Magura Glass website

Magura glass mainly exhibits kiln formed, fused, slumped and cast glass pieces made from both recycled and art glass. Artist: Alex Barthel.

Emma Peters Textiles – Emma PetersEmma Peters Textiles

I have a textile studio where I create slow-textiles using felt, stitch, and natural dye. The local environment, memory and time are themes in my work.

A Silver Circle Design – Corinne SnareA Silver Circle Design

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Studio 48, 20-28 Carrington Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: A Silver Circle website

A Silver Circle's handmade jewellery is for the elegant yet quirky customer who loves jewellery. ASC has evolved to be about creating interesting pieces that are sustainable and contemporary. Artist: Corinne Snare.

Erth at  Myrtle Street Studios (photo credit: Isabella Moore)Myrtle Street Creative Studios

Myrtle Street Creative Studios is an artistic hub of visual and physical theatre makers, dancers, musicians, magicians, filmmakers, prop makers and other creative industry makers and practitioners. Artists include: Erth Visual and Physical Inc, Odd Studio, Empress Stilt Dance, Fat Salmon, Adam Mada, Branch Nebula, and Studio Stoic.

Liz ShreeveStudio 46, Liz Shreeve

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Studio 46, 28 Carrington Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: No
  • Website: Liz Shreeve website

Liz Shreeve works with colour and light to produce meditative works in paper.

Hayden YoulleyHayden Youlley's ceramic studio

  • When: 3 to 4 August, 10am to 5pm
  • Where: Work Pod P1, 20 Carrington Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Hayden Youlley website

A shared creative space where Hayden has set up his ceramic design and small batch production.

Bakehouse Studio MarrickvilleBakehouse Studio Marrickville

Meet the Bakehouse Artists. Come and meet the community of artists who make up the Bakehouse Studio Marrickville and see some of their latest work. Bakehouse Studio Marrickville is the private studio of artist Lisa Hölzl. We also offer workshops and weekly open studios in ceramics and painting as well as a ceramic firing service. Artists include Lisa Hölzl, Pam Horsnell, Jo Boag, Cally Bruer, Diana Chester, Pam Nahon, Kristin Vournelis, Deb Wilkes, and Annelise Mellor.

Sydney Prop Specialists – Studio photoSydney Prop Specialists

  • When: 3  August, 8.30am to 5pm
  • Where: 16 Carrington Road, Marrickville
  • Accessible venue: Yes
  • Website: Sydney Props website
  • Special event: Saturday 3 August, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sydney Props open day. Tour of our premises with props that we have for hire on display. Also tour of studio spaces subject to availability on the day. Prop hire company for themed events, including installation, styling services and custom build workshop. Our business also includes 8 unique film and photographic studios each with a point a difference.

Heartwood Creative WoodworkingHeartwood Creative Woodworking

We are recreational woodworking school in Marrickville, offering a variety of courses to suit all levels. Come and explore your creative heart. Artists include Stuart Faulkner, Matt Dwight, and Heartwood Creative Woodworking students.

Seaview Gallery exhibition flyerSeaview Gallery, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Never Far from the Tree is an annual exhibition of artworks by Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Designs parents and carers. Artists include Annabelle Personeni, Darren Price, Deborah Hanley, Claire Pickard, Elinor Pickard, Fiona Katauskas, Hayley West, Jo Boag, Jodie Barker, Kristen Trolove, Lisa Bassett, Meredith O'Donnell, Nicole Lee, Peter Farman, Ross Carnsew, Sally George, Softly Dunstan, Sue Seymour, Susan Cole, Toby Grime, and Adrian Langer.

Rosedale GalleryRosedale Street Gallery

Rosedale Street Gallery is the home, workshop and gallery of Leonard and Lindy Smith. Leonard specialises in ceramics while Lindy is a multi-media artist in textiles, beading and ceramics.

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