EDGE Sydenham Weekend 1 Program

2, 3 and 4 August

Join us for parties, open studios, street art and performances. Explore day and night! Join the dynamic artists and inventors in Australia's most important creative mecca - the industrial heartland of Sydenham.

Friday Opening Night

Gallery openings - artist parties - exhibition openings - performance installations - street art - giant projections + more.

The Art of Trash at MakerSpace & Co

Works showcasing artists as pioneers for a sustainable future presented by the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre. Exhibition runs 2 to 11 August .
Check out all the creative spaces, diverse artforms and programs on offer at MakerSpace & Co.

Where: 12 Gerald St, Marrickville
When: opening 6 to 9pm

Full details at MakersSpace & Co website

Monster Mouse Studios

Be the first to experience Tributary, a surround sound sensory journey by Phil Rigger.
Where: 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville
When: 6 to 9pm

More at the Monster Mouse website

Create or Die Image_Brad_300dpiCreate or Die

Discover this new arts centre. Join an artist party to celebrate an exhibition by studio artists and the launch new Perfect Match street artwork by Brad Robson.

Where: 7 Farr Street, Marrickville
When: 6 to 9pm

More at the Create or Die website

Mothership Studios

Get ready for take off with a multimedia extravaganza of exhibitions, installations, film, talks, live music and more.
Where: 18 – 22 Sydney Street, Marrickville
When: 6pm to 12am

More at the Mothership website

00555 AIRSPACE PROJECT INC - Stella ChenAirspace Projects

Opening of Rework, an exhibition exploring the history and stories of the former textile factory.
Where: 10 Junction St, Marrickville NSW
When: 6 to 8pm

More at the Airspace Projects website

Labour of LOVE

Giant projections beam across the streetscapes, bringing inside worlds out. Labour of LOVE by ESEM Projects, celebrates the spirits of Sydenham’s art makers. Behind brick walls of Sydenham's buildings, creative workers dream new worlds. Painters, collage artists, performers, prop designers, furniture makers, sound designers, photographers and embroiderers populate warehouses amidst smash repairers, stone cutters, fishmongers, food distributors, bakers,coffee roasters, and timber yards.

Where: Factory Walls, Sydenham
When: When: 5pm 'til late

More at the ESEM Projects website

Saturday and Sunday Creative Trails, 10am to 5pm

Escarpment 2009 Adam Laerkensen - PortraitEDGE Creative Trails

40 studios, galleries and ARIs (artist run initiatives) open their doors as the popular Creative Trails weave through streetscapes and thriving working spaces of Australia’s most diverse and cutting edge artists.

Where: Find maps and program at the Creative Trails webpage
When: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 10am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 4pm til late

Labour of LOVE

Giant projections beam across the streetscapes, bringing inside worlds out. Labour of LOVE by ESEM Projects, celebrates the spirits of Sydenham’s art makers. Behind brick walls of Sydenham's buildings, creative workers dream new worlds. Painters, collage artists, performers, prop designers, furniture makers, sound designers, photographers and embroiderers populate warehouses amidst smash repairers, stone cutters, fishmongers, food distributors, bakers,coffee roasters, and timber yards.

Where: Factory Walls, Sydenham
When: When: 5pm 'til late

More at the ESEM Projects website

Music and more at Mothership

All weekend the Mothership crew kick on til late with live music, art performances, and much more

SICKO - Sydney Improvised Composers Collective Orchestra

Sydney's finest improvising musicians and composers, present a special line featuring Polymorphic Orchestra, HELU, The Dirk Kruithof Trio, Showa 44 (Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker) with Mary Rapp, Throat Pleats, Sofie Loizou and more. 4 to 8pm.

Zero Gravity Galleries

Group show across all three galleries all weekend

Pink Flamingo Cinema

Silent shorts and features from 6pm onwards.

Where: Mothership Studios, 18-22 Sydney Street, Marrickville

HiccupMusic and more at the Bowlo

HICCUP at the Bowlo

An electric mix of sustainable art and music, HICCUP builds awareness and funds to divert the climate crisis. Featuring some of Sydney's most forward thinking emerging artists with GLO (Live), Lorna Clarkson, Jhassic, Eddy Diamond, Rydeen, Radha La Bia, Miski Omar, Jake Starr, Corey Black, Guy Grey, Dylan PF, Jaz Allen, Riley Edwards, Greentube, and more to be announced! Ticket sales donated by HICCUP to Friends of the Earth Australia.: $15 + booking fee, tickets via Humanitix

Where: Marrickville Bowling Club
When: Saturday 3 August, 8pm til late

Mixed Grill at the Bowlo

A FREE afternoon of bands, bowls and bingo.

Where: Marrickville Bowling Club, 91 Sydenham Rd, Sydenham
When: Sunday, 12noon to 8pm 

Plus more fabulous live music and performances at venues including Camelot Lounge, Gasoline Pony, Lazy Bones, Factory Theatre and Red Rattler.

The Side Project

A cavalcade of local stars join the Side Project in presenting a riotous sing along about Inner West stories and characters.

Where: Gasoline Pony, 115 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
When: Saturday, 7.30pm

Saturday and Sunday: Art on the Streets

EDGE Perfect Match

Council plays cupid - pairing artists with community to create site specific street artworks. Watch artists in action. Join new artwork and launch celebrations.

Where: Find map and program at Perfect Match webpage
When: EDGE Perfect Match public artworks can be seen any day, any time .  Find celebration and unveiling dates and time at the link above.

You can also book a Perfect Match Street Art Tour at the Creative Trails webpage

MUDCity Feathers by Karen Farmer

A free family day with pottery demonstrations and studio tours to launch artworks (11am - 3pm) 
Where: MUD Australia, 80 Chapel Street, Marrickville. 
When: Artwork launch at MUD, Saturday 3 August, 1.30pm

The Island by Fintan Magee with Emmanuel Asante, Raneen Shamon, Shohrat Tursun and Dilnigar Alim

A partnership with Inner west council and Settlement Services International Ignite Program.
Where: 251 Addison Road, Marrickville

The Mothership by Daisy Knight

The monster friends are going on a space adventure in the Mothership! The Mothership is a place for all the weirdos of the galaxy to create! Thank you Mothership! Beam me up!"

Where: 18 – 22 Sydney Street, Marrickville
When: Saturday 3 August, 3.30pm, Artwork Launch at Mothership

Behind the Pink Curtain by Brad Robson

A gateway to the creative minds and artists behind the wall. To symbolise ‘the colour of life and creativity’ and highlight the importance of art centres such is Create Or Die to our local and broader communities and culture.
Where: Create or Die, 7 Farr Street Marrickville
When: Friday 2 August, from 6pm, Artwork Launch at Create or Die

The Wetlands by Krimsone and Nargy

A local landscape of mixed flora and fauna that has over taken human structure; the semi submerged chimney stacks sit in the wetlands, the new highway sits within the reeds in the beak of a local magpie, a Musk Lorikeet plays and builds with bricks.
Where: 1 Grove Street, St Peters
When: Meet the artists at work, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 11am to 4pm

The Renters by Emily Valentine

Sydney’s real estate society bombards us with images of houses – clean, white and devoid of people. My work shows rental tenants who have little security. Renters in their homes with possessions, despite having little security., who are proud of their homes.

Where: 37 Unwins Bridge Road (fenceline), Sydenham
When: Artist Talk with Emily Valentine, Sunday 4 August, 11.30am

Brad Robson boxedThe WRAPPED Art project

Works by Brad Robson, Bunkwaa, Rhiannon Hopely and Emily Valentine on traffic cabinets.
Commissioned for Edge by Inner West Council in partnership with Lendlease Tyco Joint Venture and Roads and Maritime Services.

Where: various locations in Sydenham and Marrickville
When: ongoing

Tributary by Phil Rigger

See with your ears Tributary is a surround soundscape experience depicting the area in which we live – the Inner West. The audience will be immersed in the experience, enjoying the auditory ride. It involves a multi speaker setup that places you at the centre of this unique multi directional soundscape.

Where: 9 Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville
When: Opening Night, Friday 2 August, from 6pm. Then Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 10am - 5pm

Lookout for street theatre and pop up performances across both weekends.

Matriark*The Monstrosities by Matriark Theatre

Enormous shaggy creatures lurk the streets in search of creativity.

*CybHers by Deep Sea Astronauts

Machines fuse with humans to Mutoids. Gender, technology and power collide in this object-costume work, where borders are blurred and the binary extinct.

Gab Bates Sleepwalkers *The Sleep Walkers by Gabrielle Bates and Kassandra Bossell

Wakey Wakey! Imagine a desolate cityscape, void of artists and creativity. Lost as they had nowhere to survive. This haunting action unites artists of Sydney’s Inner West.

*The Side Project

Catch this all star local music collective, in a series of surprising pop up performances along streetscapes and in creative spaces through Edge.

Weekend 2 Program

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