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Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST)

MOST: Marrickville Open Studio Trail

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2015, 11am – 4pm

Fifty six studios, galleries and artist-run initiatives will throw open their doors to the public on 28–29 March for the Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST 2015).

Over these two days, over 200 of Marrickville's artists will welcome visitors and showcase their work, practice and philosophy.

Falling on the weekend of the NSW state election and Earth Hour, MOST 2015 features special events celebrating art and activism in the Marrickville area.

An online version of the MOST 2015 program and map is available here. Maps are also available for collection from Council's Customer Service Centre at 2–14 Fisher Street, Petersham.


MOST, an official event of Art Month Sydney, is an opportunity to engage with Marrickville's thriving independent arts scene, view art in progress, and purchase art at studio prices.

Tours

Saturday 28 March

1. Art on the Streets – Walking Tour

Join Melinda Vassallo, author of Street Art of the Inner West, and street artist Chris Tamm as they walk you through the back lanes of Newtown and Enmore seeking out some of Sydney’s best street art. Free, but bookings are essential.

  • When: Saturday 28 March and Sunday 29 March, 11am – 1pm
  • Where: Meet at the Newtown Art Seat in Newtown Square, corner of Australia Street and King Street Newtown
  • To book: http://www.trybooking.com/GZLH

2. ARTcycle Bike Tour

Visit galleries and studios in Newtown, Stanmore, Petersham, Dulwich Hill, Summer Hill. Free, but bookings are essential.

  • When: Saturday 28 March, 10.45am – 5pm
  • Where: Meet at the Newtown Art Seat in Newtown Square, corner of Australia Street and King Street Newtown
  • BYO: Bike, repair kit, helmet, pump, mobile phone and loose change. 
  • Bookings and route map: http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/219951686/

3. Art Month Artist Tour: Garry Trinh

Garry Trinh, Sydney based photographer, leads a meandering tour through the Marrickville area – its galleries, cafes and public space. Accessible as an online self guided tour or a one off stroll with the artist, the tour gives a bit of life and imagination to a city in a state of flux. 

  • When: Saturday 28 March, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Where: AirSpace Projects, 10 Junction Street Marrickville
  • Bookings and more information: Visit artmonthsydney.com.au

4. Art and Activism Bus Tour

Joni Taylor (Curator of the New Landscapes Institute) takes you on a bus tour of MOST sites highlighting the art and activism of the area through her prism of urban change.

  • When: Saturday 28 March, 1pm – 4pm
  • Where:  Meet at the Newtown Art Seat in Newtown Square, corner of Australia Street and King Street Newtown
  • Bookings and more information: http://www.trybooking.com/GZLL

Sunday 29 March

1. Art on the Streets – Walking Tours

Join Melinda Vassallo, author of Street Art of the Inner West, and street artist Chris Tamm as they walk you through the back lanes of Newtown and Enmore seeking out some of Sydney’s best street art. Free, but bookings are essential.

  • When: Sunday 29 March, 11am – 1pm
  • Where: Meet at the Newtown Art Seat in Newtown Square, corner of Australia Street and King Street Newtown
  • To book: http://www.trybooking.com/GZLH

2. ARTcycle Bike Tour

Take a peek into many creative spaces in St Peters, Sydenham and Marrickville. Free, but bookings are essential.

  • When: Sunday 29 March, 10.45am – 5pm
  • Where: Meet at the south side of Marrickville Railway Station, Station St Marrickville
  • BYO: Bike, repair kit, helmet, pump, mobile phone and loose change. 
  • Bookings and route maphttp://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/219951805/

3. Go Inner West – Art Month Bus Tour

Artist and art writer Rebecca Gallo leads an Art Month guided bus tour of Marrickville's independent arts scene.  Rebecca is editor of Raven Contemporary and a committee member of Archive_ ARI in Newtown.  Arrive at 9.45am for a 10am departure.

  • When: Sunday 29 March, 10am – 4pm
  • Where: Meet at the Newtown Art Seat in Newtown Square, corner of Australia Street and King Street Newtown
  • Cost: $15 (includes a light lunch at a local Marrickville café)
  • Bookings and more information: artmonthsydney.com.au

4. Rue de la Rocket Mystery Bus Tour

Discover the hidden gems of the Inner West on the Rue De La Rocket Mystery Bus Tour! Performance artist Karli Evans leads this interactive tour - designed to surprise, excite and ignite your curiosity as you unlock clues to discover the secret studios and galleries and get the chance to meet the artists behind them. Includes a lunch stop – bring a packed lunch or buy from a local café.

  • When: Sunday 29 March, 10.30am – 3.30pm
  • Where: Meeting point revealed closer to the day, check Council's website
  • Bookings and more information: http://www.trybooking.com/GZLO

5. 3D Digital Graffiti Tunnel Tour

Join a brief tour showcasing the ground-breaking gigapixel 3D digital reconstruction of the graffiti-filled Trafalgar Street Tunnel – available as a free iPad app. Tour by street artist Chris Tamm, app developed by Dr Josh Harle.

For further information on the app visit this website: http://tacticalspace.org/projects/trafalgar-st-tunnel-app-release

Workshops and activities

Friday 27 March

1. Tortuga’s Subversion Opening Night

Kick off MOST15 by diving into Tortuga’s Subversion opening night, a group show that asks the curly questions: what is subversion? Is it the ultimate symbol of rebellion? It is, without doubt, an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority and hierarchy and it bubbles up with silent grin where you least expect it. 

  • When: Friday 27 March, 6pm – 9pm
  • Where: Tortuga Studios, 31 Princess Highway St Peters
  • More information: www.tortugastudios.org.au

2. MOST launch party and SquarePeg 4th Birthday

Join SquarePeg for a MOST launch party and SquarePeg 4th Birthday.  Also exhibiting of work by studio tenants – ROUND 3.  SquarePeg will also have jewellery demonstrations over the weekend and visitors will have the opportunity to make a stamped key ring or a or dog tag.

  • When: Friday 27 March, 6pm – 8pm
  • Where: SquarePeg Studios, 10 Junction St Marrickville

Saturday 28 March

1. Marrickville Artist in Residence Weaving Workshop

Using recycled plastic bags, coloured wool, fabric and raffia, artist Michele Morcos will teach some simple techniques to create your own beautiful sustainable woven coil bowl. Encourages thinking differently about materials that go out in the recycling bin. Suitable for beginners.  Cost $50, no refund on cancellation. 

  • When: Saturday 28 March 11am – 1.30pm (adults)
  • Where: Art Camp, 24a Australia St, on the fringe of Camperdown Park
  • Bookings and enquiries: tinytrappings@gmail.com 

2. Community Placard Garden

Come and see the Community Placard Garden, growing over the weekend of MOST. Drop in and make your own placard to install in the garden. Free, adults and children welcome.  

  • When: Saturday 28 March 10am – 4pm
  • Where: St Peters Library, 39 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham

3. Candelabra Making for Earth Hour

Make ceramic candle holders at Bakehouse Studios for Earth Hour. Make your candelabras over the MOST weekend, or make and see candelabras exhibited and share Earth Hour with the Bakehouse artists (8.30pm – 9.30pm on Saturday 28 March). Free.

  • When: Saturday 28 March, 11am – 4pm and 8.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Where: 54 Renwick Street Marrickville
  • More information: thebakehousestudio.com.au

4. Stonevilla Wearable Art Prize

The annual Stonevilla Wearable Art Prize will be shown on Saturday March 28. The Stone Villa is an artists studio initiative in Sydenham, run by artists with the support of Marrickville Council.

Sunday 29 March

1. Marrickville Artist in Residence Weaving Workshop

Using recycled plastic bags, coloured wool, fabric and raffia, artist Michele Morcos will teach some simple techniques for children to create your own beautiful sustainable woven coil object. Encourages thinking differently about materials that go out in the recycling bin. Suitable for beginners.  Free, numbers limited.

  • When: Sunday 29 March 11am – 12.30pm (children 8–16)
  • Where:  Art Camp, 24a Australia St, on the fringe of Camperdown Par
  • Bookings and enquiries: tinytrappings@gmail.com 

2. Make Your Own Beast

Join a workshop on and create your very own hinged beast ($15). The studio is exhibiting A World of Beasts by Benconservato.

  • When: Sunday 29 March, 10am
  • Where: Shop 4, 58–60 Carlton Crescent Summer Hill
  • More information: www.sweetsworkshop.com

Art and Activism highlights

1. Mess with IT: Project Room, And Now; Art as Activism Opening

A curated exhibition, And Now; Art as Activism opens on the Saturday of MOST.  There will be market stalls out the front with jewellery, prints, designer fashion, ex-props, art and oddities for sale and and a special opening on Saturday at 3pm.  Includes the interactive installation Manus Island by Camilla Lawson.

2. AirSpace Projects Plants and Animals Blessing

AirSpace will be showing, Extinct Extant, exploring our relationship to the animal and plant worlds, both ecologically and culturally. Bring your animals and plants to be blessed by the Order of Perpetual Indulgence.

  • When: Sunday 29 March, 11am – 12pm
  • Where: 10 Junction Street, Marrickville
  • More information: www.airspaceprojects.com

 

Also as part of MOST’s Art and Activism activities, you can join in the Community Placard Garden (listed in Workshops above) and the Art and Activism Bus Tour (listed in Tours above).