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Revolution Marrickville – Expression of Interest

27 May 2016 | Posted in: News

Revolution Marrickville is a new joint initiative of Renew Australia, the lessor and Clearpoint.

We have seven (yep, seven!) spaces becoming available that need people with the ability to be open at least five days per week, have more than one person involved and have an exciting activation plan!

Ideally we are seeking an active business or project that goes above and beyond just selling their products or service that can bring people in through their teachings, exhibitions, studios, workshops, or impromptu events.  We are looking for people who know their stuff and are ready to jump in and be part of the program.

This Expression of Interest round will close on Friday, 17 June 2016.

If you are ready to apply fill out the application form by clicking here.

Should you require further information on this Expression of Interest or how the program works, please email the Revolution Marrickville Project Manager at [email protected]

Engaged by the lessor and Clearpoint, Revolution Marrickville is an initiative by Renew Australia that aims to temporarily fill vacant spaces in 359 Illawarra Road with artisans, cultural projects and community groups.

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Discovering Leichhardt

3 May 2016 | Posted in: News

Join Street Art Walking Tours on Saturday 7 May for an exploration along Parramatta Road and Norton Street Leichhardt.

The tour will take you past Leichhardt’s placemaking projects, you’ll have the chance to meet local makers and discover street art along the way. They will be looking at small creative businesses that are working to revitalise the area such as The Backyard Network, Wyld & Whimsy and The Rizzeria. They will discuss ‘living local’ and observe street activation projects along the way.

Register here for free today!

 

 

Renew Leichhardt- Information Session

13 November 2015 | Posted in: News

Leichhardt council invites you the property owners, real estate agents and community members to join us for an information session on Renew Leichhardt.

Renew Leichhardt is about getting property owners of vacant premises interested and involved in the project. We would welcome the chance to talk to you and tell you about the project. Council invites you to a short presentation about Renew Leichhardt and creative placemaking within Australia.

Join us to hear from guest speaker Marcus Westbury founder or Renew Australia and Renew Newcastle and Marni Jackson; Cultural Projects Officer from the City of Sydney to learn about creative space and the benefits they can bring to the Leichhardt Local Government Area.

When:               Wednesday December 9th 2015

Time:                7.00pm-8.30pm

Where:              The Rizzeria – 143 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW 040

Speakers:         Marcus Westbury (Renew Australia) Marni Jackson (City of Sydney)

R.S.V.P            [email protected] or 9367 9047

Call out to owners of vacant properties in Leichhardt Local Government Area – be part of something exciting and creative!

5 November 2015 | Posted in: News

Do you own a property anywhere within the Leichhardt Local Government Area that is currently empty? If so we would love to hear from you. Vacancy rates along our high streets and retail centres are higher than average. It’s an unhealthy environment for business and one Council is keen to work on improving. As a property owner you hold a key to the overall vitality and life of our much loved main streets. Why not be part of bringing them back to life?

We are looking for more vacant spaces to be part of the Renew Leichhardt project.

As a property owner the benefits are huge. Not only will you be supporting local economic development and employment in your area you will have your property brought to life, the rental return potential enhanced, improved safety and security for your property and with all this your property will be more attractive to potential commercial tenants. It’s a win-win proposal. Contact us at [email protected] to discuss how you can be part of something exciting and creative.

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July with Renew Leichhardt

25 June 2015 | Posted in: arts, business, Events, gallery, Leichhardt, live music, News, photography, sydney, urban renewal, workshops

Winter is in full swing but that has not stopped our Renew Leichhardt participants from developing a great program of events for you to join in on. There are a range of workshops (for adults and children), a gallery bus tour which starts in Leichhardt, music jam night, film forum, life drawing, terrarium making, RISO printing and MORE! Here is a list featuring some highlights.

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School holidays are upon us and Wyld & Whimsy have created a great program of workshops to keep you young ones busy. There is a crafter noon session, puppet making, papier-mâché and so many more fun classes to sign up to

Visit their website for more details on how you can make a variety of crafty stuff including items similar to those stocked in store!

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For five weeks in July and August The Rizzeria are having evening pottery workshops. In week one, you will do the basics in hand-building – pinch pots, coiling and slabs. Then you will have the next three weeks to work on your own project.

In the last week you will use underglaze & glazes to finish your creation! A kiln is available to fire them. You can work at you own pace with a glass of wine or a cup of tea to help you along.
The workshops will go from 6-8pm on the following Tuesdays – July 14th, 21st, 28th & August 4th & 18th.It’s $125 per person, this includes clay & firing (& drinks). Book now with Cass on 0449 237 932. Six spots available.
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School Holiday Clay Play
Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium. Its three-dimensional nature forces kids to think about structure, shapes and forms.
This session will allow them to experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way. Every child will create something special to take home.

Bring a box to take your treasures home in. For bookings call Cass on 0449 237 932. Workshops will take place on 8 and 10 July from 2pm until 3:30pm.

To see all The Rizzeria workshops visit their Facebook page.

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Skyfire Studios
Skyfire launched this month with their Pulse exhibition launch and have been making their presence known across the wider Sydney city area with their exciting program which includes a soon-to-launch artist in residence program, a first EVER Leichhardt Gallery Tour-By-Bus, creative business consultancy service, a film forum, tai chi classes and much more.

Broadsheet Sydney recently published a great article showcasing this unique, collaborative and open creative hub (read it here). Here is a quick snippet of some of their upcoming events. Be sure to visit their website for full details.

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Friday June 26th: FREE Friday Night Jam Session

7:30pm: Musicians who don’t know each other pop by to use the space and have a relaxed jam together. Skyfire Studios will alternate jam leaders so everyone gets a chance to workshop their ideas, but mostly it’s just good practice for those who need a space and can’t find or afford one.

Friday July 3rd: Friday Film Forum
8pm: $movie night with gourmet popcorn, and espresso and drinks by donation. First screening is the 1999 Kevin Smith ensemble piece “Dogma”.

art classSaturday July 18th: First EVER Leichhardt Gallery Tour-By-Bus
11am -4pm: $60 We will take a mini bus around Leichhardt and surrounding suburbs to visit some of the best inner west galleries, do wine tastings along the way, stop at a local restaurant for lunch, and serve free espresso at Skyfire at the conclusion of the tour. Full details here.

Over the next two weeks Skyfire Studio’s Artist In Residency program will kick off with an artist setting up camp in the space two days a week. They will work in the studio to produce an exhibition that will launch toward the end of August. One of the artists participating has been doing a residency in India for the last few months, and will return there in September.  Sign up to their newsletter to keep up to date!
Makers Place
Makers Place have had a gigantic month in June with participation in wider community events such as VIVID event ‘Upskill to Upcycle’ and presenting a Mini Makers Place @ Blue Lab  as part of The Creative Industries Symposium Blue Mountains. Read about their exciting June here. What is on in July?
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Electrocraft – Electronics for Women and Girls
from 6:30pm until 9pm.

If you’re looking for learning informally about electronics in a social setting, the Electrocraft Meet-Ups is for you!
The Meet-Ups are every first thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 9pm.

Depending on the meet-ups, some topics are proposed. You can also find more information here.

3d3D Printing Beginners Class
3D Printing is a 30 year old technology which most people still know very little about. This course will help you to understand this now rapidly growing industry, help you make informed decisions about their functions and the role they’ll play in making our future more sustainable. It is primarily non-technical so anyone can join in, learn or use the notes as stepping stones with their own 3D Printer or 3D printers at Makers Place. For more info visit here.

The Backyard Network
IMG_6786Matt is working on a project with Sumo Salad at the moment in his store, creating custom made menu holders. You can ask Matt to build your own custom planter boxes, even furniture. Visit his Facebook Page for more details or call Matt on 0435 169 672.
The Writing Workshop
The Writing Workshop is delivering as series of new workshops for adults. This hands-on, exercise-based creative writing course will help you create settings, events and characters for an extended work of fiction.

The Writing Workshop runs after-schoolschool holidayonline and in-school creative writing workshops and activities for children and young people. Published authors lead all courses – current workshop leaders include Bernard Cohen, Emily Maguire and Ed Wright. (Click on the links for more information: after-schoolschool holiday,online and in-school.)

Backyard Network Makes Menu Holders for SumoSalad

20 June 2015 | Posted in: business, News, sydney, urban renewal

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This week Matt from The Backyard Network is working on a project for SumoSalad, with their head office situated in Leichhardt.

After seeing Matt’s work he was commissioned to design new menu holders for some of their stores.

We were lucky enough to stop by his shop on Norton Street to see the early stages of design.

The sketches show a great stand with plants and a space in the middle for the menus.

Visit his store and have a chat about your garden, want something custom built or just maybe you like the hanging plants?

Shop 145 Norton Street,

Leichhardt NSW 2040

Operating Hours Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 6pm

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Head On Festival in Leichhardt

30 April 2015 | Posted in: arts, Events, Leichhardt, live music, News, photography, workshops


Head On Photo Festival 2015 @ Italian Forum Leichhardt

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Head On Photo Festival is the nation’s most prestigious showcase for global photography. This year Leichhardt Library is proud to be hosting five photographers in this year’s Head On.

Join the official opening by the Lord Mayor Cr Rochelle PorteousRENEW Night Markets Backyard Network Rizzeria, The Writing Workshop, 3D printed selfies, and a Photo Booth @ Makers Place and live music by Anna Salleh with a repertoire of gorgeous tunes from Brazil and beyond.

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Samuel Choy – 3D Scanning Booth

The Italian Forum Community in Leichhardt is collaborating to bring you an excellent night of celebrations for Head On Photo Festival 2015!

The night will include:

  • Five photographers on exhibition at Leichhardt Library and the ACA.
  • Makers Place member Sam Choy will be setting up a 3D Scanning and 3d Printing booth (get in early spaces are limited)
  • Makers Place member Greer Rochford will be utilising her portrait studio lighting and lenses by taking portraits of visitors and taking orders of prints (get in early spaces are limited)
  • Renew Leichhardt Market Stalls
  • Live Music
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3D printed object from a 3D Scan of a person- By Samuel Choy

Summary of  Details:

Monday 4 May
6pm
Italian Piazza Level, Italian Forum
Free event – All welcome – Refreshments served
RSVP  – online or call 9367 9266

More information:

In an environment saturated with images, Head On Photo Festival cuts through the clutter and shows what’s worth seeing.

Head On Photo Festival is the nation’s most prestigious showcase for global photography. This year Leichhardt Library is proud to be hosting five photographers in this year’s Head On. The works will be on exhibition across two venues – Leichhardt Library and the Actors Centre Australia in the Piazza Level of the Italian Forum.

The interactive activities are happening across the Piazza at Makers Place.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 2 May – Sunday 31 May.

For more information visit the Leichhardt library Website

March Events & Workshop

10 March 2015 | Posted in: News

Sat 14 & Sun 15 March 2015

Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST)

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In conjunction with Art month, join Renew Sydney on the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST), where you’ll feast on colour, movement and be able to participate in workshops and demonstrations by the artisans.

When: 10am-4pm, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2015

Where: Studio 9 & 39 The Italian Forum & 143, 145 & 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: Free Entry into stores. Please inquire about costs for workshops with each studio


Sat 14 March 2015

Planks to Portraits  

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Coinciding with LOST leichhardt Makers Place is hosting the Planks to Portraits workshop, a fun painting and writing workshop run by local artist Anna Mangoand writer Bernard Cohen from the Writers Workshop. Makers Place will be hosting this interactive, fun and educational session. Kids will get into painting their planks into portraits with Anna and then write about their artwork with Bernard.  After the workshop the planks and stories will be exhibited in the Forum.

When: 11am-3pm, Saturday 14 March 2015

Where: Makers Place by Three Farm, 39 The Italian Forum 19-23 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: Free. Inquiries/bookings before 12 March 2015 [email protected]


Sat 14 March 2015

Show ‘n’ Tell

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The Makers Place Show ‘n’ Tell, fosters co – creation, sustainability, innovation, knowledge & skill sharing and community building. This event provides local Makers with an opportunity to give and take expertise, advice, inspiration and feedback. If you are currently working on a project or you are looking to collaborate with fellow Makers we welcome you in for our open day. Throughout the afternoon Makers will be showing of their projects and telling us about the process they are taking to make it.

When: 2pm-4pm, Saturday 14 March 2015

Where: Makers Place by Three Farm, 39 The Italian Forum 19-23 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: Free. Inquiries [email protected]


Sat 14 March 2015

School style handball in the Piazza

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Go back to your school days when at recess the stakes were high and competition fierce, all you wanted to do is win that championship game of Handball! – Just for fun we are setting up a handball court!

When: All day, Saturday 14 March 2015

Where: Makers Place by Three Farm, 39 The Italian Forum 19-23 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: Free. Inquiries [email protected]


Sat 14 & Sun 15 March 2015

Sculpture in the Piazza with Yasmine Smith

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The Broom sphere has been exhibited at First Draft Gallery and MCA Sydney. Yasmin Smith is a substantially reputable, local sculptor and ceramicist, whose deep interest in art, object design and object theory has led her to research and exhibitions both in and around Australia and internationally. Yasmin’s passion for socially oriented design, creativity and education has been given a platform through the inception of Makers Place, Leichhardt’s newest non-for-profit community workshop. Yasmin endeavours to action positive change in the community by empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills to be their own makers.

When: All day, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2015

Where: Makers Place by Three Farm, 39 The Italian Forum 19-23 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: Free. Inquiries [email protected]


Sat 14 & Sun 15 March 2015

Gardening made simple  

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Matt Moore will be talking and walking people through his concept – useful, simple garden infrastructure made from readily available materials, with the processing largely done by worms, bacteria, and plants. Also a call out for materials and taking research information on viewer’s needs and interests.

When: All day, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2015

Where: Backyard Network, 145 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: Free. Inquiries [email protected]


Sun 15 March 2015

Weave a wall hanging with Miss Helen

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Make a charming custom wall hanging in this introductory course to the ancient craft of tapestry weaving. In this workshop, we will use and combine a variety of materials from wool yarn, roving, raffia and silk, and embellish our pieces with semiprecious stones and other treasures to create a beautiful unique wall hanging. Weaving is a really easy, soothing and relaxing craft, so it is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

When: 2pm-5pm, Sunday 15 March

Where: Rizzeria, 143 Norton Street Leichhardt

Cost: $50 + booking fee.

Tickets available via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/weave-a-wall-hanging-with-miss-helen-tickets-15628974684?aff=es2&rank=3 or in store.


Sun 15 March 2015

Doggy Paw-Trait Workshop

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Bring your friendly pooch and create a divine mixed media paw-trait of your best four-legged friend.

When: 11am-1pm, Sunday 15 March

Where: Wyld and Whimsy, 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: $40.00 – Inquire/bookings on [email protected]


Mon 16 March 2015

Clay School 

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Apron up and create something with your little person in this clay play session designed especially for mums and bubs.

The workshop fee covers both child and parent.

When: 10:30-11:30am, Monday 16 March

Where: Rizzeria, 143 Norton Street Leichhardt

Cost: $15 + booking fee. Tickets available via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/clay-school-tickets-15860830170?aff=es2&rank=4 or in store.


Tue 17 March 2015

After-school Clay Play

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Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium. Its three-dimensional nature forces kids to think about structure, shapes and forms.

This session will allow children to experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way. Every child will create something special to take home.

When: 3:30-5pm, Tuesday 17 March

Where: Rizzeria, 143 Norton Street Leichhardt

Cost: $20 + booking fee. Tickets available via

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/after-school-clay-play-tickets-15861243406?aff=es2&rank=5 or in store. 


Wed 18 March 2015

Mums & Bubs Craft Hour

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Escape into the artistic world of Wyld & Whimsy and spend an inaugural hour relaxing while making gorgeous craft. Put bubs on knees or pram, sip coffee & let your creative juice flow with Skye Rodgers.

When: 11am-12pm, Wednesday 18 March then every Wednesday thereafter

Where: Wyld and Whimsy, 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: $25.00 – bookings on [email protected]


Thurs 19 March 2015

Wild Stitching  

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Have fun creating new looks with embroidery thread and denim: make a cushion cover, wall hanging, art piece….your imagination is the most important thing to bring. All materials and snacks included.

When: 12pm-2pm, 19 March 2015

Where: Wyld and Whimsy, 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: $45.00 Inquire/bookings on [email protected]


Sun 22 March 2015

Publish your own zine with Miss Helen & Professor Lau Lau 

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Zines (short for “fanzines” or “magazines”) are self-published booklets about any subject that grabs you. There’s a rich zine culture around the world, where music fans, writers, comic book artists, citizen journalists, poets, and others of every stripe are making, trading, and selling their creations. Zine-making is also a fantastic activity for kids. Not only are zines a fun means of creative expression, making them gives kids a little insight into how published books and magazines are made, and may help them think more critically about what goes into those mainstream publications. This workshop is suitable for 8-14 year-olds.

Cut, paste, draw and write to create your own publication. The zines will be made on our spot-colour Risograph machine.

When: 2pm-4pm, Sunday 22 March

Where: Rizzeria, 143 Norton Street Leichhardt

Cost: $17 + booking fee. Tickets available via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/publish-your-own-zine-with-miss-helen-and-professor-lau-lau-tickets-15628989729?aff=es2&rank=6 or in store.


Fri 27 March 2015

Stamp Stomp

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An invitation to create with a gorgeous selection of stamps – bring your own and or use Skye Rodgers extensive stamp library to create amazing cards, tags and artworks.

When: 12pm-2pm, 27 March 2015

Where: Wyld and Whimsy, 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: $25.00 Inquire/bookings on [email protected]


Sun 29 March 2015

Easter Workshop

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8 years old and up – including adults. Make wonderful inspired paper mache easter creations to give as gifts.

When: 11am-1pm, Sunday 29 March 2015

Where: Wyld and Whimsy, 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: $40.00 Inquire/bookings on [email protected]


Every Wednesday & Friday afternoons

Kids Crafternoon

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Park the kids in a creative environment at Wyld and Whimsy for an afternoon of fun creative activities. Sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Fee includes snacks.

When: Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon (in school term)

Where: Wyld and Whimsy, 149 Norton St Leichhardt

Cost: $35.00 Inquire/bookings on [email protected]

Expression of Interest – new applicants required!

9 February 2015 | Posted in: Leichhardt, News

Renew Sydney is seeking new project proposals!        APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

We have new spaces becoming available that need people with the ability to be open at least six days per week, have more than one person involved and have an exciting activation plan!

EOI Open for Applicants

EOI is open until Wednesday, 25 February 2015

When Renew Leichhardt first began we captured the details of many interested artists and entrepreneurs that has formed our potential participant list that we are still using when properties become available. Over a year later, we are coming to a point where some of the applicants are no longer available, their ideas and their availability has changed or they can only be available on a part time basis. As we are starting to open up spaces that are in high visibility locations and we require genuinely active businesses and projects that can be open for at least six days a week.

Ideally we are seeking an active business or project that goes above and beyond just selling their products or service that can bring people in through their teachings, exhibitions, studios, workshops, or impromptu events.  We are looking for people who know their stuff and are ready to jump in and be part of the program.

This Expression of Interest round will close on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. We will be launching new Renew spaces 143 to 149 Norton Street, Leichhardt on Friday, 13 March and 147 Norton Street, Leichhardt is first property that will be offered to an applicant from this round by Friday, 20 March 2015.

If you are ready to apply fill out the application form below! 

Should you require further information on this Expression of Interest or how the Renew program works, please email the Sydney Project Manager on [email protected]

Engaged by Leichhardt Council, Renew Leichhardt is a pilot initiative by Renew Australia to activate some of the currently underutilised spaces in Leichhardt through incubating short-term uses by creative enterprises and independent local initiatives on a rent-free basis.

New Participants appearing in Renew Leichhardt

9 February 2015 | Posted in: News

 

Wild & Whimsy - 149 Norton Street

Wild & Whimsy – 149 Norton Street

Following the recent signing of four empty shops on Norton Street filling these with participants has begun. We are excited to welcome Wyld & Whimsy into 149 Norton Street, Leichhardt – Skye has embraced the excitement of having her own space and has created a haven for creativity! Hosting workshops on card making and selling a range of her own creation, this space is dynamic and engaging for the residents and visitors in Leichhardt.

We are soon to welcome The Rizzeria into 143 Norton Street, Leichhardt bringing with them their creative craft and printing workshops for adults and children. While providing an affordable and unique printing service and are also inviting local makers to sell their handmade / locally-designed works within the space.

The Writing Workshop by Bernard Cohen has is currently establishing their space in The Italian Forum, bringing regular writing workshops for school-aged children into Shop 9. They are soon to commence their Teacher Professional Development Workshops onsite too, very excited to have Bernard and his team on board.

Following the recent signing of new properties within Leichhardt, we have noticed a need of a unique type of business to fit in with specific needs of some of the spaces. To which we will be releasing an Expression of Interest in the coming week. More information to follow.