Creative Hub Opening


Yesterday, The City of Sydney opened a new Creative Hub at Wiliam Street (101-111 William Street). This new centre comprises of a three storey warehouse, showrooms, a basement and six residential apartments over two buildings. The purpose of the space is to foster a new creative culture in the heart of Sydney.

Among the artists hosting the event last night, we were thrilled to see Romance was born, a former The Rocks Pop-up participant. 


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Rizzeria Pop-up Launch


Rizzeria Pop-up launch

Rizzeria is launching its Rocks Pop-Up space tonight at 6pm. Come along to bash the stencil press-shaped piñata, see Lucy Rimmer’s site-specific photograms of the Rocks and enter the raffle for a chance to win virtual cash to spend on Riso printing or handmade items from our shop and other prizes.

Zine masterclass

Does a weekend devoted to making a bunch of zines with stencil printing, typewriters, Gocco, and rubber stamps appeal to you? If so, join us and Vanessa Berry this weekend. Ticket prices are $140/120 (concession) and you can book here! Plus if you enter the discount code RIZZA you’ll get a $20 discount.


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3D Printing Studio

@ Shop 5, 80-84 George Street (Metcalfe Arcade)

Bumping-in this week, Stuart Grover will bring us the current 3D printing buzz through exhibitions, training, workshops, forums, and meetups.

The studio will promote the understanding and use of this technique among the general public and local tenants, as well as support emerging designers and artists.

Dates and times to be announced shortly.


Cahill Glass Gallery Opens Soon






For more visit the Glass Artist’s Gallery Facebook & Webpage.

This week’s talks & an opportunity to be part of the Match Box Project

Over the coming weeks visit Naomi & Leanne at their Pop Up Depot in The Rocks where they are creating in collaboration with the people of Sydney a multifaceted portrait of the city:


Wednesday the 24th of July from 02pm to 06pm

Friday the 26th of July from 12pm to 07pm
(ARTIST TALK 12:30pm-01pm)

Saturday the 27th of July from 1:30pm to 06pm
(ARTIST TALK 02pm-03pm)
Sunday the 28th of July from 12pm to 05pm
(KIDS TALK 02-02.30pm)

Wednesday the 31st of July from 04pm to 06pm


All Sydneysiders are welcome to pick up a matchbox and take part!




Coffee Cup Candle Workshop - The Candle Factory

As part of The Rocks Aroma Festival, this special event engages audiences in recycled craft. Bring along an old coffee mug or tea cup and fill it with a coffee, mocha, hot chocolate or chai latte scented candle at The Candle Factory's 'Coffee Cup Candle Workshop'.

18 July - 21 July / 10:00am and 11:00am sessions

Shop 5, 80-24 George Street (Metcalfe Arcade)

Book now!


Harrie Sengers Workshops 2013

Harrie is running 3 workshops in The Rocks!

Book early to secure your space (there is a limit of 4 people per workshop).

Dates: Sunday July 29, Sunday August 11 and Sunday August 25.

Time: 10:30am - 3.00pm

Includes: All materials and tools required to create your stencil, plus on 30x30cm canvas. Please supply the image you wish to work with prior to the workshop.

Visit him at 85 George Street, The Rocks and ask him for your application today or call 0414 838 081.

Rizzeria pop-up space launch party

Celebrate the Rizzeria’s new home in The Rocks!

Come swing a bat at the Riso shaped pinata, check out the live art, make a pom pom and generally have an excellent time!

Wednesday 24th July from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Join us!


P.S.: Don’t forget to book for the zine masterclass.


Catch the Shedlezki sisters today from 12:30pm to 7:00pm at 79 George Street for a close look at the Matchbox Projects. You can also find them at the space over the weekend. Their People Make Places, Sydney Project will run until the end of July.
For more information of the project and meeting times, visit their blog at

Catch the Shedlezki sisters today from 12:30pm to 7:00pm at 79 George Street for a close look at the Matchbox Projects. You can also find them at the space over the weekend. Their People Make Places, Sydney Project will run until the end of July.

For more information of the project and meeting times, visit their blog at

What’s coming next? - Graphic Embassy

From August, the Graphic Embassy collective will be joining us at The Rocks Pop-up. They will be holding workshops, exhibitions, installations and much more across multiple venues. We’ll keep you posted on the details when we have them. 

This young, dynamic design collaborative is poised for a take over of the precinct’s Pop-Ups. All in the name of championing emerging talents and showcasing the future rock stars of Australia’s creative industry.

Participants in this project include:



He Made She Made Concept Gallery promotes the work of Australian creatives within the realm of art and design. A collective of emerging creatives who challenge the borders between art and design.



Korolos is a multidisciplinary designer based in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Having focused many of his specialities in creative direction, graphic design and strategic branding, Korolos has recently worked on a range of projects that have gained him recognition.

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What’s next? - ATYP

ATYP - Australian Theatre for Young People "…has been bridging the divide between young people and professional theatre practice since 1963. Australia’s oldest and largest youth theatre company, we are driven to create work that impacts the way young people engage with theatre nationally."


The collective ATYP will be visiting us in August in some of our Pop-Up venues.

Quay to the City is a contemporary performance event which invites the audience to take an unexpected journey through one of Sydney’s oldest and most fascinating suburb - The Rocks. The walking-tour will wind its way round the suburb stopping  at five locations where short performances will take place.


Interesting right? Don’t lose track of them. More details will be revealed soon.

Meanwhile, discover more about ATYP at

The Rocks Aroma Festival Workshops

This year The Rocks Aroma Festival workshops and special events will take place at The Rocks Pop Up venues. The impressive array of activities will be available in the week leading up to the main event (Sunday 21 of July).



WORKSHOPS at 140 George Street, Shop 2.05 (from 17 July to 21 July):


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