Michaela Davies: ‘Game On’
No plans for this weekend? Come along to 'Underbelly Art Festival' . Among the artists, there are some of our previous Rocks Pop-Up participants, such as The Lot. The festival also features artists we’ve had in The Rocks as part of Village Bizarre and the Windmill project - participants such as Michaela Davies and Simmon Binns (Applespiel). Don’t miss out!
Underbelly Arts started in 2007 as a response to the numerous talented artists working out of bedrooms and warehouses. As a kind of social experiment, it sought to bring all those artists under the one roof and introduce them to one another, and to new audiences.
Sunday 18/8 1-3pm Kids Origami
Sunday 25/8 1-5pm Screen Printing
Thursday 29/8 4-7pm Zine Club
Saturday 31/8 1-4pm Glass Etching
Saturday 7/9 1-4pm Going GOCCO
Sunday 8/9 3-7pm Craft Party
Saturday 14/9 1-4pm Learn to Knit
Next month Word Travels brings us a series of wordshops over 4 weeks.
You’ll start by exploring the art of writing, then how to improve your performance skills, and finally how to put your show together.
Get ready to learn with the best:
Series one: ‘Mind to Mouth’
Session two Wed 21 Aug, 7 – 9 pm w/ Tug Dumbly
Joining us at The Rocks next Monday 5th August, iEtiquette will be running mentoring workshops to develop individual creative potential. The team will be running a range of programs to assist marginalised women to find their feet, both personally and professionally. Located at level 1/81-85 George Street.
iEtiquette is a not-for-profit organisation with a resolute aim of imparting knowledge, wisdom and practical skills to foster social inclusion, self-worth and to build confidence in vulnerable women. Their focus is on the important factors of social inclusion, opportunity and engagement.
Happy to announce that the Match Box Project will stay with us for one more month! Don’t miss the chance to make your own contribution or to see the Portrait of Sydney unfolding!
For the upcoming seminar get your blogging questions ready for ‘How to Make Money from Blogging’, a Q&A with popular blogger Christina Butcher of Hair Romance.
As always, there’s plenty of time before and after the seminar to connect with like minded bloggers and business owners in an inspiring and creative space in the heart of the heritage precinct The Rocks. Plus delicious wine and nibbles, and a fab Goodie Bag full of surprises!
What will come up next? Do not lose track of the last stage of Mike Hewson & Agatha Gothe-Snape’s 3-stage scaffold artwork on the Museum of Contemporary (MCA).
Australian Theatre for Young People will be starting their project from 5 August in The Rocks precinct. As part of their production, the company will be developing 5 theatre pieces using heritage, landscapes and present day stories and people of the Rocks.
This Piece will take place in the Susannah Place Museum, a rare row of surviving terrace houses. Built in 1844 and occupied until the 1990’s. Inspired by verbatim material and early accounts of life in the area, the production will bring this incredible building back to life.
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.
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.
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.
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.