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Underbelly Art Festival 2013

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!

The project

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.

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1. Submissions for Vivid Festival 2014 are open until Monday 4th October 2013.


2. Art Month Sydney & Artwhatson presents a new platform for Contemporary Art and Events: RAVEN


Rizzeria News



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

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Slam Poetry Wordshops: ‘Mind->Mouth->Mic->Audience’


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 one Wed 14 Aug, 7 – 9 pm w/ Candy Royalle (VIDEO)

Session two Wed 21 Aug, 7 – 9 pm w/ Tug Dumbly

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iEtiquette - ‘Find your voice’

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.

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3D Printing In Action MeetUp

The 3D Printing Studio will host a MeetUp next Wednesday, 7 August, from 5.30pm, at Shop 5, 80-84 George Street (Metcalfe Arcade).

Celebrate their arrival by putting some 3D printers into action!

Match Box Project will extend their stay in The Rocks Pop Up


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!

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August’s Social Media Seminar @ SBIEC

Have you missed the previous Social Media Seminars @ SBIEC? Well now you can listen & learn with podcast series available online!

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!

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A sneak peek at the artist talk presented by sisters Leanne and Naomi of the Match Box Projects. Catch their talk this Saturday and Sunday starting at 2pm on 79 George St. Learn more about their history, share their vision or even make your own Matchbox! For more pics, visit our Instagram

A sneak peek at the artist talk presented by sisters Leanne and Naomi of the Match Box Projects. Catch their talk this Saturday and Sunday starting at 2pm on 79 George St. Learn more about their history, share their vision or even make your own Matchbox! For more pics, visit our Instagram

Last Phase: It holds…


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).

'Quay to the City' Project


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.

  • Working Class Life

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.

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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.


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