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In a city where live music has taken a real beating over the past decade or so, one suburb is defying the trend with a string of venues far outnumbering what other precincts have to offer. Whereas areas such as the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross once boasted numerous live music venues, it’s Marrickville that […]

ARCCO vs Bower dispute going to court

By Michael Hitch The case of the missing rental agreement proposal heats up as tensions rise again between the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville and the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) over allegations of a deceptive media release. In a media release sent days before Christmas last year, ARCCO claimed that a […]

The Bower locked out of Addison Road

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has been locked out without notice from its premises by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Customers and staff of the Bower arrived at 8:30am on Monday morning to find that the […]

Graffiti Ore

Sydney artist Grace Huie Robbins had been scavenging Sydney’s inner west for fallen graffiti for almost a year before she ever thought of creating jewellery from the old paint. “I looked anywhere that has street art that is regularly painted over.” she said. “Like big outdoor murals in parks, alleys and skate parks” Thin layers […]

Belinda Carter Art

Belinda Carter is a self taught Sydney based artist who specialises in acrylic and various ink medium. She has a love for colour and diversity as well as a talent for colour fusion and trending creations, which shows through in her mesmerising creations. Belinda’s creations have become a phenomenon in the Australian art landscape with her works […]

Billy Bones Club

Billy Bones Club was born out of a ‘who cares’ mentality, by two local Melbourne dudes looking to escape the 9-5 grind. initially making small runs of rad gear for themselves and their friends the brand has since grown due to demand and ever growing support from the club. billy bones club takes design cues […]


John, better known as Pitok, is a Sydney based artist working out of his studio space in Marrickville. his work explores the intersection of kitsch Australiana and the aesthetics of classic and contemporary Japanese art making practices. his creations include original gouache paintings currently on display at Hypmotive hub, as well as limited edition prints, […]

Albert Tse

Upon returning home to Australia from studying traditional jewellery artisan skills at the renowned contemporary jewellery school Alchimia, in Italy, Albert Tse launched Albert Tse Metalsmith in 2014 with the goal of creating jewellery that is unique and inventive. Focusing on creating “jewellery for the adventurer in you,” Tse’s creations are modern takes on traditional […]

John Shepherdson

For the past decade, John Shepherdson has created custom crafted lighting in his workshop in Trafalgar Street, Annandale. His lamps are unique, beautiful pieces which combine salvaged machine parts with select vintage pieces. Recent projects include a desk lamp made from Harley Davidson engine components, another crafted from a vintage fishing rod and lastly a […]

Council grants give and take

BY LANIE TINDALE   Thirteen organisations have been granted $324,000 under the Inner West Council Stronger Communities Grant Program. The report published by the council identifies 41 grant applications, with grant requests totalling over $1.35 million. The 13 organisations granted money were awarded between $10-$50 each. The grant program commenced in 2016, running for three […]