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Raining Stories – Warren Roberts and YARN

By MARK MORDUE Splotches of rain hit the page and the birds in the trees above me start shouting. Big storm is coming. You can smell it in the air. Talking to Warren Roberts of YARN makes for a similarly charged 15-minute interview. All the time I feel like I might break on through to […]

Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

By MARK MORDUE Do you know the lyrics to the song Lost in Music? “Lost in music, caught in trap, no turning back.” Well, it is the opposite of that for Sebastian. Music is the only true home he has. Hailing from Cali in Colombia, he has been living in Sydney now for seven months. Since […]

Marrickville street art “censored”

By ALLISON HORE A political mural in Marrickville was defaced on Thursday night, less than 24 hours after it was painted. The mural titled, 'Vote or Die - Deal with the devil', depicted US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Scott shaking hands atop a pile of skulls. However, the mural was washed over with […]

Inner West Council pushes to protect historic church

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council is moving to have a now-closed local church listed on the environmental heritage register to ensure that it is protected.  In response to the threat of demolition, the Inner West Council are seeking to amend the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 to recognise the heritage significance of the […]

Mothership Bailout Fund

The lights will be kept on at Marrickville based arts and entertainment venue, Mothership Studios, after it successfully crowdfunded enough money to pay cash owing for utilities. For the past six years, Mothership Studios has provided an affordable venue and gallery space for independent artists, filmmakers and other performers. It’s provided a home for events […]

Barbara Licha – In Progress

Walk into the Up Space Gallery in Marrickville, and you will find yourself surrounded by floating figures, architectural cages, and strangely graceful urban visions that occupy the space between isolation and ecstasy. All of it constructed out of wire. Polish-Australian artist Barbara Licha says her past work involved painting and graphic approaches to drawing that involved […]

Anti-gay troll riles Marrickville Facebook community

By VERONICA ANASSIS Marrickville locals are infuriated by what purports to be a community Facebook page, ‘We Love Marrickville.’ Instead of upbeat talk about their community, visitors have found anti-LGBTQ+ comments and memes posted on the social-media page. They allege that the administrator verbally attacks, harasses and blocks users that seek removal of the offensive […]

THE NAKED CITY – SYDNEY’S MUSIC CENTRAL

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 […]