Sydney’s Inner West is renowned for its vibrant and progressive community. Inspired by its rich Aboriginal, multicultural and industrial history, it has now evolved into a destination to experience creativity at its best and an arts capital of Australia. Marrickville itself was named number 10 in Time Out’s top 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world which ranks ‘places to be for food and fun, art and culture, atmosphere and personality.’
We are thrilled to partner with Inner West Council to deliver an exciting new arts program.
Centre Manager Dean Young explains, ‘The public arts program developed with Inner West Council is a fantastic corporate, local government, community and creative partnership, unique in its co-curatorial approach. The model for the program is to partner local artists with their neighbours and community to collaboratively develop original artworks, each individually inspired by shared stories, history and ideas of Marrickville.’
The first round of commissions installed through September and October 2020 respond to an open call out run by ourselves and the Inner West Council late last year, with install continuing until April 2021.
The incredible local and internationally renowned artists selected through the open EOI process include Georgia Hill, Liz Shreeve, Helen Proctor and Fintan Magee. Below is more information on each of these artists and the artworks they are creating.
The artworks will be displayed on the exterior of the new centre located on Smidmore Street, Edinburgh Road and Murray Street in Marrickville.
‘With further commissions to be announced, this program consolidates Inner West Council and Marrickville Metro’s firm commitment to support talented local artists and the creative sector, expanding local employment opportunities and showcasing the valuable contribution they make to our Inner West community,” adds Caroline McLeod, Acting Director City Living.