We are proud to announce that we have summer decorations featured throughout our Centre. We have partnered with Design Centre Enmore TAFE NSW and Reverse Garbage to create artworks that are unique to Marrickville. 90% of materials were sourced from Reverse Garbage

Students from Design Centre Enmore TAFE NSW were given the brief of representing what Summer in Marrickville means to them. We had incredible submissions and were impressed by the amount of thought and creativity they produced.  

Here are the 7 artworks you will find throughout our Centre: 

1. Watermelon by Sudevi Nath and Glenn Culhane  

 “When I think of Summer, the first thing that comes to mind is watermelon. We wanted to create nostalgia around warm summer days and cooling down with a refreshing slice.” 

Materials used: plywood, paint and bottle caps



2. Summer Scourge by Angus Thomasson and Amber Fraser 
“One of the best things about Summer in the Inner West is heading down to the beach or pool and enjoying hot chips. One of the worst things about Summer in the Inner West is the seagulls also enjoying your hot chips.” 

Materials used: recycled polystyrene, eva foam, soft foam and plastic cutlery



3. Summer Fruits by Richard Domingo 

"Summer fruits is inspired by family and the joy of sharing the flavours of Summer in the Inner West with each other. We are so fortunate to access incredible produce so why not hero them?” 

Materials used: recycled polystyrene, paint and steel rod



4. Ibis by Emilia Lilischkis, Sarah Donnelly & Seymour Van Houten 

“This resident bird is commonly known to join your picnics. Although we love to hate this so called bin chicken, it's constantly adapting to our changing environments. I hope this silly bird becomes a symbol of a brighter, cheekier Summer.” 

Materials used: steel frame, recycled fabric and plastics



5. Fans! Fans! Fans! by Anna Alvisi
“Fans are a simple, practical, and universal cooling method. We wanted to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity that’s unique to Marrickville and what better way than to create many shapes and sizes of fans from all over the world.” 

Materials used: recycled fabrics and recycled card.



6. Magpie by Hayley Sheehan & Seymour Van Houten  

"I've always been an admirer of magpies, their resourceful nature and irreverent fearlessness. I wanted to play with this, magpies can often be found placing themselves in our world, even replicating sounds we make. These birds are seen everywhere, and often not appreciated. Magpies are one of the greatest recycle/upcyclers and I believe we could all learn a lot from them."

Materials used: steel frame and bra cups



7. Melted Moments by Melissa Gajardo-Green, Sebastian Vrocharis-Low & Ivy Ngo

"What says Summer more than ice cream? The first things to pop into your head is ice-cream, the beach and swimming. When we were given this brief ’ Sebastian and I (Melissa) were excited to attempt a giant ice cream cone, not just because it’s a wonderful snack or how the icy cold ice cream is a wonderful juxtaposition to a scorching day, but also for nostalgia. Everyone has fond memories of cooling off with ice cream because it brings friends and family together."

Materials used: steel frame, recycled polystyrene, hessian, bottle caps and paint