St Leonard’s & Art Month Closing Weekend Block Party
23 March 5 – 10pm
- When 23 Mar - 23 Mar 2018
Atchison Street, Atchison Lane & Chandos Streets, St Leonards, NSW 2065
TWT Creative Precinct’s 2018 Block Party returns as part of Art Month Sydney, celebrating one of Sydney’s largest artist precincts with a one-night-only free public art event
This March, as part of Art Month Sydney, TWT Creative Precinct presents 2018 Block Party, a one-night only, free arts event spread across three blocks in St Leonards on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. The annual event will be held on Friday 23 March from 5pm - 10pm, providing open access for Sydneysiders to experience to the TWT Creative Precinct – home to more than 70 local artists – and a dynamic program of exhibitions, performances, music and workshops for all ages.
2018 Block Party brings to life the TWT Creative Precinct, one of the largest creative workspace precincts in Australia spread across three-blocks in St Leonards between Atchison and Chandos Streets. The event invites guests to follow a trail through the artist studios, to experience an eclectic program of exhibitions, performance, music and workshops. Highlights include: a roller racing event; art market: projected drawing and dance performance; the Lonely Kids Club fashion parade; a chocolate hunt; Spacejunk puppetshow; and live music by Collective Sound.
Explore Sydney’s fastest growing Creative Precinct and discover the labyrinth of galleries, studios, and creative maker-spaces transforming the Lower North Shore. Experience a free program of exhibitions, performances, live music, workshops, fashion parade, arts market and kids’ chocolate hunt. The event will also feature the unveiling of a new mural by Sophi Odling in Atchison Lane and the illumination of St Leonards with projections by Todd Fuller, Michaela Gleave, Tina Fox and William Mansfield and an outdoor disco at Cicli Spirito. Exhibitions in the precinct include Ko Computer by Raymond Lalotoa, Two Artists One Journey at me Artspace, Explore 8 at cre8tiv gallery and the launch of the residency program exhibition at Contact Sheet.
On the evening, North Sydney MP Trent Zimmerman will unveil artist Sophi Odling's latest mural, having created the work on a wall in Atchison Lane in the lead up to the 2018 Block Party. Born 1983 in Seoul, South Korea, Sophi grew up in Sydney. She has created murals in Thailand, Nicaragua and Australia, and has exhibited her work in Tokyo and within Australia. Her new work commissioned by TWT for the 2018 Block Party will be a permanent addition to the precinct.
The TWT Creative Precinct opened in 2014, and now offers more than 4,500m2 of subsidised space to the local creative community, making it one of the largest creative workspace precincts in Australia. It provides valuable subsided inner Sydney space for over 70 artists in the fields of visual arts, performance, music and film, to make, exhibit and sell their work.