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Chippendale Creative Precinct

MARCH FORTH INTO ART MONTH

 

Proposal, The Strutt Sisters (detail)

 

MARCH.

This month is defined by its namesake: a season for the wanderers and walkers of this city, to march across a landscape reanimated by the spirit of Art Month.  

We ascend the UTS Tower on our Free Gallery Walking Tour, stumble into Kensington Street pop-up galleries and open submissions for the Chippendale New World Art Prize.

Pause for a respite and lunch in Spice Alley with esteemed art collector Pat Corrigan and Kensington Contemporary exhibiting artists, twins and synesthetes The Strutt Sisters.

Unstopper a bottle of wine and pour into the ease of afternoon conversation.

We make the pilgrimage across innerwest borders on Art at Night (Wednesday 16), when aesthetes come to drink from the reservoir of ideas that pools here in Chippendale. We enter a patchwork tapestry sewn by visionaries and behold an erratic universe pinned together by wheeling constellations of art, music and cuisine.

Chippendale opens itself up to us and thus, we march forth.

 

CHIPPENDALE NEW WORLD ART PRIZE

 

 

 

Chippendale glows through the smoke and fog to illuminate a new age, where the spirit of both people and place burn brightly together.

The 2016 Chippendale New World Art Prize delves into the notion of Spirit, in which the Chippendale Creative Precinct encourages creatives to harness the spirit of what it means to exist and create. We call upon artists, creative agencies and students as the new voices of change, asking entrants to embrace the new world of art technologies within their entries.

Download the Creative Brief - click here.

Assisi, Italy

 

This year’s prize promises a $10,000 art residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy, with a judging panel including Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, and Dr Stanley Quek, arts philanthropist and prize benefactor.

The residency will connect our prizewinner to the rustic zeitgeist of Mount Subasio in Assisi. Idyllic pastures, sprawling forest acres and refurbished farmhouses offer the opportunity to develop one’s art practice, peacefully disconnected from the thrum of metropolitan life. The artist can savour this cathartic stay in the Italian pastoral landscape.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Get cracking, creatives - before submissions close Tuesday 3 May!

Assisi awaits.

 

 

 

THE STRUTT SISTERS

LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY
 
KENSINGTON CONTEMPORARY
 
OPENING THURSDAY 10 MARCH 6-8PM
 

Genteel, The Strutt Sisters

 

Synesthesia: a neurological condition in which one sense of the body is stimulated by another sense entirely.

The synesthetic Strutt Sisters speak different tongues. Their eyes are fluent in colour and pattern. Their hands mix media and make music. Their works are the newest inhabitants of Kensington Contemporary, tiling the walls with nostalgic tributes to 1960s splash back interiors and vintage quirks in their exhibition, Let the Chips Fall Where They May.

Join us from 6 - 8PM Thursday 10 March for our gallery opening night, to awaken all the senses - we’ll give you wine and you’ll see stars.

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A SPICE OF CONVERSATION FOR SATURDAY LUNCH

 
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 1 - 2PM
 

Pat Corrigan & The Strutt Sisters

 

How does one begin to collect art? Or become one of Australia’s most prolific art philanthropists? How does one finetune their art practice? Or be hailed as a city’s “next big thing”?

Wield your chopsticks and sharpest questions at lunch with Pat Corrigan and The Strutt Sisters in Spice Alley!

From 1-2PM Saturday 12 March, tuck into a spread of Asian dishes from our Kopi-Tiam chefs, crowned with spices from across the eastern continent. Curious about our guests’ talents? Join them for a Saturday afternoon and feast on some delectable conversation.

Tickets $25, with complimentary wine. Join us thereafter for our Explore Chippendale Free Gallery Walking Tour.

Shoot us an email and save yourself a seat! Or call 0417 494 317.

 

 

EXPLORE CHIPPENDALE
FREE GALLERY WALKING TOUR

 
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2 - 4:30PM
 

 

Accompanied by special guest Pat Corrigan and professional arts curator Susannah Smith, join us in manoeuvring Chippendale’s galleries as Mr Corrigan unravels his stories like Ariadne’s thread in the labyrinth. Let’s trace a path through our tour map:

1. Kensington Contemporary: Let The Chips Fall Where They May, The Strutt Sisters

2. University of Technology Sydney: Pat Corrigan Collection, including works by Patricia Piccinini, Rosemary Laing, Shaun Gladwell, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Wentja Napaltjarri and Michael Riley’s cloud series

Bookings essential!

Email info@chippendalecreative.com.au or call 0417 494 317

 

 

ART AT NIGHT, CHIPPENDALE

 

Art at Night | Chippendale & Redfern

 

Art at Night | Chippendale & Redfern invites us to conduct our own gallery walking tours from 6 - 9PM, Wednesday 16 March. Traverse the gallery terrain, from The Commercial, Galerie pompom, MOP Projects, Spot81, Harrington Street Gallery to Kensington Contemporary 1 & 2

Thread your own way around the white cube galleries and contemporary art spaces, which together form a rich network of both emerging and established artists within the Inner West. Wind up on the eastern fringe of Chippendale. On such an evening, Kensington Street interlaces talents from Sydney's brooding innerwest, threading together into a navigable seam of visual art, live music and banqueting for the culture gourmands.

We meander under flowing banners from artist collective Studio A, attune ourselves to CuzN’sacoustic sermons and David Sharpe’s soul classics. We step through the open doors to Kensington Street’s heritage structures:

Left: Alexandrena Parker 'Milly' Right: Brett Cunet-Gibson 'The Life of Riley', Head On Photo Festival 2015

 

From Project OKYO’s ‘Just Drinks’, a pop-up collaborative artspace in No. 36 Kensington Street that fosters creative networking, to The Fortynine Studio’s experimental homeware design in No. 40, these terraces offer tangible art for inquisitive hands to touch.

Lyn & Tony

 

Within mirror-paired sandstone of No. 46 and No. 48 arrives ‘Scented Intoxication, Reimagined’, a sensory exploration by Lyn & Tony into the raw scents and textures of the Australian bush. Tracy Luff’s sculptures sprout from the brewery brick of The Old Clare Hotel. The 2015 Head On Photo Festival animates the cavernous Old Rum Store with portrait, landscape and mobile photography.

In Kensington Contemporary, stay Up Late With The Strutt Sisters to gather round a communal fire kindled by their humorous narratives and insights into Let The Chips Fall Where They May.

Kensington Street Social

 

Book your table here for Kensington Street Social, whose bar will offer a complimentary drink to all Art at Night diners - just say the word! Visit Glider KS as they craft something special from Thai family recipes, or the newly opened Lower Mekong, which channels flavours brewing on the banks of the Mekong river. Sip from the cultural watering hole that is Bar Chinois, a meeting place of Chinoiserie. 

This is a night for exploring.

We’ll see you there!

 

 

 

OPENING THIS WEEKEND ON SPICE ALLEY

 
LOWER MEKONG
 

Following the success of Japanese noodle house KY-OTO, Tiw Rakarin’s Lower Mekong launches this Saturday 5 March on Spice Alley!

Preceding the launch of its brother Upper Mekong, Lower Mekong extends our ventures across Asia’s culinary topography - we move southeast into Vietnam. Inspired by the country’s fresh ingredients and textured dishes, Lower Mekong assembles a tantalising menu to satisfy the still-hungry gastronomes.

 

 

HUMAN 3.0: MARDI GRAS AT aMBUSH GALLERY

 

Extra Ordinary - Trans Life, Nicholas Contrera

 

In celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, aMBUSH Gallery presents HUMAN 3.0.The exhibition, which closes this Sunday 6 March, assembles a multidisciplinary genealogy of LGBTQI history, spanning iconic Mardi Gras posters to portraits of high-profiles in the New York trans community.

HUMAN 3.0 strips back the identities once veiled, amplifies the voices once silenced, and unites the communities once segregated.

 

 

OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

 

We welcome our newest members to the Chippendale fold.  

Accountancy firm RightWay:

"Yip, we’re accountants but we’re more than just number crunchers. With us you’ll get the business advice you need to make an extra $20 or $30k a year - and enjoy the ride."

Art consultancy Axolotl Art Projects:

"Our extensive and innovative materials and techniques open up the creative palette to artists and designers that they may not have believed possible."

Residential agency Bresic Whitney:

Combining a passion for boutique service and an artistic approach to the way real estate marketing can be delivered, BresicWhitney has developed into the dominant residential agency in the inner city.

 

 

 

CHIPPENDALE ON THE MEDIA MAP

 

Lauded as the “flaneur’s dream”, Chippendale remains ever inviting to the media:

Australian Financial Review - Dr Stanley Quek
Broadsheet - Work-Shop
The Daily Telegraph - Bistrot Gavroche
The Evening Standard - The Old Clare Hotel
The Evening Standard - Chippendale “in the grip of urban rennaissance”
Floor Nature - One Central Park
The Guardian - Mortuary Station in the 20th Biennale of Sydney
Jugernauts - KY-OTO
Tourism Australia (Korea) - Spice Alley
Travel + Leisure - "This is Sydney’s Hottest Neighbourhood Right Now"
Wallpaper - Kensington Street Social
The West Australian - Chippendale “reborn as arty haven”

 

Keep in touch!
Chippendale Creative Precinct (Destination Chippendale): Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
BEAMS Arts Festival: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Kensington Contemporary: Instagram, Facebook

For all enquiries please contact President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct and BEAMS Festival Director Nicky Ginsberg at nickyginsberg@chippendalecreative.com.au

 

 
 
BECOME A MEMBER
OF THE CHIPPENDALE CREATIVE PRECINCT
 

The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) is a non-profit organisation established in 2010, founded to promote Chippendale as a creative cluster and cultural hub. We are bringing Chippendale into the new era, through initiatives designed to enhance the synergy of the local creative community, generate economic growth and provide inspiration through the arts in an urban environment.

Founder and President of the CCP, Nicky Ginsberg alongside the CCP Board, warmly invite creative businesses and individuals to join us to support and promote creativity in Chippendale.

We would love for you to advance your business through the CCP with our networking events, university partnerships, member benefits and many other exciting opportunities to come!

Become a Member

Nicky Ginsberg
President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct

Chippendale Creative Precinct

email: info@chippendalecreative.com.au
phone: (02) 9318 2992

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