Join us at Kensington Contemporary on Wednesday 1 March, from 6 - 8pm, for book readings and a floor talk by author Quentin Lambert.
One half of the dynamic producers and publishers of children’s book ‘Mael at the Park’, Quentin will offer intimate insight into his literary skills.
Coinciding with the Art Month art trail through Chippendale, pop in for a glass of wine for a gold coin donation, and take a peep into Quentin and Noelia Araya Matus' recently launched book and preliminary illustrations.
Looking for something to engage the kids?
Lambert and his wife, Sandra, are holding a reading circle on Saturday 4 March, 11am, at Kensington Contemporary, offering interesting insights for the parents into the art of children’s story writing.
|MARCH FOOD AND WINE SAFARI
Credit: November Food and Wine Safari, Stoneleigh Hotel, Kensington Street
Earth to foodies near and far!
Following the success of last year’s Food and Wine Safari, Nicky Ginsberg, founder and President of the CCP, is delighted to announce the return of this exciting opportunity to sample some exquisite delicacies from award-winning restaurants around the Chippendale area.
Save the date: Saturday 11 March, 3-5pm
Guests are invited to purchase their ticket for a one-day trip through the mouth-watering canapés and delicious drops that Chippendale has on offer.
Traverse Chippendale's restaurants with esteemed former food editor of the Telegraph, Grant Jones. Savour the insights into the world of gastronomy with a celebrated expert.
On offer are delights from Olio Kensington Street, Bistrot Gavroche, L.P.’s Quality Meats and Handpicked Cellar Door.
Transport your taste buds and tantalise your senses!
Book your spot now, before they sell out - click here
|NICOLE KELLY AT KENSINGTON CONTEMPORARY
Credit: Nicole Kelly, Under a Purple Sky
Nicky Ginsberg is delighted to welcome Nicole Kelly’s nostalgic works on paper to Kensington Contemporary.
Kelly’s captivating mixed media works distill the power of observation, accompanied by strong undercurrents of the self’s negotiation of space and place in time.
A Path To captures snapshots of the artist’s visual and emotional stimuli during her recent Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur Residency in Blanca, in southern Spain. Blanca, a small town in the region of Murcia, is nestled in the Ricote Valley.
The mountainous Spanish terrain, dotted with citrus orchards, undulates in Kelly’s conjurings in paint.
Opening reception to be held at Kensington Contemporary on Thursday 16 March, 6-8pm
Exhibition Thursday 16 March - Sunday 9 April
|EXPLORE CHIPPENDALE GALLERY WALKING TOUR
With just a stone’s throw distance between each enclave of art in Chippendale, our March Gallery Walking Tour will show you just a sliver of what this suburb has to offer.
On Saturday 18 March, Nicky Ginsberg, President of the CCP and Director of Kensington Contemporary, will take you on a creative journey.
Start your afternoon at Kensington Contemporary with a glass of wine, then hop along to UTS Gallery, skip to the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (designed by Frank Gehry), and jump across to The Powerhouse Museum, for a scintillating journey filled with art and design.
Join us for a sumptuous Indochine feast beforehand at Kensington Street’s Mekong, for just $28, to get the creative juices flowing. Mingle with like-minded individuals before you set off on your afternoon adventure.
Book your place on our Gallery Walking Tour before they all get snatched up!
|ART AUCTION AT OLIO KENSINGTON STREET
On Tuesday 4 April the CCP is collaborating with celebrated auction house Mossgreen and restaurant Olio Kensington Street to host an art auction and dinner fundraising event like none other.
In light of the recent City of Sydney funding cuts, the CCP must engage its loyal community members now more than ever to ensure Chippendale’s survival as an arts, culture and lifestyle destination.
We are showcasing the works of some of Australia's most esteemed artists, whose works will be sold on the night by Paul Sumner, celebrated auctioneer.
Starting with canapes on the picturesque Olio Terrace, overlooking vibrant Kensington Street, this is a one-off opportunity to converse with likeminded individuals.
All proceeds will go to CCP as a non-profit organisation to keep the initiatives running and keep CCP alive.
Tickets to this event will be available next month.
Credit: UTS Design students at Carlton Project Space
The CCP welcomes back the opportunity to collaborate with Sydney’s most cutting edge visual technologies and vibrant ideas.
Popping up in Kensington Contemporary through 2017, our beautiful historic terrace space will be filled with a new exhibition every 4 weeks, featuring academics from the UTS Faculty of Design, in the fields of Animation, Fashion and Textiles, Integrated Product Design, Photography and Situated Media, and Visual Communication.
Traversing the visual and creative disciplines, Kensington Contemporary will be a hotbed for ingenuity and innovation through this synergetic partnership.
Credit: Ian Strange, 'One Hundred and Ten Watkins' Photographic work from SHADOW
Whilst so easy for us to affirm our home solidly in Chippendale, the concept of home is increasingly hard for many to define.
Ian Strange, renowned New York based Australian artist, interrogates how to articulate what home is, and where to pinpoint this place or feeling.
Famed for using the red brick house as his typical canvas for his large-scale installation and photographic works, Strange’s upcoming exhibition, SHADOW, will feature photographic prints and an accompanying film exploring the notion of utopian suburbia through the iconic red brick house; a dwindling Australian legacy.
Watch ABCTV’s recent series on Ian Strange - click here.
Opening night: Thursday 2 March, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition open 2 - 12 March, 10am - 6pm daily
13-15 Levey Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Credit: Ceramics by Takuro Kuwata. Photo by Jenna Bascom, courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design
A playful exploration of clay and glaze, Breaking the Mould presents two Japanese masters of the medium of ceramics at The Japan Foundation Gallery.
On display from 1 March - 7 April, Ryota Aoki and Gentaro Yokoyama’s thoroughly thoughtful vessels and sculptures are, indeed, on the way to breaking the mould of traditional ceramic practice.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
|FILM SCREENING AT THE SEYMOUR CENTRE
From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
Filmed at Taymor’s sold-out stage production and screening at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on Saturday 1 April.
Enjoy incredible cinematography and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal. This film brings the play’s iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers to life!
For your chance to win a double pass to see Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, email email@example.com with your name and the subject SEYMOUR SCREENING.
Watch the trailer - click here
Book online - click here
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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!
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