Making affordable space for Sydney Artists since 2005

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Brand X offers a program of on-demand peer-to-peer workshops for artists to build the practical skills required to work as a freelance multidisciplinary professional.

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We offer professional rehearsal space facilities in Darlinghurst and St Leonards for theatre, dance, music, and film practitioners at affordable rates when using your Artist Pass.

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The ProtoSHOP is a treasure chest of limited edition curiosities made by local artists and an opportunity to purchase a truly unique, one-of-a-kind artwork or gift for someone special.

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Latest News

  • Site-Specific mini-residency open for applications

    Brand X invites artists with experience in creating site-specific performance and visual installation to submit an EOI to Petite Suite; a mini-residency to create seven minute experiences for intimate audiences at the East Sydney Hotel. Read more

  • Calling Visual Artists, Makers and Designers

    Brand X is calling for artists, makers and designers with fresh and innovative prototypes or new retail product concepts to access $2500 in seed-funding to make their idea a reality and test a short-run in the market and assess a concept's future potential. Read more

  • Introducing THE FLYING NUN: THE NEW (UN)NORMAL

    The Nun is back and she is ready to set this town on fire! The Flying Nun Season 6.2 THE NEW (UN) NORMAL is now on sale and the whole program is available for you to experience IRL. The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X. With a mix of brave, diverse, and bold shows, discover new ideas in contemporary performance at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre in Darlinghurst. Read more

Live Performance

  • INTRODUCING AUNTY JUDE

    Friday 10 Dec @ 7pm & 9pm
    Saturday 11 Dec @ 7pm & 9pm


    Join Aunty Jude on a journey from heartbreak to doing ‘whatever the hell she wants’ as she smashes down other people's expectations in an outrageous midlife debutante ball. A mix of clown, cabaret and the grotesque.

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  • SHAMMGODS

    Friday 14 Jan @ 7pm & 9pm
    Saturday 15 Jan @ 7pm & 9pm


    Taking their name from 90s NBA star 'God Shammgod', famous for his footwork and dribbling skills, Shammgods involves three performers attempting to become gods on stage, only to butt up against the reality of their limitations and find unexpected means of transcending them.

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  • E DUI DUI

    Friday 28 Jan @ 8pm

    Fijian performance artist Stelly G explores the fibres that make her, as she mines diasporic history in search of answers to cultural norms, family ties, expectations and the looming shadow of taboo.

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Training Videos

  • Composing Music for the Stage (on-demand)

    This two-part series aims to explore the process of music composition for the stage by understanding the language and psychology of sound and music. Nate Edmondson will demonstrate how a Composer approaches their work, and the timelines involved in producing an original score.

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  • Experimenting with Murals (on-demand)

    Interested in experimenting with walls and large scale murals? Want to diversify your painting practice? Want to get into murals but not sure how to secure a gig? Let experienced mural artist Sophi Odling guide you through her whole process from being approached by a client to the final installation of the piece.

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  • Latex Mould Making (on-demand)

    Participants will be introduced to skills, techniques and tools required to create a one-piece latex flexible mould with a one-piece plaster mother mould. These skills will set you up to start your own mould-making project often needed in sculpture, props, puppetry or prosthetics for the creation of multiples or to translate your form into another material.

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Watch Performance On-Demand

  • The Hunger (on-demand)

    Recording of live performance on 11/6/20 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst

    A vampire’s human familiar, whose burning desire to be turned becomes all-consuming. The familiar mournfully traverses debris of iconography — a cowboy, a veil, a ghost double — in a futile search for transformation.

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  • LIMITS (On-Demand)

    RECORDED LIVE: 18/06/21 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst

    A grotesque creature navigating the world through the lens of a stereotypical “hot-body”. A creature trying to live up to the expectations of the world around her, riddled with insecurity and self-hate. Sabotaged by her limitations. Available with Captions and Audio Description.

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  • BORN OF A LIGHTBULB IT SEEMED (on-demand)

    Recording of live performance on 8/5/21 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst

    A woman lives alone, restless for expression. Staving off loneliness in a world clinging to the idea of Noah's ark where we must all travel to our deaths two-by-two, she begins to anthropomorphise objects in her house, until she finds the one. Is it a dissociative breakdown, or is it love?

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