Tomorrow, Thursday 7th of November from 6pm, opens EDGE Newtown, with a great line up that includes Dweeb City, Jay Katz, LOVE TV and the Aphrodite Arts Activists etc.

As well it will take place the launch of Perfect Match Street Art of the Inner West by Melinda Vassallo (book sales and signings by Melinda and Street Artists), large scale installations by Sarah Harvie, Daisy Knight, Brad Robson, Kassandra Bossell, Bunkwaa, New Moon Collective, guerrilla arts projects and of course free Ice Cream for everyone!

Ten days of themed art and activism.
EDGE Newtown will feature an enormous large-scale visual art installation by artist Sarah Harvie, and especially commissioned visual and performance artworks.

Themed Art and Activism, EDGE Newtown fuels local creatives to express their explosive ideas, talents and creativity in honour of the activists at the heart of our communities. Explore site-specific installations, street art, performances, music festivals and a provocative talks program. Encounter creative spaces and enterprises, galleries and studios as they invite you to discover where art is made.

EDGE festival: Supporting artists to not only survive but thrive.

EDGE showcases urban artists and vibrant communities of the Inner West. It is a strategy to fuel creativity by showcasing cutting edge creatives and supporting artists to not only survive but thrive. Artists inspire new ways of thinking and transform our worlds. Without creatives, our cities are dull and lifeless.

EDGE Inner West shines a spotlight on the inner west as the cultural engine of global Sydney with a series of immersive arts programs in sites where creative spaces are clustered.

EDGE Inner West funds local artists, creative spaces and businesses to present new work in iconic places and creative precincts across five distinct areas at different times during the year.

Inner West Council works collaboratively with the creative sector to develop initiatives, curate programs and produce lasting benefits for the Inner West

Each EDGE festival has a distinct theme and location with a signature site specific activation plus  a range of other events in artist’s studios, music venues, on the streets and in community spaces.

Each EDGE festival includes: 

  • Creative Trails - Discover where art is made inside studios, artist run initiatives, unusual spaces, shopfronts, factories and warehouses.
  • Art on the Street – Encounter street art in a Perfect Match of owners, street artists and placemaking on local streets.
  • Edge Talks – Hear artists, thinkers, academics and activists exploring big ideas in council libraries.
  • EDGE Spaces - Free spaces to rehearse, perform, present and develop new work in council town halls and venues

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