Jim Denley is an artist working in experimental and improvised sound, he has a studio space at the old Tempe Jets club now managed by Brand X as an experimental music hub. Find out more about Jim Denley. Read more


David Clarkson is Artistic Director of physical theatre company, Stalker, who resides in Brand X creative offices in St. Leonards. David is also Artistic Director of Box of Birds, a company who integrates technology, audience interaction and physical performance into interactive experiences. Read more


Brand X is excited to announce the staggered re-opening of our rehearsal and performance spaces across Sydney. After three months of closure due to COVID-19, we are delighted to turn the lights back on at our studios to enable the creative community to return to their practice, following the easing of NSW Government restrictions on community spaces. Read more

MEET THE ARTISTS: Joey Pangilinan

Joey Pangilinan is a Freelance Drummer and Tutor who resides in Brand X’s Collective Sound studio in St. Leonards, Sydney. Here he talks to Brand X about his journey to professional practice, his favourite cymbals and his hopes for newborn baby cuddles post-Covid. Read more

Meet the Artists: Lisa Kotoulas

Lisa Kotoulas is a visual artist working out of Brand X Incubator studios in St.Leonards. Her work is haunting, playful, slightly unnerving and completely intriguing. Primarily working in oil on canvas her works use deep, rich colour, the human body, and sometimes involves installation and mixed-media. She is currently continuing a body of work she began at her Athena Standards Residency in Athens in 2018. Read more

Meet the artist: Warwick Levy, Lonely Kids Club founder

Warwick Levy is founder of Sydney fashion label Lonely Kids Club, a fully independent label that prides itself on being gender-neutral and ethically produced. Lonely Kids Club occupies a Brand X creative retail space in St. Leonards where he has a shopfront and printing studio. Read more

Information and funding support packages for local businesses and individuals

Due to COVID-19, Local, State and Federal Governments are offering different packages to support local businesses and individuals. Here is a quick list that can be helpful if you are after some advice or economic support. Read more


Brand X considers the safety of its audience, artists and staff as our top priority. Understanding that social distancing is critical to slowing down the rate of COVID-19 infection, we have temporarily reduced our rehearsal and performance space services. CHECK WHAT WE ARE STILL DOING. Read more

Brand X launchs its "A2A Training": Artist to Artist professional development program

Free to Artist Pass holders, Brand X offer a program of peer-to-peer training for artists to build the practical skills required to work as a freelance multidisciplinary professional in Sydney. The program aims to foster self-reliance and self-determination for the sector by skill-sharing technical knowledge in different fields of the creative industry. Read more


We are testing a new text message service for performing artists who wish to make use of vacant rehearsal space when a last-minute cancellation is received. First-in responses can receive a 50% discount for their hire of otherwise vacant space. Register here! Read more

Flying Nun artist Tommy Misa talks about gentrification and queer nightlife at ARCHER MAGAZINE

Ahead to his new show "THEY TOOK ME TO A QUEER BAR", Tommy Misa writes about gentrification and queer nightlife through his own experience since he moved to Sydney from Canberra when he was 18 years old. Read more

The Flying Nun Season 5 is your antidote to the ordinary!

Brand X’s performance showcase is back again with our 5th season. 13 new performance projects will take over the space at the East Sydney Community & Arts Centre during the weekends from January till May 2020. Tickets on sale for only $25 (or $20 if you hold a current Artist Pass subscription). Read more

From the Brand X Team: "THANK YOU for an amazing 2019"

In 2019 we housed more than 70 artists and organisations in our semi-permanent studios and provided over 6560 hours of rehearsal space hire for performing artists to develop their craft across our spaces in Darlinghurst, St Leonards and Tempe. We hosted over 30 performances as part of The Flying Nun program and with a total audience of more than 1700 people coming through our doors at the East Sydney Community & Arts Centre (ESCAC) generating $22,500 in box office for participating artists. Read more

ARTISTS, TAKE A HIKE! An inspirational experience at the Larapinta Trail 2020

The Artist Expedition Society (AES) is a tour company and artist collective born from a desire to share experiences with nature and the outdoors. They have teamed up with World Expeditions to provide the hiking trip of a lifetime for 8 outdoorsy artists on the Larapinta Trail in Australia in Winter 2020. Read more

Artist Training Sessions: A Successful project to look forward in 2020

Exclusive to Artist Pass holders, Brand X offers a program of peer-to-peer training for artists to build the practical skills required to work as a freelance multidisciplinary professional in Sydney. The program aims to foster self-reliance and self-determination for the sector by skill-sharing technical knowledge in sound recording, lighting design and exhibition rigging. Read more

Welcome to the new tenants of the Creative Live/Work Space program

Last week at the Australian Design Centre, the City of Sydney and Brand X welcomed the 10 awarded artists from the Creative Live/Work Spaces Program into their new home for the next 12 months on William St, Darlinghurst and Waterloo Library. Read more

Proto SHOP: a curious gift shop where artists can experiment

The ProtoSHOP by Brand X is a celebration of creative risk-taking and an opportunity for customers to purchase truly unique gifts. A limited edition of only 10 units will be available at the ProtoSHOP. INNOVATION and ARTIST INCOME are the main focus of this project. Buying at the ProtoSHOP means that you will be supporting local artists and helping them to keep developing their practice. Read more

Contact Sheet Education Programs For 2020

Contact Sheet offers an engaging program of masterclasses for photographers who are seeking to advance their artistic or professional practice. Spaces are limited to ensure that sessions are interactive and enjoyable. Read more

Be part of an Art project with your voice

Urban Theatre Projects is inviting late-night voice messages for the Nightline Art & About Edition. UTP invites you to share what’s on your mind by leaving an anonymous after-midnight voice message on The Nightline. Read more

Opportunity: Spaces for Visual Artists and Creative Business

Brand X recently had openings for Visual Artist studios, office space, desk space for Creative Business and Visual Artists at St Leonards. All spaces have access to shared kitchen and Bathroom,NBN wifi, 24/7 access.   Affordable spaces for Artists. Read more

Study Reveals Economic Impact of The Flying Nun

Students from Western Sydney University deliver their findings on the Economic Impact to the City of Sydney Night-time Economy from Audience Attendance at The Flying Nun. This excerpt from the full report indicates that on average, $87 per person is injected into the Darlinghurst economy providing an example of the positive multiplier effects that have been generated by this small performance venue. Read more

Brand X resident artist Tina Fox, finalist at the Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize

Woolahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition is on until 3 November at Woolahra Council Chambers. Brand X resident Artists Tina Fox is part of this year exhibition as a finalist. Read more

The Power of the Holy Spirit: Best Experimental

Harriet Gillies has been awarded the "Best Experimental Show" at the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival for her new work "The Power of the Holy Spirit" coming to The Flying Nun for 2 nights in November (15 & 16). Read more

Sydney's Night Time Economy

The Parliament of New South Wales' Joint Select Committee releases its recommendations to revitalise Sydney's Night Time Economy, identifying proactive steps that should now be taken to encourage and support the growth and innovation of life after dark in Sydney. Read more