Tuesday 2 August 2022

Make It and Create It in Marrickville

Mulga the Artist for Perfect Match

The last few years of lockdowns and isolation periods have taught us a great deal about hobbies and activities. Many people have chosen to use this slowdown positively to learn some new skills. Marrickville is a hub of arts and creativity with a variety of creative activities to explore.

There are so many artist studios located around Marrickville that the council runs the Creative Trails annually in August – go along to see art being made and peek into artists studios in your local area.

Many of these artists and craftspeople also teach their crafts from their private studio spaces. Why not learn Linocut Printmaking with Maggie Stein, Drawing and Painting for Beginners at Scratch Art Space and Silversmithing at Squarepeg Studios to name just a few.

For all-round creativity, Makers Space in Gerald Street hosts a huge array of activities from ceramics, metalwork, carpentry and jewellery making. This large workshop space houses a collaborative of artist studios and can offer membership plans (like WeWork) to access facilities to work on your own projects.

Located in the heart of the recently renovated Marrickville Metro, Hypmotive Hub is a one-stop shop for locally made artisan gifts. They also host a monthly market (next one is Saturday 13th August). It’s also a teaching space for Pottery Workshops where you can learn to craft the perfect vase for your stylish home. It’s not just all for adults - if you have a little one in your life, you can book a Kids Birthday Party and let your little ones get creative with clay.

Lil’ Crafters is another great location for those with younger kids. Based in McNeily Park near the Marrickville station, it’s a craft and messy sensory play space for babies to preschoolers. Everything is provided so you can enjoy getting creative without having to trash your own living space.

If you want to soak up the arts without getting your hands dirty then you may want to check out the council organised project Perfect Match - a walking tour of public Graffiti Artworks around the Inner West. 

Head to Camelot Lounge at the end of your tour for a refreshing beer, soak up the quirky atmosphere and decor and hear some live music. They also hold life drawing sessions with a burlesque twist at the Camel Arts Club every Wednesday. 

This is just a selection of the Creative and Artistic things on offer within walking distance of Wicks Place. Contact Cramer today to get your FREE Guide to Marrickville for more fun things to do.

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