If you’ve wandered down Oxford Street recently you may have noticed a few new creative spaces popping up. The City of Sydney has recently launched an initiative to transform vacant shop-fronts in the Darlinghurst area into thriving art spaces, to create a more vibrant, dynamic and diverse cultural quarter.
16 tenants were selected to inhabit the spaces including a variety of creative endeavors with both non-profit and commercial agendas, including object design, web design, architecture, new media, film, visual arts, performance, music, start-up businesses, social enterprise, literature, animation and more.
The Oxford St. Design Store, 58 Oxford st, Darlinghurst.
Platform 72, 72 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Oxford Street’s new creative enterprises:
The Fortynine – an emerging Sydney based design studio
Scale Architecture – committed to excellence in architecture, design and urbanism
Rouse Phillips Textile Studio – create original print-based decorative fabrics
The Oxford St. Design Store – local designers, artists and creative writers outlet to sell their work for $20 and under!
He Made She Made – design collective, concept gallery, pop up store and studio
PROVINCE – small, independent creative studio driven by arts and design
Platform72 – an artist-run incubator style retail and e-commerce space giving 100% of sales profits back to artists
AroundYou – unique online provider of destination event information
Fishburners Ltd – co working space and entrepreneur community
Envelop Entertainment – interactive entertainment production house and development agency
Sydney Writers’ Room – digital media space for writers of all styles
Dr Egg New Media Production Group – creating innovative work with a digital book and transmedia experience
Queer Screen – celebrating and promoting Australian and international queer screen culture
Music NSW – peak body for contemporary music in NSW
Homework – co working space for a number of cycling related organisations such as The Bicycle Film Festival
Sydney Guild – curatorial collective producing events focused around exhibitions and lecture series