The Makery is a pop-up shop and gallery space in which local artisans and designers can show and sell their work without the hassle and expense of getting their own stores together. And much like the first venture, Work-Shop, by founders Matt Branagan and Chester Garcia, there will also be short courses on offer which will include African drumming, hula-hooping, body language reading, swing dancing, robotics and more. The aim of The Makery is to bridge the disconnect between maker and buyer, opening a direct line of communication to the source and to encourage people to feel the satisfaction of having made something themselves.
Housed in a large, Oxford Street corner shopfront, The Makery is filled with the work of ‘makers’, including handmade jewellery by Burton Metal Depository and 32.4, candles by Maison Blanche, T-shirts by Me&You and Mia Tree skincare by artist Sam Mitchell-Fin, made from pure macadamia. And the selection will be ever growing and evolving. The City of Sydney approached Branagan and Garcia to be part of the reinvigoration of Oxford Street and the community of makers that is part of The Makery will have their work shown in the space on a monthly rotation.