Shirlow Street Opens Studios
The inner west has a new creative hub, Shirlow Street Studios, comprised of eight purpose-built spaces housed in a former food-processing factory in Marickville.
It’s the work of Art Incubator, an organisation founded by Teresa and Andre Biet as a means to nurture emerging artistic talent. The new studios offer affordable spaces to up-and-coming visual artists in a central location, while also giving them access to peer-support programs and career opportunities.
The studios have recently welcomed their first residents, Will Cooke, Cybele Cox, Stevie Fieldsend, David Griggs, Phil James, Mason Kimber, Izabela Pluta and Tim Silver.
On Saturday May 4, from 11am to 5pm, Art Incubator is hosting an open day so the public can see the new second-floor space, meet the artists and learn about their practices. There will be guided tours and presentations by the artists at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
The So Watt industrial design studio on the ground floor will also open its workshop to the public on the day.
A grazing table and light refreshments will be provided.