Make your way to the Yanada Room in Lewisham's Meriton Luna Apartments over the next six months, and a frenzy of creativity awaits — run by artistic group New Moon, it's the inner west's new collaborative and community-focused hub.
Opening its doors on Tuesday, July 10 — with the official opening slated for Sunday, July 29 — the space will play host to a monthly calendar filled with exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks and more. More than that, each lineup will revolve around a particular theme, with all things food in the spotlight during July.
On the first month's agenda: a community dinner that'll give you the chance to meet the New Moon team, a spoon sweets (aka preserves) sampling and demonstration session, zine-making workshops and artist chats. Or, drop by to check out an audiovisual food installation by Good Food Crap Drawing's Anna Wu and The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry's Lee Tram Lam, which will include interviews with Aussie folks in the food and wine industry, food samples and a visual component.
Comprised of Kim Siew, Amy Mills, Rosell Flatley and Eleni Christou — and supported by the Inner West Council — New Moon came together working on community art projects, artist-run initiatives and exhibition spaces, which makes their current venture the culmination of their experience to date.
Future months will see the space shine a spotlight on books, sustainability, art, craft and celebration; however the Yanada Room is also designed to offer locals an informal meeting place beyond New Moon's regular programming. Specifically, the group wants to help reduce the isolation that can come with living in a high-rise filled city — and whether you're a budding creative or someone just keen to check out new exhibitions and events, that's something we can all relate to.
Find New Moon at the Yanada Room, Meriton Luna Apartments, 22 Hudson Street, Lewisham from July 10. Visit the New Moon Facebook page for further details.