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EDGE Sydenham

Two weekends of art, fire, music and performances will transform the inner west this winter.
By Rachel Fieldhouse
July 17, 2019
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EDGE Sydenham

Two weekends of art, fire, music and performances will transform the inner west this winter.
By Rachel Fieldhouse
July 17, 2019
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The inner west is a colourful place. The area has a vibrant community and is a hub for many Sydney creatives. So, it's no surprise, really, that the Inner West Council is throwing a neighbourhood arts festival this winter.

After the success of EDGE GreenWay earlier this year, the council's 2019 EDGE program is celebrating local creatives once again ‚ this time in Sydenham. The suburb's creative hub is set to embrace the dark of winter with two weekends of art and performance. So, get ready to explore the area in a new and daring light.

EDGE Sydenham will host a bunch of events over the weekend of August 2–4. That includes a huge opening night on Friday, August 2 with a bunch of multi-sensory exhibitions, giant light projections and street art that explore everything from a sustainable future to Sydenham's industrial history. That weekend will also feature festival highlight EDGE Creative Trails: a winding art trail across 41 galleries, studios and artist-run initiatives.

Once you've had your fill of art, you can get into silent short films and live music from an improvising orchestra. There'll be a bunch of emerging artists fusing sustainable art and electronica, too.

The festival's jam-packed program culminates the following Saturday, August 10 with a huge evening event at Sydenham Green. From 4–10.30pm, the skate park will be transformed into an electronic wonderland, with roller derby, food trucks and The Fire Garden that will be lit up with fire-based installations, live music and camp fires.

Rounding out the festivities will be a fire-fuelled finale that will warm up the night's sky, kicking off as the sun goes down.

EDGE Sydenham will take place over two weekends between Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 10. Catch the festival's full lineup here.

Image: Grant Robinson

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