If you've been to Chippendale of late, you'd know that Kensington Street has undergone a revolution. The street's distinctive, heritage-listed workers' cottages have enjoyed an industrial glam-up and are now home to a spiffing design precinct. We're talking boutique shops, small bars and specialised eateries.
To celebrate this transformation, a free food, art and design shindig is in the works. Happening on Sunday, November 1, from 11am and hosted by Fenella Kernebone (Art Nation, In Design and triple j), the event will centre around a monumental, 50-metre long installation of assorted sculptures, created by a variety of local artists. They'll all be for sale.
While you're contemplating your purchase, sample some authentic Asian street food from one of the vendors in Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley and keep your ears out for live music. The event coincides with Sydney Open, so get there between 10am and 2pm to chat to architects Tim Greer and Paul Davies, who'll be discussing Kensington Street's multi-layered, rum-fuelled colonial past.
Image by Bodhi Liggett.