Newtown isn't a suburb that can't complain that it doesn't get a lot of love. But with the Marrickville Metro now firmly on its way, there's more than a little wondering online that the suburb may lose its distinctive shops for some more oversize arrangements. Newtown local Nic Bezzina has set his own mission, photographing Newtown independent shopkeepers for a brief show that will occupy the bunker-like Chrissie Cotter gallery to see the likes of the late Bob Gould hanging next to jewellers and a laundromat. It's a small project, but one that's caught the eye of the City of Sydney Archives with its celebration of small spaces in its own small space.
Opening night is Wednesday night from 6 to 8, and afterwards from 11 to 4. Image: BB Jewellers, 363 King Street Newtown by Nic Bezzina.