smart ARTS has had its season, but its not going to shuffle off without a party. The Red Rattler is opening its arms, stage and roller door to a bevy of artists, performers and musicians to lure you out onto Marrickville's murky streets one last time before the festival slips away into next year. smart ARTS is run out of the City of Sydney's Pine Street Creative Arts Studio, which ordinarily manufactures artists young and old. Its festival shows off the talent of young people in music, art and performance, and there's no shortage of that at the closing night party at the Rattler Friday night.
The Divine Knights will show off their synth-pop, while the Looks Good cover post-punk poppiness and Alice Spacedoll brings her distant psychadelia to the stage. Defender Sound System DJs, and Melbourne-based Vancouver escapee UN-1 hosts for the night. As well as the music on show, Christina Bou will be showing her collection and Punk Monk Propaganda will be performing liquid projections live on screen. You're smart, you're arty, you may even by young. Why aren't you there?
The Closing Party is an all-ages, alcohol-free event. Image by Divine Knights.