Eight independent local designers will soon converge on Crown Street for a powerhouse pop-up. From June 9–21, you'll find them at Blank_Space Gallery showcasing their latest creations, from fashion and jewellery to ceramics, furniture and objects. Though their works are diverse, these artists share a commitment to local, ethical and sustainable making and have all spent time in Chippendale's WIP (Work in Progress) Studio.
The group is made up of jewellery designers Alexandra Dodds and Pip Stent, who both source Australian materials, from recycled silver and gold to fair-trade diamonds; fashion designers Annie Hamilton, Jillian Boustred and Mimi Holvast, whose high-quality, locally made garments feature hand-illustrated prints and linen; and ceramicists Emily Ellis, Gretel Corrie and Milly Dent.
WIP Shop will launch on Saturday, June 9 and will be open 10am–6pm every day until June 21, except the Queen's Birthday public holiday. ANd on Thursdays, the shop will stay open until 9pm.
Images: Bel Campbell.