Nine independent local designers will soon converge on Crown Street for a powerhouse pop-up. Throughout the first week in September, 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 nine 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 and Jillian Boustred, whose high-quality, locally-made garments feature hand-illustrated prints; Bel Campbell and Tara Bennett, whose handmade homewares celebrate slow work, raw materials and organic shapes; and ceramicists Emily Ellis, Gretel Corrie and Milly Dent.
WIP Shop will open at 11am on Saturday, September 2, with welcome drinks happening from 4pm. After that, opening hours are Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-6pm, and Thursday 11am-9pm.
Images: Rosie Fitzgerald, Annie Hamilton, Gretel Corrie.