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Open Studio Day: Discover Sydney's fab labs, workshops and creative spaces

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Take a self-guided tour of Sydney's makerspaces and learn more about this inspiring local movement.

Discover what projects makers have in the works and learn more about digital fabrication, woodworking, artisinal craft and more. Take a tour of the studios and workspaces, and meet makers from many disciplines. This is a perfect event for those interested in joining a maker community or for those who just want to discover what it's all about!

Drop by your favourite makerspace or challenge yourself to see them all.

Book ahead and let us know who you will be visiting on the day.

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Backyard Network, 145 Norton Street, Leichardt, 2050

Backyard Network is a community space, working studio and sustainability hub. In practice it is an ever-evolving fusion of art, community upskilling, urban resourcing and food production where crafters, gardeners and artists can create, exhibit and sell their work. www.backyardnetwork.org

Bobbin and Ink, 412 Parramatta Rd, Petersham, 2049

Bobbin and Ink is a supervised workspace, studio and shop front for people who love community, sewing and screen printing. www.bobbinandink.com

The Bower, Building 24, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre is an environmental charity and cooperative committed to reducing waste going to landfill. It is a treasure trove of delights and inspiration. Pick up preloved furniture or source raw material for your next DIY project. www.thebower.org.au

Cornersmith Picklery, 441 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204

is a family run business with two cafes, a picklery, a cooking school and a cookbook. Cornersmith believes in ethical food production, sustainable business practices and community engagement. www.cornersmith.com.au

Eveleigh Works, Bay 2, Locomotive Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016

Situated in a historical industrial workshop, Eveleigh Works offers classes in blacksmithing, knifemaking, damascus steel and metal sculpture. https://eveleigh.works

Kil.n.it, 184 Glebe Point Road (behind the St Helen's Community Centre), Glebe, 2037

Established by artists in 2015, Kil.n.it provides studios, opportunities, workshop space and classes to those with an explorative, avant-garde attitude to ceramics across craft and art contexts. www.kil-n-it.com

Makerspace &co, 1/17 Barclay Street, Marrickville, NSW, 2204

Australia’s biggest public-access workshop. Equipped for woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, mechantronics and printmaking, it is a place where people come together to design, make and learn.

From designers and fabricators running full-time businesses through to dabblers, fixers and DIY-ers Makerspace &company’s Marrickville workshop is the best place to turn ideas into reality. Makerspace &company is open to the public for visits and tours, drop in any time. www.makerspace.org.au

The Makery, 106 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

Continuing on their crusade for creativity, Work-Shop have set up The Makery, an initiative to help local artists, designers and makers exhibit and sell their creations. www.work-shop.com.au/themakery/

Register to secure a place in two special sewing workshops. Learn to make your own alterations and cushions.

Pyrmont Ultimo Glebe (PUG) Mens Shed, Jubilee Obal, Glebe, 2037

Pyrmont Ultimo Glebe Mens Shed is a group work community space with a fully equipped timber workshop and with products on display and for sale. Take a guided tour and learn what each machine does and enjoy music drummed up by members.

Reverse Garbage, Building 8, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, 2204

Reverse Garbage is an award-winning environmental co-operative committed to promoting sustainability. Each year Reverse Garbage collects tonnes of resources including reusable off-cuts, over-runs, art & craft materials, stage props, nicnacs and furniture. Visit Reverse Garbage to pick up the parts for your next project! Reversegarbage.org.au

Sew Make Create, Suite 4, 38 City Road, Chippendale, 2008

Sew Make Create is a studio that teaches a range of skills related to design, art and craft. They have a regular program of sewing workshops and provide drop-in sewing studio space for designers, artists, makers and creatives. www.sewmakecreate.com.au

Snepo Labs, 95 Riley Street, Darlinghurst, 2010

Snepo Labs is the first certified FabLab on the East Coast of Australia. Snepo Labs brings together universities, corporates and startups to accelerate the time to market using the latest digital fabrication tools. Designed with play and fun at its core, Snepo Labs is a perfect place to develop new skills and invent innovative new projects. https://fablab.snepo.com

Visit Snepo for a busy day of workshops on digital fabrication, micro-computers and machine learning. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6uuoxhk

Sydney Clay Studio, Unit 3A, 1-7 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters, 2044

A new collective of professional potters and ceramic artists offering studios, communal areas, classes and private tuition and the creative energy of a combined 60+ years of experience. www.sydneyclaystudio.com

UNSW Art and Design Makerspace, F Block Ground Floor, UNSW Art and Design, Greens Road, Paddington, 2021

UNSW Art and Design's Makerspace is a platform and incubator for collaborative making and seeks to dissolve the gaps between the disciplines of art and design, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visit to learn more about 3D printing, scanning, Arrduino and more. https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/campus/makerspace

Work-Shop, Corner of Clebeland and Eveleigh Street, Redfern, 2016

Work-Shop is a creative space that provides affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening--life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging. Work-Shop offers a broad range of fun and creative short courses for everyone.
www.work-shop.com.au

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