WHEN: Thurs-Sat, 25 Oct 2019 – 16 Nov 2019



VENUE: Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

Cartographica: Sydney on the Map
October 25 – November 16

Explore the art and science of mapping

Fresh from display at Customs House, City of Sydney and 107 present a selection of works from ‘Cartographica: Sydney on the map’ curated specifically for the Green Square community. Explore the exhibition as your starting point, destination or a stepping stone along the way on your walking tour. The exhibition is at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and is open Thursday – Saturday from 12–6pm.

Discover your neighbourhood

Choose your own adventure as you embark on a self-guided walking tour that lets you discover some of the hidden gems of your neighbourhood – both new and old. Pick up your Green Threaded Stories walking tour map and booklet from one of the outlets below, and go exploring between the cranes and trees to discover the art, history and future of our community.

Unwind at the end of the week

Coinciding with the exhibition is a series of Social Fridays curated by 107. Come and round out the week in a friendly social space, meet your neighbours, and enjoy workshops and music from local talents. Best of all, it’s free! Join us at Social Fridays on the Green Thread at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre every Friday from 6–8pm.

Exhibition opens: 
October 25 – November 16
Thurs-Sat: 12pm-6pm
Social Fridays: 6pm-8pm

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre
A 107 curated place
3A Joynton Avenue Zetland

Pick up your Green Threaded Stories Map from the 25th October at:

  • Joynton Avenue Creative Centre
  • Green Square Library
  • 107 Redfern Street

Social Fridays:

Opening Night Friday 25th October 

Explore the stories of the local community, with a special preview of artist Jamie Gray’s exhibition ‘Instances’, a unique community photography project highlighting the human connection that we all share, and build upon a community map with your own special instance. Cruise into the evening with some jazz, presented by 107 Residents Sydney Improvised Music Association.

Social Friday 1st November 

Enter into The Dark Side of the Map, a talk by GIS specialist Stella Blake Kelly, navigating ethics in the age of big location data, and exploring how you are contributing to more maps than you realise. Make your own printed maps with The Rizzeria, customising your own local story on a postcard, and listen to local tunes from Shalane Connors and Kay Proudlove.

Social Friday 8th November

Join us for a special talk by Margaret Betteridge, curator of Cartographica, to hear about the learnings and process of mapmaking and the different ways we navigate and represent our city. Enjoy live music, presented by Red Dog Studio Sessions, bringing their growing network of lovable rogues on the road to the wider community. Hear poetry and folk collide with CloudBird, haunting indie tunes from Matt Thomson and experimental art pop with Dream Good.

Social Friday 15th November 

Jump into a special edition of your favourite creative hangout Art Somewhere, with guest facilitator Dr Michelle Catanzaro. Explore the idea of 'persuasive cartography', delving into the personal and subjective places we live, work and play. Through collage and illustrative techniques, you can craft your own maps of the ‘local’. We welcome all experience levels and abilities, and provide the materials, so you can play, while you listen to tunes from local talents.

Cartographica a City of Sydney & 107 collaboration.