made in redfern festival

A month-long program celebrating the people, places and organisations of Redfern

Join us at as many Made in Redfern festival events as you can fit into your calendar! There are exhibitions, community events, resident artists workshops with Blak Douglas (2022 Archibald Prize winner) and Nadeena Dixon, movie nights with choc tops and popcorn, a big ol’ Heaps Gay party, music nights spotlighting community talent, local restaurant and bar collaborations, yarns with important figures in Redfern’s history, and much more! 

Held within the four walls of 107 Projects and beyond, come and be a part of the Made in Redfern festival, April to May 2023.

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Coming up this week at 107 Projects

Yarn: The Secret History of Design in Redfern

Wednesday 3 May, 6:30pm | FREE
Traditionally a working-class suburb, design and designers have always had a strong presence in Redfern. What makes this suburb so creative? Led by Nadeena Dixon, she’ll speak with the mum and daughter team behind Collezione Santina Couture; fashion designer daughter Santina, and her mum – who is possibly Australia’s oldest migrant dressmaker!
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St
Supported by The City of Sydney
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Redfern Live and Loud
at Hustle & Flow Bar

Wednesday 3 May, From 8pm | FREE
Get hustlin’. Get flowin’. Let’s meet at Hustle & Flow Bar – 105 Regent St – for a night of live music showcasing local Hip Hop, RnB, Soul and Funk bands. Come shake it out

Supported by The City of Sydney
No tix necessary – just rock on up

Z Belles – Ladies-only Pinball Night at Beercade, Redfern

Wednesday 3 May, From 6pm | FREE ENTRY
Gettit’ girls! Come hang with your posse of women-only gamers at Beercade – the old-school arcade Mecca just around the corner from us at 113-115 Regent St. A fun, social environment aimed at lady gamers – at any level. Fun times ahead *piew piew piew*
Supported by The City of Sydney
No tix necessary – just rock on up

Stomping Ground Mixer

Thursday 4 May, 6:30pm
Come meet your creative community and connect! Network, talk and be inspired. The 107 bar will be open and snacks are available to purchase
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St
6pm – 9:30pm

Supported by The City of Sydney
Buy Tix here – from $15

Totes Gay – by Heaps Gay

Friday 5 May, From 6pm | FREE
This is a Heaps Gay party that will showcase 42 artists who have created one-of-a-kind tote bags. The totes will be auctioned off – with all proceeds going to Twenty10’s trans and gender-diverse youth programs. The party and exhibition are free to attend and the lineup includes Sterogamous, Marlena Dali, Lady Fur, and Jamaica Moana. Come have a boogie and bid on a tote!
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St
Supported by The City of Sydney
No tix necessary – just rock on up

Art and Sole Workshop with Blak Douglas

Saturday 6 May, 11am – 12:30pm
Archibald winner Blak Douglas will discuss the problems associated with stereotyping Aboriginal Art and the concept of ‘branding’ in design by observing examples of the most marketed shoe in history. Using your own shoes, you’ll create a hypothetical ‘logo’ aimed at identifying either personal, communal or global issues of concern
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St
Supported by The City of Sydney
Buy tickets here – from $5

Deadly Sports Heros
Doco Screening

Saturday 6 May, 3 – 6pm | FREE
Join indigenous photojournalist Barbara McGrady
Aunty Barbara McGrady, an Aboriginal photographer and the first Indigenous photojournalist, as she hosts a screening and chat at her ‘Deadly Sports Heroes’ exhibition at 107 Projects, Redfern. For the last 12 Months, the incredible photos of Deadly Sports Heroes have transformed the wall of an outdoor basketball court in Glebe. 107 Resident creative Jamie Gray, is the magic doco maker tracking the story of Barbara’s exhibition, the community program and the people a part of this amazing project. The documentary is 15 mins in duration and there will be food and networking afterwards
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St
Supported by The City of Sydney
No tix necessary – just rock on up

Dance Battle!
At Redfern Community Centre

Saturday 6 May, 11:30am – 5pm | FREE
DSDA and Intimate Spectacle present the 2v2 Open Style Battle – watch as your local street dancers compete in a battle of skill, technique, spontaneity, and creativity for a grand prize of $1,000! Featuring a dope judging panel, a top musical selection by DJ Jaygo, and hosted by the hypest MC, Shazam – don’t miss out!
12pm Preliminary Start

VENUE: Redfern Community Centre
Supported by The City of Sydney
Register your crew here

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A calendar packed full of fun, free and creative workshops and activities for the whole family.

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Resident Artists

As part of the Made in Redfern program, we have four artists creating works to be exhibited Wednesday 17 May – Saturday 27 May.

Lorna Munro

Lorna Munro is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman, multidisciplinary artist, poet and podcaster whose work across the arts and education draws from her knowledge of her community and history. Her curation of audio/visual work for the Redfern/Waterloo Community Archive and Family Histories Project (launched in 2019 at 107) is a reclamation and assertion of data sovereignty disrupting gentrifying forces and new wave colonisation.

Lorna is revisiting the archive for Made in Redfern and will program a community day poetry writing workshop, as well as offering archiving assistance to community members and opportunities for community members to document their lives and family life with family photography sessions and interviews and presenting new poetry and curatorial practice.

Jamie Gray

Jamie Gray is a Eora based photographer and cinematographer who works within narrative, music, video art & documentary; with this experience leading him to shoot his first feature Volcano Man in 2022. This has created a balanced and versatile skill set for his cinematography, photography and art. Jamie is constantly trying to position himself within an environment that is enlightening, collaborative and rewarding.

Jamie will be engaging in the Made in Redfern exhibition by creating a two channel video work with audio from community members about what Redfern means to them. This video artwork will be creating a space for the audience to listen & engage with the voice of Redfern, while showing a meditative visual representation of architectural and community space.

Sophie Parry

Sophie Parry is a Textile Designer and Small Business Owner, who founded Sydney Creative in 2019 within 107 Projects in Redfern. Since then, Sophie has opened her own venue on Regent St, teaching all kinds of creative workshops from sewing to painting, jewellery-making and more.

Sophie will be creating a Tapestry representing Redfern in 2023 for the Made In Redfern Residency Program. This will be a collaboration between Sydney Creative and the local community who have kindly donated old clothes to be used as fabric for the tapestry.

Carlos Gomes

Carlos Gomes is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked with diverse art forms and cultures to create performances, installations and public art works. He has collaborated with numerous arts and community organisations both nationally and internationally.

Resilience, Radiance, Redfern will capture the strength and energy of the Redfern community in an art installation for Made In Redfern that combines ceramics, photography and community engagement. “Resilience Beads”, made by members of the community, will encapsulate the power, persistence and beauty that defines the Redfern community.

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