On Friday 21st August, the Oxford Art Factory celebrate their second birthday. True to form, this momentous event will be celebrated with an enormous free party, with a line-up featuring the cream of emerging musical talent from Sydney and beyond.
The past year has seen the venue build on its strengths and its manifesto of supporting the arts scene in Sydney. The Gallery, the smaller side bar at the venue, now has a permanent PA and hosts a variety of free events throughout the week, giving local bands a chance to build their following by offering free gigs to punters.
The Gallery has also seen a diversity of exciting contemporary visual artists showcase their works, with exhibitions from Australian graffiti icon Phibs, professional artists/surfers Ozzie Wright and Alex Knost, UK street artist SheOne, emerging Australian painter Kid Zoom, the Oh Really artist collective, photographer Bridget Mac and printmaker and illustrator James Jirat Patradoon, as well as a host of others.
The Live Art Space has hosted a dazzling array of performers across the last year – from Lady Gaga’s first Australian show to Ghostface Killah of the Wu Tang Clan, and (deep breath!) Diplo, Lykke Li, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Yeasayer, Man Man, Who Made Who, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Calvin Harris, The Nextmen, Mark Farina, Blackalicious, Skream & Benga, The Twelves, DJ Assault, Wolfmother, You Am I, The Living End, The Temper Trap, Hermitude, Josh Pyke, Bertie Blackman, the Cassette Kids, and the list goes on – if you haven’t seen something great there this year, it’s certainly not for a lack of options!
Date: Friday 21 August, 2009
Cost: FREE, with RSVP at www.oxfordartfactory.com
Bands: The Protectors, Leader Cheetah, Papa Vs Pretty, Fashion Launches Rocket Launches, Sticky Fingers, The Domestics, Halal How Are You?, Megastick Fanfare
DJs: Graz, Quincy, Harry Cotton, Lewis B, Kristy, Ironman, Exercise Mike, Jack Shit, Eamon
The Protectors | http://www.myspace.com/theprotectors
Leader Cheetah | http://www.myspace.com/leadercheetah
Papa vs Pretty | http://www.myspace.com/papavspretty
Sticky Fingers | http://www.myspace.com/stickyfingersworldwide
Megastick Fanfare | http://www.myspace.com/megastickfanfare
Halal, How Are You? | http://www.myspace.com/megastickfanfare
Fashion Launches Rocket Launches | http://www.myspace.com/fashionlaunchesrocketlaunches
The Domestics | http://www.myspace.com/thedomestics7