Arts capital plan


Story appeared in: Inner West Times | July 11th, 2018



INNER West Council is set to transform the area with the launch of its new cultural program, helping put it on the map as "the independent arts capital of Australia".
EDGE was launched last Thursday at the iconic Enmore Theatre with artists, performers, technicians and events teams coming together to create concepts for activations throughout 2019.
The program will be featuring a series of art installations, street art, light projects, music and live performances.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said Edge would kick off with a program of music, light and sound installations and community performances in Ashfield in September.
"These events will be held throughout the year at five different precincts in the Inner West," Mayor Byrne said.
"The council is in this for the long haul. We want EDGE to build over the years to come.
"We understand that to achieve our objectives, it has to be a partnership between the council and the existing creative enterprises. It's not something that we can hope to achieve on our own.
"By working together, we can make the Inner West the independent arts capital of Australia."
The first installation will be a Sacred Music Festival in Ashfield, September 6-9, which will celebrate the sacred and the intercultural with a mix of sound and art installations, music, performances and projections.
Buildings will light up with poignant life stories from three generations of Ashfield residents, as the suburb's laneways host photo art projects and community performances pop up across the area.

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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 138644 | Viewcount: 180

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