NileGuide Expert Says:
Hear new tunes or view avante garde art while slipping down cheap shots in cleverly designed industrial-look warehouse.
38-46 Oxford Street
2010 Sydney, Australia
tel: +61 2 9332 3711
fax: +61 2 9332 3211
You know those multi-function centres (MFCs) that print, scan and copy? They sit on your desk and swallow gallons of ink. Well, the Oxford Art Factory follows a similar tripartite concept, but on an artistic scale.
It's part gallery where exhibitions hang, part drinking den in the Art after Dark Bar, and part performance/gig venue. Each can operate independently, but some very clever (and expensive) acoustic and design solutions means they can all function simultaneously too.
But it's 'art' and all the connotations that go with it, which provides the lynchpin between visual, performance and live music in an industrial style space, apparently inspired by Andy Warhol's New York 'Factory' of the 1960s.
Get your beers or shots in the bar, then check out a book launch and reading from, say, Brett Easton Ellis, as we did last year, before an emerging band or DJ kicks into action later.