Taking It To The Street: TWT Creative Precinct Block Party
By Maria Maung
Thursday 27th November marked the celebration of a major new arts undertaking by Brand X in partnership with Auswin TWT Developments. The TWT Creative Precinct is an exciting, vibrant new initiative which involves the conversion of a number of disused and empty commercial buildings between Atchison St and Chandos St, now used as creative spaces such as artist studios, galleries, multi-media and theatrical space for a proposed 18 month to two year period.
BYO joined in on the festivities of the TWT Creative Precinct official opening, which saw the transformation of the sleepy streets of St Leonards into a exciting array of sights and sounds. Featuring live music and performances, art exhibitions and the opportunity to meet the residents in their element, food and drinks on offer, we saw some of life’s greatest pleasures coming together with an impromptu dance floor on the street to boot!
Some of the highlights of the evening were the unveiling of giant mural piece by renowned artist Fintan Magee as well as the traditional aboriginal smoke ceremony officially blessing the precinct and calling upon the community to take responsibility in supporting this local initiative and enabling it to thrive.
It was great to see so much creativity and talent in one block and we look forward to seeing the precinct and its residents continue to breathe new life into the community and the area.