WORK-SHOP MAKERY LAUNCH
Continuing on their crusade for creativity, the Work-Shop boys (Chester Garcia and Matt Branagan) have just launched Work-‐Shop Makery, an initiative to help local artists, designers and makers exhibit and sell their creations in a prime retail location without the headaches and costs associated with setting up their own shop.
Located at 106 Oxford Street, Work-‐Shop Makery flanks the emerging creative space precinct in Darlinghurst. The concept is simple. Vendors pay a small weekly fee to rent out one of the unique display environments in the shop, which they can customise and style to their liking. Work-‐Shop Makery will sell their goods without any mark up or commissions so all of the “dough” goes to the maker.
Work-Shop Makery also gives creators the opportunity to connect with people on a grass roots level. They will be able to run "Meet The Maker" sessions where they can have direct interaction with the public to explain their inspiration, process, values and even do live demonstrations. Their goods will be on display amongst a carefully selected pool of local talent.
“In the age of mass production, Work-Shop wants to reignite the value of things that are carefully crafted with thought and love. We also want to bridge the disconnect between consumers and where they get their goods from and give Australian makers an amazing platform to showcase their wares” says Chester Garcia, one of the founders.
Work-Shop has proudly recruited Penny Salway, one of the former brains trusts behind Jurassic Lounge, to manage the new Oxford Street space. Penny has managed projects around the world but is most excited about the freshly maked goodies that are going to be displayed in The Makery, and is excited to give Sydney-‐siders the chance to interact with their local makers.
With the momentum and attention currently surrounding Work-‐Shop, vendors can be assured to get great exposure and media coverage. Not to mention incredible foot traffic from one of Sydney’s busiest and most iconic streets.
Join us for a drink at the Launch Party next Thursday 30th January from 6pm-9pm.
Photography by Valeria Maltseva