Art Pharmacy were approached by developers AMP Capital to develop the art plan for Smidmore Street, an exciting new extension of local landmark Marrickville Metro. Working closely with Inner West Council, we formed and led an art committee of AMP members, council stakeholders and local residents to define the interior and exterior art curation at the Smidmore Street site.
We developed an overarching art narrative that reflected the unique culture and community of Marrickville in which Smidmore Street sits. The narrative needed to encompass the significant use of the site by First Nations people and it’s transition to an industrial haven for Vicars Wool, Shelley’s soft drinks and Sydney Steel Company. Today Marrickville is a melting pot of cultures and crafts, where sustainability and self enterprise is valued, the status quo is challenged and creative communities flourish.