This is a truly unique creative hub where local artists of all disciplines can share their skills, knowledge, products and enthusiasm. When Jake and Renee Russo conceived of Hypmotive, they wanted it to be all things to all artists. And it is. The reformed commercial space in Marrickville is a venue for practical, hands on workshops, talks, exhibitions and as a marketplace for emerging local artisans and creatives. They even provide marketing support and an online platform for sales. As well as original artworks, their range includes handcrafted homewares, jewellery and accessories, fashion items and anything else that might take someone’s fancy. It’s the kind of place you can walk into, have a browse and then linger for a chat with whomever happens to be there. There is a very strong sense of community with a focus on supporting local talent and on encouraging participation from the vibrant Marrickville neighbourhood. It’s very hypmotivating!
155 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. 0422 765 650. hypmotive.com
By Lilian Sekkaï