Meet Naomi Taplin the owner of Studio Enti, she one of the young artisans who are part of the Foley Street Project an initiative of the City of Sydney.
I thought it would be good to explore this wonderful project….given Christmas is just around the corner and encourage, you, my lovely readers to think local and support our young artists and entrepreneurs when thinking presents.
I love our council I just wish the Government would do more in this space….
This is about the project……..
As part of its successful creative spaces program, the City has redeveloped a series of vacant garages and loading bays under 66 Oxford Street into modern retail shopfronts facing the newly upgraded Foley Street.
Five creative businesses working across art, design, fashion, jewellery and homewares have been selected to operate the spaces.
“Artists and creative workers are a vital part of Sydney’s cultural scene – not to mention the local economy – and we are always looking for ways to support them,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“With commercial rents rising, we need to provide affordable space for creative startups in the heart of the city or they’ll go elsewhere.
“Over the last five years our creative spaces program has given more than 35 businesses a home, injecting nearly $3 million into the local economy and attracting 85,000 additional visitors to Oxford Street.
“I’m really looking forward to welcoming our newest tenants to Foley Street and seeing the contribution they make to the area over the next three years.”
The City’s creative spaces program launched in 2012, offering affordable office space at 66 Oxford Street to 14 emerging creative businesses.
Since then, the City has also made space available for artists and creative workers in its properties on William Street in Darlinghurst and at Waterloo Library.
Studio Enti – specialising in porcelain tableware and lighting, Studio Enti’s Naomi Taplin has designed ranges for some of Sydney’s biggest restaurants, including Nomad in Surry Hills and Lotus at Barangaroo. Her Foley Street shopfront will feature workshop and retail spaces where customers can learn more about the ceramics design process and take part in regular workshops.
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