The harsh and urgent realities of climate change seem to stall, stump and bewilder big-time decision makers here in Australia. So we’re super happy to hear about brands, labels, artists and creative collectives doing their bit to make a difference, inspiring us all to jump on board and follow suit.
New to the game here in Sydney is Hiccup—a collective centred on creating events that are totally sustainable, so you can party with a clear conscience.
Hiccup’s founders know how to throw a cool event too: behind the collective is Heaps Gay’s Same Eacott and Issy Phillips from Tedx Youth. And the first fully sustainable party these legends are throwing will be a multi-sensory art party, featuring a big line-up of eco-conscious artists and a whole lot of live music.
Hosted at the Marrickville Bowlo, Hiccup Sustainable Art Party will feature climate change-inspired installations from 11 artists, including the iconic Radha La Bia, Anna Mould and Guy Grey. All artworks and performance setups will be made using only borrowed, recycled and repurposed materials, supplied by Sydney’s very own repurposing heroes, Reverse Garbage.
On the live music front, expect to see local bands GLO and Roy Batty Jr. You’ll also get Lorna Clarkson, Eddy Diamond and Rydeen on the decks, as well as Hei Zhi Ma 黑芝麻, who’ll be spinning hard hitting sounds inspired by climate activism.
All proceeds from the event will go to Friends of the Earth Australia, one of the largest grassroots networks who campaign and promote solutions on urgent environmental issues. Hiccup's party is a part of a whole bunch of other Inner West art events called EDGE Sydenham, which you can check out here.
Tickets are just $15, head over here to grab yours now.
What: Hiccup Sustainable Art Party
Where: Marrickville Bowling Club
When: Saturday 3 August, from 8pm
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Image credit: Dylan PF.