After Work Art is the new best way to say goodbye to your Friday.

The Oxford Art Factory throws open its doors at the post-work-friendly hour of 7pm every Friday night, and warmly invites you in for a drink.

Entry is free, and the OAF is laying on bands in the gallery bar nice and early. Also on offer are some of the cheapest jugs of beer and cocktails you're likely to find on Oxford St. The OAF student discount passport, 'Das Kleine Buch' will be valid until 11pm. There will be movies, couches galore, and wireless internet access for the less socially inclined.

Our resident band for the month of May are Strange Reactions.

Strange Reactions write songs and belt them out with such a rush of heartfelt emotion and ingenuous conviction, it’s hard not to pull up a chair and see what all the fuss is about.

The band is lead by distinctive vocals, evocative of a merging between John Lennon and Janis Joplin, which stir up a feeling of 60s pop and soul, and are supported by heavier musical backing.

Having only been kicking about together for the last six months, the boys are quickly beginning to craft their own unstoppable, intense and astonishing assault on the senses – one which gives a respectable nod to the past while it blazes a trail to the future.

Strange Reactions. The Boys are back in Town.



Yellow Brick Road is the new weekly night breaking in the PA in the Oxford Art Factory's Gallery Bar.

Previous weeks have seen the blossoming of an event which promises to be one of the better mid-week parties in Sydney - free entry, cheap booze and some of Sydney's best young talent have proved a winning formula so far.

With so much on offer and so little asked in return, we see no excuse to stay at home on Wednesday night. Come down and support some great local talent at Yellow Brick Road.



Hey! A reminder for all you bonafide genuine students out there!

Don’t forget that the OAF is offering you substantial discounts from Wednesday through to Sunday with its 'Das Kleine Buch' discount passport. The passport offers the bearer really cool discounts on all kinds of drinks and jugs! Just a small show of appreciation for all of you out there that can’t necessarily afford to pay full price for drinks; let alone study books etc.

In order to secure one for yourself, all you have to do is bring along a passport sized photo of yourself and your student ID card, visit our cloakroom person on any Friday or Saturday, and request your own copy of Das Kleine Buch.

P.S you don’t have to be an Art student to be eligible, any over 18 students can apply.

Happy drinking and remember – always drink responsibly!

Cheers from the OAF. xo





Following on from a huge year touring the world promoting the release of their number 1 charting album album, "In Ghost Colours" (and including sold shows in Australia, United States, UK & Europe), Cut Copy have returned to celebrate the release of Knightlife 'II' on their boutique record label 'Cutters', with a series of very special parties across the country.

Renowned for their ecclectic mixtapes and remixes as well as producing gorgeous music, the Cut Copy boys invite you to an evening of inter-dimensional disco rhythms, chicago house and futuristic pop tailored for the dancefloor.

The night also features Cutters Records artist Knightlife celebrating the release of his brand spanking new 12" 'Knightlife II' (released on the Cutters Records Label this month on 12", beatport and itunes). Having refined his swordcraft, Knightlife has returned with a new 12" EP, laiden with robot funk groove in equal proportion to time honoured disco craft that is bound to make this a favorite with dancefloors and deejays alike.

Pop by the Cutters website to hear MP3s from Knightlife and more.



PHIBS from Keep Moving on Vimeo.

This month, we were very fortunate to have Australian icon of street art, Phibs, paint the gallery wall at the Oxford Art Factory.

An interesting part of the process of an ever-changing wall, but one we don't often get the chance to share, is watching artists get their work up. We've seen a lot of different techniques, some more impressive than others - but Phibs blew away everyone who visited the venue while he was paintng. Watching him push images out of his brain and onto the wall was pretty special.

The good news for you is that our good friends from Keep Moving popped in to tape one section of the wall going up.

Make sure you visit the gallery during April to see the finished piece.





The next Art Market is on Saturday 6th June.

The Art Market is a Dialogue PR initiative in which buying art has never been so effortless.

On the first Saturday of every month, the Oxford Art Factory will act as the platform and exhibition space for Sydney's established and emerging artists to sell their work.

The Art Market offers diverse, original and affordable art to be purchased by YOU. This event also allows you to relax with your friends, have a drink, surf the net (bring your laptop - wireless supplied) and hang out with our city's creative talent! All during the day, all under one roof!

Sydney's first Art Market is an opportunity for you to support the art community; all you have to do is remember when it's on... The first Saturday of every month, from 11am to 5pm.

Are you an artist? Interested in participating? Please contact Nathan Sullivan of Dialogue PR. Phone: 0405 833 263 or email:



The Oxford Art Factory is looking for new DJs with innovative taste in music. We are on the look out for real bedroom bangers, DJs who have had little or no experience playing in front of a crowd.

We want the bedroom to come to the Oxford Art Factory, we want to witness the jams that go down in the privacy of your own homes. The Oxford Art Factory loves new music, and old music, and hearing old music played in a way that makes it feel new. We're not hung up on genres or technical wizardry, we're just after your premium jams.

If you'd like to get a gig at the OAF, please submit a LIVE mix, with track listing, and your name (and DJ name, if you have one), your email address and phone number.

You can post CDs to DEMO / OXFORD ART FACTORY, 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, or email a link to download your mix to

DJs who have played in other venues need not apply for this as we are only looking for fresh talent with this drive.

We may not be able to get back to everyone who submits a mix, but we promise that everything will get a listen.



Peep the new Cassette Kids film clip, filmed at the OAF.





Born James Choules in London 1969, SheOne has been emptying spray cans and making graffiti for over 20 years. Sidelining the usual multicoloured pictorial approach to graffiti painting he instead to focuses on the visual language of writing and the expressive possibilities of the name as a subject.

His approach to image making is to re-render abstracted hand drawn typography. Hip, data injected splats, overspray and accurate spills relay an emotional slang mapped out in highly personal shorthand.

In recent years he has managed to successfully translate the energy and scale of illegal street paintings into the well lit confines of the gallery, creating international site specific installations and exhibitions and having recently performed a live painting show at the Tate Modern, while simultaneously forging a subtle invasion into the fashion world through collaboration, self branded products and one-off pieces.


Sheone will be painting OAF's mural wall live.

In a first for the venue, we invite you to come in, enjoy some complimentary drinks from Jamesons, and watch as a pretty great artist paints us a new wall.

The show is presented by Oxford Art Factory and Nice Produce as part of the No Comply skateboard art exhibition, 2008.



Little OAFY is a vacant shopfront located at 58 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

From 9-27 October, in conjunction with the City of Sydney Council's Art & About festival, Oxford Art Factory are taking their visual arts wing above ground, and have curated an exciting exhibition of performance art, film and installation.

Little Oafy is sponsored by Av Sound, The Brag, Jamesons and Supreme Security.

9/10 – Launch party - 7pm
10/10 – Glitta Militia Queer Cabaret – 8pm
11/10 - 'Light Being' - Performance by Robyn Wilson featuring music by Gentle Force - 9pm
14/10 – James Shirlaw, ‘The Skater & The Punk’ – 24 hours
16/10 - 'Cuprocking', a live cup installation by Andy Uprock - work to remain in window after installation - 8pm
17/10 - 'Centre of Arrest' - Robyn Wilson & Tara Cook featuring live improvised sound art by a collection of brilliant Sydney musicians - 11pm
20-27/10 – China Heights installation

& a diverse range of works between shows.


cuprock yeahhh



scott lowe invitation

The October 2008 wall at the Oxford Art Factory comes from artist Scott Lowe. Drawing on powerful sentiment from his last show, 'Foreplay', Lowe's ongoing study of human imperfections is an assertion against the unforgivable notion that all things beautiful in humans should be flawless.

The opening party is at OAF's Art After Dark bar on Friday 3rd October, from 9pm - late.
All welcome.
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XRAYSPEX is a new, monthly event being held for under 18s at the Oxford Art Factory, showcasing some of the greatest acts from Sydney and beyond to an audience who often miss out.

You can check out photos and stay closely tuned for news about future events at our MySpace -

The next XRAYSPEX event includes Young & Restless, Cassette Kids, The Wahas, Kato, Hubert and the Xrayspex dj all-stars. It's almost enough to make you miss being in high school.




Groupie Mag

Groupie are our new friends. They run a sensational online music mag, which you can check out here.

Launched in August 2006, Groupie covers a wide range of music genres reflecting the music fan's ipod of today.

With the latest news, info, gossip, reviews and live/touring info for the music fan, Groupie is written by the cream of the music crop including Robbie Buck (Triple J), Michaella Solar-March (Fbi), Glen Goetze (A&R Modular Recordings), Sasha Perera (based in the UK), Christian Barker (based in Tokyo), Nathan Thompson (Digital media) Nicole Fossati (music scenester & Fbi radio) amongst others.

Click click over and check it out, it's good internets.



Work by Jirat Patradoon.

28.08.08 - 09.09.08

at Books Kinokuniya, Level 2 of The Galleries Victoria
500 George St
Sydney, Australia

Post Mortem is an investigation into the realms of an artist's pysche, carefully extracted and poured onto canvas. From the feverish portraits of James Jirat Patradoon, to the Art Deco stylings of William Loeng, to the sinister images created by Akina, Post Mortem is evidence of some of the most exciting emerging artists who are carving out their own unique identity both here and abroad. Artists include; Akina, James Jirat Patradoon, William Loeng, Bei Badgirl, Leigh Rigozzi, Nanami Cowdroy.




MySpace presents Death Cab For Cutie - Ticket giveaway for Sydney fans.

Death cab For Cutie are going to be playing a very special intimate live performance for MySpace on Tuesday August 19 at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. It’s going to be filmed and broadcast LIVE on MySpace at at 5pm (AEST - that’s Australian Eastern Standard Time).  

We are giving away a limited number of tickets to actually attend the performance for FREE. If you live in Sydney and are 18+ just head to and click through to the blog for details.   

Please Note: You have to make your own way to the performance, hence why this is for Sydney fans only, and the venue is 18+ only.   

If you miss out on tickets then you can either tune into the Live broadcast or check it out afterwards, it will archive on the page.



These New Puritans are playing at the Oxford Art Factory on Tuesday 12th August.

The good folks at Popfrenzy have given us two double passes to the show to give away, and one tour poster signed by the band.

These New Puritans currently have an album out called Beat Pyramid.

To win these prizes, send an email to with your full name and telephone number, telling us what exactly a Beat Pyramid is.

The comp closes at 10pm Sunday 10th August, and winners will be informed by telephone on Monday.

See you at the shooowww!





We were very excited to announce an intimate (but loud) evening with Something For Kate., and then it sold out! Those of you who missed out can smile again, because we're now announcing a second show.

SFK will play two rare small club show in Sydney at The Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst on Friday July 18th and Saturday July 19th. While deep in the midst of writing his solo album, frontman Paul Dempsey will take a break to play this special show with the band - one of the very few SFK interstate shows for the year.

Tickets on sale now.

Stay tuned for more information, or visit



If this doesn't make you laugh, you don't spend enough time at the Oxford Art Factory.



Jay Z headlining 2008's Glastonbury festival has been a bone of much contention, with Oasis' Noel Gallagher being one of the loudest voices of dissent.

"I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." stated Gallagher, and Jay Z's response has been to open his Glasto set with the Oasis song, Wonderwall.

Dude is so hilarious, we're happy to overlook the flip flops with socks.



The Presets were interviewed for NYC based website psychoPEDIA last week, and they mentioned us as a GREAT VENUE in Sydney!

Woop woop!



Palmer Projects is an independent space and gallery at 238 Palmer St, Darlinghurst.

This week, they're having an exhibition featuring a bunch of extended family of the O.A.F. types - Mark Drew, Edward Woodley, Ben Frost, Luka de Chateau, Joseph Allen, DL76, Numskull, Trent Whitehead, Stephanie Anderson, Darko, Love Ariel, Jas Salisbury & Mark Alsweiler.

The show is on Thursday 19th June at 6pm, and of course we recommend that you make the trip up the hill to O.A.F afterwards to check out Exquisite Corpse in the Art After dark bar.



Peep Kill Pixie's blog, or the Artillery Magazine MySpace



So, The Teenagers show at the Oxford Art Factory on Saturday 14 June is sold out! We're not surprised really, BUT because we love you guys, we have a nice little prize pack on offer.

Email your full name and phone number to, with a photo of your favourite teenagers.

Best pic wins:
2 x copies of The Teenagers album 'Reality Check'
2 x tickets to The Teenagers at OAF
2 x free drinks on the night

Entry closes at 2pm on Friday 13th June, winners will be contacted by phone late Friday afternoon.

In the meantime, you can visit The Teenagers at their MySpace to get you psyched for the show, or just drool a bit while you watch their video, below.



Every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm, Oxford Art Factory presents EXQUISITE CORPSE; an exhibition of live performance, film and time-based art in The Gallery. Picking up where gallery hours finish, the night provides a central platform for artists from surrounding art schools and beyond to perform and display their work.


12 June 2008:
Performance; Leah McPherson
Projections; Eamon Barling



Lots of interesting stuff happens at the Oxford Art Factory when we're officially closed. Recently, Henry Rollins was interviewed for Movie Juice (a locally produced show on the Movie Network). That's him on the couch under the very bright light.

We have also recently played host to a taping for Australia's next top model.



Friday 9th May saw the launch of a new wall at O.A.F. opened with an installation and a party to top it off.

Stay tuned for more pics soon.


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