DIPLO: An early proponent of the ‘dirty south’ sound, Diplo has been at the forefront of the promotion of Baile Funk outside of Brazil and continues to support countless musical projects around the world through his label Mad Decent. As one of the most renowned and in-demand remixers and producers, he has worked with M.I.A. and Bonde do Role to Hot Chip, and as a DJ he is famous worldwide for one thing: straight up party.

BOY 8-BIT: Named after the 8-bit samples he used to use to produce records on his Amiga computer, David Morris has come a long way from these simple, nerdy beginnings. Having built a reputation through solid party remixes for artists as diverse as The Black Ghosts, Burial, Mika, Chromeo and Armand Van Helden and his distinctive sound that combines chopped-up vocals with heavy bass and breakbeats Boy 8-Bit is regarded as one of the finest party-starters around today.



Don’t miss limited first round tickets, on sale now through Moshtix.




When the “Hip Crowd” headed into town for a Rockin’/Swingin’ night out at the weekend, Saturday night was “Oxford Street Night”. Sunday night would come and – NOTHING! All that has changed with the launch of “Rockin’ and Swingin’ at The Oxford Art Factory”, a monthly gig planned for the last Sunday of each month. This night will provide quality Rockabilly and Swing bands in the salubrious surroundings of one of Oxford Street’s jewels, The Oxford Art Factory.

Presented by the notable Sydney DJ duo of Limpin’ Jimmy and The Swingin’ Kitten, this promises to be a monthly event worth looking forward to. The Velvet Set are kicking off the opening night on Sunday 26th October with their energetic swing style.

Tickets on sale now through moshtix.com



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

On the last 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 last Saturday of every month starting September 27th, 2008, from 1pm to 6pm.

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



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 - http://www.myspace.com/xrayunder18s

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.




Lovells, yay!

Lovells make beautiful delicious beer, which we're happy to be able to offer you cheap as chips until september 11th.

Enjoy this pure Australian beer responsibly.



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 www.myspace.com/mstvlive 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 www.myspace.com/mstvlive 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 www.myspace.com/mstvlive 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 winstuff@oxfordartfactory.com 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 www.somethingforkate.com.



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 winstuff@oxfordartfactory.com, 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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