Renew the Far West
The Little Bloom
Renew the Far West aims to find artists, cultural projects and community groups to use and maintain empty buildings until they become commercially viable or are redeveloped. Renew the Far West is not set up to manage long term uses, own properties or permanently develop sites but to generate activity in buildings until that future long term activity happens.
Expressions of interest are now open
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Cosmopolitan Decline is an artist’s studio and gathering place located at 347 Blende Street, Broken Hill. It contains a reference library and hosts readings, talks, screenings, performances and showings. The project opened 23rd June 2018.
Cosmopolitan Decline seeks to explore the interconnectedness of resource extraction and the community, and to bring to the surface histories and activities that shape this city, yet which occur beneath it and out of view.
Lindsay Baldwin has operated from home slowly building her business profile with social media, a website and referral customers, with extensive experience in the floristry industry Lindsay returned to Broken Hill in 2012 to be closer to family and provide assistance to her families local business.
Now with the support of another property owner who has come on board with the Renew Far West NSW Project we are fortunate to be able to combine the two in an ideal situation for Lindsay to now operate with a retail location
Pennie Hall Photography. For photographer Pennie Hall, the opportunity presented by Renew Far West has allowed her to expand her business to places she didn’t think possible. For the past two years Pennie has been operating her business from home, specialising in newborn, maternity and family portraits.
“I have outgrown the home space and the business had outgrown the home space, so it was definitely the time to look for something else. The program is great, it’s fantastic that Renew could give me the opportunity to trial and just see how the shop space is going to work for me”. Pennie said hew new studio was already making a difference. “It has allowed me to have multiple set ups ready to go and move from one to the other where before I would have to set up as I went and pack up in a very small space”. “I can offer a lot more opportunity now for clients and am able to do different things that I probably couldn’t have done before”.
For the last 5 years, I have been a stay at home mum with a passion for creating unique accessories. I started off making beaded jewellery, predominately necklaces and bracelets from semi-precious stone beads. I wanted to offer a point of difference to my designs so would often customise them with a hand stamped disk featuring a name or saying. Fascinated with metals I have recently expanded to work with silver, brass and copper. My designs are made for people looking for beauty in imperfection, with mass production on every corner my designs are very distinctly handmade.