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Johnston Street Jazz

LIVE : Every Thursday

from 8pm

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Johnston Street Jazz is an artist-run no-profit weekly jazz and improv club that has been supporting emerging and unlikely jazz for 20 years. Every Thursday night we host a usually-local, usually-acoustic, usually-instrumental, usually-improvising jazz band.  We present music of the highest quality, often new projects from established musicians or fresh music from the new generation.


Click here for more information.

The Artist's Way

new groups starting in March 2023

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Join an online group to do The Artist's Way and find ways to flourish in your creativity!

ACAC will host new groups starting in March 2023.

We're also introducing Artist Peer Mentoring groups for those who've done the Artist's Way before.

Groups will meet fortnightly over 10 sessions March - July.

For more information, email Helen at

Make Art Week

more events coming

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We had such a great time at Make Art Week 2022! 

Make Art Week was an online, week-long event hosted on Zoom and Facebook designed to inspire and create community for artists during the lockdoans of 2020 and 2021.

May 2020

September 2020

September 2021

We then hosted a hybrid event in October 2022 as we begin to reconnect with in person events again.

Look out for future Make Art events as possibilities continue to evolve! We're discussing one-off Make Art open mic nights for people to share their creative works and future Make Art Months! Watch this space. 

The Meeting Place

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A place for creatives to connect, worship, pray and share stories. This is a regular part of our community life and is open for all to be a part of.

As of July 2021 The Meeting Place is on hiatus. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates.

Creative Conversations

Dates for 2023


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Creative Conversations is an annual event as part of Sydney Fringe Festival and presented by Annandale Creative Arts Centre, seeking to engage different voices in a public dialogue around issues that are facing our world.


Following the artist selection process, successful applicants are invited to create a new work during the residency period in response to a common stimulus, in conversation and collaboration with each other, experts, practitioners and people with lived experience connected to the issue. 

The series has consisted of a visual art exhibition, performance evening with speakers, as well as opportunities to get involved and respond to the issues. This project is designed to be quick response art, making work in conversation with others and the urgency of the current state of affairs.

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