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The Willoughby Incinerator is one of 12 designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Milton Nicholls and operated from[masked] - the sewerage plant continued until 1974. In 1968 a public campaign saved the building from demolition and it is listed with the NSW State Heritage Register. In 2007 Willoughby Council agreed to restore and adapt the building to create a café and community arts space. Council received assistance through a $550,000 government grant and in April 2011 the restored building was officially opened. WHERE TO FIND US Meet us on the grassed area beside the large metal sculpture at the front of the Incinerator, 2 Small Street Willoughby (see photo) TRANSPORT BUS options include: M40 272 or 273 - disembark on Willoughby Road, between Artarmon Road and Armstrong Street. There is a free CAR park immediately past the Incinerator Art Space. It is located between Willoughby Leisure Centre and Bicentennial Park. LUNCH The onsite café is not very large. The menu is quite specific ( and if we are unable to secure tables for everyone, we could consider walking up to the Bridgeview Hotel, 580 Willoughby Road ( ADDED BONUS If you get a chance to have a look at the “Informal Geographies” drawing, handmade paper, installation and mixed media exhibition in the Gallery you may like to return with me at 2pm to listen to an artist talk by Anne Numont. Made during her studio residency at Primrose Park Artist Studios since 2016, this body of work explores place, perception and memory to reveal connections with local landscapes and communities, personal history and contemporary existence. An experimental approach drives Numont’s practice, taking form in stylised renderings, abstract maps and both organic and measured mark-making. Jennifer’s contact if required on the day[masked] ............................ There is a nominal charge of $1 for participation in Sydney Sketch Club (collected in person on the day) to cover monthly website costs levied by MEETUP.COM and other small expenses by Jennifer in organisation of sketch activities. But please note that due to changes in the Meetup platform the words Unpaid appear against your name whenever you RSVP. I apologise for the inconvenience/embarrassment but I just do not have time to waste on unnecessary admin behind the scenes. Would rather be spending my valuable time researching and organising other great outings for SSC members. Thanks for understanding. DISCLAIMER. Please note that Jennifer as volunteer organiser of activities for Sydney Sketch Club is not responsible for the health or safety of members [and their guests] and therefore will not accept any liability for accidents or injuries that may occur during Meetup events at any location, whether outside in public areas or inside commercial venues. By attending any Sydney Sketch Club event you acknowledge that you accept all of the above.

The Incinerator Cafe

2 Small Street · Willoughby


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    What we're about

    Welcome to Sydney Sketch Club!! A group of very friendly people of varying levels of art expertise will provide encouragement, motivation and inspiration for sketching in public. Meetups are held on average every fortnight at all sorts of locations across Sydney. Occasionally we will have day trips by car or train (to Windsor , Glenbrook, Leura, Mittagong, Camden and Bowral so far).

    We regularly have between 20-30 people attend the activities.

    We usually meet for 2.5 – 3 hours (often drawing in small groups) and then gather for a show’n’tell and group book photo. The social side of the Club comes from the members who stick around to have lunch together. This is when you can chat with your fellow sketchers and discuss techniques and materials used – sketchbooks are often shared around.

    Members can upload their sketches to the SSC meetup site which is a great way to share work. It is highly recommended that you take time to look at the Photo Albums on the SSC meetup site of previous activities - you will find such inspiration there.

    Occasionally we may also go to an art exhibition (e.g. Archibald, Salon des Refuses, White Rabbit Gallery) and use those paintings as inspiration for our own works.

    You will need to supply all your own art supplies. There is no formal tuition given but you can certainly "learn from others".

    There is an activity charge of $1 only, which is used to help defray the monthly costs charged by to have Sydney Sketch Club included on their site. Excess funds are often used for lucky-draw prizes at say the Christmas sketch meet / prizes for Everyday-in-May challenge etc etc.

    So please get up the courage to attend your first meetup - I am sure you will be hooked as I was when I discovered SSC - we have a great group of regulars who attend as often as their lives/commitments permit so you are likely to make some nice friends along the way to share your art interest with.

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