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 6pm 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. The bands will be playing three short sets, there will be movies, couches galore, and wireless internet access for the less socially inclined.

Our resident band for the month of March are Adelaide ex-pats Former Child Stars. Although their name may suggest otherwise, we reluctantly inform you that neither Macauley Caulkin or the fat kid from 'Hey Dad' will be present, but the boys in the band promise to deliver nothing but the most infectious of indie pop.

You can listen to a sample of the Former Child Stars' forthcoming EP, titled 'Serotonin City' and produced by the formidable rock fingers of Scott Horscroft on their MySpace.

For the month of April we have lined up a stellar double residency of The Spirits and Decorated Generals, stay tuned for more news on the only way to end your week.

Now you have even more reasons to look forward to Friday night!





Wednesday 18th March marks the fifth week of Yellow Brick Road, 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.

On 18th March, Yellow Brick Road proudly presents two bands, Cameras and Love Parade.

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.


After much deliberation, Eleanor + Fraser decided one morning in late 2007, over a somewhat fateful coffee - that she and Fraser would start a band! a rock band! (cue Rocky-esque montage of high fives and strumming. mostly guitar strumming)

Cameras was born in March 2008 when friend and engineering nerd Ben Kingshott came on board to play drums. They recorded their first demo in late March 08, which received some very positive and promising feedback, including that of producer Rich Costey (Muse/Doves/Franz Ferdinand).

Following some exciting live performances, Cameras went back into the studio in late July and recorded another demo with Scott Horscroft (The Presets/ Silverchair/ The Panics/ The Sleepy Jackson) producing.

Cameras diversity of musical influences ranges from The Eurythics, The Police, Blondie and Paul Simon to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The strokes, Radiohead, Muse, The White Stripes and Cold War kids. Their diverse set of influences ultimately leads to a mish mash of song writing styles and often culminates in polar opposites of sound and technique. Fraser's effects driven and messy guitar licks, plus Eleanor's powerful voice and classical trained key style combined with the drumming prowess of Mr Kingshott gives Cameras a unique balance. Ultimately there is no one musical genre that Cameras fit into because of their diverse range of styles - everything stands apart yet is somehow cohesive.


Love Parade are a psychedelic pop band who initially formed in Newcastle, but have recently relocated to Sydney. Some of the bands more obvious influences are The Stone Roses, The Zombies, The Velvet Underground, You Am I, The Beach Boys and The Beatles.

Love Parade are currently recording their debut album, and have one E.P to their name. The band have been told twice by drunk people they sound a lot like Big Country. They chose to take this as a compliment both times, despite the implications.

25.03.09 - The Waysiders and Smoking Vaults
01.04.09 - La Mancha Negra (plus support act TBA)
08.04.09 - Parades and Shady Lane
15.04.09 - Halal How Are You?
22.04.09 - The Silents and Streetlight
29.04.09 - The Silents (plus support act TBA)
06.05.09 - Underlights (plus support act TBA)
20.05.09 - Bridgemary Kiss (plus support act TBA)



Das Superparty & “Das Kleine Buch – The Little Book” Launch

On Thursday 12 March, Rococo Productions hosts a spectacular fundraising bash for its new art-based street-press magazine “Das Superpaper” – suitably entitled Das Superparty. The event is also the launching ground for a new initiative by Oxford Art Factory and Das Superpaper, “The Little Book”, a student discount passport for the dirty end of Oxford Street. Through discounts at Oxford Art Factory and The Falconer for students and the creatively destitute, “The Little Book” looks to an alternative to the drinking holes and breeding grounds that have come to define the area.

UK DJ The Outlaws and Los Valentinos DJ offshoot Knife Machine headline a string of local DJs from “No Answer” and “Gay Bash”. Rococo puts its usual electric spin on the night with the Oxford Art wall being painted by local celebrity artist James Jirat Patradoon. The aim is to strike a chord with those that want something from a city where the 2am shutout shouldn't even be a possibility. Molly & Rooty Rita, alternative performance artists, are crammed in there – as well as a surprise performance by deceased artist Yves Klein.

Entry is $10 on the door – with all proceeds going to the expansion and printing of Das Superpaper. Think Bauhaus, think distorted Weimar and expect Das SuperPunch – the perfect thing to wash down the revolution.



FRIDAY 13th MARCH at Midnight

Come enter the weird 'n' wonderful world of MERCURY REV with an exclusive DJ set at Oxford Art Factory!

"Not so much a band as a long, strange trip"

Formed in upstate New York in the late 1980's, MERCURY REV have continued to surprise and enlighten listeners with their maverick musical explorations. Through the chaotic avant-pop of early releases like 1991's Yerself Is Steam, onto their sweeping 1998 "breakthough" album Deserter's Songs and up to last year's glistening Snowflake Midnight, MERCURY REV have remained an ultra-vivid musical trip.  

Now core members Jonathan Donahue, Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel are bringing the Snowflake Midnight tour to Australia via supports for Coldplay. Here's your chance to get up close (and dance!) with them as they lay down an exclusive DJ set at Oxford Art Factory.  

For a hint of what's in store with their DJ set, you only need to clock the esoteric tracklisting of their 2006 entry into the Back To Mine compilation series. A freewheeling assortment of tunes from David Bowie, Suicide, Spacemen 3, Nico and even Billie Holiday should have you expecting the unexpected!  

PLEASE NOTE : Mercury Rev will not be performing live. This is a DJ set only.



This coming Black Friday the 13th of March sees Sydneys seminal venue play host to the apocalypse of all parties.

Tripping down the stairs into the Oxford Art Factory you will experience Melbournians Mountains in the Sky, and local party heroes SPOD and Toecutter (DJ set) in a night which could be considered anything but unlucky.

This summer has been rather busy for Melbournian John Lee, otherwise known as Mountains in the Sky. The latest LP Electron Suite spouts an effortless, otherworldly serve of electronica, conjuring sparse soundscapes whilst remaining intensely personal. Returning to headline the Oxford Art Factory after stellar performances at the Meredith Musical Festival and St Jeromes Laneway festival, John Lees live show beats like a neon-heart - mechanical and oddly intimate, yet always enthralling.

Before we get too thoughtful on you, Sydneysider and bundles of fun SPOD and his band return to the OAF for the first time this year, spouting a wildly spontaneous stage show which can consist of Gameboy breakdowns, cats, confetti and all in between.

Also thrown into the mix is the one and only Toecutter (DJ set), notorious for inciting deliciously uninhibited acts and anything morally questionable, bringing to you the most live DJ set you may ever witness.

All this plus Sleater Brockman and Wedding Ring Fingers keeping the party alive between sets. You know where you want to be this upcoming Friday the 13th.

Tickets on sale now at



Damn ARMS [Melbourne, Australia]

Damn Arms are a band from Melbourne, Australia that emerged in mid 2005 out of the ashes of SNAP! CRAKK!.

Named after a comment by cartoon character Fry in Futurama, the indie rock outfit was formed by Yama Indra (Vocals/Synth), Tim Sullivan (Vocals/Bass) and former members Ben Browning (Guitar) and Simon Parker (Drums).

After the change in the band their sound evolved from an electro-punk rock to a synth-rock driven sound.

SVU - lost valentinos djs [Sydney, Australia]

Just as you thought yu'd seen it all, that everything that was going to be new and refreshing had been done. Along come Lost Valentinos and re-write it all again!

They've signed with one of Australia's best managers, secured a label deal with EtcEtc (also home to Pnau) and at last, finished putting the final touches on their long awaited debut record (made with the loving assistance of DJ/Producer Ewan Pearson [The Rapture, Goldfrapp, M83]

The boys are set to rip your heart out and melt your face lusciously to the wall with a string of very exclusive DJ shows to celebrate. You'll soon see why these boys are the toast of the town, they bring the party and shake it upside-down!

SUPPORT ACTS: Redial (sweat it out), Smacktown (live), Why Not, Daz The Dominant, Timmy P.



Garage2V is on tour right now across Australia with each Garage2V State Final winner heading to Sydney to compete for a spot supporting The Killers, Razorlight and M83 on the V Festival main stage. Come and support Australia's best new bands!

Featuring: Children Collide, The E.L.F and the State Final winners.
Thursday March 19th
7pm - 1am
RSVP essential for FREE ENTRY at




"Firmly cemented inAustralias musical landscape (The Independent) and touted as the countrys best hip hop act (JMAG),MUPH & PLUTONICare once again hitting the road to share their vibrant tunes with the masses. Fresh from their double placing on Triple Js Hottest 100 Countdown and a stellar run on this years festival circuit (Pyramid Rock, Solar Music,Soundscape), Melbournes finest hip-hop combination have announced their first major tour for 2009, once again featuring DJ Bonez. The tour will celebrate the release of their brand new video clip for 'Don't Worry About Nothing' - the clip with debut on the Hottest 100 video count down.

The Dont Worry About Nothing tour sees the group traverse the Australian landscape once again with an extended run through the Queensland sun along with stops in Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney. Joining MUPH & PLUTONIC will be Sydney duoHORRORSHOW.

Rising from hip hop's tremendous undergrowth, Horrorshow hold the twin talents of style and effortless at their fingertips. VocalistSolois equipped with deft lyricism and melodic flow, holding court with heartfelt melancholy and redemptive optimism - cushioned with dry humour. ProducerAdithas composed beautifully paced, confident beats - partnering the lyricism with flair in mood and colour.

The tour kicks off March 7th in Hobart and winds its way for a lengthy stay through Queensland before hitting both major markets and small towns, wrapping up the jaunt with a two-night stay out West. Dont worry about a thing; come spend your summer with Muph & Plutonic.



“Adventure Club” is live music with a difference – come with us on a journey to a prehistoric land with an epic lineup of volcanic fun.

On Friday 27th of March, Adventure Club will make a giant dinosaur footprint on the Oxford Art Factory with a prehistorically‐themed festival of music, performance, sets and general monkey business. We aim to transport you out of the foot tapping and beer spilling of other established venues and into an extravagant, dazzling evening to remember.

From names you know to one’s you’ll want to, prepare to travel back in time with The Dolly Rocker Movement, Deep Sea Arcade, WIM, The Magnetic Heads, I Like Cats, Pluto Goneski (tropfest finalists), DJ Mike Tyson (health club), National Treasure (gaybash), Siren DJs (healthclub/no answer), and performances by The NSW Air Guitar Supergroup and Justin Shoulder. The adventure begins at 8PM and we expect to arrive at our destination at 6am…



This is a fundraiser event for High & Dry festival that will be happening 27th - 29th November 2009. As a not for profit, community run event we need your support. Come, dance drink and be merry and help us make High & Dry 09 the success it deserves to be!

Live room:
Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs
Unkle Ho (Elefant traks, the Herd)
The Phonies

ElGusto (Hermitude)
Monkey Mark (Combat Wombat)
Monkfly (Frequency Lab)
BFG + Conduct MC (Figureight)
Deepcycle (Rejenr8)
Sam Da Chemist (DSS)





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.



Very limited tickets on sale now.



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





'Perverting the Perverted'

What Makes Men Blush (WMMB) is a performance collective that has hijacked Burlesque as a form to exercise boundaries, expectations, stereotypes and injustice. WMMB present tactile performances aiming to challenge audiences in a constant pursuit for perspective. Embodying hyper-realities and violent truths, the group inspires, undresses and ravages the world that too many have become accustmed to.

WMMB celebrates the ugly to realize the beautiful and celebrates the beautiful to re-define our ugly.

What Makes Men Blush are residents at the Oxford Art Factory, and can be found bringing art to the masses most weekends in the glass cube which functions as performance space for the venue.



The St. Jeromes Laneway festival along with Fasterlouder, Yen  & FBi 94.5FM present BORN RUFFIANS

The Laneway Festival loves Canadian indie, so we invited BORN RUFFIANS along to the party. The trio made waves at this year’s SXSW with their terrific live show and backed up their promise with Red Yellow Blue, a ripping, taut stomper of a record that packs a punch with its muscular instrumentation, witty lyrics and understated production. Full of surprises, BORN RUFFIANS are rollicking fun and completely endearing.



Here at the OAF, we understand the festive brokeness that often accompanies the beginning of a new year, so we're pleased to offer you 10 great bands, with zero cover charge.

The Spirits
The Vignettes
The Lockwoods
The Warm Feelings
The Go Roll Your Bones



Oxford Art Factory are set to ring in the new year in style with the best of the French! 2008 has been an amazing year for the venue, who have recently passed their first birthday, won a bunch of awards from industry types and the public alike, thrown a pile of killer parties, and hosted a dizzying array of talented acts – it seems fitting to say goodbye to the year with a bang. It is with great pleasure that we announce that we are teaming up with everyone’s favourite label Ed Banger Records to celebrate New Year’s Eve, with Busy P and DJ Mehdi headlining a party that we anticipate will not be easily forgotten.

The Parisian label de jour, Ed Banger Records was founded by Pedro Winter in 2002, and has quickly found itself on the ‘best of’ lists of the worlds top tastemakers. With a broad stable of talent, home to artists such as Justice, Sebastian, Uffie and Mr Oizo, the Ed Banger crew has left an indelible mark on the music scene of the 2000s. Encompassing not only music, but fashion, design and attitude, Ed Banger no longer represents a musical genre, it represents a lifestyle.

The Ed Banger New Years Eve Party is supported by The Brag and

A strictly limited allocation of tickets will be available on the door for $70.

For the party monsters amongst you who stretch out the New Years for as long as possible, those of you who missed out on tickets to Field Day, or fans of our SECRET INTERNATIONAL GUEST - you'll be thrilled to know that OAF is hosting the official Field Day After Party.

Tickets are on sale now and already moving fast - don't miss out on one of the first great parties of 2009!



Following a commanding Homebake performance, YOU AM I play a special and intimate show at the Oxford Art Factory on Sunday 14th December.

Get in fast as tickets are strictly limited - you can purchase them here.

Please note that this is an afternoon show, doors will open at 3pm.



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.




Performance Art . Live Music . Short Films . Video Art. Audio Visual Installations . Spoken Word . DJs.

Every Thursday 9pm - late 

EXQUISITE CORPSE is proud to showcase the work of emerging and established performance artists, musicians and poets, sound and video artists, film-makers and all manner of innovators and creatives.


Yes you heard right..we are excited to announce that in celebration of the uniquely rich, awesome, greatness that is the movement known as EC...we welcome you this week with...




So all of you malnourished, over-studied darlings, come down this week for a wonderful, complimentary dose of craziness with this oh my gosh LINE-UP PACKED WITH A SELECTION OF SOME OF SYDNEY'S LEGENDARY ART AND MUSIC PIONEERS...




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.


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COUSIN COLE (Tambourine Dream/NYC)
Smokin Psyche Sessions
Saturday 11 Oct 11pm
Oxford Art Factory

"I like [Cousin Cole’s stuff] because I can play it around other people, without boring them, making them want to cry, or ruining my reputation as the most gangster of gangster rappers.”
– MC Spank Rock

NYC party DJ and producer Cousin Cole is touring on the success of his ‘Tambourine Dream’ mixtape and remix project – a body of work that turned the business on its ear with an unexpected, yet evocative, blend of folk, psyche and indie, switching a new generation of party people on to these sounds with souped up reworks of Jose Gonzales, Joanna Newsom, Nico, Neil Young, John Lennon, Feist and a dozen other classics.

Cousin Cole stole the hearts and feet of clubbers worldwide with his ‘Crank Dat’ Soulja Boy remix last year, and at the same time fraternized with the mainstream with his cut programmed high rotation Hot 97 in NYC and Power 106 in LA, and still today played before Toronto Raptors basketball games.

Labelled the 2008 ‘blog king’, a quick trawl of the blogs gives up close on 100 results that include Cole’s exclusive edits of tracks by Wale, Peter Bjorn & John, R Kelly and The Killers, plus his banging rework of DJ Kool’s ’96 hit ‘Let Me Clear My Throat’. These efforts sit alongside 12”s like the 'Ruffle Yo Featherz' and 'Tougher Than Featherz' EPs on his own Flagrant Fowl label, remixes of Bird Peterson and releases on Baltimore label Flamin' Hotz.

Earmarked as the next big cross-over producer, his rowdy DJ sets follow suite – kicking it with all things funk, Bmore, new wave, electro and rock!

supports: Canyons, Kato, tha Fizz, Cassette
$18 presale thru moshtix

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Flagrant Fowl MiniMegaMix 2007
Click on the image above to download.

0:00 Wale - Good Girls (Cousin Cole Remix)
1:23 Spank Rock -¬?What It Look Like (Pocketknife's Poppinspiel the Glockenspiel Remix)
2:49 Arthur Russell - She's The Star (Pocketknife's Continual Cornfield Remix) *
4:21 Joanna Newsom -¬?The Book of Right-On (Pocketknife's Scowling Owl Remix)
7:05 Cousin Cole - Untitled (Rave Grobbing)
9:06 Cousin Cole - Bam a Lam *
10:57 Cousin Cole - Chicken Moose Rhino Monkey (Part One)
12:40 Salt & Pepa - Push It (Cousin Cole Bonus Beats)
13:09 Pocketknife - Wyld Ignition Thang (Pocketknife's Oh Pee Pee Masher) *
14:35 Cousin Cole - Ignition Remix Remix *
15:35 Cat Power -¬?Free (Pocketknife's Give It Away Remix)
16:40 Cousin Cole - Who's Your Daddy
18:08 Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Cousin Cole Disco Mix)
19:15 Love Is All - Make Out Fall Out Make Up (Cousin Cole Edit)
21:28 Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (Cousin Cole Edit) *



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C-90 is an exhibition by Sydney artist and curator Mark Drew, of cassette tape imagery via canvas, sculpture and illustrative print media.

The works in this show have been developed from a large scale mural painted at Oxford Art Factory in February of this year, of his teenage collection of cassette tape spines.

"in a time of MP3 data, the imagery C-90 deals with is quite emotive, recalling the graphic side of personal music collections".

Drew has been behind the scenes of many local art shows, as the co-owner of China Heights gallery. C-90 is his first major solo show, opening at Palmer Projects 6pm, Thursday, 9th October 2008 and will then continue daily up until October 15th.

Opening Night: Thursday 9th, October, 6pm-9pm.

Palmer Projects Gallery
238 Palmer St, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW



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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blackalicious flyer

The Blackalicious show is supported by Groupie Magazine – Australia’s only online music magazine. Get it for free each month at

Diplo poster

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.




Tickets on sale now through Moshtix.

Win the best tickets this Spring!

We here at the Oxford Art Factory are pretty thrilled to be hosting what we think are the most outstanding sideshows of Parklife for 2009.

We're got Diplo and Boy 8-Bit on September 26, Does It Offend You, Yeah? on October 1 and Blackalicious on October 7.

Wanna win a double pass to all 3 shows? We have ONE up for grabs.

To win, send an email to with your full name and phone number, and a picture of your favourite party monster attached. Best/most creative/elaborate/hilarious entry wins.

The comp closes on Wednesday 24th September, and the winner will be contacted by phone on Thursday 25th.



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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