The Tate Opens at Glebe's Toxteth Hotel
Once grimy Glebe pub staple The Toxteth Hotel has had an extreme makeover, emerging from surgery with a brand new artistic space in tow. The Tate, upstairs at the British pub, is a new gallery and rent-free studio space, which will be used to showcase art by emerging local practitioners.
Sydney's Lo-Fi Collective are behind the re-design, which aims to invigorate the city's west as a home of innovative artistic practice. The gallery complements the trendy new beer garden, with both sporting that deliberately dilapidated yet suitably hygienic look that's so appealing to hip crowds.
The Tate will hold new openings weekly, with its inaugural launch exhibition on Wednesday 14 March, There Goes The Neighbourhood
, inviting the creative community to take back ownership of the 'once-bohemian' suburb.
With works from notorious street artists Numskull and Beastman having already shown up in the gallery, as well as some less established but equally talented artists, we can expect this space to take off as an exciting visual arts hive. And if you tire yourself out while admiring these edgy new creations, pub meals are but a flight of stairs away.