Westside Cool (2016)
Discover our local makers and industrially-enthused creators. Follow a new map to all that’s hip and happening from Spotswood to Newport and Williamstown to Altona over two special Saturdays.
The Art & Industry Festival proudly launches Westside Cool, a collective of makers, bakers, brewers and crafters. Follow the map to go straight to the places we love the best.
1 : Candied Bakery, 81a Hudsons Road, Spotswood
Baker and chef husband and wife team Orlando and Toula have created an Australian local bakery feel with an American twist, making superb organic sourdough breads, quality pastries and cakes, pie shakes, soft serve and great coffee.
2 : Quazi Design, 150 Hall Street, Spotswood
With a growing reputation as designers and makers of striking contemporary, custom furniture, Quazi’s influences are classic
mid-century and industrial design. This generous showroom houses a blend of vintage originals, collectable and customisable contemporary pieces.
3 : Two Birds Brewing, 136 Hall Street, Spotswood
One of the funkiest places around to down an ale or two, with some amazing food also available, Two Birds Brewing in Spotswood was first hatched in 2011 by Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen and is Australia’s first female owned brewing company. With Jayne at the helm of the brewing, they have achieved national and international recognition for their craft beers.
4 : One in a Mill, 43 Blackshaws Road, Newport
The ever-cheerful Lisa and Lou at One in a Mill do what they love, sourcing and collecting vintage, industrial, Danish and retro furniture and collectables which fill their well-stocked and organised shed. They also repair, restore, reupholster and breathe new life into their pieces or yours.
5 : Ellie’s Kitchen Foodstore, 42 Hall Street, Newport
This cosy and intimate Foodstore is run by great and talented duo Betty and Stella. You’ll always find something to please in the creative and constantly changing seasonal menu sourced from Victorian farmers’ markets.
6 : Misc. 312 Melbourne Road, Newport
Misc. showcases the work of a family of artists, crafters and designers, and offers quality objects, designed and crafted by Australian makers. Beautiful jewellery, homewares, décor, plus a few surprises, much of which is exclusive to Misc. Misc. will be running the ‘Wild West’ exhibition during the festival.
7 : Lost Ark Antiques & Collectables
294-296 Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North
A ‘museum-worthy’ collection of industrial and country furniture, decorative arts and collectables, this is an institution, the most eclectic shop in the West. Buy ‘as is’ or have pieces restored, upcycled or made to order. James and Michael have over 30 years experience in the antiques industry and backgrounds in art, design and restoration.
8 : Altona Fresh Fine Foods, 62-76 Second Avenue, Altona North
An absolute food gem in the West, tucked in the back streets of Altona North, Altona Fresh is a little slice of Europe, combining an
old style continental deli and fresh food market with a modern providore, stocking an extensive and impressive range of fresh produce, deli goods and gourmet products.
Westside Cool Launch
Join us to celebrate the formation of Westside Cool, and meet some local makers and industrially-enthused creators and businesses. Refreshments and entertainment provided.
Quazi Design, 150 Hall Street, Spotswood
Sat 19 Nov 2016, 4:00-7:00pm, back lawn
Westside Cool Event Hours
Sat 19 and 26 Nov, 12:00-4:00pm
Note: Each business also open other times.
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