Oxford Art Factory

11 Years, 11 Moments: Watch Lime Cordiale, Deep Sea Arcade & More pay tribute to The Beatles for our 4th Birthday

August 22, 2019

Over the coming months, as we celebrate our 11 years online, we’ll be looking back at 11 of our most memorable moments of running this website. We already took you back to a very intimate performance from Ed Sheeran in 2011. Today we move to August 2012, when we celebrated our 4th birthday. While we’d […]

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Live Review: Stella Donnelly Finally Makes Some Friends and Brings Some Christmas Cheer to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory (08.12.18)

December 10, 2018

This time of year is a time for everyone to wind down, get together with friends and family, and try be as merry as possible. For many people this comes in the form of parties, family get-togethers or work Christmas parties. For Stella Donnelly, it came in the form of a national tour. Hitting the […]

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Photo Gallery: Mojo Juju + Nasty Mars – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (22.11.18)

November 22, 2018

Mojo Juju was joined by Nasty Mars at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney last night. Belinda Dipalo was there and brings back these pictures from the breathtaking performance:

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in Sydney this October

September 27, 2018

It’s the end of September and we are reaching to grasp the Summer Holidays and Christmas celebration, but just can’t quite get there. Stop reaching for holidays and start grabbing tickets because life doesn’t have to be mundane with great live music around everywhere. Here are nine great gigs in Sydney this October that will […]

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Live Review: G Flip meets the hype with unforgettable OAF Gallery show in Sydney

May 14, 2018

There’s a certain thrill about catching an act live just before their big breakthrough moment. Maybe it’s a little bit of hype has been building away with rumours about their live show, or you get lucky enough to catch them supporting a bigger act and blow you away in the process. This wasn’t one of […]

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Live Review: The Hard Aches bring Mess loud and proud to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory

April 25, 2018

On Friday night, the art space otherwise known as Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney was busy and buzzing for the Mess album launch tour for The Hard Aches, the two-piece from Adelaide. Forgetting how bad parking was in Darlinghurst but playing it off as being fashionably late, I dragged my two friends along to the […]

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Interview: Protomartyr’s Joe Casey on the band’s highly anticipated Australian tour

February 12, 2018

Joe Casey, frontman of Detroit post-punks Protomartyr, is surprised the band has never ventured Down Under. “It seems like we should’ve gone over earlier,” he says. “Bands from Detroit have toured Australia, so we thought if they can do it, we can do it.” The band has worked hard over the last five years, touring […]

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Live Review: Gordi’s brilliance as a live performer shines at sold out Oxford Art Factory gig

December 1, 2017

It is always great seeing artists you’ve followed for a while finally receive the recognition and sold out venues their skills deserve. In this instance, it was the brilliant Gordi who got to sell out a hometown (sort of) show and show off to the Oxford Art Factory crowd just why she’s been copping a […]

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Here’s what went down when Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins surprised Sydney fans with a $20 gig

August 29, 2017

Australia awoke this morning to surprise news that half of the Foo Fighters had come to Sydney to promote their anticipated new album Concrete and Gold (out September 15th), fresh off wowing crowds in Singapore over the weekend. And though the full band couldn’t make it, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins made sure they made the […]

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Review: Winston Surfshirt wrap up their Australian tour with Wallace in their second sold out Sydney show

June 26, 2017

Sydney outfit Winston Surfshirt wrapped up their first ever Australian headline tour on Friday night, with their second of two sold out hometown shows at the Oxford Art Factory. Quite a remarkable feat for a band who don’t have an official release on the market; having found success from two recently released singles “Be About […]

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Live Review: Guy Sebastian gives a Sydney audience a lesson in well-refined pop music

April 10, 2017

Forget everything you know about Guy Sebastian. Now, allow me to describe to you an artist whose voice, energy, and undeniable musical talent reaches behind cynicism and invites us to experience pop music as it was always meant to be: powerful, relatable, enjoyable. Titled Sub-Conscious, the intimate preview of his forthcoming album, Conscious, introduced to […]

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Sydney to get their first chance to play Resident Evil VII: Biohazard at Insert Coin(s)’ “Halloween Spooktacular”

October 17, 2016

Movement Sydney will be presenting Insert Coin(s)’s very first Halloween Party Halloween Spooktacular, on the day of Count Dracula’s Birth. The event promised to scare with a special showcase of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, gruesome horror installations, and some “killer” DJ’s (DJ Levins and Glenn B Trippin). Fans will get their first chance to play Resident Evil […]

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The AU is turning 8 TONIGHT and you’re invited to celebrate with Hedge Fund and Allan Smithy

August 18, 2016

Tonight we’re celebrating our 8th Birthday (#au8thbday) in Sydney! We’ll be returning to the Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar with Hedge Fund and Allan Smithy scheduled to perform live. The event is totally free! You’ll just need to RSVP while tickets last at THIS LINK. Please note that the venue is subject to capacity so […]

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Live Review: Grouplove + Lisa Mitchell – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.08.16)

August 18, 2016

The first song I ever heard by Grouplove was “Colours”; I think it was an iTunes Single of the Week back in the days before streaming – remember those?! In the months that followed, while the tune had incredibly high rotation on my iPod, I remember having a feeling they’d be kick-ass live. Hitting the Oxford […]

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UK outfit Crystal Fighters end their Australian tour with spectacular Sydney performance

July 25, 2016

Acknowledging the crowd put in a pretty solid effort for a Sunday night before they left the stage, UK outfit Crystal Fighters had their Sydney audience singing and dancing along to every track of the hour-or-so set. The show marked the end of their brief run of performances in Australia, which included shows in Melbourne […]

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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH The LION + OKENYO – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.06.16)

June 20, 2016

I’ve said it before, but mid-week shows are always outstanding. It’s not just mid-week gigs that go down a treat; it’s anything that breaks up the monotonous nature of work. While there would have been plenty of other reasons for people to have a cheeky night out on a Thursday night, for me, it was […]

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Best things to do in Sydney this long weekend (10th-13th June)

June 10, 2016

The Queens Birthday Long Weekend is here! Of course, going out and enjoying all you can possibly enjoy within the boundaries Mike Baird has so carefully set for us is imperative. Luckily, there’s plenty on this weekend so we thought we’d ’round up some of our favourites. Make sure you’re across these options below! Yeezy […]

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Live Review: Dillon Francis – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (20.04.16)

April 21, 2016

Sydney has recently received a lot of flack for its lack of nightlife, but that is easily crushed upon a wriggle into Oxford Art Factory on a weeknight. On this particular night, the lineup featured Aussie favourites Paces and Branchez supporting all-star American DJ/producer Dillon Francis. What was once underground is now familiar, when it […]

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Live Review: Rare Finds’ 1st Birthday ft. Deep Sea Arcade + Lime Cordiale – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney (16.04.16)

April 20, 2016

A number of bands, including Lime Cordiale, Good Boy, Deep Sea Arcade and Lily and the Bellows, took over Oxford Art Factory for Rare Finds‘ first birthday celebration! On the main stage, Lime Cordiale slayed. The band has been on a break from playing live but you wouldn’t have known it, based on their performance. […]

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Venue Spotlight: The Best Gigs at the Oxford Art Factory (so far…)

February 25, 2016

As live music and entertainment venues establishes are facing closure not just in Sydney, but elsewhere in the country too, we’ve been reminiscing on some of our favourites around the country over the years. There are notable hotspots in each capital for sure, where some incredible musical talent have cut their teeth as live touring bands […]

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Live Review: Shamir + Jess Kent – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (11.02.16)

February 13, 2016

In the country as a part of the touring St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Las Vegan Indie Dance Popper Shamir graced the stage of the Oxford Art Factory and rightly showed his Sydney fans a real good time. Opening up the balmy Thursday night was local artist Jess Kent. Having started the year with a debut […]

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Live Review: Philadelphia Grand Jury + High-tails + Vigilantes – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (24.10.15)

October 26, 2015

Reunions are bittersweet, often synonymous with transience and hinting at the struggles of times past. Although when Philadelphia Grand Jury – better known to most as the Philly Jays – rolled into town as part of their first official tour in years, the Sydney trio’s cult following couldn’t help but flock to Sydney’s Oxford Art […]

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Live Review: Wolf Alice – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (24.07.15)

July 25, 2015

Every few years, a great rock band emerges from England and comes to our shores around Splendour In the Grass. This time, it’s Wolf Alice. Their no-nonsense set put music at the forefront and a lack of theatrics complements the dysphoria in many of their tracks. In the underground Oxford Art Factory, it felt like […]

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Live Review: PEACE – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (08.05.15)

May 11, 2015

As soon as Peace took to the stage in Sydney’s underground Oxford Art Factory, the space took off with an intensity of sound that made it seem like an outdoor festival. I saw Peace play the same venue two years ago and their confidence levels are now even higher, it felt like a seasoned rock […]

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Photo Gallery: Pond + Peter Bibby – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (05.02.15)

February 6, 2015

Pond blasted Oxford Art Factory with their psychedelic sounds on their Laneway Festival sideshow supported by their mate Peter Bibby. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos.

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Photo Gallery: Bo Ningen – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (23.01.15)

January 25, 2015

Bo Ningen, one of Japan’s finest exports, played a special Sugar Mountain Festival sideshow at Oxford Art Factory on Friday night. Pete Dovgan was there and brings you the photos:

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Photo Gallery: Black Lips + Straight Arrows + Destiny 3000 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (07.01.15)

January 9, 2015

Black Lips performed their dirty southern rock supported by Straight Arrows and Destiny 3000. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos from a very sweaty Oxford Art Factory:

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Photo Gallery: Big Freedia – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (02.01.15)

January 3, 2015

Big Freedia performed his New Orleans “Bounce Music” in Sydney supported by some amazing dancers and DJ Sveta. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos…

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Photo Gallery: The Church – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (25.10.14)

October 26, 2014

The Church launched their new album Further / Deeper with an intimate performance at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney last night. Pete Dovgan brings us these photos from the show:

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Live Review: Art vs Science + Kilter + Nicole Millar – Oxford Art Factory

April 12, 2014

Art vs Science have come full circle, performing a sold out show at the Oxford Art Factory over the weekend, a stage they’ve graced before way back in 2008, where it all began. The electro-house trio, or maestros of dance if you will, have become a much loved staple for a lot of Aussies, which ain’t […]

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