Public transport never looked so good with the launch of Stanley Street Station, Sydney’s newest urban hotspot tonight (Thursday May 13) .
Open for private events and cocktail functions, the small bar and venue on the corner of Stanley and Crown Streets is the latest of social and creative space offering punters a unique and comfortable platform to look, think, taste and talk; before setting off on new urban discoveries.
Sydney’s latest social hotspot, Stanley Street Station
Opening with Faxhibition by The Groop – a collective of Sydney artists using one fax machine and one brief – ‘The fax of life’ this month, the Station showcases art works using that obsolete and restrictive business communication system to represent the way society has devalued the art of communication, with all cash from sales go to Médecins Sans Frontières. (Doctors Without Borders)
By day the Station is light and breezy café, by night, low lighting, flickering candles, a cosy bar, huge couches, board-games, good tunes and an affordable well-chosen wine list waits.
Stanley Street Station is open for functions and events, lunch and dinner and on weekends for breakfast.
Stanley Street Station is based loosely on the concept of psychogeography – the arty notion of jolting pedestrians off their predictable paths, hopefully resulting in new awareness’s of the urban landscape. Uncover the well stocked psychogeography library, and shelves packed with favourite games and more bizarre amusements. Explorations can be made of the tiny living scenes of citizens in glass terrariums; large interpretive views of Sydney through artists’ eyes; miniature transport themed ‘accident’ scenes; digital montages of memorable railway cinema moments flickering along; and a range of maps to inspire psycho-travellers.
Stanley Street Station is open for functions and events, lunch and dinner and on weekends for breakfast. The wine list and cocktails invite travellers to kick-back and relax, or observe and engage, with a well-deserved drink and meal.