REVIEW | The Nest Creative Space

Reviewed by: Emilie Carmona

Sydney arts and culture centre The Nest Creative Space has a brand-new home. In a snap relocation from one side of Waterloo to the other, Nest Creative arranged the art party to end all art parties in celebration of their new habitat on Friday the 13th of July.


The new location was renovated personally by Missy Gilbert and Daniel Bourne – owners and fellow creators of The Nest. It is now where over 40 Sydney artists call home.


Complete with the sounds of resident smooth jazz vocalist, Jo Fabro, the new home-base was a sight to behold. The social area was decorated with a vintage styled floral installation, plus a bathtub filled with tinnies from local sponsors, Young Henrys, and the delightful Watsons’ Wines. Walking beyond, the space was filled with winding paths, leading attendees through a maze of resident spaces, with stunning artworks of all mediums available for viewing and purchase.


From realistic painted portraits, photographic works, to digital installations, to graphic designers and illustrators, this multi-level visual feast truly had something for every taste and style.


Some clear stand outs included the graphic drawings and abstract paintings of Christelle Hug – fluorescent perceptions of the Sydney city landscape filled with implied movement and a bright personality. The Home By Harlequin space also drew in plenty a crowd, filled with stunning speckled pottery works.


The Nest Creative Space is a creative warehouse space with office, studio, hot desk, and event space, ready and roaring for hire. Keep an eye out for their constant rotation of community events, including exhibitions, open days, installations, live music, and more.