Bedrock Collective was founded in 2016 after witnessing restrictions on the arts and music scene in Sydney that came with the lock-out laws. We have many friends who are artists and musicians trying to get their work out there, but without the platform or community to help them. Bedrock is about giving exposure to unheard of and deserving artists in Sydney, creating artistic collaboration and holding bold and stimulating events in innovative performance spaces. Our name comes from this concept, building up artistic collaboration from the ground up, forming new ideas and means of artistic collaboration between visual artists, filmmakers and musicians.

Our three founding members - Madeleine Mallis, Genevieve French and Claire Simpson - are all women, and have long been disappointed by the absence of female musicians on gig line-ups and in gallery spaces. At our events we propose at least a 60% quota of female identifying, LGBTQI+ and GNC artists and musicians. We support LGBTIQ+ artists and musicians and promote all our events as safe spaces for the community. We want people to come to these events and be surprised by the music and art on offer, to buy some new pieces and walk away with a new found love for a passionate artistic community.

Our last event was "Come Together" in 2019 - a show in which we were given a grant by Vivid Sydney to produce an exhibition as part of the Vivid XCelerate Program in 2019 highlighting the work of Indigenous and POC artists as 107 in Redfern. 

- Genevieve French Photography - Come Together Event, 2019 (107 Projects x Vivid Sydney)
Come Together Event, 2019 (107 Projects x Vivid Sydney)
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- Genevieve French Photography - Hanging works with artists for our Natural Instincts show at Fredas, 2018
Hanging works with artists for our Natural Instincts show at Freda's, 2018
- Genevieve French Photography - Good Pash performing at our event at Addison Road Community Centre in 2018
Good Pash performing at our event at Addison Road Community Centre in 2018
- Genevieve French Photography - Promotional photo for Sydney Fringe Festival event 2018
Promotional photo for Sydney Fringe Festival event 2018
- Genevieve French Photography - Jen Brady performing at one of our events
Jen Brady performing at one of our events
- Genevieve French Photography - Performance art by DOMME
Performance art by DOMME
- Genevieve French Photography - Georgia June performing at The Marlborough Hotel, Newtown in 2018.
Georgia June performing at The Marlborough Hotel, Newtown in 2018.
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