Any Melburnian can tell you that if you want to find alternative art, you should always head North. Hipsters flock to Carlton for their five dollar cold brew and trim their hair to the newest trend. The hippest and coolest uni students gather around small and large art galleries in Fitzroy, where they feature independent artists showcasing their latest work. Vintage stores busting at the seams with clothing from the 60s, 70s, and 80s pepper the streets of Brunswick.

However, a new group seeks to bring about a new wave of art and culture into the opposite side of the city.

The Southern part of Melbourne to be more precise.

South Of The City is a group that seeks to help art flourish and develop in the southern suburbs- think Elsternwick, Glen Eira, and Balaclava. As their Facebook page states, they’re a group that want to make sure that the talent of young people who inhabit the southern suburbs have a chance to showcase their talent right at home.

This week (6th to 11th), they’re hosting an event called SOUTH SPACE 18 located in Elsternwick, Balaclava, and Ripponlea. Featuring exciting installations such as a live music festival, pop up stores, marketplaces, film screenings, an op shop crawl and so much more.

And who knows? Maybe in a few years, or even few months, these suburbs maybe the newest “hipster suburbs”.

Check out their Facebook page- South of the City or SOUTH SPACE 18 for more information!