Home to countless artists, musicians, writers and the like, our neck of the woods is a mecca to people who think outside the square.
Now, Fairfax Media has mapped the area using postcode data from the membership of agencies that collect royalties and copyright payments for artists, authors and visual artists.
That data reveals in 2515 there are 90 musicians, 48 authors and 12 visual artists meeting that criterion, with a total of 150 creatives earning royalties.
In 2508 there are 59 musicians, 13 authors and a visual artists, with a total of 73 creatives earning an income in this fashion.
Professor Chris Gibson from the University of Wollongong has told the Sydney Morning Herald artistic and creative types like to live and work in funky places that are tolerant, hip, vibrant, interesting, have good coffee and where other similar types live and work.
“This leads to a clustering effect,” he says. “Artists and creative people are often the first to ‘colonise’ a run-down area. They like a bit of rust and decay and crucially, they need low rent because arts and creative jobs do not pay well, at least initially.
“Then through their decision to move into an area, these creative people, in time, bestow the area with cache. In time, artistic cache adds to real estate values in an area and attracts a wealthier round of people to move in.”
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