The Studio Sydney Group offers a creative environment like no other for inspired minds to both hang out and collaborate with one another.
Located on Northumberland Dr in Caringbah, The Studio Sydney Group is a truly unique space and creative hub for many local artists, entrepreneurs, performers and digital nomads.
Founded by Natalie Hennessy, The Studio Sydney Group is a hub for all things creative. It is a studio where original minds can go to rehearse, shoot, perform and create.
Anyone with a love for the arts and crafts will feel at home in this co-working space, where creatives are encouraged to collaborate on projects.
The studio has a distinctive set-up that caters to a great range of creative productions.
There is a 100-square meter space for photography and a 25 square meter white cyclorama wall. The studio also has about 85 square meters of vinyl floors for movement arts like dancing, yoga and pilates.
The hub is both a safe and conducive place where ideas are more than welcome and competition or judgment are forbidden.
The pandemic has been extremely difficult for all people within the Arts industry. This heavy period led to the halt of projects, products and sales to make way for more important needs.
Those who relied on their artistic minds and craft-ship have been severely affected over the past couple of years, thus this studio offers a space for recommencement and reconnection.
Natalie’s goal for her business is to help these people land back on their feet. “The Studio Sydney Group is more than just a place for artistic people to do their own crafts. It also has a business goal which is to help these people make sales from their arts.”
“I and my staff love the arts sector and we want it to thrive again. We guarantee our clients that The Studio Sydney Group is the best place for them to think and generate inventive ideas. Everyone here is friendly, welcoming, and supportive of each other.”
We chatted to The Studio Sydney Group founder and Shire local, Natalie Hennessy, about herself and what it's really like to run a business.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My three kids (particularly the screaming 4-month-old) and business.
Tell us something about yourself many people may not know about you?
I'm a terrible cook without my thermomix.
Who is someone you find inspirational? And why?
My previous employer, Sarah Boulter, inspires me because of her kindness and business ethic. I aspire to be like her as I manage The Studio Sydney Group.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Surf. But it’s not failing if you're willing to try something.
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would that be and why?
I want to meet Baz Luhrmann to see and hear his creative, genius mind. He would be an excellent model or influencer for the business.
Use one word to describe yourself.
I am organised and creative.
What do you love about The Shire?
Everything - what's not to love!
When you were a child what did you want to grow up to be?
Share one of your greatest personal achievements.
Rebuilding our home after the Kurnell tornado
What brings you great happiness?
Achieving my goals and seeing my family happy. Making sure my house is clean and organised also brings me joy.
What is a personal challenge or fear you have successfully overcome?
Going through IVF for ten years.
If you had to choose one food/meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Pasta - there are so many ways to cook it.
What is one of the most interesting things about you?
I'm a good multi-tasker.
What would you tell your younger self?
Don't get distracted from your goal
Do you have a nickname? Tell us the story behind it.
Just Nat from my name Natalie
Tell us about your business in one sentence.
It's a multi-purpose Creative hub
What was the inspiration to start your business?
Providing the Shire with an opportunity to get creative.
Share the mission of your business.
It is our goal to see the arts sector succeed after a tumultuous few years by providing opportunities to create and thrive again!
Tell us about a business win or success.
The Studio Sydney Group just opened but I feel a sense of achievement whenever I see people’s astonishment when they walk into our studio.
What is a business obstacle or challenge you have overcome?
Our current challenge is trying to get everyone to know about our studio.
Share one of your favourite reviews/testimonials.
"This is just what the Shire needs"
Any exciting developments on the horizon for your business?
We’re preparing for an opening night for the studio.
How do you define business success?
Listening and taking feedback to hear our clients' needs
What do you consider to be one of your business super skills?
Having a space that can cater to whatever you need
If you could open another business what would that be?
If this business becomes a success, I would probably expand the space to cater to more creative projects.
Is there someone in your business you'd love to give a big "thank you" to and why?
My Dad because he has helped me every step of the way.
What makes your business unique?
There is no other business south of Alexandria that offers what we do
Tell us about the positive impact your business makes on the Shire community and beyond.
We have so many talented and creative people in the Shire like celebrities and influencers. The Studio Sydney Group is a place where they can come and provide business to other small businesses of the Shire.
Do you have a special offer or event you'd like to share?
We are holding an opening party at the end of July (to be confirmed).
Let your creative mind run wild at The Studio Sydney Group where new ideas are welcomed and judgement is forbidden. This is a space for all creatives to come together and put their dreams into action.
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