To kick things off for 2019 we check back in on a couple of announcements that you might have missed as last year drew to an end, and see where the world of fashion is heading next.
As the Sydney Festival continues and Invasion Day/Australia Day approaches, galleries and art centres are asking what does it mean to create art and live in Australia? These varied visions of Australia coalesce across landscape, film, identity and connection.
Walking towards the pale grey, surround sound pavilion that has descended onto the lawn of Blacktown showgrounds, it is hard to imagine that the project began as an entirely intangible experience.
Kick the new year off in the right way by checking out some of Sydney’s most exciting cultural events. If being part of the burgeoning cultural fields wasn’t your New Year’s resolution, it should be!
Queanbeyan born but Sydney based poet Omar Musa brought the production Since Ali Died first onto the stage at Griffin Theatre in 2018. For a second staging, Omar returns the show to Griffin and takes it to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres as part of Sydney Festival. We talked about traversing across genres, the drive of an artist and the fundamental purpose of art.
Once again taking place on Good Friday, this carnival of all things inner city grunge, is shifting across the road to Fraser Park. Surrounded by goods lines, warehouses and factories the one-day festival will be as loud as ever, and promises to be the highlight of your Easter Long Weekend.
Jesse Kardon, better known as Subtronics, is a 24-year-old dubstep producer from Philadelphia. His unique style of bass music embraces the bouncing nature of dubstep but with added dark mechanical undertones.
2018 was a landmark year for Sydney rap group Triple One. Following the release of the Naughty Corner EP and their single ‘Showoff’, they have toured across the country. Most recently, they brought their heart pumping hip-hop to the Falls Festival over Christmas and New Year’s. Now, the 111s have returned with a new track featuring Boston-born Sydney rapper Raj Mahal.
“The same way as the painters were the leaders in changing the discourse around what painting could be, these artists are changing the discourse around what sound could be.” That’s the view of Jonathan Wilson, program producer for the Masters of Modern Sound, who has assembled the leading edge of Australian and international ambient music to accompany the Masters of Modern Art exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.
You might be aware of a classy French bistro, that meanders down Middle Head Road from the back of The Buena. Nestled in behind long casement windows, the newly re-opened Bistro Mosman brings provincial-style French dining to Mosman’s leafy streets.
The line outside Enmore Theatre snaked along the street, filling Enmore Road with Sydney's youth, ready for Alison Wonderland. As Manu Crooks took the stage to warm up the crowd, the venue was packed from wall-to-wall. Jumping around the stage with a crazy energy, Manu played a collection of hard hitting originals such as ‘Everyday’ and fan favourites like ‘Day Ones’.
Music festivals have become the core and lifeblood of the Australian summer. While a focus is predominantly placed on the musical talent that graces stages the nation over, it is important to stop and pay homage to the true backbone of any music festival: its attendees.
Since the moment of meeting Grace Pitts, I always knew she would go on to do amazing things in music. In the past few years, under the moniker GRAACE, Grace has gone on to achieve milestone after milestone.