On Friday, July 13, the semi-finals of the International Woolmark Prize were held in New York. With two local designers in the running for the prize, Australia, and Sydney in particular, were well represented by Jacinta Demetriou for Jacinta James, and Marina Afonina for ALBUS LUMEN.
This week, explore some of the exciting new improv performances in the bursting improv scene in Sydney. Also look at how art challenges the norm, what we are taught to believe about the environment and culture in some new exhibitions opening in Sydney.
Inspired by the intriguing story of Lindy Chamberlain and the 20 000 letters that she received after the murder of her daughter, the award winning playwright Alana Valentine (The Sugar House, Dead Man Brake, Parramatta Girls) has returned to this defining Australian story …
The practice of Shireen Taweel could be described as one of hybridity. Working as a coppersmith from the ex-office environs of Parramatta Artist Studios has necessitated an experimental approach to her practice.
This young Scottish lad has been making some serious waves in the last year; touring with big names such as Milky Chance, Sam Smith and Niall Horan around the UK and USA.
Nathan Shaw, known by his stage name Ekali, is renowned for hard hitting, future bass bangers. He has cultivated a community of fans and collaborators alike, all hooked on the expectation that each track released will evoke feelings of enjoyment through its intensity
Missed out on tickets to Splendour? Don’t fret! This week there’s a wave of sideshows you’re your fave international acts, with local acts rounding out the gigs in support.
Underworld and Iggy Pop’s collaborative EP Teatime Dub Encounters has produced some calm atmospheric tracks, like ‘I’ll See Big’, and some high-octane energetic tracks, like ‘Bells and Circles’, but this latest release is the first to properly demonstrate the potential of these musical veterans.
Derived from the Spanish ‘topar’, meaning to come across or run into, Bar Topa wants its guests to pop in, choose a few snacks, a drink and enjoy the close quarters, informal atmosphere of this latest addition to Palings Lane.
Capturing the vibrancy of Italian urban life, Matteo Downtown is set to open on Sydney’s Bond Street this August. Coming off the back of Matteo Double Bay, the new CBD concept plans to be a bigger, brighter version aimed at emulating the energy of all-day dining restaurants in cities like Milan or Rome.
Australian hospitality giants Merivale are set to the open the doors to its 53rd establishment, Queen Chow on Manly Wharf. This pristine location will be the backdrop for the adaption of an original Cantonese culinary experience, made famous in Enmore.
Culture clearly extends beyond food and film, but that’s a great place to start. This weekend in Sydney sees plenty of both – and even a little Christmas spirit in July, too.
Whatever the political view might be we bond over numerous different things. We all get a child-like optimistic view of the world once we focus on the general things we love. We all love our pets, we bond over food, we all need collaborations and support.
This selection of work by Japan-based photographer Hamish Campbell forms a part of his collection Aogashima - life among the twin calderas.
What can photography do? Of a myriad of questions that has surrounded the practice of photography, two exhibitions at this year’s Head On Photo Festival reveal the importance of asking this question once again.
Backyard studio is located on the ground floor of a converted warehouse space with drive in access and onsite parking in Tempe.
Who would have thought pop ups could actually make a positive impact on our lives, our business and to our community?
Backyard exhibition gallery supports an array of work from both established and emerging local, national and international talent