Season 2 of Redfern Now is currently in production and no doubt many people will be waiting to see it when it goes to air. When one of the new episodes, “Consequences” – written and directed by Indigenous actor and director, Leah Purcell – required expertise and props for a funeral scene, the Redfern Now production team called on Guardian Funerals. Staff from Guardian Funerals were warmly welcomed by the entire crew on both days of the shoot and enjoyed being introduced to life on set. They provided a hearse, a coffin and other equipment.
REDFERN: Dina and Borris are neighbours in Morehead Street and clients of South East Sydney Community Transport. On Monday May 20 the two friends gathered with 30 fellow clients of SESCT at the Our Place Centre on Poets Corner. This was the second monthly Catch-Up for locals since SESCT moved from Redfern to its new premises in Ultimo.
As our jet banked left to land at Lahore airport, I was feeling a little like Tin Tin on one of his exotic travel adventures about to turn into a mystery thriller. Watching Zero Dark Thirty on the flight from Sydney was, in hindsight, not a wise choice to inspire confidence. I was beginning to wonder whether I should have listened to those advising against accepting the invitation to visit a school in Hafizabad that the Barkat Foundation, of which I am a board member, has been supporting for five years.
The career of 16 year-old country music singer-songwriter Sabrina Soares is going from strength to strength. Soares is currently recording an EP while also hoping to make it as a finalist in the prestigious Talent Development Project.
Photographers and friends, Caroline McLean-Foldes and Mim Stirling, share an enchantment and love affair with Japan. This led them to explore Japanese culture from an outsider’s perspective. Sharing a common history in cinema studies, the artists synthesise contemporary digital perspectives into a duo-show that explores nostalgia, veneer and the appearance of the past.