On January 26, Survival Day, over 10,000 people united at Victoria Park to celebrate Australia’s Aboriginal heritage. Yabun is the biggest one-day Aboriginal festival in Australia and it proved the best place to be for the national holiday.
Director Martha Goddard talks about her new short film, Stick, a dark comedy about a teenage girl with Crohn’s disease, and what it was like working with the Australian Theatre for Young People’s (ATYP) The Voices Project.
The onset of the 50th birthday is often a time people fear. For women, it marks a significant turning point in their life. As award-winning photographer Jennifer Blau approached “the big 5-0” she found herself becoming more and more absorbed in finding out about what women thought and felt about the big birthday and years following.
REDFERN: Damien Minton Gallery in Great Buckingham Street will host an exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of Paul Keating’s Reconciliation Speech. The special event on Saturday December 8, 4-6pm, will feature Gail Mabo, painter and daughter of land rights activist Eddie Mabo, reciting the speech live.
It’s going to be an exciting Sydney Festival and plenty of it can be seen locally. Carriageworks and the Seymour Centre will once again be busy venues and for the first time the Festival will be taking itself to the streets and parks of Erskineville.
Young artists, from Weave Youth Services and The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre, have designed a series of panels that will be used to brighten construction group Baulderstone’s site operations at Barangaroo’s Headland Park.
Chris Round is interested in documenting the everyday world around him, with a particular interest in post-natural, human-influenced landscapes. He loves human topographies and discovering places he never knew existed – photographing the unfamiliar.
Redfern resident and gallery owner, Peter McMahon, is participating in the launch of a new photography collective, called terrainphotography. The collective is dedicated to depiction and re-interpretation of the landscape, and its first exhibition, called First Exposure, will open at Peter McMahon’s space at 88 George Street on November 3. Other members of the collective are fine art photographers Paul Mallam and Peter Lang.
Newtown artist Bede Kelcher loves “the drama of clashing colours, the extremes of light and shade at sunset, the wonderful juxtapositions that a city presents” …
CHIPPENDALE: Following a weekend when Sydney experienced the strongest winds for years, Halo, Jennifer Turpine and Michaelie Crawford’s newest public artwork, was unveiled on one of the few still sunny mornings this August.