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séance

The word 'séance' is an attempt to communicate with spirits; the word comes from the French word for “session”. The English word however describes a meeting of people gathered to receive messages from spirits via a medium. Returning to Stanley Street Gallery is a group exhibition entitled séance, curated by Sean Morris. This new exhibition […]

In Conversation With Margaret Atwood

Proclaimed author of The Handmaid’s Tale and over 50 other works, Margaret Atwood will make her way to Australia this weekend to celebrate the publication of The Testaments, a Booker Prize winning sequel to her 1985 novel that has become an Emmy Award-winning television show. In the sequel, Atwood begins answering the questions of readers […]

Hypmotive Hub – Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day just around the corner we're all looking for that unique, special and cherished gift for a loved one. Luckily for our readers Hypmotive Hub in Marrickville have the perfect solution thanks to their collective of local creatives who are creating a wide range of beautiful items. Whether you're looking for a handcrafted, […]

James Smith – Live & Uncensored

James Smith doesn’t mince words when he talks about fitness. The outspoken, expletive-happy, no-punches-pulled personal trainer got so fed up with the commercial, sensationalised industry that fitness had become that he had to speak up - loudly. The Brit, who now lives in Bondi, gained fame via social media and YouTube, and now he’s going […]

Wansolwara: One Salt Water

In the pidgin dialect of the Solomon Islands, Wansolwara describes the concept of ‘one ocean, one people’, as an idea of a shared connection between the different communities of the Great Ocean. At UNSW Galleries, Fiji-born and Sydney based artist Shivanjani Lal’s works explores her history and identity as an Australian and Fijian. Her work […]

Hellfire Club Burns Out

Sydney’s Hellfire Club, one of the longest running fetish party nights since 1993, has closed its doors after 26 years and 10 months, with the venue blaming the closure on the city’s lockout laws. Hellfire Club opened for more than 20 years ago, as a refuge for those who originally didn’t fit in with mainstream society […]

TAP Gallery Bushfire Auction

Artists feeling the need to help and support the bushfire recovery have donated their artworks for a grand art auction to be held at TAP Art Gallery this Saturday. Some of the artists have been affected personally or have friends who have been affected during these weeks and weeks of devastating damage to properties, animals […]

Bar Pestâ Gets Spicy

We’ve all seen spicy food challenges but tomorrow Bar Pestâ in Surry Hills hold a true celebration of the humble chilli as part of International Hot & Spice Food Day. Formerly known as Xage to ever popular 10 year old restaurant has reinvented itself recently as Bar Pestâ. With this new name comes an entirely […]

Kids & Kittens

These school holidays the Cat Protection Society will be opening their doors and allowing kids to interact with some very cute kittens and cats. If you’re hunting for free school holiday entertainment, look no further. “Kids love animals, so we thought that we would help out families this school holidays by opening our doors and […]

REVIEW: Aaron Patrick – The Surprise Party

If Labor had read this book there would have been no need for an internal inquiry into how and why they lost the election because Aaron Patrick tells us in The Surprise Party how the coalition snatched victory from the jaws of chaos. Blow by blow accounts of both sides leading up to the election […]