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Potts Point Businesses Surviving the Storm

With the coronavirus crisis and new government restrictions enforcing social distancing in place, businesses in Sydney are changing the way they do things. City Hub spoke to two Potts Point business owners about how they are reinventing themselves to weather the storm. Hamilton Kings, owner of Honkas, is teaming up with other businesses in a […]

Germany Bails Out Arts

In Sydney we've seen the arts and cultural sector of our city become one of the hardest his sectors following the COVID-19 outbreak. Many people employed in this sector are casual employees or self-employed individuals who rely on income from gig to gig in order to survive. Over the past few days we've seen the […]

Gin and ice-olation

Local distilleries, Archie Rose Distilling Co and Poor Toms, reallocate resources to produce much needed hand sanitiser in wake of COVID-19. Panic buying across Sydney has seen toilet paper, soap and hand sanitiser become incredibly rare over the past few weeks. Thankfully Sydney's local distilleries have noticed this need and are shifting their focus away […]

The Lockdown Survival Kit: Gaming To Escape Social Isolation

Now that entertainment venues have been closed for an unspecified time period Sydneysiders are desperate for entertainment options at home. Perhaps they should consider gaming, which is often overlooked despite rivalling Hollywood as a revenue generator. As we all head into this new 'social distancing' world there were luckily two very different games released last […]

Biennale Of Sydney Goes Digital

Just last week the Biennale Of Sydney was determined and confident that would be able to proceed safely in the face of COVID-19. Sadly, as of Tuesday morning it became clear this would no longer be possible. The nearly 50 year long tradition will now be closure the doors to all of its public exhibitions […]

Head On Photo Festival Goes Digital

In light of COVID-19 restrictions and fears Australia's leading photography festival will be delivered in an entirely new fashion this year. For the 2020 iteration of the Head On Photo Festival will be presented as a predominantly online event featuring an array of exhibitions, webinars, talks and events.  "The Head On Photo Festival team have […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palely Loitering by Hugh Patrick O’Keefe

Not many self published books ever get beyond the box in which they were delivered in, but piano player Hugh O’Keefe’s account of growing up gay in the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, the demand has a been so great another 500 copies have been printed. Always accepting of his own homosexuality, O’Keefe’s journey through […]

Frankie Pants & Mr Fox

Helen Lear, a passionate children’s book author tells a heart warming tale of a lazy neighbourhood cat who transforms into a modern day hero, Frankie Pants who at the stroke of midnight must save the neighbourhood from the devious Mr Fox. Inspired by her family’s beloved late cat Frankie, who used to laze around and […]

Sydney Biennale – NIRIN

The 22nd edition of the Sydney Biennale, which recently opened at six cultural venues across the city, challenges us to think about the world from a refreshingly alternative viewpoint. Curated by the internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist Brook Andrew, it brings together 100 artists and collectives from 36 countries. Andrew has named the exhibition NIRIN, […]

Martin Smith – Bondi Dreams

Bondi Dreams is a photographic exhibition compiled by Martin Smith, a Bondi beach enthusiast from way, way back. Smith, has been taking photos of Bondi for 70 years to be exact and, his exhibition is a labour of love that documents his solo promenades along Sydney’s most famous beach. Also included will be photos of […]