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Carriageworks Receives Reprieve

One of Sydney's foremost arts institutions, Carriageworks, looks set to emerge from the ashes like a phoenix following a last minute reprieve.  Back in May the institution went into voluntary administration after being hit hard by COVID-19 and suffering a "significant reduction in revenue streams'. At the time the organisation owed over $2 million to […]

Winter Warning To Pet Owners

While we've all been confined to our own homes it can be easy to overlook some of the simplest health management measure. These measures are not just confined to us but also relate to our furry friends, in particular paralysis ticks and flea prevention for cats and dogs. Leading veterinarians are urging Australian pet owners […]

Grant Stevens – The Forest

While we've all been trapped away at home thanks to COVID-19 restrictions we're probably all longing to recapture a connection with nature. Sydney artist Grant Steven's new work The Forest should provide just that opportunity in a very unique manner. In The Forest an artificially intelligent camera roams endlessly through an idealised computer-generated landscape. The […]

Pool Noodles Enforce Social Distancing At Art Exhibition Launch

Renowned Sydney artist, David Art Wales launched Australia’s first contact free art exhibition, Going Viral, on June 6, with works inspired by COVID-19. Wales, who said the works were his way of “coping with lockdown,” will hold his exhibition at the DuckRabbit in Redfern until the end of June. Social distancing was ensured by X’s […]

Re-opening Of The Maritime Museum

Under Southern Skies is one of four exhibitions that will feature at The Australian National Maritime Museum for it’s grand re-opening on June 22nd. Kevin Sumption, CEO and Director explained, “All four exhibitions are part of the museum’s Encounters 2020 program to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s 1770 voyage ‘from the ship’ and ‘from […]

Carriageworks Revival Plan Revealed

The Berejiklian government will soon reveal the fate of Sydney’s much loved arts centre, Carriageworks. The Packer family has pledged $240,000 to Carriageworks’ multi-million dollar revival plan, joining other high profile philanthropists, as new documents reveal the organisation’s over budgeting of key projects in the lead up to its collapse. The COVID-19 restrictions also contributed […]

Thriving In The Hive

Gavin Smith is an inner city beekeeper with a difference. He wasn’t always a beekeeper and was for many years an art teacher. After Smith retired from teaching he found a renewed interest in the world of insects. Something that had fascinated him as a child. Before long he found his specialty, bees. Smith has […]

New Director For Sydney Festival

New director for the Sydney Festival, Olivia Ansell, is very excited about reinvigorating Sydney after lockdown, with new works on our wonderful city that both educate and entertain. Ansell comes from a theatrical family with her grandparents having been circus performers at the Old Tivoli and her parents both in musical theatre. Her father was actually a […]

Virtual Train Travel

COVID-19 has stopped travel. People have been reduced to setting up tents in their own backyards, and travel agencies have been forced to change their refund policies. All travel plans have been officially post phoned. Even Scott Morrison has stayed put in Australia. Virtual travel is all we have left, and virtual train trips have […]

Art Gallery Of New South Wales Announces Reopening

Amidst the loosened restrictions in NSW, the Art Gallery of New South Wales(AGNSW) is planning a reopening on June 1. AGNSW will reopen in the Domain, and the Brett Whitely Studio in Surry Hills. They have implemented measures to ensure the health and safety of all staff and visitors. These include limiting visitor numbers, timed […]