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Inner West Author Jack Ellis Releases New Book

By Renee Lou Dallow Jack Ellis is a writer with two novels under his belt. His first, The Best Feeling Of All, deals with girls growing up through various stages of their  lives. It explores their friendships and new relationships as they traverse their worlds both together and separately. Ellis’s latest novel, Home And Other […]

New Gallery Brings Life to Inner Sydney

Beginning on Friday, January 28 a vibrant new Surry Hills gallery will present exhibitions, artist talk dinners, music and life drawing sessions each and every week. Guy Morgan, the well-known, award-winning local artist with multiple hangings in Australian art exhibitions including the Archibald Prize - opened his 531 Crown Street Gallery last year. Now that […]

Esteemed chef Yotam Ottolenghi to give one day only show in Sydney 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG World-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi will speak at Sydney ICC this month to share experiences as a restaurateur and food writer.  The Flavour Of Life tour, which will see Ottolenghi visit eight Australian cities with cooking tips and vegetarian joys, was originally about his eighth book, Flavour. But the Israeli-born chef explained the […]

Carriageworks unveils installation by Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts precincts, has unveiled a new large-scale wall assemblage titled Return To Sender by acclaimed Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens. Installed in the Carriageworks public space and presented free to the public until January 30, the installation reworks found postcards picturing First Nations people from the turn of last century with contemporary representations of First Nations […]

Sydney Opera House opens Centre For Creativity

The Sydney Opera House opened its new Centre For Creativity to the public on Tuesday with House Warming, a free and interactive installation from visual artist Rosie Deacon. Delighted adults, children and families explored and contributed to the forest-like environment of the installation, which will evolve as a living site-specific work created by the community […]

King Street Carnival postponed, again

Newtown's three-day music and arts festival, the King Street Carnival, is the latest victim of the Omicron outbreak sweeping New South Wales. This marked the second time the festival has faced a delay, with organisers saying on Instagram "we don't feel that now is the right time to be bringing large crowds into the local community." […]

Art Gallery Of NSW Acquires New Masterpiece

The Art Gallery Of New South Wales has acquired Spanish Baroque master Jusepe de Ribera's 17th century masterpiece Aesop. Painted in Napes, Aesop c1625–31 is a portrayal of Aesop, the legendary ancient Greek storyteller, and one of Ribera’s very first representations of so-called ‘beggar philosophers’. Purchased in 2021, the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation […]

Michael Reid Gallery Showcases Coming in 2022

Today we glance forward to a handful of exhibition highlights that will reach Sydney in 2022 thanks to the wonderful team at the Michael Reid gallery. Brett Weir: Combining geometric precision with frenzied high-intensity colour, Brett Weir's chorus of new paintings will push the artist's work to new heights. Showing at the new Michael Reid Sydney Gallery in February, This […]

Embracing the art of summer – Sydney Festival unleashes 2022 program

Forget what you knew. With a bold ambition to reimagine how we experience and interact with the city itself, Sydney Festival's 2022 line-up - the first helmed by artistic director Olivia Ansell - is set to explode onto (and into) the city's parks, pools, streets, stages and screens this summer. Across its most revered venues […]

RSPCA Pets Tips For Summer 2021-22

With La Niña hitting Aussie shores, we can expect more rain, storms and windy conditions this summer season – making it different to your typical hot summer. It’s not just humans that are impacted by these unusual conditions, pets are too. RSPCA NSW Senior Manager of Outreach Programs, Dr Ann-Margret Withers, has put together the ultimate […]