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Sydney after dark: Open for business

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney council voted unanimously to approve a plan which would allow shops and businesses in the city to stay open until 10pm, without needing further approval. Under a suite of changes aimed to revitalise the city’s struggling economy, existing shops and businesses in the City of Sydney local government […]

Multimillion dollar upgrades for National Art School

By ALLISON HORE The National Art School in Darlinghurst is set for a multi-million dollar upgrade thanks to the NSW government’s funding pool to revitalise the state’s arts and cultural venues. “I am delighted to announce the NSW Government’s commitment of over $18 million for critical maintenance and upgrades to make the site safer and […]

Stuck in the Middle… NOT working at home.

By Geoff Sirmai. As a freelance arts publicist, I’ve happily been working from home for 20 years. Being the ‘matchmaker’ - the middle-man between performing artists and the media - gives me the joy of sharing great stories about singers, actors, comedians, dancers, musicians… you name it. With a special niche in the ‘indie’ scene (as […]

Discontent over TAP Gallery DA

Opinion By Andrew Woodhouse The former TAP Gallery site at 87 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, is subject to a NSW Land and Environment Court case beginning 5 November 2019. At issue is the new owner’s development application (DA) for a multi-storey apartment block in this historic precinct. The TAP Gallery was formed in 1989 and was […]

Boomalli Arts 30th anniversary

BY ANNA FREELAND In 1987, a group of promising young Indigenous artists banded together to form the Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Cooperative. Heralding from arts schools across Sydney, the 10 multidisciplinary art-makers set up shop in a shabby old warehouse in Chippendale which they gutted, swept, scrubbed and painted to host their very first show ‘Boomalli […]

City of Sydney turns up the music

BY ANITA SENARATNA Sydney was once a city known for its live music scene, where bands like AC/DC, Cold Chisel and the Divinyls played in crowded pubs with permanently sticky floors, building up loyal followings before going on to become rock icons. But the NSW Government’s 2014 decision to introduce 1:30am lockouts and 3am last […]

$10 million set aside for Powerhouse relocation plans

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Ultimo residents are concerned by the state governments announcement that $10 million will be  spent planning for the move of the Powerhouse Museum. In last week’s budget $30 million was allocated over four years to the arts in western Sydney, of that $10 million has been dedicated over two years to […]

Rising property prices stifle city’s creativity

By Mariana Podesta-Diverio The increasingly unaffordable property market in Sydney is having repercussions for artists who are struggling to find studio spaces. A quarterly report on house prices released by the Domain Group last week announced that the Australian property market is in a period of strong growth and Sydney is again leading with the […]

News in brief

Tapping community support The Darlinghurst operators of the famous TAP Gallery have reached out to their loyal community in the face of pressure from the City of Sydney. City Hub reported last week that the City of Sydney had forced the gallery to stop using their upstairs space as a theatre following zoning issues. The […]

TAP Gallery ordered to stop operating as a theatre

The City of Sydney has told the operators of Darlinghurst-based community arts centre the TAP Gallery that they are no longer permitted to use the space as a theatre. The closure has forced the cancellation of an upcoming benefit for  the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. This revelation comes after an inspection by the City of Sydney […]