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Theresa Hunt And Kerryn Levy – Landskein

While we're all currently occupied with dealing with the COVID-19 threat and lockdown it's easy to forget that this year began with one of the most devastating bushfires seasons on record. An upcoming exhibition of paintings and ceramic pieces at Curatorial+Co will look to remind us of the bushfire season and attempt to find the […]

Marsh’s new mural mocks the coal-ition

by ALEC SMART Scott Marsh, satirical wall mural artist, has unveiled another topical painting in central Sydney mocking the federal coal-ition government and their mining and media connections. On 18 May Marsh shared his colourful new piece, titled Ivory Tower, on social media, which features a few familiar scenes from Australia’s summer of Apocalyptic bushfires. Above the […]

Bushfires: new battle over aid allocation

By AUSTIN NORMAN Millions of dollars in bushfire donations from across the world are being handcuffed by the fine print. In January 2020, Australian comedian Celeste Barber’s bushfire charity fundraiser Facebook event surpassed $50 million dollars in donations, making it the largest ever fundraiser organised via Facebook. However, that money, originally intended for the Trustee […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE ROYAL BUSHFIRE CIRCUS

First it was the bushfires and the choking smoke, then the economic impact of the coronavirus, followed by the floods and now the announcement that we are about to endure yet another Royal tour. Even worse the Australian Government has invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to tour the devastated bushfire areas and take part […]

THE NAKED CITY – TYRANNOPHOBICS REJOICE!

Combing the many phobias listed on the internet, I’ve been unable to find one that specifically defines a fear or dislike of royalty – the kind of regal pomp, pomposity and subsidised privilege we associate with the British royal family. The closest I could manage was the word, tyrannophobia, generally used to describe a fear […]

Rising From The Ashes

Thankfully last week brought with it some much-needed rain, albeit only a small amount. With that rain came an easing of the catastrophic fire danger that has plagued New South Wales for the past month. As the danger now eases we’re beginning to bear witness to the devastating impact these fires have had on individuals, […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHAT A QUOKKA SHITE?

Timing can be everything when it comes to publicity campaigns. Get it wrong and months of planning and creative flair can fall horribly flat not to mention the outlay of a considerable amount of money. The decision by Tourism Australia to spend $15 million on a TV campaign in the UK, launched just before Christmas, […]

From ScoMo to Scummo in slippery steps

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE A week is a long time in politics and last week must have seemed an eternity for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. That is if Morrison has any ability to reflect at all on his actions that have seen him go from ScoMo the affable to Scummo the slippery. Where the bloody […]

The political endorsement of extinction

Opinion by MERRILL WITT Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintained a business-as-usual approach in response to last September's School Strike 4 Climate rallies. Despite the protests attracting record-breaking crowds across the nation, Morrison complained that the student strikers were responsible for creating "needless anxiety" in children. Needless anxiety is certainly not how you would describe the […]

Christmas shopping as the world burns!

By ANDREW TOVEY Yesterday, the last Saturday before Christmas, I ventured out into the city to buy my one single Christmas gift. Our family does secret Santa to keep things minimal. I was about to wade into retail madness. The backdrop of Sydney on shopping overdrive was sobering. Yesterday had a high probability of being […]