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Libs split over preserving Sydney’s heritage

By ALEC SMART A split has appeared in the Australian Liberal Party over preservation of Sydney’s heritage, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s NSW Government favouring commercialisation over the Federal Government’s plans for conservation. NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes rejected the outcome of an independent inquiry into maintaining and caretaking historically and culturally important sites in Sydney […]

Cockatoo Island may be marooned

BY JOHN MOYLE A very Sydney-centric argument is brewing involving a prized piece of Sydney Harbour real estate, a prominent Sydney board of trustees, a group of arts aficionados and property developers, and the Federal Government all bowing before the high altar of contemporary art. The future of Cockatoo Island is at the argument’s centre, […]

THE NAKED CITY – A PLAN FOR COCKATOO ISLAND

Back in 2005, when Sydney’s Cockatoo Island was opening up as a venue for music and arts festivals, Jeff Angel from the Total Environment Centre cast doubts as to the amount of toxic material still remaining on the old World Heritage listed naval dockyard. The site had undergone a considerable clean up since its heavy […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHERE IS THE FRINGE BIENNALE?

The 22nd Biennale Of Sydney is almost upon us and as always it throws up a multitude of interesting and provocative art experiences. Lots of free events and exhibitions and there’s no doubt it delivers a real buzz to the city. However, it’s always a select group of artists who are chosen to participate and that […]

THE NAKED CITY – SUBURBAN ROULETTE

Sydney, since its very beginning, has always been an ever-changing landscape. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the way certain suburbs fall in and out of favour. Back in the early 80s one of the daily papers conducted a survey of all metropolitan suburbs according to their desirability as a place to live […]

THE NAKED CITY – SLEEPOVER SYDNEY

Spending a night or two in a unique location, often in your own city, is nothing new. Whether you are roughing it in a sleeping bag for charity, glamping on Cockatoo Island or throwing your own backyard slumber party, the popular concept has been around for years. Taronga Park, which has conducted sleepovers at the […]

21st Biennale Of Sydney

By Rita Bratovich. The inaugural Biennale of Sydney was held in 1973, timed deliberately to coincide with the opening of the Sydney Opera House, which hosted some of the first Biennale events. Since then, the Biennale of Sydney has grown into one of the leading international contemporary arts festivals. This year is the 45th Anniversary […]

BEST DAY TRIP – COCKATOO ISLAND

Only a short ferry ride from Circular Quay, the UNESCO heritage-listed Cockatoo Island manages to make you feel like you’re worlds away. Explore the remains of the former penal settlement with a self-guided audio tour, take snaps of the well-preserved architecture or sit on the hillside and watch boats sail past on the harbour. There […]

THE NAKED CITY – WELCOME TO WORLD DETENTION EXPO!

It’s no secret that Sydney and Australia at large love to host the big international events – showing off our wonderful country and reassuring ourselves that we are a great global player. Okay we may have missed out on the World Cup, for the time being, but there are other opportunities still to be explored. […]