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Culture At Work – Tarli Bird

Culture At Work is an artist-led Australian creative hub with a mission and vision to connect art and science through artists and scientists to inspire future generations of creative thinkers through collaborations. In September Culture At Work welcomes Tarli Bird as an artist in residence. By collaborating with her uncle, Professor Trevor Bird, Tarli aims […]

Dairy beloved building

BY ALEC SMART In Marrickville, a property at 209 Livingstone Rd, once part of an historic dairy and, latterly, a State Emergency Services (SES) building, is facing demolition. The Greek Orthodox Church alongside, which owns the premises, were granted permission to bulldoze and replace it with a two-storey boarding house and that’s now set to […]

City of Sydney shows her age

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The City of Sydney Council has compiled Our City: 175 years in 175 objects, a major exhibition of 175 objects representing Sydney’s past, to celebrate the council’s 175th anniversary. The exhibition shows the immense growth of the city from 1842 until the present. “Sydney has transformed from a penal colony in 1788 […]

NAKED CITY – ABANDONED SYDNEY!

By Coffin Ed. SBS Viceland is currently running an interesting series titled ‘Abandoned’, in which presenter and skateboarder Rick McCrank takes viewers on a tour of some of America’s classic abandoned buildings, sporting and entertainment facilities. Needless to say the vibe is very much post-apocalyptic as Rick skates his way around disused Southern speedways and […]

The last days of Rowe Street

Sydneysider: A personal journey Sometime in 1971, when I'd just graduated from Fine Arts at Sydney University, I started making silver jewellery and selling it on consignment at a trendy boutique jeweller in Rowe Street. Rowe Street was really just a lane, running between Pitt and Castlereagh streets, parallel to Martin Place. The shop was […]

AN EDWARDIAN SUMMER

In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that I love old photographs – of anything really, but especially of strangers in fashions of the past. As I entered the Museum of Sydney’s newest exhibition An Edwardian Summer, therefore, I was ready to be pleased. Thankfully, there was plenty to be pleased about. An […]