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Bondi’s power move: Labor candidate Tim Murray wants better renewable energy across Sydney

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG After running in two Federal elections, Tim Murray is no stranger to politics.   Murray has turned his priorities to Waverley Local Council and will run for the Bondi ward on Saturday September 4. He hopes the area will adopt a wide-spread renewable energy roll out in the upcoming term.  For Murray, his […]

Music Industry’s ‘Rock The Vax’ Campaign Incentivises Vaccination

Golden Robot Records has taken up the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s green light for COVID-19 vaccination incentives. The company is donating a free album from their back catalogues to Aussies who prove vaccination. The Rock The Vax campaign is running until August 15th and hopes it will boost national vaccination numbers during the Sydney outbreak.  Golden […]

Covid-19 exposures are changing our arts community 

Close contacts are in isolation after a COVID-19 case at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital vaccination centre on July 6. Among them is Word Travels Creative Director, Miles Merrill. Merrill, who is at home with his whole family, gave insight into creative practice of his literary arts organisation during this time.  “I think the challenge... […]

Annandale community bands together to save heritage property

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG The Inner West community has rallied together to save a historic Annandale property threatened by subdivision and redevelopment. Annandale boasts some of Sydney’s oldest buildings, with wide roads revealing gothic-style architecture and WWII buildings.  When a historic home on Nelson Street featuring original wooden facades and a historic 10metre wide frontage was […]

What’s happened to our independent theatre makers?

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s been over a year since independent theatre companies had to close their doors for the first time. After the stickiness of job loss dried up, it seems we almost stopped talking about the struggles of Sydney's smaller creatives.  Perhaps we forgot the 12% job loss that occurred between March and September […]

Art Habits: Michael Lindeman on creativity and cheeky philology 

With casual humour and mixed mediums, Michael Lindeman is making audiences think.  Most of his work examines personal identity in the wake of artistic commodification. Mixed medium works usually have text as the central subject, prompting audiences to disrupt conventional thinking. Simply, Lindeman asks us what art is and why we view it.  “A lot […]

Keeping the kids entertained during lockdown? Here’s what you can do. 

As Greater Sydney hits the middle of our projected lockdown period, many parents are stretching for things to keep the kids busy. It’s no easy task. If you’re working from home, with your kids bouncing around, this might seem almost impossible.  We have a list of some of the best things you can get your […]

Little Joe

In dynamic scenes of absurd twists, Jessica Hausner’s new film calls audiences to consider their own desire for quick-fix happiness.  Little Joe, follows the production of a mystical plant, bred by Alice Woodard (Emily Beecham) to make people happy. Through interaction with enigmatic characters, Alice comes to understand her plant is more than it seemed. […]

Ordinary Pets For An Extraordinary Cause

This July, ordinary animals across Australia will contribute to the care of seriously ill children across four hospitals associated with Ronald McDonald House.  Paws For Sick Kids aims to raise money for at least 625 nights of accommodation for families of unwell children. This is vital for families who live over 100km away from treatment at […]

Bringing home the troops: Benefits for Sydney students as international peers trickle in

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG From mid-year, the State will welcome back 250 international students a fortnight in a bid to strengthen local growth.  Treasurer Dominic Perrottet suggested that the scheme will stimulate Sydney’s economy after COVID-19’s dispelling of international students brought the CBD’s recovery to a crawl. He believes student return is vital in recovering a […]