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Personal touches to Aiden Darling Harbour by renowned fine artist

By Lucinda Garbut-Young Multi-award winning and Archibald Prize finalist Jessica Le Clerc is no stranger to the new hotel Aiden Darling Harbour. She’s hand painted Australian botanicals across more than 70 rooms, along with an intricate, 25-metre-high hidden mural, seen out the windows of select private rooms.  As the hotel’s artist in residence, Jess has […]

REVIEW: Belvoir St Theatre’s ‘Opening Night’ an ode to audience’s youth

REVIEWED BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Belvoir St Theatre regularly produces works that shock, entertain and above all, move audiences to think deeply. Opening Night, currently running in the Upstairs Theatre, is no different. The show, adapted and directed by Carissa Licciardello, follows the story of Myrtle (Leeanna Walsman), a well-known actress grappling with her loss of […]

Flickerfest Festival to screen over 200 films despite industry’s hardest year

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Bondi Beach’s annual short film festival, Flickerfest, will ring in its 31st year with over 200 works.  This year’s event will run from Friday, January 21 until Sunday, January 30, 2022.  Beginning as a local event in 1991, Flickerfest is now a popular debut festival for Australian and international films alike. It’s […]

Esteemed chef Yotam Ottolenghi to give one day only show in Sydney 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG World-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi will speak at Sydney ICC this month to share experiences as a restaurateur and food writer.  The Flavour Of Life tour, which will see Ottolenghi visit eight Australian cities with cooking tips and vegetarian joys, was originally about his eighth book, Flavour. But the Israeli-born chef explained the […]

Bondi’s annual Flickerfest to world premiere budding films

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Annual film festival Flickerfest will see in the new year with 200 of the most inspiring, creative and beautifully crafted shorts from Australia and the world selected from over 3,150 entries to Australia’s largest short film competition across 16 competitive programmes and four showcase programmes. The shorts in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely vying […]

Peach Black Gallery moves to larger space with big benefits 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Artist-run Peach Black Gallery began as a collaborative space for various artistic disciplines. Now in its third year, owners Matteo Bernasconi and Anna Griffiths are moving the gallery to a larger premise. For Bernasconi and Griffiths, this move marks an expansion of Chippendale’s art scene. Along with increased scope for diverse exhibits, […]

Wharf Revue Set To Open a ‘Can Of Worms’ With Audiences 

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young The annual iteration of Wharf Revue is returning to the Seymour Centre this year, with a production titled Can Of Worms. The show, which pokes cathartic fun at the Australian political climate, is designed to get audiences thinking.  Actor Mandy Bishop explained that the show is empathetic towards its muses, while allowing […]

Jess Chalker goes solo on ‘Hemispheres’

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG In her debut album as a solo artist, Jess Chalker defies genres and presents poignant lyrics. Hemispheres documents Chalker’s global adventures, pulling listeners into her musings.  With her Leslie Feist-eque voice, Chalker offers a hybrid of folk and gentle pop. The album is driven by simple rhythm. It feels clean- an easy […]

UNHEARD: The Amazon Prime Series challenging our internal racism 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Last year, when Australians took to the streets in their thousands to demand better coverage of racial injustice, Shahn Devendran and his team at LADBible asked a simple question; “Why do most Australians know who George Floyd is, but not that many know the names David Dungay Junior or TJ Hickey?” LADBible […]

Sydney Fireworks to fizz this year, rocking local election campaigns

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Despite Sydney being weeks away from reopening, this year’s 9pm fireworks have been canned. It is the second time the city will be going digital for the family event.  The City of Sydney Council has been concerned about the large crowds the fireworks generate. Before cancellation, this year’s event was set to […]