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Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery, an upcoming Irish artist has spent the past few months of the pandemic putting the final touches on her latest EP, with the first track, Intangible streaming now. Having been compared to the likes of Alanis Morrisette and Janis Joplin with a modern twist, Amy’s newest 90s influenced alternative-rock music sends a powerful […]

Happy Sad Man

Happy Sad Man is many things. A portrayal of five very different men. A glimpse into what it’s like to suffer from a mental illness on a day-to-day basis. An examination of what it is to be a man.  Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey follows a war photographer, a farmer, a musical nomad, an artist and […]

Nathan Cavaleri

If you were to skim over the significant moments of Nathan Cavaleri’s musical career you could easily mistake his story as that of a cliched child star burnout, but when you delve into the fine details it is a much more compelling tale. Cavaleri’s musical career was strangely born out of tragedy when he was […]

Inner West checks its mental health

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN   In light of Mental Health Month the Inner West Council is supporting a number of mental health events and initiatives running throughout October. These programs range from family barbecues to training programs and professional networking, and will primarily target young people and seniors living in the Inner West. Mayor Darcy Byrne […]


Hereditary is a deep psychological, supernatural horror story which immediately unsettles the audience and never allows them to fully regain their footing. The film follows the family of matriarch Ellen Taper Leigh following her death and their subsequent unraveling as a series of tragic and unsettling events begin occurring with increasing prevalence. Elen’s daughter Annie Graham […]


Whilst battling his own personal demons Australian rapper 360, aka Matt Colwell, thought he had “ruined” his career and relationships with fans. With his addiction and bipolar issues now conquered 360 has returned with a new record, Vintage Modern, which has been warmly received both critically and commercial. In 2014 it took 360 hitting rock […]


Discovering a way to express your creative passions can often take some time, this was especially true for Sydney producer and DJ Sippy. From an early age Sippy loved music but it took a number of years experimenting with different instruments and styles before finding her love for electronic bass music. “I played piano from […]

Vertical Dreaming

A Redline Production compiled and arranged by Andrew Henry comes Vertical Dreaming, an entertaining and revealing cabaret of the songs and poems that saved Henry’s life. In 2017, Henry checked into a facility to treat depression. During this time, he discovered a scrapbook full of poems, recalling “With not much to do in there it […]

Time’s up for Roomies Artspace

A creative space in Marrickville for artists with mental illness will close down and seek a new home following a decision by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) to cease its formal relationship with the program. Roomies Artspace is currently set up under the auspices of the NNC, which runs a range of programs for residents […]

Putting on a smile

Child and adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says more programs and services are needed to address the plight of kids whose parent or sibling suffers from mental illness. Up to a quarter of children in such a situation experience teasing or bullying, he said, because a parent with a mental illness is often a noticeable […]