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Eyebrows arch as sculpture’s costs soar skyward

BY ALEC SMART Sydney is renowned for many things, including home to two of the world’s most enthralling pieces of modern engineering: the Opera House and a giant coat hanger bridge that crosses its picturesque harbour. However, one thing for which it has never been known is the manufacture of elastic. In the past week […]


With Coffin Ed. Everybody loves a party but when the annual cost is around $760,000, paid for out of the public purse and strictly invite only, the celebration is definitely not universal. That’s been the case with the Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s annual knees up at the Opera House for New Year’s Eve, where last […]

Naked City: Public art – who needs it?

If public reaction means anything it hasn’t been a good week for Clover Moore and her announcement that the City will splurge around $9 million on a series of grandiose art installations across the CBD. Already the $3.5 million cloud arch destined for the George Street mall has been labelled “the tapeworm” and a giant […]

Naked City: Get your head around an unmade bed!

It was a bed that looked like it could have spent a cold winter’s night under the railway bridge in Walla Mulla Park in Woolloomooloo – dishevelled,  bedgraggled and garnished with all manner of empty bottles, cigarette butts and other miscellaneous accoutrements. In the ‘loo it would be near worthless but in the cashed up […]