Month: September 2015

Taylor Square Newsagency Closes

My earliest memory of the Sydney’s Taylor Square Newsagency was when they had a “footpath sub-branch” outside The Oxford Hotel. As a young man from...

Amanda Vanstone @ Giant Dwarf

She wasn’t as “candid” as I’d hoped she would be, given the machinations in the Liberal Party over the last few weeks, but she was...

Circular Quay to Manly

Manly really is seven miles from Sydney, and a thousand miles from care. I spent the afternoon with some friends at Manly’s 16-foot Skiff Club....

Mothers and Sons

My initial attraction to “Mothers and Sons” was Tim Draxl. I’ve followed his career since the 90s, and fondly remember interviewing him as a nineteen...

Surry Hills Italian Food

About a month ago, my friend Michaela and I were in New York together. In contrast to Sydney with its’ 1.30 lockout, and where it’s...

Radio Everyone

I made a brief appearance on ABC Radio in the Northern Territory today, talking about Radio Everyone, a pop-up radio station in support of #globalgoals...

Liam Benson at Sydney Contemporary

I first discovered Liam Benson‘s performance, photographic and video work when the art collecting group I was part of Hawkesbury One bought some of his...

White Rabbit

A new exhibition at White Rabbit gallery in Sydney is something I always anticipate. There’s such a large collection to draw upon, and which is...

Sydney Contemporary

“Are there any photographers other than Trent Parke?”, I asked my friend Kate tonight. As noted, I have decided the best way to “tackle” Sydney...

Colourful Dumplings

“Start with the green one”, we were told by the waitress at “Din Tai Fung” at Central Park in Sydney today. A couple of workmates...

Sydney Contemporary

“It’s overwhelming”, I overheard one person say to another as I walked around day one of the show. I agreed. Arriving at 4 o’clock on...