Surry Hills Festival

If you’re visiting Surry Hills (Sydney) for the Surry Hills Festival this weekend, take a look at Marlborough Street, and the terrific stories and photographs of Surry Hills and Valleys, a project I’ve been involved with https://surryhillsandvalleys.com/. Awesome work by Karina Kreminski in pulling this together.

Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival

Reunited at Surry Hills Festival

Though I had vague plans for the day to visit a couple of galleries, do some work I needed to catch up on, and to go the Surry Hills Festival, the day started slowly. I woke, fumbled around, and then went back to sleep.

Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival
Surry Hills Festival

Later in the morning I picked up a message from my friend, Cathy. On a whim, she and her partner had booked a last minute flight to Sydney for the weekend.… Read the rest “Reunited at Surry Hills Festival”

Surry Hills Festival

Yesterday was such a beautiful day. It was perfect weather for a lunchtime wander around the Surry Hills Festival. There were LOTS of other people who’d come to a similar conclusion. What I experienced this year was pretty good : still very community focussed, but with broader appeal. Much improved from the years when the festival had aspirations to be a “big rock festival” with (I thought) little connection to the community itself. Here are some photographs I snapped.

The Hills Were Alive

I haven’t really enjoyed Surry Hills Festival over the last few years of years. My lack of engagement with the festival began when they moved the festival from Crown Street (closed off) to the park next to Central Station. First, I wasn’t really convinced that was “Surry Hills”, as I think Crown Street remains the heart and soul of the place. And second, that was when the festival transformed itself from being a local community festival into a more general music festival.… Read the rest “The Hills Were Alive”