Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Shutterbug 07 festival / competition

The Aim of the festival is to give talented photographers a chance to have their work viewed by a wide audience and perhaps by way of that join the professional ranks.

There are some great prizes for the ten finalists including, most importantly, having their series of work shown on the big screen at The Chauvel Cinema, Paddington.

The Festival will only accept entries from non-professional photographers or students of photography. (‘Professional’ is defined as someone making an income from photography, full time or part time)

Photographers are asked to submit a series of photographs with the same theme.

It is free to enter. Entries close 14th March. Red Carpet night: 27th March.


AFR Boss: Creativity + Innovation = Profit - March 21

Is innovation just the latest buzzword or can it really deliver results? How can you turn your ideas into a successful, profitable business?

Moderator: ABC Radio's ADAM SPENCER (Sydney)

Sydney event:
Brett Godfrey, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Blue Airlines
Terry Davis, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd
Naomi Milgrom, Executive Chair and CEO, Sussan Group
Paul Gilding, Chief Executive, Easy Being Green, former global head of Greenpeace
Kate Vale, Head of Sales and Operations - Australia/New Zealand, Google

Date and Time: March 21st, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: City Recital Hall

Cost: $35.00 (includes GST, booking fees may apply)

For tickets phone the City Recital Hall Angel Place box office on 02 8256 2222 or online at url below.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

modamuse blog

"modamuse showcases modern australian and new zealand designers and artisans who are passionate about their craft and demonstrate a fresh, modern outlook. We're interested in all aspects of design from fashion, to stationery, and furniture."


Nick Kapica talk - March 1

"Nick Kapica is a founder and partner of SV Associates Berlin.

Nick will look back at ten years of diverse clients who have brought exciting and often complex projects to an flexible and intimate studio. He will focus on recent projects including an identity and wayfinding system for an international airport, an exhibition for a bank for central banks based in Basel, books for an internationally renowned choreographer and namefinding, identity and communication for a festival of arts and culture from Turkey..."

Lecture Details
Venue: Main Lecture Hall (EG02), The College of Fine Arts (COFA), Greens Road, Paddington
Date: Thursday 1 March, 2007 at 7pm
Enquiries: 02 9385 0644



AGDA website:

Colin Brown architect talk - Feb 22

Colin Brown

Colin Brown of Arena Design Architects will give a free talk at the Building Bookshop. Colin was awarded the Environmental Commitment Award at the The Australian Timber Design Awards for 2006 for The Elf Environmental Learning Facility for Orange City Council.

Guest introduction by Tone Wheeler.

Thursday 22 February 6.15 pm for complimentary drinks and refreshments

In the auditorium, Home Ideas Centre,
61 ORiordan Street (corner Doody Street), Alexandria

Book at the Building Bookshop website:


Music and Lyrics and other movies

Music and Lyrics

Recently saw Music and Lyrics with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. If you're in the mood for a fun, uplifting, cheesy romantic comedy, then go and see this movie. It won't disappoint.

Also saw Confessions of Pain starring Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung. I liked how one scene was filmed in particular. They had Takeshi's character in the house thinking about how the murder took place. He was filmed in colour superimposed on the actual events of the scene in black and white. It was like he watching the murder scene.

Finally the Pursuit of Happyness. Will Smith was really good in this film. Interesting film.

Music and Lyrics:

Confessions of Pain:

Pursuit of Happyness:

Dylan Moran - State Theatre May 1

Dylan Moran

There are still tickets left to Dylan Moran's extra show at the State Theatre on 1st April.



Peter WIlson architect talk tonight

Peter Wilson talk

"...architecture is a symbiosis of the conceptual and the pragmatic, of the everyday and the exceptional, of the radically different scales of urban planning, buildings, their immediate context, their spatially balanced interiors and the objects that render them not only useful but also comfortable.

Wow! That is architecture according to reknowned architects Bolles+Wilson. Australian born Peter Wilson is giving a talk next week (20 Feb, 6pm) at Sydney University in which he will show some of their recent work."

Bookings are essential: