Saturday, October 27, 2007

Girls Girls Girls Exhibition - till Oct 28

At the China Heights Gallery
Level 3, 16-28 Foster St, Surry Hills

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Abby Dobson - Nov 1, 2 in Sydney Nov 14 in Melbourne

Abby Dobson

Abby Dobson (ex Leondardo's Bride) has released a new solo album titled Rise Up. She's a great singer, songwriter, performer, everything!

She'll be performing at the Vanguard in Newtown on the 1st and 2nd of November and at Ruby's Lounge in Melbourne on the 14th of November.

Abby Dobson tickets at the Moshtix site:


Abby Dobson's website:

Sydney Stencil Festival 07 - till 28 October

Where Have You Been by Joshua Smith
Where Have You Been by Joshua Smith

Horns and Buttons by Nem
Horns and Buttons by Nem

Untitled by bfourb
Untitled by bfourb

Through the Cities, by Imok
Through the Cities, by Imok

© Melbourne Stencil Festival Inc. All rights reserved.

Went to the Stencil Festival exhibition in Chippendale last Saturday. Artists featured include: IMOK, Ape Seven, bfourb, Joshua Smith, Alison Telford, Reko Rennie-Guuybilla and others.

There is also a film night on Thursday 25th October showing Jisoe and Infamy, and a stencil art workshop from 12-3pm on Saturday 27th October and a few other things happening.

Where: Pine Street Creative Artist Centre, 64 Pine St, Chippendale. P: 02 9245 1503

For more info go to:

San Churro Chocolateria, Glebe

San Churro

Tried out the San Churro Chocolateria in Glebe last week. The churros - Spanish donut sticks were served warm and crispy. We shared the tapas plate. There was a small pot of melted chocolate to dip the churros into. V.yummy. The truffles and mint chocolate milkshake were pretty yummy also. The place was totally packed out on a Saturday afternoon.

Location: 47 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe. P: 02 9692 0119.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Not Quite Art - Marcus Westbury

"The art show that believes there is life outside the galleries. Host Marcus Westbury, founder of the This is Not Art Festival in Newcastle and the former director of Next Wave Festival in Melbourne, investigates various artistic expressions- posing the question of whether these new forms of ‘art’ can legitimately be called art..."

Just watched the first episode and really enjoyed it. It's a three part series screening on Channel 2 at 10pm on Tuesday nights. Two more episodes to go.

SMH review:

Press release:

Wikipedia entry for Marcus Westbury:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Young Blood market stall call for applications

The Powerhouse Museum is now accepting stall holder applications for the Young Blood Designers Market Christmas event. It will be held on:

Friday 7th December, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 8th December, 8:00am – 5:00pm
at the Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo

Call for entries open - Monday 1 October
Entries close - Friday 2 November


Ron Arad - architect talk Oct 29

Ron Arad architect

"Ron Arad presents the next Design Quarter Talk at the Powerhouse Museum.
A central figure in contemporary design, the Israeli-born, London based designer and architect Ron Arad gives an illustrated talk at the Powerhouse Museum when he’s in town to present the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award." Supported by Bombay Sapphire.

Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo
Monday 29 October, 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Cost: $30/$25 members and concession
Bookings: or tel 02 9209 4614

Ron Arad Associates website:


dfactory: Designing for Good - Oct 25

"Our four guest speakers come from diverse design practices, however they share a common drive to utilise design to improve people’s lives, through projects that are having a real impact with tangible social outcomes. Join host Nell Schofield and a panel of design savvy individuals, Jane Rothschild (architect), Sam Crawford (architect) and Jodie Fried (designer) to discover how they are ‘designing for good’."

When: Thursday 25 October, 6.00 -9.00pm. Talk starts at 7pm.
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo. Event at the Courtyard CafĂ© – enter via Macarthur Street


The Rocks Market will be changing

"After 16 years as a Sydney icon, The Rocks Market is being revitalised. Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is introducing fresh produce to create the city’s premier Farmers' Market, open only to genuine farmers and producers.

The Authority is also introducing a new directional Designers' Market which will showcase fashion, home wares, accessories, artwork and gifts. And the traditional area of The Rocks Market will be devoted to goods, products and services that are unique, authentic, high quality, inspiring, current, contemporary, relevant, customised, and Australian...

The Rocks Farmers' Market will commence trading on the second weekend of December 2007...

The revitalised Rocks Market will continue to operate every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm, at the northern end of George Street, The Rocks.

Changes to The Market will be implemented by late January/early February 2008.

To receive a Stallholder Application for Registration for The Rocks Designers' Market or the revitalised 'traditional' Rocks Market please email, fax 02 9271 5327 or phone 02 9240 8702.

The initial call for applications closes Friday 26 October, 2007. We anticipate Applicants will be notified by email whether their application has been successful, before the end of November 2007."


Meet the Bloggers

"With an unorthodox mix of reporting, commentary, and activism, a new generation of architectural pundits is making its voice heard—online.."

Article in Architect magazine on architecture bloggers. The article lists the person/s behind the blog, their age, where they're based, when they first posted, total posts, unique visitors received in May 2007, and a description of the blog. Blogs mentioned are:

Architecture My Ninja Please:
City of Sound:
A Daily Dose of Architecture:
Life Without Buildings:
Miss Representation:
Super Colossal:

Super Colossal is the blog of Sydneysider Marcus Trimble. He's also one of the main organisers of the Pecha Kucha Sydney events.