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.

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. Later in the morning I picked up a message from my …

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 …

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 …

Surry Hills Festival

“Have you ever seen the cover of the Shine album by Frida?”, I said to my friend Andrew this afternoon. As soon as I’d finished asking the question, I instantly recognised the obscurity of the popular cultural reference I’d just asked him to consider. Of course he replied no, but still laughed when I observed …