Life Right Now

Bunya Nut Art

I haven't updated for a while, so I thought I'd share a few recent photographs which capture the essence of life lately, and things I've observed over the last couple of weeks, including The Long Weekend. We went to the opening of an exhibition, and we caught up a few days later for an afternoon [...]

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 Awesome work by Karina Kreminski in pulling this together.

Winter Nights

As we sat and waited for the performance to begin, I had little idea of what to expect. My friend invited me, on the recommendation the work had been curated by a colleague at the ABC, Daniel Browning. Daniel presents "Awaye", a weekly program about Indigenous arts and culture. And one of the most awesome [...]

Catching Up

"How old do you think Tony Sheldon is...?", we asked each other during half-time yesterday in the latest production of "Priscilla, Queen Of The Dessert", currently playing at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, which I attended with my friend Sue, and her mum, visiting down from the country. It turns out he's 62, and in remarkably good [...]

Surry Hills Laneway

Surry Hills Laneway

One of the great axioms I follow while travelling, but never nearly as much at home is : take the path less travelled. When I'm travelling, I'll often change my travel route at whim, because something looks more interesting. But tonight, as I was heading towards the bus-stop on Crown Street, I diverted from my [...]

Surry Hills on a Sunday Afternoon

As if we don't already have enough construction underway in the neighbourhood (eventually it will be awesome, but for right now, the light rail is a pain in the arse) they're building a new apartment block on the corner of my street. Though I mostly use the back lane-way to enter my building, I thought [...]