A Life in Three Acts – Bette Bourne

"OMG, I've been there", I whispered in the ear of my friend, as an image of the The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London flashed on the screen. We were sitting watching the play, "A Life in Three Acts" at the Sydney Theatre Company this afternoon. Even a couple of hours before going to see the … Continue reading A Life in Three Acts – Bette Bourne

Edge of Elsewhere

I'd highly recommend an exhibition Kate and I attended the opening of tonight, at Sydney's 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. It's a gallery space which mostly features work by Australian artists who have an Asian cultural background, but often in collaboration with people from other cultural backgrounds. As you enter the downstairs part of … Continue reading Edge of Elsewhere

Name in Lights

It's not a very good photograph, is it? If you squint hard enough, though, you might be able to recognise the name "Kate Croll". Along with myself, Kate's name has been "up in lights" as part of a project that's part of the Sydney Festival. According to the associated festival blurb... Iconic American conceptual artist … Continue reading Name in Lights

Festival First Night

"She looks a bit bored", my friend Kate said to me, referring to the expression on the face of Emmylou Harris, as she performed tonight at Sydney Festival First Night. I'm not a huge fan of Emmylou Harris, but I was keen to see her perform. I thought she looked more like Deborah Harry, actually. … Continue reading Festival First Night