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Art After Hours in Sydney

Art After Hours in Sydney

If you’re anything like me and always on the hunt for fun things to do on weeknights that don’t involve drinking in noisy pubs alongside sweaty suits, you’ll love “Art After Hours” at Sydney’s Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday nights. Art After Hours is one of my favourite things about working in the city ofContinue Reading

Small bar scene comes to country NSW

Small bar scene comes to country NSW

Spring has definitely sprung in the countryside, and we seem to be celebrating with a paean to Orange’s incredible locally-grown food and wine. We’ve had a plethora of new cafes start trading, an art gallery open, and an impressive new cellar door for one of the most established wineries swing open its bluestone doors. TheContinue Reading

Social + art = Le Petit Bateau

Social + art = Le Petit Bateau

I’ve always dreamt of living in a gallery. So stumbling onto one only a few metres from my home is seriously one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Le Petit Bateau (“the little boat”) launched in April 2014 and has quickly become a much-loved part of the landscape for many Bondi locals.Continue Reading

Mexican Roundabouts

Mexican Roundabouts

If Chicago is known as the city of wind, and Auckland as the city of sails, then Guadalajara could easily be known as the city of roundabouts. And speed bumps – but trust me, these are nowhere near as interesting as the roundabouts. Don’t understand a roundabout in Mexico. It is even possible that IContinue Reading

Speaking of the devil….

Speaking of the devil….

If you happened to watch the Sri Lankan leg of Amazing Race Australia in 2011, you may recall the chaos that followed the Sri Lankan Mask Festival, as teams were lost in a frenzy of masked dancers. The history of Sri Lankan masks actually dates as far back as the 15th century, with strong links toContinue Reading

Orange Regional Art Renaissance

Orange Regional Art Renaissance

Not long ago, after taking off on urban adventures overseas and in Australia, I relocated to country NSW. The thing I like most about having returned to my roots is that I now get to witness the palpable resurgence of art as a way of living and breathing and communicating in Orange and its surrounds.Continue Reading

Mexico in Murals

Mexico in Murals

Mexico is a funny place. If you study our history you’ll soon learn that the country was unified under an ideology called Mestizaje. According to Mestizaje, people from indigenous, European and African backgrounds could be thrown into a melting pot, given a good stir, and then rebranded as a new, ‘civilised’ and unified Mexican race.Continue Reading

Kala Pola – a celebration of art

Kala Pola – a celebration of art

Sundays are usually when most people do their grocery shopping for the week in Sri Lanka, and often you’ll find them at roadside markets. The best deals, especially for vegetables and other perishable items, are generally available towards the end of day at these markets, when the merchants are packing up and don’t want toContinue Reading

Xilitla: Surrealism at its best

Xilitla: Surrealism at its best

Ask anybody to name a few things they know about Mexico and they will probably tell you about the food, a well-known tourist destination or an artist. These traits have defined how the world views us, and they are correct. Mexico has some of the world´s most delicious food (Mexican cuisine was even added byContinue Reading

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