Recently appointed CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), Grant Cameron, is positive about the future. A Kamilaroi man with strong connections to Redfern, Grant says, “The NCIE is a unique cultural hub where people can come, learn and grow.
The musical line-up at the Yabun Festival at Victoria Park, Broadway, on January 26, was outstanding. Yabun is the largest one-day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on January 26.
Andrew Collis recently caught up with Malaysian-born Tamil-Australian recording artist Kandiah Kamalesvaran AM, better known by his stage name Kamahl. Kamahl sings love songs and ballads, recites the Gettysburg Address, and is one of the great stars of Australian music.
The photos in Bernadette Smith's exhibition Light Interactions at Ironbark gallery in Strathfield are of light waves interacting within heritage glass at close range revealing an “aurora-like display”.
The Season of Creation is a period of prayer and reflection inviting renewed commitment to the world around us. This year’s themes (September 4-25) focused on Oceans, Flora and Fauna, Storms and the Cosmos.
Roger’s Shoe Repairs in Redfern has been saving soles for over 60 years. “Go to Roger’s!” one repeat customer urges. “He can fix just about anything – soles, toes, heels, straps, elastic gussets – fixing a favourite pair of shoes is so much better than buying new ones.”
Mickey’s Wholesale Fruit & Veg in Redfern, is a healthy eating hub and supplier of fresh produce to dozens of local cafés and restaurants – from Redfern to Bondi, Marrickville and Circular Quay. Hard-working owner Michael Cuomo took time to answer a few questions.
Nauha Dabboussy will present a selection of original works at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo from May 28 to June 30. Her work includes bright-lit landscapes in oils and watercolour (European and Australian scenes) and richly textured still lifes, nudes and portraits.