Friday, July 16, 2021

Andrew Collis

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Buzz builds for cartoon show

Due to Covid lockdown the SSH Cartoon Show opening has been postponed (date TBA), and the exhibition extended until August 14.

Youth opera company for social justice

The Cooperative’s performances of Puccini’s Tosca at Pitt Street Uniting Church on June 17 and 19 drew large audiences.

Support for pets and people

WATERLOO: Following the cancellation of the event last year (due to public health orders in response to Covid-19), it was wonderful to see the...

Creativity at the centre of our neighbourhood

WATERLOO: On May 15 the Orchard Gallery at South Sydney Uniting Church hosted its first in-person opening in more than 12 months. The COLLAB...

Climate strike – for sovereign land and water protectors

On Friday May 21 tens of thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to join School Strike 4 Climate...

Announcing the Blak & Blu prize

The Orchard Gallery is excited to announce its first art prize – the Blak & Blu prize – with $1,000 on offer to the winning artist.

Everyone can sing!

With One Voice (WOV) Redfern-Waterloo launched in 2019. Last month, after a 12-month Covid-induced hiatus, the community choir resumed in-person weekly rehearsals at Redfern...

An unveiling

Keith Gordon Douglass, a proud Gamilaroi man, a member of the Stolen Generation and a Forgotten Australian, has invited the SSH to join him for a memorial – the unveiling of a headstone to honour his father, Gordon Laurence Douglass, buried 70 years in an unmarked grave.

Yabun 2021 – leading the way

GADIGAL LAND: Congratulations to Koori Radio 93.7FM, organisers and sponsors of Yabun 2021. The festival, held each year on January 26, celebrates the ancient...

Jacklin to star in virtual fundraiser

In October singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released two new songs for Sub Pop Single Club: “to Perth, before the border closes” and “CRY”. In December, as well as playing four shows at the Vanguard in support of women’s refuge Lou’s Place, she will perform as part of the SSH Celebrate Community virtual fundraiser.

Celebrate community – and support independent media

On Friday December 11, the SSH will host a virtual fundraiser, emceed by Julie McCrossin AM, with the aim of raising $5,000 toward production costs for this year. Zoom details at the end of this story. Please come!

Aboriginal affordable housing – call for action

On September 21 the Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Allies launched its campaign to seek government action and targets for...

A creative hub at the centre of community

REDFERN: Felipe Vilches is a resident artist at 107 Projects on Redfern Street. A visual artist, poet and musician, he is also a sound...

The Tin Humpy – vibrant and inclusive

REDFERN: The Tin Humpy in Redfern Street is a vibrant and inclusive café, known for its distinctive Strawberry & Bush Lime Jam, Wattle-Seed Brownies...

Where everybody feels equal and welcome

REDFERN: The Park Café on Chalmers Street is an integral part of the community, welcoming coffee connoisseurs, crossword and Rabbitohs fans, artists and writers,...

Ambour Hardware – quality service over more than 60 years

At Ambour Hardware, 93a Redfern Street, you will find all manner of products such as cutting and plumbing tools, gardening and power tools, building materials, chains, picture hooks, locks and keys, paints and much more. Locals hold owners Joe and Marie Ambour in high regard.

Arkoun, Tovy and Bun!

REDFERN: PT Crown Bakery on George Street, close to Redfern Street and opposite the Fire Station, serves fresh bread daily – loaves sliced and...

U3A – windows on a world of wonders

Sydney U3A (University of the Third Age) is a not-for-profit volunteer-based organisation providing continuing education for people who are no longer in full-time employment. Courses and talks are conducted in a relaxed environment and participants are given opportunity to form enduring friendships while learning something new.

Green grocer a food hub for NGOs

In late March, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Addi Road Community Centre extended its Food Pantry operations with a new Emergency Food Preparedness and Response Centre.

Intimate sets on Instagram

In what is an extraordinarily difficult time for working musicians the live-streaming festival Isol-Aid on Instagram is offering a chance to perform for fans and to raise money to support struggling music industry workers.

Blessing of the Christmas Bowls

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Christmas Bowl, the Christmas appeal of Act for Peace (AfP), the international aid agency of the...

‘Let your yes be yes …’

A traditional reading for Christmas Day is taken from the first chapter of St John’s gospel: “The Word became flesh …” We might think...

Blue skies for trauma survivors

REDFERN: An interfaith service of reflection for adult survivors of complex trauma was held on Sunday November 3, outside the Park Café on Chalmers Street.

Supporting the careers of Aboriginal lawyers

The Legal Aid NSW Aboriginal Services Unit (ASU) coordinates, develops and implements initiatives relating specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, communities and staff.

Poetry on the piano – an interview with Anton Korytnyj

Anton Korytnyj (pronounced Koritni) is a dynamic and talented composer, pianist and vocalist. Drawing on a wealth of experience in many genres to create...

Singing for joy

REDFERN: With One Voice (WOV) choirs, which aim to foster relationships between people from all walks of life, are seed funded throughout the country...

Taizé – beauty, community, justice, peace

The two most significant periods in the year for Christians are Christmas and Easter.

150 religious leaders urge PM to show moral courage

PADDINGTON: On Tuesday June 25 over 150 religious leaders from across Australia issued an open letter calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognise...

Palm Sunday rallies refugee support

About 2,000 people gathered at Belmore Park in the CBD for this year’s Palm Sunday rally and march through Broadway to Victoria Park in Camperdown. The event focused on support for refugees.

‘We want our rivers back’

“The river is the blood of the Earth,” said Muruwari and Budjiti artist Bruce Shillingsworth at the Yaama Ngunna Baaka – Welcome to Our River exhibition.

Pemulwuy gets underway

REDFERN: Tuesday March 26 saw the “turning of the soil” for the Aboriginal Housing Company’s (AHC) long-awaited Pemulwuy project.

Toward a truthful and hopeful national identity

Yabun is upbeat, inspiring, empowering and confronting.

Documentary observes community spirit

There Goes Our Neighbourhood, which documents responses to the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate and the creation of a community light sculpture in two...

‘The simple pleasures …’

Marcello Araldi is working in his studio called Peace of Redfern. “I love it here,” he says.

Introducing something unique

New gleaming white signage announces Chalmers Corner Licenced Café and Restaurant, and new owner-manager Pav (a passionate Rabbitohs supporter) is excited.

Freestyle swimming and wrestling

Mohsen Lack is a lifeguard and duty manager at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), where he works four to five days a week.

Diverse contributions of women in the Australian music industry

Sydney premier of film unveiling experiences of women in the Australian music industry.

King Tide, Surry Hills

On Saturday September 22, Surry Hills Festival culminated in a fantastic spring celebration with great live music.

Weave announces new CEO

Siobhan Bryson, who has worked at Weave as a caseworker and as Operations Manager, was recently appointed the new CEO.

Basketball at Prince Alfred Park

The warm autumn weather was perfect for a day of fun and exercise.

Festival a masterclass for local clown

Nic Doring was crowned state champion as part of a program sponsored by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He then competed in the National Grand Final.

Flying solo – Angel Olsen in Redfern

Angel Olsen is good – earthy and ethereal (it’s hard to resist allusions to the angelic).

Slacklining at Prince Alfred Park

Cat on the slackline, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills.

Gems and Goannas win first footy festival

The First Nations of Australia defeated their Māori rivals in the first Festival of Indigenous Rugby League held on February 10 at Redfern Oval....

Dig reveals 19th-century homes and household items

A heritage viewing of the station site on Botany Road, Cope and Raglan streets was conducted by Sydney Metro City & Southwest on Saturday February 10.

Sunday afternoon at Prince Alfred Park

A sunny Sunday in Sydney.

How It All Unfolds, Tesse

How It All Unfolds is a lovely record, meticulously crafted, consistently moving and warm.

Weave – gold standard for service delivery

Greg Benson is the interim CEO at Weave. He commenced work in May, in anticipation of co-founder Shane Brown’s long-service leave.

Bahá’ís celebrate bicentenary

Sunday October 22 saw Awa Momtazian join with Indigenous, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian representatives for a prayer service at Pitt Street Uniting Church...

S­tanding tall, shining bright

Saturday September 9 saw the much-anticipated launch of social action art project #WeLiveHere2017.