Grandma AL’s Art Month Top 5

In Sydney, the month of March is associated with two things: the end of summer and Art Month. It’s no wonder the two happen in the same month. Nothing like a bit of art to help lift the depressing mood! Art Month is a city-wide festival celebrating local contemporary art and artists through a range of exhibitions, workshops, tours, art nights and talks. What I like … Continue reading Grandma AL’s Art Month Top 5

8 Things I Learnt at Semi-Permanent

A few weeks ago I attended Semi-Permanent, a creative and design conference that brings together international and local designers, artists, techies and creative thinkers to explore the future of  design, technology and the world around us. Through a series of talks, exhibitions, workshops and installations, the event provides the local creative community with an opportunity to connect and collaborate. Semi-Permanent melds together design, business and culture … Continue reading 8 Things I Learnt at Semi-Permanent

The church of Badu

A few weeks ago I visited the church of soul singer Erykah Badu. For Badu, music is her religion – a way to connect with something/someone bigger than herself. Mesmerising the crowd with her charismatic storytelling, you believed she had lived every word she sung. Being in a room with a person who is so creatively and spiritually free was liberating for me, especially as … Continue reading The church of Badu

Walls have feelings too

About two weeks ago I escaped Sydney’s wild rainy weather and headed south to Wollongong, only to be greeted by a monsoon. But a little bit of water (actually, it was a sh*t load) didn’t stop the 20 artists who stuck by their walls at the annual Wonderwalls festival. Now in its second year, Wonderwalls is a 3-day street art and graffiti festival consisting of art … Continue reading Walls have feelings too

6 things I learnt from Art Month Sydney

People tend to think that art is for the wealthy. That buying art is somewhat of a snooty past time. And I wouldn’t disagree with those people.  But I also happen to believe that art is something everyone can appreciate and enjoy (or not). From the art enthusiasts who love interpreting every bit of detail to the people who just don’t get what all the … Continue reading 6 things I learnt from Art Month Sydney