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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Arts Theatre

interview with natalie weir: artistic director of expressions dance company

Bridget Conway
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Natalie Weir has been the Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company for seven years now and is currently touring her rendition of the classic opera Carmen which she’s aptly named Carmen Sweet. I caught up with Natalie and found out how her career in dance and choreography and how she’s captivating audiences from all backgrounds. Can you…
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Arts Books Opinion

attractive unattractive americans: review

Bridget Conway
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I am constantly asked the question – where are you from? No matter what the situation, my reply is always shameful – I’m from the United States. Because of this shame I decided to leave my home of eighteen years and move halfway across the world to Australia, all by myself. Lots of people tell me that…
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Saturday 10 October 2015
Art Arts

cathy raso: interview

Bridget Conway
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Cathy Raso is an artist hailing from Melbourne who is launching her first solo exhibition, Reflections. Movement. Drama, on October 10th at the Gallery Voltaire. I spoke with Cathy about her career so far as an artist and about what inspires her work. First could you tell me about your career so far? Have you always…
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Friday 9 October 2015
Arts Fashion

interview with hanna guy: co-founder of dorsu

Bridget Conway
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Dorsu is an ethical clothing company that is co-founded by Hanna Guy – an entrepreneur hailing originally from Tasmania. The crowd-funding campaign for Dorsu is seeking to raise $20,000 so that the company can continue its ethical business that benefits both the buyer and the maker.I had a chat with Hanna about the mission of Dorsu…
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Tuesday 6 October 2015
Arts Theatre

property of the clan: review

Bridget Conway
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Showing until the 17th of October at the newly opened Blood Moon Theatre in the heart of bustling Kings Cross in Sydney is The Property of the Clan; a riveting and emotional roller coaster ride that takes you through the true story of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Stockton, Australia in…
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Tuesday 29 September 2015
Arts Fashion

interview with fashion designer ginan tabbouch

Bridget Conway
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  After attending Fashion UnWINEd in Sydney earlier this month, hosted by Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan of Style & Beautify Me, I was inspired to get in touch with a few of the designers showcased during the evening. One designer in particular really stuck with me – and that was Ginan Tabbouch. Her work…
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Monday 28 September 2015
Books

review: from unknown to expert

Bridget Conway
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I spoke with Catriona Pollard last month about her upcoming solo basketry exhibition Love.Honour.Cherish and discovered an incredibly successful businesswoman who was really doing it all. Besides recently being proud and confident enough to call herself an artist, Catriona is also the founder and CEO of CP Communications, a prominent PR agency located in Sydney,…
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Thursday 24 September 2015
Books

lip lit: the promise seed

Bridget Conway
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This review contains some spoilers. Cass Moriarty’s The Promise Seed, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards in 2013, delves into the lives of two, at first, very estranged characters: an old man and a young boy. Both grew up in different eras and don’t seem to have anything in common, yet throughout the…
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Saturday 19 September 2015
Arts Theatre

absinthe: review

Bridget Conway
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If you’re keen on burlesque, circus, comedy, and vaudeville, then you’d probably enjoy heading along to Absinthe – now running in Sydney until October 25th. From the Las Vegas live entertainment production company Spigelworld, famous for Empire, Absinthe bursts onto the scene with a tantalising cast of talented performers. The evening begins with the Chair…
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Friday 18 September 2015
Arts Theatre

laura jackson: interview

Bridget Conway
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Hailing from Wollongong, NSW is playwright Laura Jackson who has recently announced that her newest work The Culture will be showing at the Sydney Fringe Festival from the 25th-27th September at Erskineville Town Hall. I caught up with Laura and chatted with her about her career in theatre so far and about this latest work…
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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Art Arts

interview with antony makhlouf

Bridget Conway
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    Antony Makhlouf is an artist currently living in the creative hub of Newtown in Sydney’s inner West. His work has seen several shifts, especially in the past few years, and he’s moved from photography to performance to digital painting. Although still dipping his fingers into each of these areas, Makhlouf is currently full…
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Monday 14 September 2015
Books

lip lit: not just black and white: a conversation between a mother and a daughter

Bridget Conway
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Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter is the inspiring and harrowing true story of mother and daughter duo Lesley and Tammy Williams. The novel follows the lives of these two Murri (Aboriginal) women in the form of written conversations between mother and daughter. This puts a light tone…
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Friday 11 September 2015
Arts Theatre

jane bodie double bill: ride and fourplay

Bridget Conway
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Running until October 4th at Darlinghurst Theatre is a double bill of Australian playwright Jane Bodie’s Ride and Fourplay. Set back to back amidst the cityscape locale of Darlinghurst, the 3 hour-long running time flies by in a flash as you are encouraged to enter in the lives of some unfortunate people who have some eerily familiar…
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Thursday 3 September 2015
Featured Memoir

a poem a day keeps the doctor away

Bridget Conway
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    *Trigger Warning: This post contains writing which may upset those with mental health issues*  Imagine waking up in a cold, grey room all by yourself. You have a few of your clothes shoved into a shelf next to your bed and a plastic cup of water sits on the floor. There is no…
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