think about it
Your cart is empty
Visit The Shop
Tuesday 8 October 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: ‘serve the people’ at the white rabbit gallery

Bridget Conway
No comments

  This labor day long weekend I decided to soak up the sun, catch up on my reading, and visit the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale, Sydney, to see it’s newest exhibition, Serve the People, curated by Edmund Capon, former Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The White Rabbit Gallery is host…
Read more

Thursday 26 September 2013
Opinion Politics

immigration, housing and traffic: why people are wrong about western sydney

Moira Byrne
One comment

One of the people closest to me is Claire. We grew up together in a little interstate country town, and enjoyed our university years more or less together in a capital city. We shared houses, friends and family, and after I moved a long way from home, I was thrilled to find out she was…
Read more

Wednesday 18 September 2013
Arts Music

interview: aimee francis

Marissa Paine
One comment

Aimee Francis is armed with a raw honesty and emotional understanding that gives her lyrics life. The 23 year old from Sydney has had a big year, playing SXSW in the US in March and recently supporting P!NK on 4 of her Australian dates. The gifted musician has a maturity and clarity that is evident…
Read more

Tuesday 17 September 2013
Arts featured Music

interview: rainbow chan

Marissa Paine
No comments

There’s a scene in The Mighty Boosh where Vince and Howard dress as futuristic sailors, and sing about combining elements from the past and the future together, to ‘make something not quite as good as either’. It could be said that Sydney’s ethereal songbird, Rainbow Chan does the same thing, but to a much more…
Read more

Wednesday 28 August 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: selling dreams – one hundred years of fashion photography

Danielle Scoins
One comment

  ‘I always thought we were selling dreams, not clothes.’ – Irving Penn, 1984 In describing his work as a fashion photographer for Vogue, Irving Penn gave the above quote as a response. In doing so he major to capture the growing trend of aspirational fashion; of going beyond simply presenting a picture of a…
Read more

Wednesday 14 August 2013
Arts Featured Music

interview: fun machine

Marissa Paine
3 comments

There was a time when Fun Machine was Canberra’s best kept secret. Not anymore, it seems, with the four-piece carting their sex-pop (plus glitter, lycra, facepaint) up and down the country for a series of shows promoting their new single, Naked Body. Naked Body sends a pretty clear message: celebrate yourself, because you’re beautiful.  It’s…
Read more

Saturday 10 August 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: ‘sydney moderns’

Grace Carroll
No comments

  Between the First and Second World Wars Sydney developed into the modern metropolis it is today.  Nothing epitomised this transformation quite like the Sydney Harbour Bridge; the massive steel structure that took a decade to construct and, upon its opening in 1932, promised a vibrant and progressive future for Australia’s most populous city. But…
Read more

Thursday 20 June 2013
Featured Get Involved

support “the ride: east coast” and Headspace

Freya Dumas
No comments

We at Lip are huge fans (and media partners!) of crowdfunding website Pozible, and without them we likely wouldn’t have been able to publish some of our editions of lip. One of Pozible’s current top-rating projects (that has under 50 hours to go!) is ‘The Ride: East Coast’. The proposed project is a documentary, starring…
Read more

Friday 7 June 2013
Art Arts

‘opal vapour’: an innovative dancework inspired by javanese arts

Grace Carroll
No comments

  A dancework that explores ‘connections to place, landscape and origins’. This is how performance maker and designer Paula van Beek describes Opal Vapour. The formidable piece combines elements of traditional Javanese arts with contemporary dance, music and design. I spoke with van Beek as she and her talented collaborators, dancer and choreographer Jade Dewi…
Read more

Saturday 25 May 2013
Art Arts

breaking down barriers: ‘this place is yours’ at vivid sydney

Gemma Nourse
No comments

‘I remember it really clearly,’ says Seraphina Reynolds, creator of the new online writing project This Place Is Yours. ‘One night I sat down in my writing chair, and it just kind of poured out of me. It was just something that clearly I needed to do.’ A book has emerged from this project, and…
Read more

Friday 24 May 2013
Food

friday foodie: sydney’s ocean room

Freya Dumas
No comments

  Degustations, once seen as a complete luxury, are fast becoming a staple in many menus, and are seen as something accessible for diners with time to spare. And just what are degustations? They usually consist of eight or more small courses, designed to give you an appreciation for the Chef’s signature dishes and the…
Read more

Wednesday 22 May 2013
Art Arts

q&a: myriam gourfink on ‘breathing monster’

Sophie Lamond
No comments

    Internationally renowned choreographer Myriam Gourfink and electronic musician Kasper Toeplitz will present Breathing Monster from the 14th to the 16th of June in the National Art School’s Cell Block Theatre. The work is a meditation on slowness and control, fusing together extreme physicality and experimental sound to contemplate the relationship between humans and…
Read more

Tuesday 30 April 2013
Art Arts

natalie abbott’s ‘physical fractals’: a hypnotic dance work comes to sydney

Grace Carroll
No comments

  A dance work that captivates ‘an audience so much that they are actively engaging with the performance’ is how choreographer and performer Natalie Abbott describes Physical Fractals, her latest piece. Following on from its recent inclusion in Melbourne’s Dance Massive, where it both impressed and disorientated audiences, the piece will be performed at Sydney’s PACT Centre For Emerging Artists later…
Read more

Thursday 14 March 2013
Arts Featured

theatre review: ‘bell shakespeare’s henry 4′

Grace Carroll
No comments

  The Sex Pistols meet William Shakespeare. It isn’t often that these two British cultural icons are grouped together. Yet Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Henry 4 does just this, and much more, to present a punk-inspired interpretation of the classic play. The production debuted a few weeks ago in Canberra, and will soon open…
Read more