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FREE There’s life in the Inner West! Issue 228 | February 28 2014 WIN! A Soweto sojourn How you’re subsidising parking meter security VAMPIRE ACADEMY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL TRACKS MoVIE TIx: le, Distributed in Leichhardt, Annanda Petersham, Stanmore, Newtown, Balmain, Drummoyne, Haberfield, Rozelle, Five Dock, Concord, & Summer Hill is taking over the Inner West! Jonathan Chancellor’s property wrap get Leichhardt open Studio Trail creative Follow the THE ALL NEW BMW 2 SERIES COUPÉ IS COMING Get ready for the all new BMW 2 Series Coupé that is set to arrive in March. A pure manifestation of BMW distilled in its purest form, the BMW Series Coupé is the epitome if the Ulimate Driving Machine. It is performance times performance, dynamics times dynamics, design times design. It is BMW to the power of Two. To be among the first to experience its verve, passion and dynamism, pre-order or register your interest at Canterbury BMW today. BMW TO THE POWER OF TWO. Celebrate the arrival of BMW Series 2 at Canterbury BMW on Friday 21st March 1pm at an exclusive launch party with Autumn Carnival fashion parade. RSVP to events@canterburybmw.com.au. Canterbury BMW 376 - 384 Canterbury Road, CANTERBURY NSW 2193. (02) 8038 7888. www.canterburybmw.com.au

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inner West Whispers Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact... Haberfield hullabaloo, foot fetishists, facelifts and pop-up cash cows l What were all the ambulances and police WE ARE C!AO Satire for the soul Righteous Rightie knows exactly what needs to be done to turn around our deeply troubled national carrier. Dear RR – I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll never buy an Australian-made car again but it pains me to think I may never fly overseas on an Australian-owned airline. What should be done? Proud Aussie, Petersham RR replies: There’s been a lot of stuff and nonsense talked about the Flying Kangaroo when the cure for what ails it is obvious – get rid of the old boiler flight attendants. Do I want a woman who was employed back when Gough Whitlam was running this country into the ground and has the looks of Bronwyn Bishop and the charm of Sophie Mirabella serving me? No I do not (much as I admire those two ladies’ politics). Though I don’t approve of their disco dancing, bath housefrequenting lifestyle I can put up with homosexual Qantas stewards – at least they’re convivial in their own lispingly effeminate way. But to spend hours in a confined space with some dried-up, hatchet-faced shrew who delights in enforcing Responsible Service of Alcohol legislation when one politely requests a couple of bottles of Johnny Walker Blue Label to drink during the flight from Sydney to Canberra is intolerable. Given the choice between flying on a plane staffed by hot young Asian chicks who are only too happy to provide a deep vein thrombosis-alleviating groin massage when asked or being snarled at by some postmenopausal swamp donkey is it any surprise Australian businessmen have voted with their feet? If only that same-sex-attracted leprechaun running the national carrier would give the bitter old bats the arse and replace them with the type of top sorts Ralph Fiennes wouldn’t be embarrassed to join the mile-high club in a cramped toilet with, Qantas could once again be an institution all Australians could be proud of. n Email your dilemma to info@ciaomagazine.com.au. ADVERTISING Sonya Madden sonya@ciaomagazine.com.au vehicles doing on Ramsay Street, Haberfield, recently? One thing’s for sure, they didn’t stop by for cannoli and coffee. There are rumours of a medical emergency concerning one of the locals, but could it be something more sinister? festishist who frequents local shoe shops trying on heels that don’t actually fit him. We don’t blame the guy for wanting to parade around in fabulous bejewelled pumps but making staff pull out 10 to 15 pairs of shoes to try on and not buying anything is just cruel. makeshift florist at the B&T Collision Repairs site on Parramatta Road on Valentine’s Day with just a fold out table and some buckets? Some might say it was a brilliant idea to cash in on the commercial holiday, but it certainly didn’t go down well with the long established Urban Flower florist located directly on the opposite side of road. l Can you guess which cafe owner and his l Spotted in Birkenhead Point: the serial shoe team have a penchant for participating in some not-so-legal ‘recreational’ activities during business hours? Just kidding, no one in the Inner West would do that...or would they? Petersham is on the market yet again (this must be the hundredth time in last two years!). We’re not sure why this pub can’t seem to make it work, it’s even had a facelift over the last few months. Perhaps there’s just too much competition from the Bald Faced Stag across the road. Either way, we hope it finds a purpose soon. locals need to take it easy on the botox. Just a friendly word of advice... JOURNALIST Max Kobras max@ciaomagazine.com.au l It looks like The Clarence Hotel in FOOD Melissa Leong info@ciaomagazine.com.au l Who was the cunning opportunist that set up a l Speaking of facelifts, some Leichhardt WINE Winsor Dobbin www.winsordobbin.com.au history In this vintage shot we see a very proud artist and their painting, which was awarded first prize at the Youth Art Exhibition in Marrickville in 1961. This image shows that the fostering of the arts and youthful talent has a long tradition in the Inner West, an area that prides itself on its diverse culture. As we celebrate Art Month Sydney this March, Ciao is proud to continue this tradition and showcase all things arty in the Inner West. n Photo courtesy of Marrickville Council’s history collection. ART DIRECTOR Eleanor Wales eleanor@ciaomagazine.com.au EDITORIAL Nancy Merlo nancy@ciaomagazine.com.au things We love: Graffiti art that makes us giggle. It seems bank fees have finally gotten the better of the wicked witch of the Inner West - these legs were spotted poking out from an ATM in Five Dock. At least she got to keep her shoes... PUBLISHING Sonia Komaravalli sonia@ciaomagazine.com.au Contributors: Jared Ingersoll, Gavin Smith and Nigel Bowen Illustrations: Paden Hunter Ciao loves you, and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent. We try and make you look your best. No responsibility is accepted by Ciao Magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information. We welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions. The opinions expressed in Ciao Magazine are those of contributors, indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction. © All rights reserved. No material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Ciao Magazine is a free publication. Distribution, advertising & editorial enquiries 460A Parramatta Road, Petersham 2049 info@ciaomagazine.com.au (02) 9518 3696 0402 202 951 – Sonya 0405 509 805 – Sonia Ciao is locally owned and produced. Please recycle Printed by Spot Press, Marrickville Cover: Kelley Stapleton and Gabrielle Mason will be showcasing their work in Drawn Out at Art Est as part of LOST this March. Photo: Ben Cregan. You’re having a lend of us, right? C!ao’s voiCe • Birkenstocks • The Woodstock Runners group – motivating us to exercise as they run by while we are enjoying a gelato in Haberfield • The ‘cronuts’ from Brewtown, Newtown • Rocky road chocolate blocks from Relish, Leichhardt • The newly opened La Rosticceria restaurant, Haberfield – bringing a point of difference to the food strip • Pampering yourself at Signature Day Spa Wellness Centre, Camperdown (try the rainstorm vichy shower) In For Function & Dining EnquirieS Ask for Ha ah at the bar, Email he o@theroya eic ardt.com.au or Phone 9569 2638 • Dead cockroaches ruining the bridal windows on Parramatta Road • Overgrown trees on the Cary Street bend scratching cars on their way out of Birkenhead Point • People illegally ‘reserving’ parking spots for themselves in Petersham with traffic cones, bags of sand, pieces of wood, chairs or anything else they can find! • Wet mail • Salespeople who act more like stalkers • Justin Bieber (or perhaps he was never in...) 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CommuNity LiFe R OA D T E ST n Nancy Merlo AN ARTS eND eXCurSioN March means Art Month in the creative hub that is the Inner West so this issue we take a look at a few public art installations that dot the streets of our suburbs. Some you may love, others your may hate, not know the significance of, or have passed by a hundred times and not even noticed… La FamigLia This seven-metre bronze sculpture, which takes up most of Stevenson's Reserve on the corner of Fairlight Street, Five Dock, was unveiled in 2008. Built by Antonio Masini, the statue was a gift from the City of Canada Bay’s sister city, San Fele in Italy, and recognises the contributions Italian immigrants have made to the area throughout the years. ‘La Famiglia’ is Italian for family and the sculpture depicts a small child being playfully thrown in the air by his parents. It’s one of the Inner West’s more traditional statues, and serves as a nice welcome to Five Dock. the SerpeNt raNt The Serpent artwork, erected along the Bay Run in Drummoyne last year, has become somewhat infamous in the local community; attracting more than a few local haters who say the sculpture looks like a “giant sperm.” In reality the artwork was actually inspired by the ‘rainbow serpent’ from Aboriginal history and a ‘winding road’ street sign. It was the first Aboriginal sculpture to be commissioned by Canada Bay’s council and was designed by former Drummoyne resident Jason Wing, an artist who strongly identifies with his Aboriginal and Asian heritage. The piece is meant to celebrate the indigenous heritage of the area, which once belonged to the Eora people. Just when you thought finding a parking spot couldn't get any worse... The world’s population is growing, endlessly so, and with it cities are growing too. As Sydney expands the suburbs that surround it, such as the Inner West, are quickly urbanised. Unfortunately, with this urbanisation comes more cars and with more cars, less parking. Anyone who drives has most likely had the infuriating experience of being unable find a park (always when you’re already late), or made a mad dash to the store and back while your car sits illegally, terrified of the fine you might find pinned underneath the wiper. And then there are the parking meters, one of the great evils of modern society. When I got wind of the new upgrade tax for parking meters that international credit card companies Visa and MasterCard are trying to force upon us, I was a little miffed to say the least. This upgrade, which will purportedly cost over $450,000 in Leichhardt alone and around $30 million nation-wide, is meant to be footed by locals and commuters. But why would you or I pay for the upgrades of a multi-million dollar company? the guarDiaN DogS It’s no secret that Inner Westies love their dogs so it’s no surprise that award-winning Marrickville artist Richard Byrnes decided to pay homage to man’s best friend by creating three dog statues, collectively known as the ‘Guardian Dogs,’ to watch over Newtown. They perch on poster columns at St Peters station, Newtown Square and on the corner of Enmore Road. Each dog has a quirky point of difference that reflects its surroundings; for example, the one in Newtown Square features a spoon in reference to King Street’s many restaurants. NewtowN art Seat Marrickville Council installed the Art Seat in Newtown Square and invited local artists to submit their works to put on display in the illuminated tower. Some of the works have been hit and miss, depending on your artistic tastes, but the council changes things up every month or so and it keeps the streetscape interesting. eXpLorerS park Dome The dome that commands the corner of Parramatta Road and Liverpool Road, Ashfield, is one of the older installations in the Inner West, created for Australia’s Bicentennial celebrations in 1988. While it’s not necessarily a sculpture by definition, it’s an interesting artwork that shows a map of Australia alongside early explorers on camels and Aboriginal trackers. It stands on a corner once occupied by Dale's Garage before becoming public space known as Explorers Park. “I would have thought the biggest security risk to parking meters would be people trying to break them open and steal the change that falls out, something which doesn’t really affect credit card companies all that much” The reason for this upgrade is supposedly to meet new security requirements. Sure, security is great and all but it’s not exactly like parking meters have to be Fort Knox. I would have thought the biggest security risk to parking meters would be people trying to break them open and steal the change that falls out, something which doesn’t really affect credit card companies all that much. So the specifics of this is that the new global standard for credit cards (EMV) that is currently being introduced by these companies must be universal. Therefore, all parking meters that accept credit cards need to be EMV compliant. I won’t even pretend to understand what this new credit card standard entails or what’s different about it, but spending this kind of money for parking meters seems ludicrous. And hold onto your hats, folks, there is one more awful cherry on top of this sordid sundae: neither Visa nor MasterCard would guarantee that there wouldn’t be further costly upgrades in store for us within the next 12 months! Seriously? They can’t even promise us that this technology won’t be obsolete within the year! Luckily for us, there is one ray of hope. Leichhardt Council have publicly stated that they are going to fight this initiative and I have to hope they will. Now if only they could just make all parking free… n Words: Max Kobras. our Bicentennial dome can be spotted from parramatta road johNNy'S BaCk Come along to the 2014 Johnny Warren Memorial Cup Council Football Challenge and cheer your local council team on their road to glorious victory. Leichhardt Council will be hosting the Johnny Warren Memorial Cup event again this year after last year's great success, both on and off the field, when Leichhardt finally ended Marrickville's three-year winning streak. To be held on Sunday 9th March at both Leichhardt Oval 2 and the adjacent new Glover Street Ground, the all day tournament is expected to even bigger and better in 2014 with councils from across Sydney putting forward teams of council staff to go head to head on the pitch. Legendary Australian sports journalist Les Murray is set to be in attendance on the day. In honour of the World Cup in Brazil 2014, there will also be a Brazilian theme to this year's event with teams invited to decorate their base camp in colourful samba style and Brazilian music happening throughout the day. All residents are welcome to watch (finals are scheduled for mid afternoon) as well as enjoy some music and food, while supporting a good cause – proceeds raised on the day go to the Johnny Warren Football Foundation. For more information visit www.jwff.com.au or www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au n Where: Glover St, Callan Park, Lilyfield. what’S oN n Compiled by Nancy Merlo. Email info@ciaomagazine.com.au From tuesday 4th march FREE Community are events listings email info@ m.au ciaomagazine.co ncy Attn: Na information and tickets. until wednesday 5th march WOW Film Festival The World of Women Film Festival runs from March 4th to 14th this year and includes over 100 fantastic film screenings, art events and seminars. Join in for a premiere screening of Aussie doco Rock N Roll Mamas at The Vanguard in Newtown on March 10th and follow the story of three indie rockers – Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols and hip hop artist Ms.Su'a – striving to follow their dreams while raising their children. n Visit www.wift.org/wow for more 6 DiscOvereD after, you'll find it at SecondHand Saturday. The first event will take place on March 8th in Balmain and Birchgrove, the second on April 12th in Rozelle and Lilyfield and the third May 10th in Leichhardt and Annandale. While sellers are limited to their own date and suburb, shoppers can be part of any day. n To join or for more information visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au. thurs 13th- Sun 16th march Restaurant, Porteño and many more. Watch chefs live at the Taste Kitchen, take a hands-on class in the Lurpak Cookery School, or discover a world of flavours in a Celebrity Cruises Food Matching session. Plus over 100 artisan producers provide a bounty of the best food and beverages, so come along and shop while enjoying live entertainment and soaking up the festival atmosphere. ★ To WIN a double pass to Taste of Sydney (valid for any session of the festival), email info@ ciaomagazine. com.au with your details. This is an annual event at Marble Bar where local musicians compete for a two-month residency at this iconic venue. The first round of judging is done by the public and everyone can Not so sloppy seconds vote for their favourite acts. The top five acts will then compete live on March 26th. This is a great opportunity Saturday 8th march for budding musos so if you have a secOnDHanD saturDay song in your heart, come along! Get ready for a giant neighbourhood n For more info or to upload a demo, garage sale over the next two months. Whether it's toys, clothes, kitchenware, visit Marble Bar’s Facebook page. or just some cute knick-knacks you're taste OF syDney Festival A Taste of Sydney returns to Centennial Park for four sumptuous days of alfresco dining this year. Enjoy a feast for the senses and create your ultimate tasting menu from the great restaurant line-up including Popolo, Biota Dining, Bloodwood, 4Fourteen, AKI’s Indian Restaurant, Chur Burger, Efendy, Jonah’s, Longrain, Muse SEE pagE 8 FoR moRE what'S on...

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n LocaL GiGs Thursday 6th March n LocaL movies Meg MAc This Sydney girl has been playing on Triple J for a while now and I say she deserves it. Still a little too poppy for me but she can sing and I like this trend for a fusion of bluesy and jazzy sounds into pop music. I think her style would really suit the Vanguard too. FREE TICKETS Win double movie passes n The Vanguard, $13.80 Soap opera with fangs Vampire Academy Thanks to Bella and Edward, even high school movies are now ridden with pesky bloodsuckers. Director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and writer Daniel Waters (Heathers) clearly know their classrooms and have cast the types (hotties) we just know will be enrolled. There’s Lissa (Lucy Fry) the feathery blonde, Rose (Zoey Deutch) her fast talking BFF and Mia (Sami Gayle) the Queen Bitch. Guys too – a dangerous one, a jerk and a hunk (Danila Kozlovsky). Pity I can’t reveal too much (I haven’t seen it) but it sounds like fun – the plot involves warring clans of teen vampires and ugly whispers about Rose letting Lissa suck her dry. Well, we all know what happens to a nice girl’s rep when she opens her veins on a first date. The girls are way more spirited than the wan, slightly pathetic Bella but it’s a pity the filmmakers have adopted that franchise’s marketing tactics and been light-on with press screenings. Often that just prompts critics to get their fangs out! CTC from March 6. (Unpreviewed) ★ Thanks to STUDIOCANAL we have 10 double in-season passes to give away. Details below. Chase the Dragon Friday 7th March No sunscreen, no iPhone, no Google maps... One girl's incredible adventure drAgon Now here is old school. They are calling this their Trilogy Concert tour, referring to the three periods of this band’s life, starting in 1973, which must seem kind of depressing to them. Literally 40 years in the business, ooft. Got to say though, I really like their song ‘Rain’. Tracks Even in 1977, a trek across 3000km of desert with only grumpy camels for company must have seemed mad. But as Robin Davidson explains her reasons at the outset of John Curran’s beautifully rendered film, and reveals a startling nonchalance to the very obvious dangers, we also see just how much the times have changed. The '70s were different. Young people were eager for adventure and money, technology and social approval were all seen as tyrannies to be resisted. Robin didn’t have to check how many Facebook likes her journey got, she just went. Alone. Only reluctantly did she agree to meet up with a photographer (Adam Diver), who she initially disdains but eventually shares a swag with. And what a trip! Mia Wasikowska is perfectly cast. Maybe a little young, but she brilliantly captures the determination, courage, bravado and even the personal demons of this lonely, driven woman. What an inspiration for these drearily conformist times! M15+ from March 6. ★ Thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 double in-season passes to give away. Details below. The Armstrong Lie n The Bridge Hotel, $35 Saturday 8th March everlASt Everlast is a bit of a strange musician. He’s a former rapper and was a part of House of Pain (known for the song Jump Around) but then his solo work is all acoustic guitar and melody but still with a hip-hop influence. He’s also trying to do some Beck-style genre melding but doesn’t pull it off as well. While waiting (in vain) for The Corby Lie, Australians can treat themselves to another tale of incredible deception. Alex Gibney started this doco in 2009, wanting to document (and believing in) a clean Lance Armstrong making a comeback. The cyclist looks at us (and Gibney) as fools. His attitude, in a revealing portrait, seems to be, “You don’t get it, do you?” We all live in a culture in which winning is everything and accept a system that rewards it. Perhaps we admire the spirit but ultimately the feeling from this astonishing film is just horror. M15+ from March 13 WIN TIX! n The Factory Theatre, $44 n Words: Max Kobras "Trust me, I'm a cyclist" Our French Film Festival pick! WIN The 25Th French FiLm FesTivaL It’s been a quarter of a century since the first Alliance Francaise French TIX! Film Festival, and each year they’ve gone on getting bigger and better. Not only the biggest film festival in Australia, it is now also the biggest festival of French films outside of France. From March 4th to the 23rd, the newly renovated Palace Norton St Cinema (also Verona, Chauvel and Cremorne) will be screening a carefully curated selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries; everything from crowd-pleasing blockbusters to daring indies. And once again Ciao has been fortunate to preview some of the films. It's the unusual and the nonmainstream fare, the sort of films that don’t end up in commercial release that often catch our eye. Like the dry and smart Domestic Life (review at right) and Roman Polanski’s latest provocation, Venus In Furs. Also recommended – Gabriel Byrne and the lovely Emmanuelle Devos in Just a Sigh, an unusual romance that really gets under your skin; and Homeland, which neatly turn the tables on the usual refugee story when a French uni student of Algerian background finds he’s "illegal." Taking Off – There's a Q&A session with director Nicolas Mercier on March 12 at the Chauvel Domestic Life Despite being a suburban nation, Australians don’t do suburban comedies well. So many feel insensitive, like Latte Leftie-types poking fun at people they consider 'boring'. Isabella Czajka’s very witty look at a Hills District-like enclave outside Paris is something else though – brittle, funny, perceptive and as immaculately presented as her cast of busy mums in their perfectly turned-out contemporary homes. Mainly focusing on Julie (Emmanuelle Devos) and her attempt to get back into publishing, it’s the details that matter here – the quick repartee, the asides and quickly passed over but jarring scenes which show something is not quite right in these perfect facades. It’s acidly cynical but clever – exactly the sort of satire we should be making instead of just sneering. ★ Win double passes to this and other French Film Festival movies. Details below. n Reviews – Russell Edwards There’s plenty more, of course, check out the full program and all the special events and Q&A sessions at www.affrenchfilmfestival.org. ★ Win double passes to the French Film Festival. For how to enter, see below. and talks from key speakers including journalist Wendy Bacon and Michael Schmidt, co-author of Black Flame. A free childcare service will be provided so feel free to bring the kids along. n For more information visit www.sydneyanarchistbookfair.com. castle, international food and market stalls as well as community displays and information on local services. n For more information email info@ ashfield.nsw.gov.au. Saturday 22nd March Ashfield's big day out For the first time ever, dozens of anarchist groups from across Ashfield Council's premier outdoor Australasia will be converging on event, the Carnival of Cultures will run Sydney for an 'Anarchist Bookfair' from 10am to 4pm at Ashfield Park to be held at the Addison Road on March 16th and is a great way to Community Centre, Marrickville, spend a Sunday out with the family. from 10am to 5pm. This celebration Attracting around 20,000 people last of radical culture is expected to draw year, this event celebrates the local a crowd of hundreds with stalls, community and its diversity. There workshops and vegan/vegetarian will be free entertainment all day long culinary delights on offer all day. There including cultural performances on the will be bookstalls carrying an array of Main Stage, children's entertainment radical literature, information stalls including pony rides and a jumping from a number of campaign groups Sunday 16th March Sydney AnArchiSt Book FAir cArnivAl oF cultureS there lives The Rainbow Serpent, one of the oldest continuing religious beliefs in the world. In some cultures, the Rainbow Serpent is male – in others, female, and in yet others the Rainbow Serpent is an androgynous entity. The Black Rainbow will hold and dance with your senses, inclusive of all otherness and great spirit. Come along and check out work by artists Jeffery Samuels, Arone Raymond Meeks, Karla Dickens, Adrian Wills, Elaine Syron, William Yang and Jenny Fraser, just to name a few. n Boomalli Artist Cooperative: 55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt. Pride 2014 (excerpt) by Jasmine Sarin Until Friday 28th March BlAck rAinBow Boomalli gallery is flying the flag for Mardi Gras 2014 with Black Rainbow, which showcases a new collection of passionate artists and their multicoloured works. In Aboriginal culture WIN DOUBLE MOVIE PASSES www.affrenchfilmfestival.org To be in the running to win a double in-season pass to Tracks, Vampire Academy or the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival email us at info@ciaomagazine.com.au telling us where you picked up your copy of Ciao. You can enter for them all in one email, but give us a preference. Include your name and address in your email, as we can’t post if we don’t know! 8

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ADVERTISEMENT Authorised by John Sidoti MP, 128 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046. John Member for Drummoyne Phone: (02) 9713 2999 Email: drummoyne@ parliament.nsw.gov.au Mail: 128 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046 Sidoti MP n 2014 NSW WomeN of the Year aWardS - harveY NormaN’S YouNg WomaN of the Year categorY fiNaliSt John Sidoti congratulateS Bee orSini from five dock. This is her story: “I share my story because the issue of youth homelessness is so hidden and young people aren’t reaching out and getting the help they need.” Bee Orsini is a school liaison officer, presenter and workshop facilitator for The Salvation Army’s Education and Outreach Initiative. Bee is dedicated to breaking down barriers that hold young people back from reaching their full potential, by equipping young people to better support themselves and others. Bee has presented to over 30,000 students, providing them with the opportunity to explore themes such as belonging, building resilience, overcoming adversity, supporting themselves and others, and how stereotypes and attitudes can contribute to social issues. Bee’s role with The Salvation Army is not a job but a passion and purpose as she knows only too well the reality of being homeless. Bee left home when she was young following a severe family breakdown. She didn’t have a real home for years and was often in dangerous and self-destructive situations. When living on a friend’s couch was no longer viable, Bee found The Salvation Army Oasis. This personal experience ignited Bee’s desire and determination to raise awareness of youth homelessness – an issue that affects more than 44,000 people under the age of 25. In 2013, Bee co-founded The Salvation Army Ambassador Movement, a leadership development platform which aims to equip students to be part of the next generation of history makers, addressing social issues. Bee has since made enormous inroads in challenging the stereotypes that act as barriers for young homeless people accessing help. Bee has shared the stage with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Sir Richard Branson as well as worked with Cate Blanchett on a youth homelessness initiative. Bee has participated in mission trips, hosted the National Youth Homelessness Awareness Schools Tour and is the 2014 official ambassador for Youth Homelessness Matters Day. She is also a sought after guest speaker, committee member and mentor. In 2012, Bee was awarded Young and Extraordinary by the Foundation for Young Australian’s and named one of the Top John Sidoti mP and ms Bee orsini, the finalist for Young Woman of the Year, enjoying a coffee in five dock 100 Women of Influence in the Young Leader Category by the Financial Review and Westpac. Bee is an inspirational young woman with a first-hand experience of being homeless which has motivated her to support others to access the information and resources they need to help themselves. Bee strongly believes awareness doesn’t equal change, it instead equals the choice to create change in your life.

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n Your saY Which is the most creative and artistic suburb in the Inner West? Cast your vote this Art Month... n “It has to be Newtown. All you need do is stroll down the street and art will hit you in the face.” Paul, Drummoyne. n “Annandale, only because I fancy myself a bit of a Picasso.” Alice, Annandale. n “Balmain and Rozelle – the average store along Darling Street is usually stunningly merchandised on an artistic level. It takes a creative mind to create attention-grabbing windows.” Julie, Balmain. n “Haberfield for the food art!” Rafael, Haberfield. BaCkyard Bandits “Come quickly!” My wife called out from our tiny front garden in Petersham. Expecting the worst I bolted down the hall. "Blue bandits! Look!” she says. But what she really meant to say was “Blue Banded Bees”. Over the last two years the garden has been filling with native plants from the local council nursery, where Rosa volunteers each week, and her excitement was about successfully attracting native bees to pollinate flourishing tiny blue flowers, which I now recognise as commelina. Two days later, another delight. A large, ginger, furry bee with back leg pollen sacks bulging lumbered from flower to flower. We'd spotted a 'Teddy Bear Bee'. Bees and beekeeping have become a rewarding hobby. Some years back, Michael Mobbs, author of The Sustainable House invited us to his Chippendale home to witness the splitting of a native bee hive by Peter Clarke from Kuringai Council. Hundreds of tiny black stingless bees (tetragonula carbonaria), smaller than flies, came pouring into our life. Peter’s brief was to install the little hives in private gardens across his municipality for pollination, as European honey bee numbers were in decline. I volunteered to help him and now am tackling a similar task for the Marrickville Council and Primary School Garden Learning Centres. Seventeen hives have been installed since 2011. The day my first hive went on display at the Addison Road Native Plant Nursery I emailed friends with a photo. Two responded saying they had “Big Boy’s Bee Hives” and welcomed my help. WIRES had installed possum boxes high in trees at Summer Hill, Balmain and Callan Park. Honey bees had taken over and were flourishing. Will x be around in years to come? xx he n sustainabilitY n local news Taste more, trash less Many people would be shocked to learn that 300,000 tonnes of food waste is disposed of yearly in Sydney alone, which equates to bad news for our environment with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimating the carbon footprint of wasted food is equivalent to 3.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. In response to these scary numbers, Marrickville Council is inviting local businesses to take part in the Food $avers pilot program, which aims to reduce the amount of food being sent to landfill through various food waste management systems like on-site composting, food waste collection and food rescue. The program will test how suitable these methods are for small to medium sized businesses in the area. n To get on board the program, contact Chris Weston on 9335 2061 or email envof@marrickville.nsw.gov.au. I quickly learned how to handle these amazing creatures and started studying everything I could about them. Our relationship with bees is truly ancient on every continent. We have developed total dependency on this insect for much of the food that we eat. They are worth billions. We have also developed toxins aimed at protecting our crops which now threaten the future of these industrious friends. Increasing world temperatures, droughts and floods have added to their decline. Bees are suffering from mites and disease from widespread monoculture farming. However, scientists are working feverishly to help, and, thankfully, the message is spreading. A growing number of groups are developing worldwide to bring back bee numbers. Known as “beeks,” beekeepers who trawl the online world for the latest research are putting hives in places never before thought possible. I confess that I too am now officially a beek with hives in gardens, on roofs and balconies from Maroubra to Turramurra. I even display a hive at the Easter Show and give talks and demonstrations on native and honey beekeeping. If you're interested in getting involved, we meet monthly at the Sydney Bee Club in Darlinghurst. For more info visit sydneybeeclub.org.au. n Words: Gavin Smith, member of the Addison Road Community Garden. Hall of fame for local business woman Birchgrove business woman Lisa McGuigan has been inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network 2014 Hall of Fame, which was officially launched on February 25th to celebrate inspiring Australian female business owners in the lead up to International Women’s Day. Following in the footsteps of her winemaking family, Lisa founded Tempus Two wine label in 1999 from her garage. By 2007 it had become a global brand, leading Lisa to open her first wine retail stores. She then went on to create her independently owned label, Lisa McGuigan Wines, and is now listed alongside fellow 2014 Hall of Fame inductees including Maggie Beer, Kristina Karlsson and Carol Schwartz. Safe to say this local is living up to her name as one of the '21 Most Influential Liquor Identities of the Past 21 Years.' art everywhere in the Inner West but Newtown seems to have a new street artwork or bizarre installation of thongs nailed onto a pole pop up every other day, so I'd have to say Newtown.” Daniel, Petersham. Newtown and Enmore. There's no competition!” Jacqui, Newtown. n “Artists can't afford to live in the Inner West! Although I do think there are heaps of great studios in Marrickville.” Sonia, Petersham. n “The whole Inner West is pretty artsy but I think Balmain is home to a lot of creative people: performers, writers and artists.” Cassie, Leichhardt. n “Art is everywhere you turn in n “There are galleries and street Clean up time You wouldn't throw rubbish on your lounge room floor so why litter your local park? Jump on board for Clean Up Australia Day this month and help make the Inner West sparkle. Last year an estimated 550,300 volunteers removed 16,150 tonnes of rubbish at 7,341 sites across Australia on Clean Up Australia Day and this year could see even better results – it's just a matter of volunteering! Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas is once again encouraging residents of his local community to join him for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 2nd March and help keep Canada Bay beautiful. “I will be welcoming all eager volunteers to give me a hand at my usual clean-up location, Rodd Park between 10am and 2pm,” he said. Angelo has been attending this spot for 12 years now and would love to see some fresh faces join the fight to keep Australia clean. The Canada Bay Resource and Recovery Team will also be hosting a site at Rhodes Foreshore Park and are looking forward to meeting all those who are willing to lend a helping hand. There's a free sausage sanga for those who join the clean-up crew Taking a stand for refugees at the PBC xx x Silent stand for refugees A small band of locals gathered at the Petersham Bowling Club for a snap candlelight vigil on February 23rd, joining thousands of others across the country who were doing the same in support of refugees and shining some light on what's really happening in detention centres. GetUp coordinated the snap vigils in conjunction with groups including Amnesty International and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. PBC president Mark Lucas organised the event at the bowlo and explained he did so in memory of Reza Berati, an Iranian asylum seeker who died recently on Manus Island, as well as all those who have suffered at the hands of our immigration system. “We'd like to have been at Town Hall but felt that an alternative for those less able to get there was the least we could do,” said Mark. “We live in such a beautiful area and it’s our collective responsibility to keep it clean and healthy,” says Angelo. All volunteers on the day will be treated to a free sausage sandwich lunch and drink at both sites. You can get involved by either registering a site of your own that you would like to clean up or by finding a site that’s already been registered and putting your name down to be part of the team. n For more info, please visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au. 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in the kitChen This week’s recipe comes from Alex Herbert of Bird Cow Fish at Eveleigh Market. Seasonality has always played a crucial role in her cuisine and as zucchinis are abundant right now it makes sense to take advantage of this fantastically versatile vegetable. From a noodle substitution to fritters and stir frys, the flowers are prized for stuffing with ricotta and herbs before being coated in a light batter and fried... a truly beautiful vegetable to rediscover this late Summer. Wine with winsor n www.wdwineoftheweek.blogspot.com Affordable Luxury De Bortoli 2012 Windy Peak Chardonnay ZuCChini and walnut Bread I can’t remember exactly where I found this fabulous recipe but I do know that I cannot take the credit for it. It has however become a mainstay on the menu for Bird Cow Fish each Saturday at our stall at Eveleigh Market at The Carriageworks in Redfern. I like that it is not carrot nor banana and that it just works! I use the fabulous Kurrawong Organic’s zucchinis to make it when I can and, of course, the delicious Alto olive oil and Herbies Spices, which I am sure just lifts it to another level. You won’t find much better value than the De Bortoli Windy Peak range, which features quality Yarra Valley wines at bargain basement prices. This is a lovely – and lively – chardonnay, lightly oaked, with aromas of fresh flowers and fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours on the creamy palate, which has surprising length. A very good match for fish or poultry dishes. $15. Method: sure beats a slice of tip top Italian style Pizzini 2013 Rosetta Ingredients: 3 eggs 370g castor sugar 250ml olive oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 330g plain flour ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp nutmeg 1 cup roasted walnuts 375g grated zucchini 1. Butter and line with paper a 2-litre baking loaf tin or 15 small buttered muffin moulds. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celcius. 2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. 3. In a mixer using the paddle attachment mix together the eggs, sugar and olive oil until well blended and becoming fluffy (this should take about 2 minutes). 4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. Add the grated zucchini, followed by the walnuts. Make sure the ingredients are thoroughly combined and then transfer to your prepared tin. 5. Bake until a skewer inserted comes out clean (approximately 45 minutes for the loaf or 25 minutes for the small moulds). A delightful, thoroughly modern style of rosé which has luscious fresh wild berry flavours along with savoury notes and finishes very crisp and dry – making it an ideal choice for late summer enjoyment. This is made from the Italian grape variety sangiovese, grown in Victoria’s King Valley. A wine for enjoying in its youth, preferably chilled, and extremely versatile with food. $18. n Fruit: Cherries are finished for the season but blueberries, black figs, prickly pears and dragonfruit are in season as are peaches and nectarines. Beware, Hass avocados are expensive at the moment along with seedless watermelons. n Vegies: Andean sunrise potatoes are recommended for roasting this month, and you can make a great cabbage salad with all the cabbage that’s around (Savoy and red are both in season). All kinds of onions are doing well too, including brown, Spanish, white and spring onions. n www.trims.freshfoodclub.com.au At the markets Worth a Splurge Journey Wines 2012 Heathcote Shiraz here be dragonfruits Well-travelled former Sydney sommelier turned winemaker Damian North is making some lovely wines under his Journey label and while this is not cheap, it is an outstanding cooler-climate shiraz from a very good vintage. This is a complex, elegant wine with lovely balance and sensible alcohol levels (13.5%). You’ll find dark fruit, chocolate and spice notes and impressively integrated oak. Lovely stuff. $40. At home with... Christina Batista Former MasterChef contestant, Christina Batista, is a modern day mum with fifties-inspired tastes. She sees cooking as a kind of therapy and is an ambassador for A Taste of Harmony, the annual event that celebrates Australia’s multicultural diversity through cuisine sharing. How will you be celebrating A Taste of Harmony week? This year I will be embracing the true spirit of A Taste of Harmony by incorporating as many different cuisines as I can into the week, especially cuisines that I am unfamiliar with. I am very lucky to have a very multicultural group of friends, so at the end of the week I will be holding a dinner party where everyone will bring their national dish. What cuisine influences your cooking the most? Portuguese food. All those beautiful flavours of garlic, smoked paprika, olive oil and parsley that make their way through savoury dishes is what draws me back to Portuguese food. And let’s not forget all those custard-based desserts that are always the perfect end to a meal. What do you love most about cooking? The thing I love most about cooking is how much it feeds my soul. Cooking for loved ones is my way of expressing my love for them. I am also a huge believer in every problem can be solved over an amazing meal (and a glass of wine). If you could invite anyone in the world over for dinner, whom would you invite? This is a no brainer for me; I would have my older sister Susana over for dinner every single time! She lives and works in the Congo and I only get to see her in person one to two times a year, which is nowhere near enough. My sister is my best friend and whenever she comes home it’s like she hasn’t been gone at all. I know that having her over for dinner I am going to have an amazing night filled with good wine, great food and side splitting laughter. n For more information visit www.tasteofharmony.org.au. 12 Jared ingersoll Restaurant Diaries ChoriZo and ChiCkpea salad Ingredients: 1 chorizo (diced), 1 tblsp of smoked paprika, 2 cans of chickpeas (drained and rinsed well), 1 cup of green beans (cut into 4cm pieces), 1 cup of baby spinach, 3 Roma tomatoes (cut into quarters), ½ a cup of char grilled capsicum (diced into 3cm cubes), 1 small Spanish onion (cut into wedges), 120g of goats cheese, 4 tblsp of olive oil, 1 tbslp of white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste Method: 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place tomatoes on a roasting tray, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil then sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of smoked paprika, a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. 2. In the meantime place the chorizo in a large cold pan with the rest of the paprika, turn on your stove top to a medium heat (this will help draw out the fat) and cook for 10 minutes or until your chorizo is starting to colour. 3. Next add your onion, chickpeas and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes. You want your onions and beans to stay crisp. 4. Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool slightly. When your tomatoes are ready add them to your salad along with the baby spinach and half the goats cheese and gently toss (spinach will wilt slightly from the heat from the salad). 5. When you’re ready to serve, whisk together the rest of the olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Pour the dressing over your salad and mix, making sure the salad is well coated. 6. Lastly, place your salad on a serving tray and scatter over the rest of the goats cheese then season with salt and pepper. Remember the secret to the perfect dish is to cook with love (and a little va va voom). I want be clear on something, if given the choice I would not have genetically modified (GM) foods in the environment. In my work over the years I’ve seen way too many beautiful, sustainable, ethical foods to really see the need for GM crops. On February 10th a Western Australian farmer named Steve Marsh took his neighbor to the WA Supreme Court. He will be suing his neighbor for damages because his neighbor allowed Monsanto GM Canola crops to contaminate his Organically Certified farm. Steve lost his organic certification, his core revenue stream and his ability to farm as he chooses. This is the first time anywhere in the world that there has been a civil case like this and the ruling will set a precedent that will have an impact on consumer choices as well as the ability for our farmers to farm in a manner that they choose! It will impact hugely on how agriculture will work in future. Will there be GM exclusion zones? Or will it simply mean that we take advice from the Minister for Agriculture and say that it is simply a matter of certification, that the certification tolerances for GM contamination should be changed to allow for contamination (in Europe organic food certification can have up to a 10 per cent tolerance for contamination by GM). As a consumer not wanting to eat GM foods, I would argue that not knowing if I was buying GM foods because certification allows for varying levels of contamination would seriously devalue not only the certification body and the trust associated with certification, but the entire perception of the organic and biodynamic industry en masse! If Steve looses this case and certification changes, contaminations are allowed and these technologies continue to be let loose unchecked, then we will also lose as a country. One small example is that 70 per cent of the wheat grown in Australia is exported and a big fat chunk of it is certified organic for specific markets that demand non-GM food. But if Steve wins it will be a much-needed line in the sand. It is not just about dollars, it’s about ensuring the basic human right of being able to feed ourselves how we choose. n Visit www.safefoodfoundation.org for more info and continue to eat well.

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Weekly specials, delicious produce, excellent value Bertocchi mortodella MarketPlace Leichhardt, Cnr Marion and Flood St Leichhardt. Located next to Aldi Tel: 9572 6886 $8.99kg 6 x 750ml $5.99 500g $3.99 Dried apricots Santa Vittoria sparkling mineral water Corn 5 for $2.00 Petite tomatoes $1.49 $10.99kg Provolone piccantino 1kg $9.99 Prosciutto parma Rossa coffee beans Sweet plum $2.99kg $34.99kg Gouda cheese $9.99kg 99 cents a bunch *Specials until Wednesday 5th of March Fresh kale Cashiers and Deli operators wanted Enquire within, ask for Maria

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n ARTS FOLLOw the traiL Many locals already know how many cultural organisations and artists live and work in the Leichhardt Local Government Area, but LOST makes this clear to the wider Sydney community. Over the LOST weekend all the creative dots that make this locality one of the most vibrant and diverse art scenes in Sydney are drawn together, allowing everyone insider access to the inner workings of artist’s studios, to not only see finished works, but also to see works in progress. “This is where the hidden magic sometimes lies,” says LMC Public Art Officer and LOST coordinator, Bronwyn Tuohy. Like many others, Bronwyn is happy to have witnessed the growth of LOST from humble beginnings in 2012 when just 22 spaces joined the trail. This year, that number has grown to 40 spaces and the event has remained as diverse as ever with the opportunity to view street art, video, painting, sculpture, mixed media, stencil art, illustration, silk-screen printing, mosaics, glass art, ceramics, flute making, furniture making, millenery, photography, jewellery, drawing and textile art. “Art audiences are sophisticated and like a healthy mix of genres and practices to experience, and LOST offers up a healthy serving in this respect,” says Bronwyn. However, LOST doesn’t just offer people the chance to view art, it also invites the local community to make their own. You can participate in a community mosaic on March 9th at the Mosaic Art School of Sydney or attend a workshop at Art Est Art School or Sydney Community College. Many of the participating artists and community centres also offer workshops and visiting these sites during LOST will give you an opportunity to learn more about what is on offer for budding artists, Bronwyn explains. The Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST) on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March is a fabulous annual event held in conjunction with Art Month. With 40 participating galleries and studio spaces opening their doors to the public this year, the event offers locals a rare sneak peek into the world of the artist. For those of you who like to get some exercise when viewing your art, you can bring your own bicycle and join the ArtCycle crew on a free tour of studios (bookings at http://www.meetup. com/Art-Cycle-Sydney). Whichever way you choose to explore the trail, it’s important to embrace the local arts scene. If you want to live in a creative city, you need to support the artists who help to make it that way and reap the benefits. Art and artists make a valuable contribution to communities, giving localities a sense of distinction, colour and identity, connecting people of different ages, classes and ethnicities and offering a means of expression and non-verbal communication. “Most importantly, a world without expression in its many forms through art and creativity, would be very bleak indeed,” adds Bronwyn. Well, one thing’s for sure – art lovers won’t have to worry about art disappearing in Leichhardt. According to Bronwyn, “The buzz LOST has created in its first three years in set to grow from strength to strength, and LOST will continue to make it ever more evident that the arts community in this area are here to stay.” n For more information or a copy of the LOST map, visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au. There will be plenty happening in Marrickville and Leichhardt during MOST (March 1st and 2nd) and LOST (March 8th and 9th). Here are some galleries to put on your list of ‘places to visit’ over these two huge weekends... event LiStingS Leichhardt Open StudiO traiL Annandale Creative Arts Centre ACAC invites visitors into their newly established art studio to watch screen printing and etching demonstrations and view exhibited work of artists in residence and The Charming Collective (printmakers). n 81 Johnston St, Annandale. MarrickviLLe Open StudiO traiL AirSpace Projects AirSpace Projects is a new contemporary art space in Sydney and will celebrate MOST with it’s inaugural exhibition The Democracy of Drawing. n 1/10 Junction St, Marrickville. Artsite Gallery A Sydney Flower Show: March 8th to 30th. Stunning blooms for the soul. Works in the flamboyant and subtle traditions of the Chelsea Flower Show and Canberra’s Floriade. Featuring Ah Too Chew, Graham Marchant, Greg Hansell and Edith Cowlishaw. Preview Saturday 8th March from 11am. Opening Sunday 9th March, 3pm to 5pm. n 165 Salisbury Rd, corner St Marys Street, Camperdown. Light Fossils by Jessica hodgkinson a The Fracking Redundants Art Gallery Archway 1 Archetype Art Studio Check out an art exhibition by founder of the Archway 1 Art Studio, Stefan von Reiche, including a new and older collection of mixed media paintings and sculpture. Plus a FREE creative workshop, music, refreshments available for purchase and a B FILM screening later in the day. n Chapman Rd, Annandale. The Fracking Redundants Art Gallery is an exhibition space designed for established and up and coming artists who are looking for somewhere to show case some of their art and/ or hold major exhibitions of their work. They’re currently hosting a photographic documentary of the closing of the old Oxford Tavern in Petersham by local photographer Lyndal Irons. n 111A Crystal St, Petersham. Embellish Atelier artists peter griffen and denise Lithgow Embellish atelier is a bespoke millinery business creating gorgeous, original headwear for race wear, weddings and resort, and show-stopping pieces for catwalk and stage as well. They will be demonstrating during LOST and will have beautiful pieces for sale. Cups of tea will be served on their dainty teacup collection and students can sign up for the workshop series. n 48 Victoria Rd, Rozelle. Jimmy Little Community Centre Sunday only display by Kerry Anne Jordinson. Kerry Anne’s paintings are inspired by the fun things in life – love, laughter, family and friends. She has developed her distinctive styles over 25 years of painting and illustrating. n 19 Cecily St, Lilyfield. a coast construction no. 1 by annabel Butler Mary Street Studios Suey McEnnally Throwing open the doors of her new studio for the first time, in collaboration with LOST, award winning artist Suey McEnnally will be exhibiting ‘Coast’ a new collection of works. n 1 National St, Rozelle. That Framing Place Annabel Butler´s Open Studio during MOST will showcase vibrantly coloured paintings as well as an exhibition of exciting new “constructions” that combine painting with assemblage. Access studio via the car park located between Mary St & Edith St. No access from Mary St. n First Floor, Building 1, 75 Mary St, St Peters. In collaboration with LOST, local framer and photographer, Lynn Pearce, is exhibiting her B&W collection ‘The Village On The Harbour,’ featuring iconic Balmain landmarks and local pubs. For more information call 9555 1392. n 216 Darling St, Balmain.  May Street Studios Ursula Kolbe This is a double event; the Mayor of Leichhardt launches Ursula Kolbells new book ‘Children’s Imagination: Creativity Under Our Noses’ and exhibition on Thursday 6th March at 7pm. n Leichhardt Library, Piazza Level Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt. MSS invites you to their exhibition and open weekend: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March 10am to 4pm. View works by over 25 award winning artists, in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography and assemblage. n Level 1, 23 May St, St Peters. Oneart Studio Visit this multidisciplinary creative studio offering children and adults an opportunity to enhance their creativity. For MOST, they are opening their doors to feature students’ work in figure sketching. n 301-313 Stanmore Rd, Petersham. SquarePeg Studios SquarePeg is home to 10 artist/designers and MOST offers a unique opportunity to see inside a contemporary jewellery workshop, meet the makers and learn about the jewellery making process. n 10 Junction St, Marrickville. Woodpapersilk ceramics showcased at woodpapersilk a 14 Woodpapersilk showcases artists across a range of disciplines including contemporary jewellery, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, printmaking and painting. Open Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm. n 348 Stanmore Rd, Petersham.

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LOSt and FOund What can people expect from the ‘FOUND’ exhibition you will be showcasing during LOST? ‘FOUND’ is an exhibition of works by the artists, where each work will be representing the artist’s medium and own style. The artists have played on the name of the art event, calling their own exhibit ‘FOUND,’ and it will be open throughout the whole weekend. The studios of 52 artists will also be open to the public offering a great opportunity for the public to exchange with the artists in attendance. Opening hours will be 10am to 4pm. One+2 will be holding workshops for kids over the weekend too, why do you think it’s important for kids to get involved in arts? Best explained by quoting Ursula Kolbe, author of three books on children and their art: “Children are eager explorers with intense desire and will to make sense of their world. Some of the most effective means of explaining things to themselves are drawing, painting and clay work. While using them to make images, they explore feelings and ideas and throughout their images they communicate thoughts to others as well as themselves.” How do you think the Inner West arts scene could be improved? A more active participation by the local councils and State Government. I do see Leichhardt Council acting as a positive drive in this area and look forward to seeing it continuing. At a state level I would like to see more active propositions or support for art-based events. Ultimately, I think that what is necessary is to have a few enthusiastic people getting out there with ideas, putting them to council or the local MP and everyone will benefit from the variety of artistic events in the area. n One+2 art gallery and studio: 483 Balmain Rd, Lilyfield. For more information visit www.oneplus2.com.au. One+2 artist studio and gallery is one of the fabulous art spaces opening their doors to the public during the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail. With a huge program of events on offer on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March, we catch up with founder Rogerio Blanc-Ramos to find out what’s on the agenda... in the FraMe Opened in 1987 by Lynn Pearce, That Framing Place is a business designed for artists. Lynn, an artist herself for well over a decade, has made it her business philosophy to approach each project individually and to tailor the final product to the needs of the client. As Art Month approaches, we chat to Lynn about her work and the art world… What do you think is important about Art Month? The thing I appreciate about LOST is that it gets locals more broadly exposed to local artists ‘at the coalface’ of their craft amongst the workings of a studio space. From my experience, it gives the viewer a personal experience of the behind-the-scenes workings. What will you be doing specifically for Art Month? I will be featuring a body of work I started seven years ago exclusively on Balmain landmarks in black and white entitled The Village on the Harbour. As a small business owner on Darling Street and local resident for more than 25 years, it is evident to me that Balmain locals are fiercely loyal to shopkeepers in their village. It’s definitely why I’m still here! That said, I have also witnessed many small shops disappear from our streetscape never to be seen again and I felt compelled to photograph them before they were forgotten. What made you want to get involved in the art world? My business links me directly to the art world through exhibiting artists. While I had collaborated with many artists over the years, my own work was hidden until 2001. Then I was invited by a friend and artist to submit work to a show she was sharing with other up-andcoming artists, although it took another six years of exhibiting consistently to identify myself as an “artist.” As a framer, what is it like to collaborate with artists on different works and styles? the bright lights of Balmain there more than One+2 art lovers here! What’s on at One+2 Saturday 8th March 12.15pm China Illuminated: an artist talk by Rone Waugh 1.30pm A brief presentation on portraiture painting by Mertim Gokalp (Archibald Finalist 2013) 3pm Fun for kids: a demonstration by Judith Johnson on how to paint or draw your favourite pet Sunday 9th March 11am A demonstration by Dagmar Ackerman on fusing glass techniques 12.15pm A charcoal perspective drawing demonstration by Barbara Aroney 1.30pm A watercolour techniques demonstration by Justin Parker 3pm Fun for kids: a demonstration by Judith Johnson on how to paint or draw your favourite pet I love the process of framing works of art, particularly for exhibiting artists. As an artist myself, I am very familiar with the gruelling process it takes to even get to the framer. I find that my clients require empathy, creativity and practicality all rolled into one, as well as remaining within a budget. As a photographer, how do you see LOST as a platform for artists today? I think LOST has become increasingly a necessity for artists and photographers alike. About 10 to 12 years ago, I found that there were many artists exhibiting consistently new works and with good patronage but now many are just being let go from established gallery spaces. LOST enables our solitary creators to not only be found again, but to be identified as clearly changing and developing artists. n That Framing Place: 216 Darling St, Balmain. For more information visit www.thatframingplace.com.au. CompleTe CusTom Framing Having established a 30 year profession as a custom framer at That Framing Place, Lynn’s considered approach to her other passion - B&W photography - is evident in her new collection of photographs of Balmain entitled ‘The village on the harbour’. one+2 artist studios was established in 1992 with 7 artists in rozelle. today the group operates from two locations and houses 85 artists practicing in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, mixed media, installation and ceramics. one+2 artist studios is the largest studios in Australia true to fine art and operates as a non-profit organisation offering working studios for artists. while rozelle had its own exhibiting space, balmain receives proposals to exhibit. Choose your piece of Balmain from framed photographs and gift cards. That Framing Place: 216 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041 Tel: 02 9555 1392 | www. thatframingplace.com.au Opening hours: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm LOST opening hours: Sat 8th March 10-4pm, Sun 10-3.30pm community glamour at its best 15

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