Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

Empty

March 10, 2008

Justin Hevey has a great set of photos of empty city streets, taken when Bush was in town last year. Check them out at AphotographicMAGAZINE

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Art in Sydney

July 5, 2007

Lots good stuff kicking off in Sydney this week

Terminus Projects: Translations
Went along to the opening of the Translations installations in The Rocks the other night. The actual works are spread around the town including Zina’s LED display in the atrium at Bondi Junction. I’ll have to go and take a look.
“Works will investigate ideas surrounding re-invention and interpretation, highlighting the way languages are evolving and responding to the complex circumstances we face locally and globally”
3 July to August 2007

The Trouble with the Weather: a southern response
Also starring my marvelous friend Zina, is an exhibition at the UTS Gallery.
“Changing weather has spelt trouble before. But now we don’t quite know what to make of it, and it feels urgent. As the media, climatologists, environmentalists and politicians vie to shape our understanding and emotional responses, global warming reverberates through every level of culture. The uneasy relationship between technology, nature and culture is unsettled once more.”
3 July to 3 August 2007

Underbelly
This is a public arts lab (3-12 July), and an indoor music and arts festival (Sat 14th July), and a social experiment apparently (but I’m not quite clear on that bit…). I’ll try and get along next week and check if I will also go to the festival. Funnily enough, looking around the website I noticed another friend is exhibiting there: Steph Carrick
3 to 12 July 2007

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Nice work by Bob

June 24, 2007

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bob Mackintosh and today I came across some of his directing work at thesmithfamily.tv.
Rainstick Orchestra – Trick is a fav.

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China Doll

June 3, 2007

For your own sake, go and eat at China Doll, Wolloomooloo!
We ate there the other week for Dee’s going away lunch and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in Sydney ever. We took the banquet and were assaulted with a variety of dishes that each had their own exquisite taste. The pork belly was amazing and far too rich.

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I have a painting

May 21, 2007

and the painting has a story…

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Another day in paradise

March 28, 2007

Pictures tell a thousand words

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Adrian & Bec’s Wedding

March 12, 2007

I had the honour of being Groomsman and MC at Adrian & Bec’s wedding last Saturday night. Everyone had a great night.
Photos of the day and wedding here.

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Memories of The Lobsterman

January 18, 2007

Back in July 2004 I went over to the US to attend the wedding of my wonderful friends Sal and Steve. They had arranged to have their wedding not in Santa Monica where they live, but on Deer Isle, in Maine. A place that was special to them both, and the location of Steve’s parents property, Edgewood Farm (conveniently a wedding venue).

We spent a few days on Deer Isle, before and after the wedding, kayaking, hanging out, petanque etc. One of the activities was going out on Steve’s Uncle Dick’s lobster boat (Maine is well known for it’s lobsters) and while the trip started out in fog it quickly rolled away and we spent the afternoon in the sun on the boat. It was a very picturesque part of the world and all the wedding attendees were just starting to get to know each other, so it was a great afternoon.

Anyway, what reminded me of all this was S&S let me know there’s an article in the New York Times about Uncle Dick and the Maine fishing industry. Be sure to check out the photos.

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Nu’s in McMahons Point

January 15, 2007

Had a great dinner at Nu’s Thai Restaurant last Thursday. It opened up relatively recently in the home of the old Thai Tanic and is certainly now at the upper end of the Thai scale. All the dishes were great especially the pork and the stripped beef.

Highly recommended!

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Week at Watego’s

January 7, 2007

Just spent a week up at Byron Bay for AR’s 30th party week with a bunch of friends. We stayed at 16 Palm Valley Drive, Watego’s Beach, which was simple place with a big verandah and a great view of the bay.

Couple for quick notes:
– I made sure I got down for a swim every day, and on some days I got down there three times. It’s so nice to have a beach so close convenient and picturesque.
– JD and DVM dropped in for NYE which was AR’s 30th and therefore a 80’s Rock fancy dress. I went as Jimmy Barnes…
– First time since 2003 I have spent a week without a laptop (from memory) and I didn’t even check the Blackberry until the final days (when I had to for an opportunity). It was great! 🙂
– I played my first game of golf ever. It was interesting and I made it around without holding the other guys up much, but not something I will be out doing every weekend.
– Although I used to surf many years ago and still wavesail/windsurf occasionally, a group of us had a surf lesson, which was good fun
– I read my two Christmas present books ‘The World is Flat‘ (Thomas Friedman) and ‘Past Mortem‘ (Ben Elton). The former is a good read, though he’s a bit soft on the technology (he is an economist), while the second is Elton’s usual engaging, strange, lite style (I read it in a day).
– Didn’t go to The Balcony this year but went to Olivio to catch up with some other friends who were also in town. I enjoyed the food I had (Prawn entree – a Special and the Seafood Broth), but I wasn’t excited by the overall menu.
– You forget how easy it is to get up to Byron, an hour in a plane is not a bad commute 🙂

Great spot, great company, very relaxing!

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