BAD BETIS

Dear Internets,

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My halloween antics have somewhat tapered since I’ve had kids but this year the #BADBETI movement was just too enticing to pass up. Seeing as I was only visited by 2 teenage boys, Dorothy, Toto, a construction worker and what can only be described as a princess monster, I’m not sure it was worth them effort. Then again I’ve never really been much of a bad beti (daughter) and both my children fell asleep at the same time DURING THE DAY which can be construed as nothing less than a sign (apologies Bill Nye)!

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POOL COLLECTIVE

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Hello Internets,

Last week, we attended the opening night of issue 05 of The Pool Collective at Darlinghurst’s Black Eye Gallery.  The Pool Collective is a group of photographers that release a quarterly iPad publication of their works. You can check out the free download here.

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What made the exhibition great was the level of interactivity – attendees could browse the issue that featured photos, text, interviews and video on the numerous iPads that were framed and mounted to the walls.  Photographs from the issue were also displayed in the more traditional framed style. Guests sipped on Smirnoff cocktails and Asahi beer.

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The Pool Collective Redux is on until December 23rd at the Black Eye Gallery.  Take a break from the stress of Christmas shopping and head on down to the gallery for some quiet time, because it’s free!

Black Eye Gallery
138 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst 2010

-Lee

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Hello Internets,

Last week, we were invited to the opening night of Simon Harsent‘s The Beautiful Game exhibition at Darlinghurst’s Black Eye Gallery.  This is a bit different to what we usually bring to you readers, but I couldn’t turn down an opportunity to attend something football-related!  The 2014 FIFA World Cup feels like it’s just around the corner and this was the perfect event to kick-start my excitement for it all.

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The now New York-based Harsent has combined his passion for photography and football with his photographs of stadiums devoid of players, referees and cheering crowds.  The photographs themselves are both beautiful and haunting.

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Guests spent the evening sipping on Bulleit Small Batches (totally yum) and trying their luck with ingesting Picklebacks (ummm … INTERESTING?).

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Photos courtesy of Black Eye Gallery – the rest of the photos from the evening can be viewed on their Facebook page.

The Beautiful Game is on until October 27.
Black Eye Gallery
138 Darlinghurst Road,
Darlinghurst, Sydney.

 

-Lee

SAVING KIM

Dear Internets,

We don’t mean Kim Kardashian (she doesn’t need saving, but the same can’t be said of Kanye).

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To build awareness for the Save The Kimberley campaign, District 01 hosted an evening of fashion, music and art.

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For our international readers who may be unaware of what The Kimberley is, it is a region of the north-western side of Australia that has some of the most isolated natural areas in the country.  As part of this region lies on the coast, the art of the evening was thematically tied by the ocean.  Justin Fontana of Vulcan Metalwork displayed some rather intricate sculptures of sea creatures made by all manner of scrap bits and pieces.

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On the fashion-side of things, Sydney label Zipporra presented some pieces of their Cetaceans AW13 collection (I am particularly fond of the Southern sweatshirt) as well as some pieces using the art of Mitch Revs.

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Surfboards shaped by Alex Brunton emblazoned with Mitch Revs’ motif for the cause.

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Mitch Revs also provided some hand-dyed t-shirts that could be purchased on the night for those who wanted to get their tie-dye on and help a great cause.

More information on The Save The Kimberley initiative.

GRAFITTI & ROUNDUPS

Dear Internets,

Looking for some Twitter 2 way communication? Yeah me to. Just leave your twitter handle in the comments box & I”ll look you up 😉

Sometimes the art we find around us,the kind we mostly ignore (you must remember) is the kind that has no admission fee. Welcome to the streets of Melbourne, Australia – No air plane ticket required!

Speaking of pretty things in Australia- here”s my net round up for the week, largely featuring Aussie designers and their wares

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