Category: local

Centenary of Remembrance Day

Marlene Even On 11 November 1918, on the 11 th hour, the guns fell silent and the four-year war was declared over. 100 years later we continuously commemorate with a minute of silence at 11 am in memory of those soldiers who died or suffered in WW1 and in all wars. Sydney Observer spoke with Damien Thomlinson, a former Invictus competitor, Afghanistan War veteran, Australian Commando and Survivor celebrity about Remembrance Day. Mr Thomlinson is the 2018 Poppy Appeal ambassador, an appeal that raises funds to support Australian veterans and their families. “For RSL NSW, the next 100 years...

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Inner-city Art At Abbotsleigh

Marlene Even An inner-city art studio is heading to the North Shore, as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two art communities. Abbotsleigh’s art gallery is proudly linking with contemporary inner-city art spaces, in their dual role to inspire the community and provide rich learning experiences for students. Artists based at Square1 Studio in Alexandria will present their work at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery’s Lifeblood exhibition.   The exhibition will display snapshots of Square1 Studio’s community, and celebrate the North Shore’s beauty and creative history. Sydney’s North Shore has been a tranquil home to some of Australia’s...

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Learn2Swim week kicks off

By Marlene Even In Sydney, we are lucky to have access to plenty of pools and beaches for the community to enjoy. However, with drowning listed as the number one cause of accidental death for children under five years of age, it is imperative that children learn how to swim and are supervised. Learn2Swim week is imploring parents and the community to get behind their water safety initiative this October. New research, commissioned by Poolwerx, revealed that almost half of Australian parents rated their children’s water safety skills as poor or average. A further one-in-three parents alarmingly believe that their...

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Ku-ring-gai’s Open Art Studios

  By Marlene Even Sydney artists are opening their studios to the public for a unique upcoming art event. It is an opportunity to see behind the studio door and support local artists. This October the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) are running their 7th annual Art Direct Open Studio Art Trail event. Across our city, the public is being welcomed into 14 local artists’ home studios, rumpus rooms and garages. In Ku-ring-gai there will be two studios open for viewing, one in Roseville and the other in Pymble. It is the perfect opportunity to meet local artists, explore...

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Art Transcends Disability At Boonah Creative Art Studio

Isabella Ross Transcending boundaries and fostering a sense of kinship within the Ku-ring-gai community is Boonah Creative Art Studio in West Pymble. What is special about this centre is that it runs specifically to meet the needs of those living with disability looking to pursue passion and creativity. Established in 1995, Boonah’s central objective has been to provide opportunities for people living with disabilities across our local districts. Building confidence, founding lasting friendships and giving these artists meaning and purpose are just some of the numerous positive outcomes of this initiative. To the delight of locals, the space also...

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