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Featured image – Left to right David Gonski and his immediate family. Pictured left to right- David’s wife, sister, mother, David, and his younger twin brother Stephen. David’s other twin brother Dr Peter Gonski was not at the event.

Having outgrown its original Shalom College venue in Kensington, the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival was held in the Bondi Beach Pavilion for its launch on August 27 and thereafter for the bulk of speakers, the next day at Waverley Library.

The topics remained from the musical poetry of Israel’s most renowned poet Yehuda Amichai to the great Jewish Australian rock impressario Michael Gudinski; the childhood innocence of Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s Tashi books to facing death by Leah Kaminsky.

There were authors and distinguished local community figures who had also penned books such as David Gonski, Mark Tedeschi and Alexandra Joel. Authors Lee Kofman, Leah Kaminsky, Susan Wyndham, Maria Katsonis and Arnold Zable flew in from interstate. Others such as Rabbi Dov Lipman and Matt Friedman came from overseas. It was a hothouse of learning and intellectual stimulation. The crowds had increased from last year, as did their pleasure.

If the Festival grows any bigger, Waverley Library may no longer be large enough.


Mark Tedeschi QC. Photo by Ben Apfelbaum.
Above- Mark Tedeschi AM QC. Featured – Simon Tedeschi and orchestra. Photos by Ben Apfelbaum.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is extending an invitation to the opening of an upcoming exhibition that is bound to attract plenty of interest.

At 3pm on Saturday 30th July Mark Tedeschi AM QC is to open SHOOTING AROUND CORNERS,  an exhibition of his award winning photographic practice carried out over the last twenty five years.

Mark’s images range from insightful portraits of prominent Australian artists; his compassionate view of the Aboriginal urban communities of Redfern in the 1980’s, domestic interiors and everyday scenes from the streets of Italy, China and New York and Australian outback characters.

Especially intriguing are the images that capitalise on his unique position as both artist and Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales, in which he is able to give a unique insight into the cloistered world of the justice system and the personalities who work within it.

Mark is also expected to talk briefly about his new book Kidnapped,  an account of one of Australia’s most notorious criminal cases.

The mood will then then shift from fine photography to equally fine music with his son Simon taking over with the Simon Tedeschi Supper Concert, expected to take place  around 4.30 pm.

Simon will perform a variety of his favourite tunes  on the gallery’s baby grand piano. The audience is then invited to enjoy supper which will include partaking of a delicious, casual regional produce grazing table set up for the occasion.

Entry to the opening of the photographic exhibition is free. Tickets to the Piano Recital and supper are $50 plus booking fee. It is recommended to book if you are interested in attending  as this event is expected to sell out quickly.

Tickets can be booked by phoning the Gallery on 48234494 or by email artgallery@goulburn.nsw.gov.au