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SEEING SYDNEY THROUGH KIDS EYES : COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

An impromptu image of a baby being breastfed by his mother and a water fountain captured at dusk have been selected as winners of the Little Sydney Lives photography competition.

Milena Bate from Summer Hill was the winner of the 3 to 7 years age category for her photo My New Brother In Sydney.

Winner 5-7 years Little Sydney Live competition. Pic by Milena Bate

Teddy Jones was the runner up in the 3-7 years age category with his photo Rainy Red Runaway

‘Rainy Red Runaway’ Photo by Teddy Jones

Layla Rose Moshi from Bossley Park was selected as the winner in the 8 to 12 years age category for Wishing Well.

2021 Age 8-12 winner ‘Wishing Well’ Photo by by.Layla Rose Moshi

Sonya Clarke from Beaumont Hills was the age 8 to 12 runner-up for her image FOMO – Building Media Relations.

FOMO – Build Media Relations. Photo by Sonta Clarke

The images were selected from 20 finalists by a panel of judges including National Geographic photographer Michaela Skovranova, Magnum Photo Agency member Trent Parke and TV personality Justine Clarke.

The two winners each won a new digital camera and photography accessories worth $500.

The two runners up each won photography pack prizes

Judge Justine Clarke said, “It was very difficult to pick the winners, but for me the winning images both reflect a sense of hope,

“One through the view of new life in an intimate family portrait, the other a beautiful exploration of light and movement. Continue reading SEEING SYDNEY THROUGH KIDS EYES : COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

YOUNGEST ENTRANT WINS MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Australian Life winner – Georgie Brogan

An image of a pensive young girl in the back of a dimly lit car has taken top honours in the annual Australian Life photography competition.

The image was captured by the competition’s youngest ever entrant and winner of the $10,000 cash prize, 19 year-old Georgia Brogan from Blackheath, NSW.

Georgia, who is studying a media arts and production degree at the University of Technology Sydney, took the image of her 11-year old sister during Sydney’s 2020 lockdown.

The image was selected from hundreds of photos and 28 finalists for its cinematic beauty by a panel of judges including National Geographicphotographer Michaela Skovranova, Magnum Photo Agency member Trent Parke and TV personality Justine Clarke. Continue reading YOUNGEST ENTRANT WINS MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

WIRADJURI CURATOR EMILY MCDANIEL RECEIVES CITY OF SYDNEY AWARD

The City of Sydney has congratulated Wiradjuri curator Emily McDaniel for winning an inaugural Committee for Sydney award for up and coming leaders. The Sydney Awards celebrate people whose efforts make the city special and were announced today.

Emily McDaniel was nominated by the City for Yananurala, a new nine-kilometre walk highlighting Sydney’s Aboriginal history and culture through the use of curated artworks and installations from Woolloomooloo to Pirrama (Pyrmont).

“Emily has curated a powerful and evocative journey along the harbour foreshore that brings a rich diversity of Aboriginal voices and stories to life, and to the fore,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“Her sensitive, thoughtful curation ensures Yananurala respectfully celebrates in a visible and tangible way the history and presence here of the world’s oldest living culture.

“The result will be a transformative experience for locals and visitors, featuring public art and installations at significant harbourside locations to tell a story of culture, strength, survival and continuity.

“We look forward to continuing to work with local Indigenous communities and businesses and hearing the many important stories that will inform this exciting project as it is developed over the coming years.” Continue reading WIRADJURI CURATOR EMILY MCDANIEL RECEIVES CITY OF SYDNEY AWARD

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

In front of an audience of filmmakers both behind and in front of the camera, as well as veteran and aspiring movie folk, Sydney Film Director Nashan Moodley launched the 66th Sydney Film Festival at the Lower Town Hall, a venue hosted by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, a keen and continuing supporter of the Festival.

The program is one of the most ambitious to date whereby the Festival will screen 307 films from over 55 countries including 33 world premieres, combining hundreds of international and local stories. There are 112 feature films and 79 documentaries several of which have received international awards.

As part of its pledge to have gender parity in the 2020 Festival, this year the program includes 2 retrospectives showcasing influential women directors : Viva Varda, a retrospective of Agnes Varda’s work, and 10 ground breaking Australian directors selected by David Stratton. Continue reading SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCH

The 2017 Festival features 150 events, almost half of which are free. The Festival’s program was recently unveiled by Wesley Enoch, the Festival’s new and first indigenous Artistic Director at the State Theatre on 26 October 2016.

Big ticket items include UK theatre company Cheek by Jowl’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, staged in Russian with the Pushkin Theatre Company, and, The Beach, an installation with one million recyclable balls at the Cutaway at the Barangaroo Reserve.

The Festival will also feature performances by Nick Cave and P.J. Harvey.

Wesley Enoch’s first Festival includes an extensive program of indigenous arts. A feature event will be Bayala -LETS SPEAK SYDNEY LANGUAGE which features classes led by Darug woman Jacinta Tobin and Gadigal man Joel Davidson.

The Festival First Night at the Domain will not be held but an increased number of free events will be held in the Festival Village in Hyde Park North.

Both Symphony Under The Stars and Opera Under The Stars will be held twice, once in the Domain and the second performance at Parramatta Park.

This Western Suburbs inclusion features Circus City, a program of shows, workshops and free events in Parramatta.

In Campbelltown there will be an exhibition of Deathrow paintings by convicted heroin smuggler Myuran Sukumaran who was executed in Indonesia in 2015.

The Sydney Festival runs from January 7 to 29, 2017.

All images by Ben Apfelbaum (c). 

http://Sydneyfestival.org.au

THE CELEBS @ SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Sydney Film Festival Number 63 has come and gone again for another year. The Festival attracted many celebrities. These are some of my favourite pics.

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
Grainnie Humphreys, Simo Field, Robert Connolly _ SFF Jurors
Grainnie Humphreys, Simon Field, Robert Connolly- panelists on the Sydney Film Festival main jury
Judy Davis
Judy Davis
Margaret Pomeranz & son Joshua
Margaret Pomeranz & son Joshua
Ursula Yovich
Ursula Yovich
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Ewen Leslie and partner
Jack and Billy Thompson
Jack and Billy Thompson
David Gulpilil
David Gulpilil
David Stratton
David Stratton
Lord Mayor Of Sydney Clover Moore
Lord Mayor Of Sydney Clover Moore
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Simon Baker & Bryan Brown
Leo & Anne Schofield
Josie Lacey & Walt Secord MP
Josie Lacey & Walt Secord MP
Damien Walshe-Howling and Hugo Weaving
Damien Walshe-Howling and Hugo Weaving
Dan MacPherson & Brooke Satchwell
Helen and Michael Caton
Helen and Michael Caton
Gillian Armstrong & Bruce Pleffer
Alex Greewich MP
Alex Greewich MP
Tasma Walton
Tasma Walton
John Jarrett
John Jarrett