The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-25T23:24:01Z GOOD SCOTT! COLLECTION OF A TASMANIAN ENTREPRENEUR FOR SALE 2018-11-25T23:24:01Z good-scott-collection-of-a-tasmanian-entrepreneur-for-sale Media Release November 26, 2018 GOOD SCOTT! COLLECTION OF A TASMANIAN ENTREPRENEUR FOR SALE James Scott was a surveyor of Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania) who spent most of the 1850s as the only surveyor in Launceston. While he endured relatively harsh conditions in his solo activity, he also acquired a small empire making him as much an entrepreneur as a government functionary. Now a collection of memorabilia attesting to part of Scott’s life is being offered for sale by Leski Auctions on 2 December. It makes for fascinating reading. Scott arrived from England in the 1830s, not long after island was established as a penal colony. While he might have surveyed the land for the British, he went about buying it for himself. He owned many properties and had an interest in a coal mine at the Don River west of Devonport. He was a director of the British and Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Co., and a foundation director and later chairman of the Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was politically unaligned when he served the people as an independent in the House of Assembly for George Town in 1869-77 and for South Launceston from 1878 until his death in 1884. Among the items being offered is his personal bible; his family tree; his surveyors’ rolling rule; and a small leather-bound, hand-written, 312-page journal of his surveying activities from late 1835 to 1842, which feature his travels, lands surveyed, iconic homes, and meetings with landed gentry including Governor & Lady Franklin. The book is also an accounting journal from January 1836 to December 1842 in which Scott recorded his expenditures, his income, and the nature of each transaction. Also included is his silver pocket watch referred to in an article in The Mercury in November 1955. “James Scott was not only a witness to Tasmanian history but a participant,” says Charles Leski. “Together with the black painted metal trunk which contained his effects, this remarkable group fills in a gap in the historical record from that period. It is a rare and exceptional record of a slice of Australia’s early history.” Lot 236, James Scott Surveyor of Van Diemen’s Land, has a pre-sale estimate of $60,000 - $80,000. (Image available at https://www.leski.com.au/images/lot/3592/359235_0.jpg?1542420721) The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions (www.leski.com.au) on Sunday, 2 December from 12.00pm. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel+61 3 8539 6150 and www.leski.com.au Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880 harry@leski.com.au michaelkrape@krape.com.au WILDE AND WHISTLER WERE HIS CLIENTS 2018-10-17T05:38:50Z wilde-and-whistler-were-his-clients Media Release 17 October, 2018 WILDE AND WHISTLER WERE HIS CLIENTS Edward Godwin was an English architect, theatre designer and lover of Japanese minimalism. Noted as the father of the Aesthetic Movement in England, Godwin’s enduring legacy is in the furniture and interiors he created for friends including Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde and American painter James McNeill Whistler. Today, his works can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Victoria. His collaboration with two of England’s finest furniture makers, William Watt and Collinson & Lock, also cemented his reputation at a time when English sensibilities were being rocked by the antics of London’s scandalous arts scene. Leski Auctions is privileged to offer for sale an ‘Art Cabinet’ designed by Godwin and most likely manufactured by William Watt. It was created in the Japanese style that Godwin was noted for, dated circa 1880s. It is made of mahogany and ivory with sabre brass legs. “The Aesthetic Movement was influential in the Art Nouveau period that followed, and we can see elements of that in this rare and highly-sought after cabinet,” says Harry Glenn, an auctioneer and valuer with Leski Auctions. “The work that Godwin left behind after his untimely death at 53 in 1886, is internationally-acclaimed. The NGV has five works, most recently seen in ‘Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art’.” Lot 198, Edward William Godwin ‘Art Cabinet’ has a pre-sale estimate of $40,000 - $60,000. (Image available at https://www.leski.com.au/images/lot/3575/357513_2.jpg?1538991842) The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions (www.leski.com.au) on Sunday, 28 October from 11.00am. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel+61 3 8539 6150 and www.leski.com.au Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880 harry@leski.com.au michaelkrape@krape.com.au MELBOURNE ART WEEK ENLIVENS THE CITY IN AUGUST 2018 WITH EXCEPTIONAL WINTER PROGRAM 2018-06-13T03:51:14Z melbourne-art-week-enlivens-the-city-in-august-2018-with-exceptional-winter-program Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Art Foundation unveiled details of the Melbourne Art Week 2018 program which cumulates in the return of Melbourne Art Fair, 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) and the Visual Arts Awards on 4 August 2018. Over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries will come together in the staging of Melbourne Art Week; a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops that take place during the first week of August. Other highlights include programming from MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art; From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout and VCA Open Studios. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Melbourne Art Week is set to take over our arts precinct with a celebration like no other. Through exhibitions, fairs, workshops, talks and performances, it will be an opportunity to deep dive into the best in contemporary art. Our Government is proud to support Melbourne Art Week. Events like this bring together some of our most exciting artists and organisations and showcase why Victoria is the creative state.” Melbourne Art Foundation continues to support contemporary art and living artists through its initiative Melbourne Art Week, and in 2018 has joined with Associate Partner, MLC Life Insurance to commission a new performative work from Japanese-born, Australian-based artist Hiromi Tango (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney). Performed on the streets of the Southbank Arts Precinct and incorporating Melbourne’s iconic cultural landmarks including ACCA, the 2018 home of Melbourne Art Fair, the work titled Lizard Tail (Dawn) has been embraced as the visual identity for the celebrated Melbourne Art Week. Susan Karson, Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Life Insurance said, "We are delighted to partner with Melbourne Art Week in 2018 to support the commissioning of a new body of work by celebrated Japanese/Australian performance artist Hiromi Tango. Premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections, Hiromi’s new work encapsulates the ethos of Melbourne Art Week in the bringing together of more than 50 cultural organisations to celebrate and support contemporary art and living artists.” MELBOURNE ART FAIR Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, housed for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and across two venues alongside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors Galleries and Accent present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo presentations and group shows of closely related works. In 2018, the Fair will debut TIME, a site-specific video sector curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator and Administrator Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation). Unveiling a selection of new and recent works by Michaela Gleave (represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne), Jess Johnson (represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney) and Simon Ward, Sriwhana Spong (represented by Michael Lett, Auckland) and Angela Tiatia (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney), TIME joins with a growing number of organisations focusing their resources on the activities of female practitioners. TIME speaks to the power of the now and is presented across four sites including Melbourne Art Fair, Buxton Contemporary, Fed Square and QT Melbourne. Michaela Gleave's A Galaxy of Suns (2018) transposes what is perhaps the most epic measure of time for humanity: the distance between earth and the universe, questioning the relationship to time, matter and space. The work takes the form of a highly ambient field of colour and sound presented for an intimate audience via QT Melbourne's inhouse entertainment system. New Zealand artist, Jess Johnson and animator Simon Ward’s new video Webwurld (2017) offers a glimpse into a hallucinatory netherworld. Presented at scale on Federation Square’s iconic Big Screen, the work materialises a dark portal into a dimensional world whose activities may be taking place simultaneously to our own. London-based, New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s 2016 video This Creature provides a sensorial travel through time and place. Presented in Melbourne Art Fair and within the Riding Hall and historic surrounds of the former Mounted Police Stables, the work channels female medieval mystic Margery Kempe (known for writing the first recorded western autobiography) through a walk undertaken by the artist through London’s Hyde Park. New Zealand born multimedia artist, Angela Tiatia, explores contemporary culture by drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place. Screened at the street entrance to the newly opened Buxton Contemporary, Tiatia's The Fall collapses conventional structures of time in a deceivingly lush portrait of human consumption and greed. Projects Rooms, presented by Four Pillars and supported by the Melbourne Art Foundation, returns as a non-profit platform for cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work within the context of a major visual arts event. The 2018 Project Rooms take place within Melbourne Art Fair and will feature presentations from the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Blak Dot Gallery (Melbourne) and The Physics Room (Christchurch). Gertrude Contemporary’s Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments is a project that reflects upon the current state of global instability. Curated by Mark Feary, the project will present new, recent and context specific works of sculpture, performance, video and robotics, by artists Deanne Butterworth, Mathieu Briand, Kate Daw, Kuba Dorabialski, Jason Maling and Mark Shorter. Ryan Presley brings performance and exchange in his exhibition Prosperity produced by the Institute of Modern Art, which centres on his ongoing project, Blood Money (2010 - present), in which he reimagines Australian banknotes’ figureheads as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history. Blak Dot Gallery will present new work by four Melbourne based artists Kirsten Lyttle who is of Māori descent, Lisa Hilli who was born in Raboul - PNG, New Zealand-born Tongan woman Frances Tapueluelu, and local Aboriginal artist Vicki Couzens. All four women explore their own traditional cultural and often matriarchal influences or issues to create discourse and examine identity. The Blak Dot Project Room will create an empowered and empowering space for both the artists and the viewer. The Physics Room, (Un)conditional Part 3 is a two-person exhibition of specifically-commissioned work by New Zealand artists Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, which examine the conditions—unspoken and assumed—under which things are given and received, and how, in the shadows, agency can be leveraged or subverted. TALKS Melbourne Art Week will commence with the Keynote address by Philip Tinari, Director of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) at Deakin Edge, Fed Square on 31 July 2018 at 6.30pm, co-presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, University of Melbourne and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and supported by Fed Square. The Keynote headlines the Talks program, which is presented in association with the University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week. Designed to promote discussion, education and interest in contemporary art practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the free for the public Talks 2018: Space of Friendship takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 August at Federation Hall at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS The city will come alive during Melbourne Art Week with live performance and creative workshops taking place at a range of venues and spaces across the Southbank Arts Precinct. The program includes Phillip Adams BalletLab's Metamorphosen, a performance installation created in a response to composer Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (1945). Adams situates a continues rolling of body bags arriving one after the other onto a giant 18 metre inflatable designed by artist David Cross. Described as a Mondrian pop art grave yard of dripping paints the body bags roll continuously in long drawn out adagio representation of grief and trauma but of great upheaval in response to romantic musical climaxes in the score. Weaving Workshops: Bush Toys and Baskets, presented by ACCA and the Melbourne Art Foundation, is a hands-on workshop with senior weavers from the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective to be held on Sunday 5 August. Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to join Gunditjmara weaver Bronwyn Razem and Yorta Yorta weaver Donna Blackall to explore traditional and contemporary weaving practices. Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Other workshop highlights include NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large–scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York. Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move will offer public contemporary dance classes for participants ages 18+ on Wednesday 1 August and Saturday 3 August, with a special Dance Party on Friday 2 August. Sessions take place in Chunky Move's purpose built, state-of-the-art dance studios, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct and a short stroll from Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Week is supported by major partners the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Owned and presented by Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation established in 2003, Melbourne Art Week will run from 30 July-5 August 2018 and Melbourne Art Fair from 2-5 August 2018. For further details please visit http://melbourneartfair.com.au http://melbourneartweek.com.au Ends Media Contact Rhiannon Broomfield, Senior Publicist, Rhiannon@melbourneartfoundation.com, +61 410 596 021 Media pack including imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/inr4of1fu6bciwl/AACAJR2kwFSixC8bT2IcA12ta?dl=0 Video of Hiromi Tango performance: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mdm0oaiku80unxc/AABsVZQzdtJeUGZv6rD58vG1a?dl=0 About Melbourne Art Week | 500 + Artists | 50 + Events | 30 + Venues Melbourne Art Foundation has joined with over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries to stage Melbourne Art Week (30 July-5 August 2018); a dynamic winter program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops. Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage, 1 August) as the flagship event of Art Week and will take place for the first time across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Other highlights of Art Week include the Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 2 August), From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout, VCA Open Studios + more. About Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to promote contemporary art and living Australian artists. Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Week, and flagship events Melbourne Art Fair and the Awards for the Visual Arts. Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs during Melbourne Art Week for the benefit of living artists, to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art. They include major commissions, project rooms featuring emerging and independent artists and art spaces, public talks, collector programs, guided tours and the celebrated opening night; Vernissage. About Melbourne Art Fair Melbourne Art Fair is the flagship event of Melbourne Art Week, taking place for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Showcasing a curated selection of 40 galleries, the Fair will present some of the newest and most respected artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region. Beginning in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair was founded by galleries from Australia, and has fired the enthusiasm of discerning collectors and an informed public for 30 years. Over its extensive history, the Fair has been instrumental in stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists, presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene. Melbourne Art Fair 2018 is set to welcome over 20,000 visitors over 5-days, from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August (Vernissage Wednesday 1 August). Tickets now on sale: www.melbourneartfair.com.au/tickets Melbourne Art Fair Event Details Melbourne Art Fair runs from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August 2018 (Vernissage, Wednesday 1 August) in the Southbank Arts Precinct alongside ACCA, 111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC | melbourneartfair.com.au Collector Preview Wednesday 1 August, 2pm-5pm Vernissage Wednesday 1 August, 5pm-9pm Collector View Thursday 2 August, 10am-12pm Public Opening Thursday 2 August, 12pm-5pm Friday 3 August, 10am-9pm (Friday Up Late) Saturday 4 August, 10am-6pm Sunday 5 August, 11am-4pm About MLC Life Insurance MLC Life Insurance is a specialised life insurance business. It represents a landmark strategic partnership between National Australia Bank (NAB) and Nippon Life Insurance under which NAB retain 20% shareholding and Nippon Life hold a majority 80% of the shares in MLC Limited, the entity which operates the MLC Life Insurance business. The Australian-led and managed business aims to leverage Nippon Life’s global presence, built over 128 years, alongside MLC Life Insurance’s significant experience in understanding and meeting the insurance needs of everyday Australians since 1886. For more information on MLC Life Insurance, visit mlcinsurance.com.au Sydney Open 2017 makes history with a special concert in Australia’s oldest cathedral: Music under Blacket 2017-11-01T07:05:30Z sydney-open-2017-makes-history-with-a-special-concert-in-australia-s-oldest-cathedral-music-under-blacket Sydney Open showcases some of the city’s most historic buildings – and this weekend the Cathedral Church of St Andrew presents hands-on tours, a concert of beautiful music and an archival display, each offering rare insights into the Cathedral’s 198-year history. While the “Secret Spaces” and “Bellringing Experience” Focus Tours, offering bespoke visits inside the Hill & Son’s Organ and the Cathedral’s belltower, sold out in record time, all Sydney Open ticket holders still have the opportunity to hear a wonderful concert by the world-famous St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir of Boys and Men. The Music under Blacket concert, performed from 1:15pm – 1:45pm on Sunday 5 November, offers a perfectly timed opportunity for those Sydney Open visitors to rest their feet – yet open their eyes and ears – whist continuing to navigate the building’s history through music! Music under Blacket is included on the Sydney Open program at no additional charge.  It will feature a selection of hymns and anthems that have been played in the Cathedral for Royal visitors and at special services to mark national occasions - from Parry’s magisterial ‘I Was Glad’, as well as the first piece performed in the cathedral in 1868, through to songs performed to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit on Easter Day in 2014. Ross Cobb, Director of Music and President of the Royal School of Church Music Australia, will also give a brief explanation of each piece, its musical provenance and its place in the Choir’s illustrious history. The Choir first sang at the laying of the Cathedral’s Foundation Stone in 1819, making it the oldest continuous musical group in the southern hemisphere.   One of the programs included in the Cathedral’s archival display is the Order of Service from the Eleventh Annual Festival of the Sydney Diocesan Church Choir Association – a service held at the Cathedral on Thursday 17 October 1895, the Eve of the Feast of St Luke’s.  There is also a beautiful, but fragile, red leather bound score of Handel’s Messiah – an attendance award presented to then Chorister Beaufort Lynch in 1898.  The Choir still sings this magnificent music in the Cathedral at a concert performance on Good Friday every year. The newest item on display will be the service sheet from the morning service this Sunday – the annual Remembrance Day service. Flagbearers representing the Army, Navy and Airforce will lead the traditional procession of the Choir into Blacket’s carved English Oak choirstalls.  The Royal Navy Band will also provide moving moments such as the Last Post and Reverie.   This year will be extra special with the Choir singing the first performance of They shall grow not old, a new anthem by illustrious Australian composer June Nixon AM – adding to the Cathedral’s impressive history. Always open – always free St Andrew’s Cathedral, centrally located beside town Hall, is always open to the general public at various times each week.  Those not planning to participate in Sydney Open this year can still experience the poignant Remembrance Day service that will be held in the Cathedral this Sunday morning from 10:30am. Please visit the Cathedral’s website for opening hours and regular services.  Music at the Cathedral includes organ recitals, band calls, carol services and Bach Cantatas.  The choir sings on Sunday mornings, and offers a traditional evensong twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. All services are free - all welcome! Sydney Open Hours St Andrew’s Cathedral, and the archival display, will be accessible to all Sydney Open ticket holders from 1pm - 4pm on Sunday 5 November 2017.  Plus, the amazing Upper Chapter House will be open from 1pm until 2.30pm on Sunday 5 November 2017. For Sydney Open tickets, please visit: https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/sydneyopen/buy-tickets History on display Under its spectacular roof, upheld by numerous soaring sandstone pillars, St Andrew’s Cathedral (officially the Cathedral Church of St Andrew) has several items of historical significance on permanent display – including Bishop Broughton’s Chair and the Great Bible of 1539. “These items are part of our city’s history”, said The Rev. Canon Chris Allan, Sub Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral.  “We have a team of welcomers at the Cathedral who can explain to visitors our historic stained glass windows, and point out items of historical significance.  Everyone is welcome to join in one of our many services, or to just pop in and explore the building during our regular opening hours.” “For Sydney Open we have curated a display of items from the Cathedral’s archives – many which are rarely on public display - including original architectural sketches, the plans for the tapestries of Bishop Broughton’s chair and other intricate needlepoint items, guest books signed by visiting Royalty and historic service sheets – some dating back to the late 1800s,” said Canon Allan. The Cathedral is also hoping that final repairs to the original paper and cardboard model of the Cathedral – first presented to Bishop Broughton in 1849 – will be completed to allow it be returned to public display during Sydney Open 2017.  This amazingly detailed and fragile model, unfortunately damaged in 2015, has been carefully restored, and while showing some wear and tear, as to be expected after 168 years, it still effectively showcases the intricate architectural details of the Cathedral. This delicate model epitomizes Edmund Thomas Blacket’s original vision for the Cathedral – and by omission highlights some of the more recent additions – such as the George Street access, added in 1941, or the likeness of Reverend Boak Jobbins, Dean of Sydney in the 1990s, caved into the roofline by stonemasons working on the building’s repair, at the turn of this Century, to mark his dedication to the Cathedral’s restoration. Earlier stonemasons were responsible for many other extraordinary design elements on both the exterior and the interior of the Cathedral. When entering the Cathedral, visitors are encouraged to look up – not just to admire the exquisite hammer beam roof, but to discover the names of six Bishops of Australia, those who met in the Cathedral in 1850, which are ornately carved into the Cathedral’s internal columns. A number of commemorative plaques and memorials are also displayed on the majestic sandstone walls – including the Cathedral’s foundation stone, moved from where it was first laid in Sydney Square in 1819. St Andrew’s Cathedral is located on the corner of George and Bathurst Streets, Sydney (Beside Town Hall, Above Town Hall Station) http://www.sydneycathedral.com                                 “From the cradle of these choirstalls some of Australia’s finest musical talent has flourished, performing and staring in some of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls.” Ross Cobb, Director Music, St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney  Contact: For interviews, images or further information, please contact Susan Hando (mother of one of the youngest current choristers of the St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir) on 0411 711 351 or publicity@practicaltactical.com.au Ancestry photos day 2017-07-23T13:19:40Z ancestry-photos-day Ancestry - We saw many old photos today Today was a day where  we saw many old ancestry photos.  Clients came in with their precious old photos to have them turned into forever keepsakes.  They had previously seen us at the market and decided they wanted to old ancestry photos to be photo engraved into jewelry to create their forever keepsake. We saw  lots of photos of Nonnas, pappa's, it was truly amazing.  Many people had called me to ensure we were at the Queen Victoria Market to give us their precious ancestry photos.  They then took time to view our jewelry range to select the perfect piece to suit the photo and its purpose. Many were gifts for loved ones, so they spoke to other family members before ordering to ensure it was the correct piece.  Many where of a similar vintage and we even had older photos.  I think one today originated back to the early 1930's.  It was her mothers grand father.  Truly amazing day for us at Memory Keepsakes. www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Are you looking for unique Valentine Gift ideas? 2017-05-23T06:28:53Z are-you-looking-for-unique-valentine-gift-ideas Are you looking for some unique valentinesday gift ideas? This year I met a lovely young girl who was looking for unique Valentines Day Gift ideas.  She came across our stand and loved the whole concept.  Her partner was in the Army and was travelling interstate for training, so she wanted to give him a very special gift as he was travelling for a few months and also a unique valentines day gift.  We decided on a keyring as he could not wear jewellery in the Army.  We photo engraved a beautiful photo of both of them on a keyring with special wording on the back.  I am sure he has it attached to his Army backpack and carries it everywhere. We also did another piece of a professional bullrider.  Once again he travelled for work and his partner was missing him terribly.  The actual photo we engraved was taken whilst he was on the bull.  We did it on a necklace so she could carry him around with her all the time.  A very unique Valentines Day gift ideas that will be treasured for years to come, not just this valentines day. Definition of Valentines Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day Many people I know get married on Valentines Day to express their love for each other on such an important day. Childhood Milestones are so important 2017-05-22T12:06:13Z childhood-milestones-are-so-important Childhood Milestones - Such an important part of our life We recently did a childhood milestone piece of a daughter at her first day of school.  She had the new school uniform on and had a huge smile.  I could feel the excitement in the photo just by looking at it. We made a keepsake of this special childhood milestone in the form of a necklace to be worn by her father.  Her father came and collected it from us and was totally pleased with it.  As soon as he saw our display he knew the perfect photo to have photo engraved into a pendant to create his own personal keepsake of that special childhood milestones.  He even had it as his screen saver on his phone.  He showed it to me immediately.  He had a big smile on his face as he explained to me that it was his daughters first day of school.  She was his first born and that day was so exciting for the whole family.  Even the little girl smiled as he showed it to me. To find out more simply go to  www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Dublin the Fun this St Patrick’s Day 2017-03-14T00:08:26Z dublin-the-fun-this-st-patrick-s-day From Dublin and New York to Auckland and Sydney, cities across the world will turn green as they celebrate St Patrick’s Day – and it’s not too late to join the festivities.  To help travellers connect with their ‘inner Irish’ come 17 March, Cheapflights.com.au has researched some of the best St Patrick’s Day parties.  It doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to find affordable last-minute flights either, with loads of deals still on offer so all you need to do is pack your bags.  1. Dublin, Ireland – As the capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin is the must-visit destination for an authentic celebration. An official public holiday, over a hundred thousand people will take to the streets for a four-day extravaganza including the city’s famous street parade.   Flights to Dublin from $1,329 with British Airways 2. Toyko, Japan – Irish connections in Japan may be unexpected, but the capital is now celebrating the 25th year of hosting the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Asia – expect everything from vibrant costumed revellers and Irish dancers to green Samurai Warriors. The hidden pot of gold in this city is the ‘I Love Ireland’ Festival, providing Irish folk music and serving fish and chips and green beer in Yoyogi Park. Flights to Tokyo from $790 with Philippine Airlines  1. Buenos Aires, Argentina – Like other celebrations, the focal point of festivities in Buenos Aires is the parade through the Plaza San Martin. Visitors to the city will also find a large area of the Retiro district buzzing with a giant green street party, with music, dancing and plenty o’craic for the more than 50,000 party-goers.  Flights to Buenos Aires from $2,234 with Qatar Airways 2. Montréal, Canada – The Irish in Montréal have celebrated St Patrick’s Day for nearly 260 years and have held a parade as the centerpiece of the “Irish Season” festivities for 194 consecutive years. This year is bound to be the bigger than ever as the city celebrates its 375th anniversary. Flights to Montréal from $1,385 with Delta Air Lines  3. Chicago, USA – This city certainly knows how to celebrate the Patron Saint in true Irish style. The Windy City will turn Gaelic green this month, with the annual and iconic dying of the Chicago River complemented by an evening light show where local landmarks are lit up in green – there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate!  Flights to Chicago from $1,365 with China Eastern Airlines and United Airlines  4. London, UK – Thousands of people will line the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square to celebrate and cheer on the floats for London’s St Paddy’s Day celebrations. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, there’s also plenty of events across the city from a film festival to walking tours.  Flights to London from $1,221 with Vietnam Airlines  5. Auckland, New Zealand – This St. Patrick’s Day Festival first started with a group of passionate Irishmen in 1995, and has grown from its humble beginnings to a week-long extravaganza with a family-friendly Fair Day, sports matches, music and dancing.  Flights from $441 with China Airlines  6. Sydney, Australia – The Irish were amongst some of the first Europeans to settle Down Under, and now we come together each year to celebrate their culture. This year’s festivities will be held on Sunday 19 March, where live music, marching bands, food stalls and local craft sellers will cater for a fun family day out.  Flights from $100 with Tigerair For more information or to search for your next holiday, visit Cheapflights.com.au.  CHEAPFLIGHTS – www.cheapflights.com.au Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform dedicated to taking the complexity out of finding the best value flights through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over AU $4 billion (£2 billion) in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands in to numerous other territories. Over 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter received over 1.25 billion targeted emails during 2015, offering the best deals from over 120 travel businesses – for whom it has driven more than AU $80 million (£40 million) in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.  In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately‐owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.  Follow us on Twitter: @Cheapflights  Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cheapflights DISCOVER 30 YEARS OF ROXETTE HITS AS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD THEM BEFORE 2016-12-14T06:59:15Z discover-30-years-of-roxette-hits-as-you-ve-never-heard-them-before "Songs for Nurseries, Toy Rooms & other Sweet Places" MEDIA RELEASE, SYDNEY, 14 DECEMBER 2016: Today, Australian boutique music company, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang, have released an exclusive collection of classic Roxette songs, reimagined as lullaby instrumentals for the next generation of magic friends. Baby Roxers – The Lullaby Hits! (Vol.1) promises to “Rox you like a baby!”. Join the Baby Roxers, Baby Jane and Baby Cooper (the animated artists and babes behind the music), on a melodic journey across three decades of Roxette. Serenade your little one with a starry twist on hits like “Listen To Your Heart” and “The Look” and other fan favourites, including “Silver Blue” and “Stars”. The ultimate gift for Roxette aficionados, this lovingly crafted 12-track compilation appeals to little ears with mesmorising melodies and dreamy instrumentals, making The Lullaby Hits (Vol.1) the essential soundtrack for a “Perfect Day” until it is time to “Go To Sleep”. Adam Alexander, Creative Director of Bamm Bamm Wolfgang comments: “This is a passion project for me. I’m a Daddy and have been an avid Roxette fan since the early 90s. While I adore traditional lullabies, it’s my hope that this record can be something a little more personal for Roxette fans, who are now becoming parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles – to add to their repertoire and share with their little ones. A musical inheritance, if you like!”. To accompany the release, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang have collaborated with Director Robertino Zambrano to produce a sensory music video starring Baby Jane and Baby Cooper, capturing the adventurous and imaginative spirit of the album. Baby Roxers – The Lullaby Hits! (Vol.1) is available from Wednesday, 14 December 2016. Album download available from digital stores. A limited-edition CD is available via the official Roxette website www.roxette.se. To find out more, visit: Website: http://www.babyroxers.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/babyroxers Twitter: twitter.com/Baby_Roxers Instagram: Instagram/babyroxers – END – For more information, images and interview requests please contact: Celia Harding
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E: celia.harding@outlook.com Notes to Editors Baby Roxers – The Lullaby Hits! (Vol.1) Private album link for review Track listing The Look Stars Sleeping In My Car Listen To Your Heart Almost Unreal Spending My Time Silver Blue How Do You Do! Good Karma First Girl On The Moon Perfect Day Go To Sleep Repainting Australia 2016-12-14T01:02:18Z repainting-australia White People Are Nomads tells the previously un(der)-recognised history of Australia and many Australians, told through the metaphor of art. Written by Jenny Hunter, the story strips back layers of Australian history to reveal what has been painted over. Personal stories from Indigenous Australians affected by this painting-over are also included. Lastly, White People Are Nomads tells the story of an Australian woman’s perspective viewed through a Western lens. Jenny has been involved in the education, arts, environment, and community sectors with Indigenous people for thirty years. She has lectured at TAFE in Kununmurra and at Notre Dame University in the Kimberley and now in Fremantle. In 2011 Jenny established the business sync7, to act as a third space, providing a link between different world views and addressing gaps in knowledge, as well as increasing cultural understanding between western and Indigenous Australians. White People Are Nomads was launched privately in Perth in November and will be publicly launched in Kununurra in April 2017. The Perth launch, a book launch and creative collective, was held on November 27th at Replants in Fremantle and was attended by 70 invited guests. ISBN: 9781925497359 Price: $24.95 Format: Paperback Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm Contact author: jennyhunterjhdesign@gmail.com www.whitepeoplearenomads.com Contact publisher: publishing@inhouseprint.com.au www.inhousebookstore.com.au Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T00:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX NEWS: National Film And Sound Archive (NFSA) digitally shares Australia’s audiovisual collection through govCMS 2016-11-13T21:00:00Z news-national-film-and-sound-archive-nfsa-digitally-shares-australia-s-audiovisual-collection-through-govcms Sydney, Australia, November 14 2016 - Acquia and Razorfish today welcome the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to Drupal and the Acquia Platform, led by APAC partner Razorfish, as part of the govCMS program. The NFSA collects, preserves and shares Australia’s audiovisual history. Digital technology plays a vital role in its ‘sharing’ function, and creates unprecedented opportunities to render the vast NFSA’s collection even more discoverable and accessible to all Australians. Please see the table below for an Experience Menu of launch curated collections available from November 14. Razorfish, in partnership with Acquia, was tasked with helping NFSA realise its strategic vision of digital leadership in the cultural sector. The first step in this ambitious project is the redesign and relaunch of the NFSA website to provide a platform for contemporary and future audiences to discover and explore more than 100 years of film, television, radio, music, etc. As a Government agency, the NFSA had access to the govCMS program: an open source web content management system hosted on the public cloud using Drupal. Agencies using govCMS are able to create and manage unclassified websites cost effectively, in compliance with Australian government standards. The govCMS service is managed by the Department of Finance. This significant public asset aims to engage a broader audience, and facilitate content discovery. As part of this, the NFSA and Razorfish have: undertaken a complete review and redesign of the website navigation and information architecture to create a more engaging and ‘discoverable’ user experience.​ facilitated the discovery and creative reuse of rich assets within the collection by placing them higher in the hierarchy of the website​ created a curation platform for the 2.3 million assets within the collection, allowing them to be grouped together in curated ‘showcase’ experiences. “We are very excited to introduce the new NFSA website. Not only can the public enjoy exploring our curated collections and online exhibitions, but for us, this platform is an essential tool to share our collection in an increasingly connected audiovisual world. Working with Razorfish and Acquia has allowed us to create a world-class experience that we hope will be enjoyed by our audience and stakeholders,” said Michael Loebenstein, NFSA CEO. “We’re proud to have worked in partnership with the NFSA and Acquia to deliver the most user-centric and creatively excellent website using the govCMS platform to date. It’s been a privilege for Razorfish to engage with an institution as important to Australia’s culture and heritage as the NFSA. This is such a transformational piece of work, and the website now really articulates and executes the organisation’s purpose and goals,” said Simon Pelletier, Managing Director, Razorfish. “NFSA’s new site demonstrates the versatility of govCMS for building elegant, media rich, and highly intuitive sites, and the archive gains the benefits of an accessible, scalable platform from which to develop creative, digital leadership. Working with Razorfish, we’ve developed a platform where the public may begin exploring the history contained in the archive and discover how it relates to today,” concluded Graham Sowden, GM for Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. LAUNCH CURATED COLLECTIONS FILM SOUND RADIO TELEVISION VINTAGE POPULAR Muriels Wedding Early record sleeves Binny Lum’s interviews Colour TV in Australia Cats Before they were famous Crocodile Dundee Johnny O'Keefe Women in radio Go!! Show WW1: Popular music Life In Australia Crocodile Dundee II Wax cylinders Gaywaves News from the capital Harry Julius’s 1910s animation Trains Malcolm Sounds of Australia over the years Lumi ère Cricket Caddie Sounds of Australia 2016 Vintage sound equipment Beach Storm Boy Taussig: Manasse Surfing Filmmaker interviews Taussig: Hollywood Priscilla TIME CAPSULE ORAL HISTORY Taussig: European Picnic Brisbane Musicians Newsreel: Cinesound Polish film posters Ballarat TV Journalists Newsreel : Gazette Festival posters Melbourne Newsreel : Australia Today Gallipoli Sydney NFSA Restores Darwin Adelaide LAUNCH ONLINE EXHIBITIONS The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Muriel's Wedding Storm Boy Johnny O'Keefe ABOUT THE NFSA The NFSA is Australia’s premier audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing Australia's audiovisual heritage - our nation's films, radio and TV programs, recorded sounds, scripts, costumes and much more. The NFSA is the nation’s ‘living archive’ where more than 2.3 million items representing over a century of Australian history and creativity, are preserved for the public, present and future, to discover and re-use. About Acquia
 Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including The Australian Government, through the govCMS platform, Flight Centre, Foxtel, TransLink and IAG are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +61.2.8607.8446.
 About Razorfish Motivated and inspired by what's next, Razorfish helps its clients navigate the unknown, drive change and transform business. One of the pioneers of marketing in the digital age, Razorfish has a unique blend of technology, creativity and media at its core. The agency’s world class capabilities in strategic consulting, experience design, brand building, technology platforms, data services, retail/commerce and media services enable transformational work for clients including Citigroup, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz USA, Microsoft, Nike China, Unilever and Uniqlo. Razorfish’s team of 3000+ experts span 25 regions, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Razorfish is part of the Publicis.Sapient platform. For more information, visit Razorfish.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Weibo and Instagram. Razorfish. Here for tomorrow.™ Author overcomes juvenile illiteracy to write novel 2016-11-09T03:31:25Z author-overcomes-juvenile-illiteracy-to-write-novel There are so many authors out there with university degrees, scholarships, and letters after their names. So, why would you want to read a book by an unknown author with little education? Sometimes the best story tellers, come from the most unlikely people. Everybody has a story to tell, whether you are educated with multiple degrees, or a nobody. Annette Kontoleon’s book Wantonness has lust and an atmosphere of historical romance, one that will transport lovers of the genre back to different time and morality. The use of detail is effective and evocative and sets the scene and tone. The book is stimulating, flirty, and an intelligent romp through a genre that is too often reduced to tedious cliché. Part one of the trilogy, Wantonness starts in the late 1800’s and is about a wealthy family of four brothers, how in the end they each have completely different lifestyles. This passage through time intertwines over one-hundred years of genealogy.  Annette was inspired by the older generations of her friends and relatives. Though not all her family were elated at the thought of having their dirty laundry aired. The official book launch of Wantonness will be held at the Arts Centre, Gold Coast (135 Bundall Rd, Bundall) on the 4th February 2017 at 7pm with a formal dress code and $65 cover charge. This includes a live performance of two scenes from the book and a free, signed copy of the book. ISBN: 9781925497885 (Paperback) 9781925497892 (eBook) Price: $25 Format: Paperback Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm Contact author: powerandspeed@gmail.com Contact publisher: publishing@inhouseprint.com.au Website: www.inhousebookstore.com.au AUSTRALIA’S LEADING AUTHORS GATHER TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF BOOK THIEVES 2016-05-18T22:21:03Z australia-s-leading-authors-gather-to-condemn-government-s-plan-to-create-a-culture-of-book-thieves Who: Richard Flanagan, Nikki Gemmell, Andy Griffiths, Tom Keneally to lead Alist roll call of Australian and international authors When: Thursday 19 May at 6.45pm – 6.55pm Where: Art Gallery NSW, just before the 16th annual Australian Book Industry Awards begin What: Photo opp with limited vox pops available on request. Don’t close the book on Australian stories. The Australian government is about to make significant changes to copyright, threatening the future of our Australian story. But at what cost to writers, culture and jobs? Guest ABIA presenter and Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan will deliver a speech in response to the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property draft report around 10pm during the gala ceremony. ‘Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.’ - Thomas Keneally For more information, please contact: Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | emma@houseofrusher.com 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Longlist Announced 2016-03-23T01:00:00Z 2016-australian-book-industry-awards-longlist-announced The Australian Book Industry Awards Academy is delighted to announce the 2016 ABIA Book longlist that acknowledges the best books of the year, well published. “The significant increase in submissions this year from a diverse array of independent and multinational publishing houses is a heartening reflection of our dynamic and robust local industry,” said Michael Gordon-Smith (CEO Australian Publishers' Association). A panel of industry experts will deliver the highly anticipated shortlist on Monday 2 May. ABIA winners will be announced on Thursday 19 May at a glittering ceremony in Sydney at Art Gallery of NSW. Since 2000, the ABIAs has celebrated the connection between Australian readers and the 'book makers' ­­— authors, editors, publishing professionals and retailers — who unite to create the must-read books of the year. Keep up with all your ABIA news at: abiawards.com.au #ABIAwards2016 Twitter @ABIA_Awards Facebook ABIA Awards For interviews, more information and images, please contact House of Rusher T +61 07 3036 2024 | doorsopen@houseofrusher.com Emma Rusher, Campaign Director | T +61 0423 214 626 | E emma@houseofrusher.com