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One of my pictures is in this fun exhibition – come check it out?
Art On The Wall presents
“WISH YOU WERE HERE!”
The Wall presents a show of imagined trips and travels! We’ve asked photographers to contribute a happy snap from their previous holidays, and then sent the images on to writers. The writers treated the images as postcards, and wrote out their fantasy trips from these exotic and unexplained locations. On Wednesday Oct the 26th, we’re displaying the results.
feat. photography from
Cybele Malinowski, Pat Stevenson, Maja Baska, Nat Connolly, Jacquie Manning, Will Reichelt, Lucy Rimmer, Sarah Gleeson, Lydia Dowman, James Robinson, Annette Geneva
and writing from
Pip Smith, Sam Twyford Moore, Zoe Norton Lodge, Jason Childs, Harry Wynter, Bethany Small, Lee Tran Lam, Angela Bennetts, Steph Harmon, Amelia Schmidt, Rosanna Stevens + more…
cubisteffects is the brainchild of Sydney-based guitar effects pedal maestro Christian Moraga. Christian breaks pedals down to their raw component form – then modifies, rebuilds and transforms them into something new.
“It’s all about changing an effect pedal or instrument from its original design to something unique – to extract sounds and tones from it that no-one else has. Musicians, and guitarists especially, are obsessed with their sound. They either need the latest pedal to have a sound no-one else has, or the oldest guitar/amp with lots of ’60s mojo to emulate their rock’n’roll heroes. Modification and circuit-bending allows every guitarist to have this by altering the pedal’s DNA.”
“For me, it’s important to get a feel of who I am modding the pedal for… I won’t be making a noise-maker for a guitarist who plays country music. Likewise, I won’t be making a ‘60s inspired fuzz for a metal player. It’s just important to have an understanding of the genre of music as it is to have the electronics knowledge.”
“In the near future I would like to take this further and make original cubisteffects designs, with the same vision as I do mods/bending. I’d like to work with local artists and musicians, and collaborate to make something unique, something very Sydney.”
Infinite sunshine, drool-worthy Mexican food, street festivals, endless cups of coffee – for the last two weeks, I’ve been soaking up the culture of Venice Beach, Santa Monica and the surrounding areas in Los Angeles, California.
I was there on business, so most of my time was spent trekking up and down the freeways and working out of the Animal Logic office, but I was free on the weekends to venture out and explore.
Morgan and Jay work in the Animal Logic LA office.
Orly Olivier, an LA-based photographer – we checked out her amazing polaroid exhibition in Silverlake.
It took us an hour of waiting in line to get our hands on one of Pink’s hotdogs.
Pushing my way through the throng down at the Abbot Kinney Street Festival, I was pretty stoked to discover Soko performing live – I’d missed her show at the Oxford Art Factory last Christmas, so this was an unexpected treat.
Harry Perry, legendary rollerblading guitar player of Venice Beach.
From a work perspective, one of the highlights of my trip was meeting legendary makeup & prosthetic effects wizards Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr, and getting a tour of their workshop. This massive sculpt of an Alien fighting a Predator was part of a jaw-dropping display room next to their foyer featuring highlights of their past work.
A friendly local.
This weekend, I finally made it down to The Rocks to check out the Smart Light Sydney exhibition, on its last night. Despite the freezing weather, there was a terrific atmosphere with lots of kids, families, and photographers grabbing their last chance to snap the displays.
Even Books is a regular night that combines literature, music, art, theatre and booze to be one of the most unusual book clubs around. Each night is themed around a different book, and last week’s theme was Miranda July’s collection of short stories, “No-one Belongs Here More Than You“.
The vibe was kinda like a chilled house party, with some activities and live music thrown in.
There were interactive projects, based on Miranda’s writing and web art.
The “positive message table”.
Sui Zhen even made a diorama inspired by Miranda July, especially for the night.
The winners of the inaugural SMAC Awards (Sydney Music, Arts & Culture) were unveiled to the world on sunday night, at a party held down at the Sydney Opera House. The awards, presented by Timeout Sydney & FBi 94.5, were thought up as a way to honour Sydney’s cultural innovators with traditional categories such as “Best Music Performance” mixed in with other more unusual ones, such as the “Remix the City” Award, rewarding the person or team who have used the city’s space in the most creative way.
- SMAC OF THE YEAR AWARD – FERGUS LINEHAN
- SMAC REMIX THE CITY AWARD – BIENNALE AT COCKATOO ISLAND
- SMAC IN YOUR FACE AWARD – RAISE THE BAR
- BEST MUSIC EVENT – SYDNEY FESTIVAL BECKS BAR/SPIEGELTENT
- BEST MUSIC PERFORMANCE – DAPPLED CITIES
- RECORD OF THE YEAR – THE PRESETS Apocalypso
- BEST MUSIC NEWCOMER – CLOUD CONTROL
- BEST ARTS EVENT – UNDERBELLY PUBLIC ARTS LAB AND FESTIVAL
- BEST VISUAL ARTIST – KILL PIXIE
- BEST ACTOR/ PERFORMER – BRENDAN COWELL – Hamlet
- BEST ARTS NEWCOMER – GREEDY HEN