The term “arts and culture” is thrown around a fair bit, especially when developers and councils are talking about wanting to engage with the local creative practitioners in a community. But I’m wary of it becoming a generalist buzz word that, by the end of it all, loses all its meaning.Read More
Tourists visiting Australia are increasingly wanting to engage with the arts and cultural landscapes of the cities of which they’re visiting. With the birth of social media, and the ease of booking holidays online with services like Airbnb, people are seeking out more than just the regular tourist hotspots. People no longer want to just take photos in front of landmarks - there’s a craving for adventures and souvenirs that actually engage with the local culture in curated and bespoke experiences.Read More
The marriage of public art and design excellence in the early planning stages of a development is key. One example I’d like to put forward is the Central Park precinct in Sydney.Read More
During my chat with Olivia Hyde of GANSW last week, we discussed the role of public art in Design Excellence. She said “Public art can be transformative when it is done well, but it is often thought of as an add-on rather than an integrated element. The best public art is developed alongside the project from the early stages.” I couldn’t agree more!Read More
To learn a little bit more about design excellence, I caught up with Olivia Hyde at GANSW.Read More
Over the last month, I’ve brought you weekly articles that delve into Sydney’s community problem, the struggling state of Sydney’s night time economy, and what we can adopt from overseas in strengthening our creative communities and nightlife.
As the final part of this series, we chat to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore about Sydney’s nightlife and strengthening its creative communities. We hear what the City of Sydney is already actively doing to improve the city’s creative communities and nightlife, as well as what they’re striving for. We also have a little peek into what the Lord Mayor’s idea of a perfect night out in her city would be.
Read the full interview below, and make sure you reach out with your thoughts and ideas on what we can do to continue improving Sydney’s creative soul. We can’t do it without you.Read More