Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Adelaide Festival opening night

French pyrotechnics company Groupe F, the artists behind the Eiffel Tower's millennium display and London's new year celebrations have offered the only free event in the Adelaide Festival with a combination of smoke and fireworks.

While the fireworks could be seen and heard by all, the men with spinning fire wheels on their backs could not be seen by everyone on the ground.

It was the perfect occasion for the Premier Mike Rann for another election appearance, amongst boos and cheers from the crowd.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Outsiders at the Fringe Parade

The Outsiders getting ready to march in front of 100000 people in the Fringe parade.
A beautiful hot day in Adelaide and the Outsiders, in their first year of existence, have not disappointed.
Their colourful and simple message Art for all and All for art was very well received by an estimated 100000 cheering fans.
The journey continues.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My questions to Mike Rann

As the minister for the Arts, when was the last time you have visited a gallery?
Are you going to support the Outsiders festival?


A group exhibition of visual artwork inspired by aspects of the familiar.
February 18 - March 14 2010
Opening times:
Thursdays - Fridays, 4-8 pm
Saturdays - Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
School of Practical Philosophy, Crosby Hall,
69 Prospect Road, Prospect

Alex Bickford, NEAMI Arts Coordinator 8240 2566
NEAMI - Improving mental health & wellbeing in local communities.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Opening at the Highway Inn - the Greenhill Galleries

Rebecca and Sara Prince

when WILLSY chats about her TV/Movie/Showbiz careers
with RUSSELL STARKE & launches the arts careers of
(Rebecca is an artist, Sara a photographer)


Friday, February 12, 2010

Little rant about the Central Market

The Central Market is considered one of the attractions of this beautiful city.
For anyone visiting the markets, the most convenient solution would be to drive down Gouger Street and park at the markets.
Only problem, the brain that runs the car park has a mind of its own. It believes the car park to be full when there are hundreds of free spaces. As a result, cars have to spend a very very long time on the ramp until said brain decides that there are some free spaces.
To anyone with some common sense solving this problem would mean emptying the car park for five minutes (at night, for example) and re-setting the brain that runs the car park.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Not so bad, after all

Cities in Canada and Australia are most liveable in the world
Canadian and Australian cities account for eight of the top ten spots in the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest liveability ranking. Vancouver (Canada) continues to top the Economist Intelligence Unit's global liveability survey with a score of 98%, which bodes well for visitors during the Winter Olympics this year.
All of the top ten cities achieve scores of over 95% and almost half of the cities surveyed (64 of 140) score more than 80% which puts them in the very top tier of liveability. For most cities liveability has been unaffected by the global downturn, which may have hit wages and prices but has had less of an impact on factors that the survey measures like infrastructure or crime levels.

A recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit sows Adelaide at number 8, together with Perth.
Not bad, after all.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Not happy, Rann!

SOUTH Australia has become one of the few states in the world to censor the internet.,1,26665381-5006301,00.html

Stefan Maguran - 5038 - for compliance