ADELAIDE | They have become the pin-ups of Adelaide’s creative and artistic business hubs.
Feted by ministers, councillors and art industry bodies, Amber Cronin and Erin Fowler have been celebrated and held high as a collaborative success story since they launched artistic studio space The Mill in 2013.
Three “life-consuming” years on, The Mill, which burst on to the arts and business scene with so much promise and community enthusiasm, is on the brink of closure.
Established as an incubator to nurture Adelaide’s emerging artistic talent, their success in providing a safe area to nurse fledgling businesses has been held up and applauded by all tiers of government.
“South Australia has a real big problem with people leaving and going to the east coast,” Cronin tells InDaily.
Adelaide | The state’s peak business lobby has given a glowing endorsement of Jay Weatherill’s stated ambition to “reconnect”, revealing the State Government has adopted almost half of Business SA’s recommendations from last year’s pre-election charter.
The charter contained 75 proposals “for a more prosperous South Australia”. Business SA’s director of policy Rick Cairney said 19 of those had already been achieved 18 months after Labor was unexpectedly returned to power, with another 12 in progress.
“We hold the Government to account regardless of political persuasion, but we’ll also recognise where Governments have done the right thing,” Cairney told InDaily.
“Jay Weatherill said he wanted to reconnect with business – from our perspective, he has.”
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ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL | Michelle Ryan was at the peak of her dance career when her body began to betray her.
Celebrating her 30th birthday in Paris with her then partner in love and dance, she thought life couldn’t get much better. But while practising a duet, she noticed strange physical sensations in her legs.
Soon after, she had a diagnosis from a neurologist in Berlin: Multiple sclerosis.
“It felt surreal,” Ryan, now artistic director of Adelaide-based Restless Dance Theatre, says in the new Meryl Tankard-directed documentary about her life set to premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival this month.
“I thought my life was over. I had spent so many years caring for my body and it had failed me.”
What followed was a roller-coaster 10 years in which she return Full Story »
GLAMPING | Some people just aren’t the camping type.
The freezing cold, the boiling heat, the bad food, bugs and sore backs are just a few of the inevitable camping trip turn-offs, but a new movement is attracting even the staunchest of house-dwellers.
The term “glamping” describes camping without the creature discomforts.
Think large, Mongolian yurt-style tents, raised beds, catered meals and even electricity.
It’s an attractive option for those who want to escape the big city and get closer to nature without sacrificing urban comforts, and it’s gaining popularity, as evidenced by the emergence of Australian companies keen to offer the glamping experience.
Whether you’re keen to hire a bunch of fancy tents for a wedding, or simply spend a special weekend away, luxury camping i Full Story »