Comment | Back when I was spending far too long studying an Arts degree at Adelaide Uni, then-Education Minister Amanda Vanstone paid the campus a visit to speak at a graduation ceremony.
This was just a tad controversial, since Vanstone had endeared herself to the student fraternity by cutting various tertiary grants, introducing the “draconian” (according to Green Left Weekly) youth allowance and abolishing compulsory student unionism. Those aggrieved by this and, y’know, just pissed off with “the Man” in general, took to the streets (well, the cobbled avenue outside Bonython Hall) to let Amanda know what they thought of her work. And her personality.
I didn’t actually attend this rally, but I’m certain I agreed with the broad sentiment from my traditional vantage point pro Full Story »
In the minds of many, using straw bales to build houses is an activity reserved for the likes of tree-changers and tree-huggers – if not, for three little pigs.
But enthusiasm is building in Adelaide suburbs for the traditionally rural and regional building material.
The extreme insulation effect of straw bales has made the wheat byproduct an increasingly attractive option for environmentally conscious city-dwellers.
Finn and Chantel Peacock and their young family have just completed a two-storey home in Brighton which features remote-controlled windows, radial sawn-timber slats, recycled bricks, a spacious driveway, and rendered, cream-coloured, straw-bale walls.
According to Finn, the house has been a de Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | SALA on Show, gigs by Megan Washington and veteran rock musician Russell Morris, a Winter Food & Wine Festival, Fork on the Road, and Meryl Tankard’s The Oracle - these are just some of the events to check out this weekend.
Singer-songwriter Megan Washington is doing a mini national tour celebrating her new single “Limitless” ahead of the release next month of new album There There – and Adelaide UniBar is one of just five venues on the schedule. The 14 songs on the new album are said to be inspired by new-romantic ’80s pop, with Washington saying she wrote “all the songs I was afraid to write”. Doors open at 7pm on Saturday for the 18+ gig, with Melbourne band Teeth and Tongue playing at 8pm and Washington taking to the stage at 9.20pm.Full Story »
CONTENT SUPPLIED BY FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | Four academics from Flinders University’s Yunggorendi First Nations Centre have received funding for a project that will see them collaborate as multi-media artists.
Yunggorendi Director Simone Ulalka Tur and lecturers Ali Gumillya Baker, Faye Rosas Blanch and Natalie Harkin have taken up a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts through its Indigenous Experimental Arts Fund, and another from Arts SA ATSI Arts Development program.
Collaborating as a collective for the first time, the four artists are working on a multi-stage project, Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts – decolonising methodologies of the lived and spoken.
The multi-site project will develop a series of performances, projections, installations and dramatic pieces that en Full Story »