Posted: March 25th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gallery Opening, Pablo Picasso, Sydney | Tags: Art Gallery of NSW, Pablo Picasso | No Comments »
Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces have drawn more people to the Art Gallery of New South Wales – AGNSW – than ever before, breaking a record set in 1988. More than 339,000 tickets have been sold for the exhibition. The number of visitors is rivalled only by the Gold Of The Pharaohs exhibition which attracted 323,300 people in 1988.
The AGNSW has introduced timed ticketing to avoid queues. Bookings are essential and you must pre-purchase a timed-entry ticket through Ticketek as many times and dates are now sold out.
“With an average daily attendance of 2,700 people, it means Picasso is now well and truly the highest attended exhibition in our history,” gallery acting director Anne Flanagan said in a statement. Picasso: Masterpieces From The Musee National Picasso, Paris, closes today, March 25 2012. The gallery stayed open until midnight last night so that Sydneysiders could farewell the master’s 150 works today. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 26th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Sydney | Tags: Artist Retreat, Australia, Cattai, Exclusive Retreat, Hawkesbury River, Holiday, Kate Thompson, Luxury Holiday Home, Luxury Holiday House, Luxury Vacation Home, Luxury Vacation House, Retreat, Short Term Luxury Rental, SWEVEN, Vacation | No Comments »
It has to be close to holiday time - please, please, please – that in mind, 2 of my most favourite things – architect Timothy Moon and the Hawkesbury River – have banded together to create the ultimate River House. This bespoke home is even kitted with it’s own treehouse.
Set on the idyllic Hawkesbury River, just 45 minutes from the Sydney CBD – SWEVEN – a hand crafted, contemporary family river house, with spacious open plan living areas, an abundance of window and decking allowing you to take in the amazing Australian bush setting. The house has a relaxed indoor outdoor feel, complimented by lush, original furnishings. SWEVEN has a decadence you’d expect to find in a city house.
The Hawkesbury River - seriously one of my favourite places on the planet – winds it’s way around the 100 acres that SWEVEN is sat upon, the property has it’s own private beach and an abundance of vista, infact almost every place you stand on this property is a photo-op.
Being surrounded by such opulence, with nature added in for balance, gives SWEVEN an instant-calming feel. Floating in the pool has to be the most mesmerizing, calming notion I’ve had in years. Perhaps it was the cocktails they kept handing me, I’d like to think that it was the meditative gaze the sky and I had going on. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 7th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: ART, Art News, Gallery Opening, Serial Space, Sydney, Tune | Tags: Guerre EP, Music News, Serial Space, Yes Please | Comments Off
Our Favorite Art Space – Serial Space – and our favourite new record label – Yes Please – have teamed up to party. Yes Please Records are on at Seral Space for their official label launch, as well as the launch of the Guerre EP launch. Thursday June 9 at Serial Space and we would love to see you there! It’s gonna be a very special night for Guerre, as they’re releasing the remixes of his debut EP Darker My Love – ahead of the originals. With remixes by Collarbones, Fishing, The Townhouses, Wintercoats, Albatross and Naminé, it’s going to be amazing!
As well as Guerre’s mesmeric neosoul, you’ll bear witness to the ambient-bent beats of Sydney’s Albatross and the newly formed duo Fox + Sui – who are Melbourne beatmaker Andras Fox and the delectable voice of Sydney’s Sui Zhen.
If you get yourself along to Serial Space on the night you’ll also get your hands on a copy of the very limited remix EP, hand drawn by the man himself, all yours to take home and love.
Doors open at 8 and its totally FREE!