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Neat to meet Pete

Shortis and Simpson

Five Palerang OAMs in the same week! By John Shortis. MAY THE FOURTH is unofficially known as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) and this date in 2018 was a significant day for me and my partner Moya Simpson. The significance was unrelated to that movie franchise though, instead it

Is your genome really your own?

genome DNA jane doe gravestone

The public and forensic value of DNA WHEN JOSEPH DeANGELO was arrested in the United States last month over a series of 30-year-old murders and assaults, attention quickly focused on how the suspect was found. In their search for the so-called “Golden State Killer”, police looked for DNA matches on a public

Still Light

Homage Georg Flegel by Jane Gerrish 2018

New works by Jane Gerrish Sydney artist Jane Gerrish will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore on 12 May 2018. IN THE EXHIBITION entitled ‘Still Light’, Gerrish draws on her passion for research to take viewers on a journey through time. Her curiosity is infectious as a narrative

Unexpected edibles

nettles

A journey through the more unusual foods to grace an Australian plate An occasional series on the foods less travelled-with … the Australian native foods, the weeds, the very old and the very new. Hello, I’m Fiona, and I’m a foodie neophile. Unexpected pleasures of nettles, warrigal greens. Nettle The story Honestly, I actually have

Landscaping with native daisies

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(Vittadinia, Leucochrysum and Calotis for those in the know) MANY OF the smaller native daisy species have a long flowering period, often with several flushes of flowers. They come in a range of colours, and a pleasing landscape can be developed from growing only daisies. In addition to their aesthetic value, daisies

Unexpected edibles

Olive Herb, Santolina rosmarinifolia

A journey through the more unusual foods to grace an Australian plate An occasional series on the foods less travelled-with … the Australian native foods, the weeds, the very old and the very new. Hello, I’m Fiona, and I’m a foodie neophile. Today: olive herb, finger limes. Olive herb The story I had this plant

Drawing in Place

Old Man by Sally Simpson, detail. Charcoal and pastel, 57 x 42cm.

One local place, three views From Suki and Hugh Gallery, Bungendore MAKING WORK that is integral to the daily experience of living in a particular place, with its pleasures and responsibilities and challenges, is a theme that links the art practices of Wamboin-based artists Sally Simpson, David Suckling and Kim Mahood. The three

Sculpture Bermagui open!

Influence by Jen Mallinson

SCULPTURE BERMAGUI  opened to a packed Community Centre reception on Friday night (9 March) where the sponsors, donors, artists and members of the public all gathered for an evening previewing the indoor sculptures, and to learn which of the over 110 sculptures on display had won the big awards. The prestigious

Can promoting beauty unite the nation?

Lake Burley Griffith scene and plan

AN OLD FRIEND from the United States, Nick Licata, who remains a citizen activist, sent this essay that also speaks to an increasingly troubled Australia with some ideas worth considering. The subject is America’s yawning political divide now under President Trump, but the civic ideas are universal. It comes from the

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