December/January 2014 Pop-Up Arts Newsletter. Oh, how time can get away on you…

Pop-Up December 2013 (goodbye) & January 2014 (hello) Newsletter.
December so completely got away from me and now we are about to welcome in 2014. Here are some wonderful summer exhibitions and events to note in your new year’s calender. Plus for something different, one of the best foodie eBooks I reckon’ you can buy…AND the recipes work! And a stunning waterfront cottage to rent right on the Hawkesbury you might like to know about. Oh, I love summer…

Summer Show – 24 Artists portray ‘Summer’
Curated by Sandy Edwards, Arthere
06 Jan – 02 Feb OPENING 16 January 6-8pm

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luke hardy splash 20121

Image from the Summer Show Exhibition, Black Eye

Showcasing the work of twenty four local photographic artists who have been inspired by the warmth and long days of the unique Australian summer. The collective and individual experiences of summer are captured by each of the artists, celebrating the time of year when memories are created and souls rejuvenated. The photographic works are by a mix of new and established artists, all selected by renowned photographer and curator Sandy Edwards.
Black Eye Gallery, 138 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

Flickerfest – 23rd International Short Film Festival
10 – 19 January

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flickerfest 2014 bondi1


2014 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Poster
The best Summer Cinema ever! The full program is on online and for those not in Sydney, with such an extensive touring schedule, Flickerfest probably does come to your town – or one nearby. If the launch night is something to go by, the program this festival is jam packed and impressive.
Flickerfest, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi + Touring Nationally

SOULICIOUS eBook by Awia Markey
Recipes & interviews from a Soul Food Journey to the USA

soulicious cover art recipe

soulicious cover art recipe

soulicious cover art booklet

soulicious cover art booklet

Cover Art, Recipe and Package offer for Soulicious

This little eBook package costs only 25 bucks (free shipping). It comes in a downloadable PDF format for ipad, android & laptop. The recipes of African-American soul food were collected by the author on her ‘soul food journey’ across the USA, including Miss Nellie’s, Mert’s and Spoonbread Too. There are also a couple of Aussie chefs & diners get a mention (Jazz City Diner, Blue Plate Grill & Memphis BB Pit). 70 recipes, 17 interviews with soul food chefs and 200+ colour pages. I love the Cajun-style Blackened Fish with Dirty Rice, the Candied Yams and Cracklin’ Cornbread. Also can’t wait to try the Southern Peanut Pie and Banana Pudding with Honey Soul Wafers. Best check it out online.
Awia ate in soul food diners, kitchens and iconic restaurants across the USA and back to Aus.
Best to buy online:

09 – 26 January

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sydney festival image




I love to check out the free stuff and am curious about ‘The Merchant’s Store’ – strangely scaled interactive architecture installation at Darling Harbour; Paradiso Terrace Bar at Sydney Town Hall; and the Christian Boltankski ‘Chance’ installation at Carriageworks. The Spiegeltent has so many great bands and music nights on offer you are mad not to go to one of them – even if it just to be inside such a wonderful structure. A big program this year.
Sydney Festival, multiple venues



Wobby Beach House
Little Wobby Beach, Hawkesbury River.
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L-R  Wobby Beach House from the water; looking over the pool towards Brooklyn & Dangar Island on a calm evening; poolside on a sunny afternoon

Right on the water…catch a ferry over from Brooklyn or take your own boat!  What sets this adorable cottage apart is that it has a pool right on the water – you can swim any time of day or night. I have stayed here a few times and everytime the view and atmosphere is totally and most wonderfully consuming.  Bushwalking is possible and involves an odd little trek behind houses until you get to the track, but this in itself is a fabulous adventure.  Just catch the ferry over with all your goods and the jetty is really close to the house so a fun 100m walk.  Great with kids, or leave them at home.
Phone: 02 9380 4505 for bookings or check out more online:


I have worked with some wonderful artists and shows this year – also galleries and curators.  I want to thank them for all the great work!

Most of all I want to thank Sandy Edwards for all her wisdom, friendship and support, as well as the damn fine exhibitions she has put on this year, showcasing great photographic talent in this town (See Summer Show above).

Farewell and thank you to Martin Sharp and what he has contributed to art, music and iconic culture since the 1960s.  He has added colour to my day everyday for many years!

Many thanks to everyone who actually reads my newsletter.

Next year many fab shows to look forward to so hope you stay tuned.  If you don’t want to receive my newsletters click on this UNSUBSCRIBE link.

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