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Festival Of Dangerous Ideas

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas

05 Sep - 06 Sep, 2015

By Niall Roeder The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is bringing robots, drug addiction, the right to die, China’s censorship, cyber-sexism, indigenous recognition, capitalism and climate change our way. Sydney Opera House, you diabolical… what are you up to? FODI returns to the Opera House in September for it’s lucky seventh instalment and with it brings […]

Entertainment, Society, Top Events


13 Jul - 29 Jul, 2015

From Andrew Frost… The Japan Foundation’s recently relocated gallery space in the new-ish Central Park tower on Broadway is in keeping with the vibe of their old space at Chifley Square, and the broader Japanese tradition of contemporary art galleries in shopping centres. And, as part of JF’s ongoing commitment to exhibiting the work of […]

Art & Design

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2015

18 Jul - 27 Sep, 2015

From Andrew Frost… Hey everyone, the circus is back in town – the Archibald Prize for Portraiture, the Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting, Figure Sculpture and Murals and the Sulman Prize for Genre Painting. Is it really only a year since we celebrated the crowning of Fiona Lowry for her portrait of Penelope Seidler? Yes, […]

Art & Design
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Wo ist das Leben

13 Jul - 26 Jul, 2015

From Stella Rosa McDonald… Wo ist das Leben presents a new series of large-scale photographs by German born artist Karin Lettau. Taken on her iPhone and a small point-and-shoot camera the photographs are of staged, microscopic scenes. The photographs play with the worth of images; does a digital phone photo have less value than an analogue […]

Art & Design
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Rasberry Honesty School

13 Jul - 26 Jul, 2015

From Stella Rosa McDonald… Another beautiful useless object, 2014 is a phone photo of artist Claire Lambe and her son working together on a bizarrely beautiful sculptural object. The candid intimacy of the image—mother and son joined almost umbilically through the art object— is heightened by the casual, domestic way it was made. The ‘useless […]

Art & Design
Winter Skin Care

Top Winter Skin Care Tips For Him

Looking fresh-faced all winter long takes work. The spaQ crew and our maestro barbering team recently got together to talk men’s skin care tips and here are our top four! Hydration is essential It is important to moisturise male skin all year round but even more so in the winter. The cold, dry air attacks our […]

Society, spaQ, Top Events
Archibald Prize

The Archibald Prize: Painting Australians

18 Jul - 27 Sep, 2015

By Niall Roeder The Archibald, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious portraiture prize and arguably most recognised painting prize, is back again. The first Archie was awarded in 1921. J.F. Archibald, the co-founder and original editor of long-standing Australian business magazine The Bulletin, suggested a national portrait prize and from that idea the concept began… Unfortunately for him the […]

Art & Design, Society, Top Events, What's on

QT Minibar Gets Mega Praise

By Niall Roeder In an online article earlier this week, media giant USA Today digitally tipped their hat to our much-loved minibars! QT Sydney has been listed as one of eight hotels that have “reinvented the minibar in creative and exciting ways”. The article notes the advancement of the minibar. The days are numbered for […]

Society, Top Events
Carla Colour

Carla Colour Shades

By Niall Roeder Bright, vintage frames. Purple and blue tints. Smart and fun. This is Carla Colour’s debut range of unisex eyewear, in a nutshell. Carla Robertson, the television producer turned mother of twins turned sunglass designer is the brains behind the creative lens outfit. It’s hard to find out many details on the slightly […]

Art & Design, Fashion, Society, What's on
180x180cm Oil On Plywood


06 Jul - 19 Jul, 2015

From Stella Rosa McDonald… Led by the rolling movement of paint on the surface of plywood Ildiko Kovacs paints intuitive, fluid representations of landscape. Vibrant arcs of colour allude to the phases of the Australian bush and—as in nature—life, death and renewal play out in seemingly endless cycles. Avian, mammalian and human paths appear to […]

Art & Design