The Embassy Conference Centre is a historic building on George Street, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. Designed by Varney Parkes, the son of Sir Henry Parkes, it was originally built as a branch of the Bank of New South Wales in 1894. The Federation Romanesque design of the facade reflects the boom period of the late 1800s. A gold smelting and assaying department, established at this Railway Square branch in 1915, provided the best facilities for the treatment of gold coming from mines in Australia and New Guinea. It is now a venue for hire for meetings, seminars and conferences.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
The Enmore Theatre is Sydney’s oldest and longest running live theatre, located in the inner west suburb of Enmore. Originally built in 1908, it opened to the public as a photo-play theatre in 1912. It was extensively renovated in 1920 and a number of times since then, so that it includes elements of Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Moderne and Art Deco styles of architecture. In 1969 it was renamed the Finos Theatre and screened Greek language films until the 1980s when audiences declined. The building was refitted and reopened in 1985 with its original name of Enmore Theatre. This photo is from a couple years ago when Australian rock band Jet were playing.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
These flats which were converted from old warehouses on the Walsh Bay wharves have a marina out the front. Bathed in the golden glow of sunset, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is peeking from behind.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
The Jacaranda trees around Sydney flower in November, like this one located outside Holsworthy High School, in the south western suburb of Holsworthy. While the Jacaranda tree is actually native to Brazil, it really thrives in Australia.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Over the last couple of weeks I have been featuring sculptures at the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. This curious sculpture at the entrance to the exhibition was not actually one of the exhibits but a clever, or rather, sneaky promotion. The "Hello Sydney" number plate features an email address which is also inscribed on the 'artwork'. Once you visit the website, you realise this 'sculpture' was actually an advertisement for a new car, which is about to be launched.
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Thursday, 25 November 2010
Bureucratic Tank by Edward Horne, Australia
Pillumn by Dusty Folwarczny, USA
Garden Mandala by Ian Swift, Australia
People Power by Tom Bass, Australia
Greater Grater by Jimmy Rix, Australia
The Stack by Michael Purdy, Australia
This is my last look at Sculpture by the Sea, the annual exhibition on the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These works were situated at Marks Park and Tamarama Park.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
|Monument for Small Changes by Vlasé Nikoleski, Australia|
Leaf Vessel by Virginia King, New Zealand
State of Square by Fatih Semiz, Australia
Shimmer 1993 by Paul Selwood, Australia
Green Forest Object by Helle Frøsig, Denmark
Sculpture by the Sea is the world's largest annual free public outdoor sculpture exhibition located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures along the cliffs at Bondi had a spectacular Pacific Ocean backdrop.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Bondi Venus by Dennis Kalous, Australia
Idol For A Bull Market by Daniel Clemett, Australia
Still Life by Sang-Bong Lee, South Korea
Earth Fish by Daniel Wallwork, Australia
Sitting Hen by Tae-Geun Yang, South Korea
Sculpture by the Sea is the world's largest annual free public outdoor sculpture exhibition. It is located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures were located on the sandy beach at Tamarama, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.
Monday, 22 November 2010
Jolly Giants by Steve Croquett, Australia
Crossroad by Stephen Marr, Australia
The Keeper by Philippe Moreau, Australia
Le Bao by Mathieu Venon, New Caledonia
Life Boy by Paul Caporn, Australia
Sculpture by the Sea is the annual exhibition which is located on the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These are some of the more unusual artworks along the walkway at Tamarama.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
|Coast Guard by Greg James, Australia|
Sculpture by the Sea is an annual exhibition which is located on the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. This sculpture was located on the top of the scenic cliff at Bondi, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The walkway leading up to Marks Park at Tamarama can be seen in the background crowded with walkers, along with some of the other artworks I have featured in past posts.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
|Wind Stone – Earth and Sky by Koichi Ishino, Japan|
|The Dancer by Jeramie Carter, Australia|
Cycle 90° “A Premonition of Wind” III by Kaoru Matsumoto, Japan
|Oueshi Zokei 2010 Circle by Keizo Ushio, Japan|
Blackheath Woman by Clara Hali, Australia
Sculpture by the Sea is an annual exhibition which is located on the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures at Tamarama either have the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop or have it reflected on their shiny surfaces.
Friday, 19 November 2010
|Such Sweet Thunder by Richard Heinrich, USA|
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Thursday, 18 November 2010
|Dreams of Ordinary People by Peter Tilley|
|Erl King by Sir Anthony Caro, England|
|A French Litter by Geoff Harvey, Australia|
|At The Table: Are We Sitting Comfortably? by Sally Kidall, Australia|
|Shell by Stephen Tero, Australia|
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
m.100901 by Toshio Iezumi, Japan
Initialis by Tim MacFarlane
Pauanui by Jacek Wankowski, Australia
Anaconda by Michael Le Grand
Big Bather by James Rogers, Australia
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
|The Adaptable Migrant by Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend, Australia|
Caravela by Philip Spelman, Australia
Centripetal by Matthew Harding, Australia
Wind of Change by Bob Emser, USA
Wind for Tomorrow by Hiroyuki Kita, Japan
Sculpture by the Sea is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that ran from 28th October to 14th November 2010. It is located on the two kilometre coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. These sculptures at Marks Park in Tamarama, have North Bondi and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.