Unique blog with fresh pictoral news from Sydney. All images by Chris Bajkowski

Unikalny blog z bieżącymi fotoreportażami z największej australijskiej metropolii - Sydney. Zdjęcia - Chris Bajkowski

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Collingwood House - 200th birthday

The 200th anniversary of Collington House, the oldes in Liverpool and the fifth oldest, still standing in Australia, was remembered on Saturday. The father of Australian whaling Eber Bunker build this house in 1810.
Organised by the Friends of the Regional Museum and Collingwood House, the birthday celebration included several exhibitions, a speach by Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller, displays by local spinners, craftsmans and beekeepers as well as local dressed in colonial ensembles.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Vivid Sydney *2

Vivid Sydney, our annual festival of light, music and ideas is a bold and vibrant program of events in the heart of the city centre.
Kristina Keneally, NSW Premier

Colourful lights of Cirrcular Quay

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney (27 May - 21 June), a festival of light, music and ideas come back again.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Primo Italiano Festival

The City of Sydney's Primo Italiano is now in its sixth year and celebrates Stanley Street's, Darlinghurst rich Italian history. Primo Italiano 2010 transformed Stanley Street into an Italian piazza to host an Italian culture.

"One of Sydney's most loved street events, Primo salutes our first little Italy in East Sydney and brings the authentic tastes and sounds of Italy to Stanley, Yurong and Riley Streets," Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said.

The weather yesterday was wet but this didn't deter many venturing in to enjoy the stalls and free entertainment - said Simon Leong, food lover.
The street artists this year were fun and interesting and the famed Ferrero Rondnoir stall was giving out plenty of free chocolates.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Archibald People’s Choice Prize 2010

Sydney artist, Craig Ruddy has won the 2010 Archibald People’s Choice Prize for his portrait of the Aboriginal writer/director Warwick Thornton.

The portrait title refers to Thornton’s nickname – given him as he often films using as few lights as possible.

Born in Sydney in 1968, Ruddy studied design and fashion illustration and worked as a commercial art director before his true passion for drawing and painting emerged in 2001. He now lives and works in Sydney, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. He has had four solo exhibitions in Sydney and one in London and has been represented in various group shows. This is his third time in the Archibald Prize.

Craig Ruddy receives $2,500 and a $1,000 ANZ Visa Debit Card for winning the People’s Choice.

This is the 22nd year of the People’s Choice Prize, 23,376 people voted this year.

Archibald Prize is administered by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Darling Point

Darling Point Road is one of the main roads within the suburb Darling Point in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Darling Point Road passes St Marks Anglican Church, situated on the highest point of the ridge.As Darling Point has magnificent views of Sydney Harbour in all but the southern direction it is a wealthy area, many fine homes and apartments line Darling Point Road, and the entire suburb. It is possibly one of the most leafy roads in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is a suburb of Sydney located 27 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district. Chipping Norton Lakes is a magnificent regional park located along the Georges River on Homestead Avenue at Chipping Norton providing cycleways, barbecue facilities, picnic areas, playground equipment, boat ramps, sporting fields.
Thomas Moore was granted waterfront land that is now part of the park. 'The Homestead' within the reserve grounds was built in the 1880s. As farming activities declined, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. After 20 years of mining, the riverbanks were packed with dangerous pits and eroded banks. In 1977 the Chipping Norton Lakes Authority was set up to rehabilitate the area into parkland.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Sydney scenes: Girls in the City

The arrival


Phone call

City walking

The rest in the cafe


Satisfying meeting

Sunday, 9 May 2010

RAFW 2010: Xiomara Australia

The Emerge - exhibition located in the busy hub of RAFW at The Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT), presented during fashion week over 50 hand-picked established and emerging designers of jewellery, shoes, bags, belts, sunglasses, hair accessories, lifestyle, leather goods, watches, hats, gloves, scarves and more!One of them was Xiomara.

Xiomara Australia is a lavish high end footwear label established by Eileen Chua. Inspired by the extravagance of 18th Century royalty to the elegance of silver screen sirens, Xiomara shoes are suberbly crafted with exquisite workmanship. Adorned with the finest fabrics and Swarovski crystals they are the picture perfect accessory for any special occasion.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

RAFW 2010: MCA collection

Group collection show at Museum of Contemporary Art: Elissa Coleman,
Kirstie Morris, O’Hara Designs and Thulie.