Fire Garden - Sydenham Green

Images from ‘Fire Garden’, a mid-winter arts festival of fire held at Sydenham Green last night.

Performances included: Nik Nak vs Abstract Doll, White Knuckle Fever and Ikara.

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Fire Starter

Fire sculptor, Phil Relf, commences final proceedings at ‘The Fire Garden’, an arts event held tonight at Sydenham Green.

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Extinction Rebellion Protest Rally, Sydney

Below are images from Friday night’s ‘Extinction Rebellion’ protest march in Sydney.

Around 300 people gathered at Town Hall to hear speakers address the critical issues of climate change and ecological collapse. Under the banner of ‘Extinction Rebellion’ - a loose global affiliation of those concerned about the inaction on the environment - the protestors then marched to Parliament House where they were met by a heavy police presence, including the riot squad. After a short sit in, the marchers moved to Martin Place to voice their opposition to government, corporate, media and police power.

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Girl With Red Flag

A protester at tonight’s Extinction Rebellion rally in Martin Place, Sydney.

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First Nations Rainbow NAIDOC

Photographs from the First Nations Rainbow NAIDOC event held at the Columbian Hotel on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst last Saturday.

 The night was held as part of NAIDOC week celebrations and promoted Aboriginal and LGBTQIA rights, culture and diversity.

The event featured performances by Nana Miss Koori, Nova Gina and Tyra Bankstown. It was organised by Russell Weston and First Nations Rainbow. MCing the evening was Daniel McDonald.

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Block Party, Martin Place

A few images from yesterday’s Block Party at Martin Place, bringing attention to social, political and economic inequality, homelessness, corporate greed and the climate emergency.

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Nyirripi Doors II

More portraits from a recent trip to Nyirripi community, located 500 kms north west of Alice Springs in Warlpiri Lands, central Australia.

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Maudie Nampajinpa Morris

Maudie Nampajinpa Morris is one of the last remaining ‘original’ residents of Nyirripi community, a small remote township in the Warlpiri Lands, around 500kms northwest of Alice Springs in central Australia.

She is an elder, grandmother and artist. Her paintings usually depict Maliki Jukurrpa (Dog Dreaming). The Adelaide Crows is her AFL team.

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Nyirripi Landscapes

Some landscape shots from a recent visit to Nyirripi, a small Warlpiri community, around 500kms northwest of Alice Springs in central Australia, where I lived for around 2 years in the mid 1990s.

Just outside the community stands the important sites of Karrku (Karrku Dreaming) and Winnijarru (Dingo Dreaming).

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Dark Emu Over Nyirripi

The night sky over Nyirripi community, Warlpiri Land, 500 kms north west of Alice Springs, central Australia.

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NAIDOC on Arrernte Country

A few quick images of yesterday’s NAIDOC march and Welcome to Country by Arrernte elder Kumalie Kngwarreye Riley in Alice Springs.

Around 800 people marched through the Todd Street Mall to the town square, where celebrations ensued.

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