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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
30 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 MB Binding a love of art and books Gillian Hand is hosting sev- eral free weekly workshops on the art of making hand- made books and creative journals. For more infor- mation or to register phone Anthia Hart at Ashfield Council on 9716 1866 or go to www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au FIONA BRADY Ashfield artist-in-residence Gillian Hand makes hand-crafted books. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0631955 BELIEVE that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover? You'll change your mind when you see the beautiful books created by Ashfield's new artist-in-residence Gillian Hand. Ms Hand will be teaching Ashfield residents how to make hand-crafted books and creative journals in a series of weekly workshops. She said she made books for ''sheer artistic pleasure''. ''I love this form of art as it allows limitless creativity -- it is endless what you can create with paper,'' she said. ''It is a very accessible art form.'' The Wentworth Falls artist said she was delighted to return to Ashfield after an earlier visit in 2005. ''I love the vibrancy of the Ashfield community and the multicultural back drop which I will be working in,'' she said. ''I hope the art workshops will be a community building activity and allow for expression, connection and friendships to form within a shared focus.'' Ms Hand's residency ends in May. Alive What's On 31 Does this public art float your boat? FIONA BRADY The Flats installation at Bicentennial Park. IF you've been to Bicentennial Park recently, you might have wondered what this floating structure is? It's actually an art installation created by Newington Armory's artists-in-residence Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. It's based on the floating houses built on oil drums that are often seen on the waterways of Belgrade. Called The Flats after the name given to Homebush Bay by a scouting party shortly after the arrival of the First Fleet, it's also a pun on the word for apartments. The artwork was commissioned as part of Sydney Olympic Park Authority's Temporary Public Art Program. ''The flats is a marvellous fit with the Lake Belvedere setting, where thousands of visitors enjoy the park every weekend over summer,'' arts programming manager Tony Nesbitt said. ''The use of industrial refuse to build the house also resonates strongly with the park's industrial past -- Bicentennial Park, was of course, once a rubbish tip.'' The Flats is on exhibition until the end of May. Things to see and do ADMIRE Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight which is showing Strathfield Park this Saturday. The free movie screening starts at 8pm. LOVE the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Head to Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club this Friday night to watch Time Warp -- a tribute to the '70s cult classic. Tickets are $30. Phone 9559 0000 for bookings. EAGLES fans won't want to miss the last in the free Music by Moonlight concert series in Sydney Olympic Park. Called One of These Nights, Saturday's concert is on in The Overflow from 8pm. Call 9714 7888 or visit www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au Bars, Cafes Restaurants Guide RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA 8839 3399 / RIVERSIDEPARRAMATTA.COM.AU True stories BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE es shows precisely rra Dance Theatre nsistently the most ng of the country's dance companies" The Australian RIVERSIDE THEATRES PAR Storie anga s con engin d R RIV VERSIDE THEATRES ESP "True S why Bis chall ! 2 SHOWS ONLY! 3&4MARCH8PM
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