This has changed to: “The centrality of the artist: supporting the artist as a worker and celebrating his role as a cultural maker”.
A spokesman for the Department for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts did not elaborate on why the reference to “Australian storytelling” was omitted, but described the call for papers as a way to start a debate about it what a national cultural policy should be.
Hatherley argued it was “technically possible” to “support excellence and the special role of artists and their creative collaborators” while shooting Hollywood films in Sydney.
“But this overlooks the opportunity to support Australian ideas, the development of Australian intellectual property and the sharing of Australian stories,” she said.
Leonie March of Screen Vixens, a group of Australian women film and television producers, agreed, adding that it was crucial to “define Australia and Australian stories”.
“Otherwise it will be others like Hollywood doing this for us, with potentially vested interests that don’t represent our cultural values as a nation,” Marsh says.
This week Oscar-winning producer Emil Shermansong writer Jaguar Jonze and theater and festival director Wesley Enoch have been selected by Federal Arts Secretary Tony Burke to join a 15-member panel that will guide the government in shaping national cultural policy.
Panton meets the city
Out of Julia Bishop‘s “plus one” to the solo Sydney socialite that was recently unleashed David Panton jumped enthusiastically into the cocktail milieu at Thursday night’s epic Mercedes-Benz party to unveil its new electric EQS.
As a parade of vintage Mercs passed, including a priceless 1969 280SL Pagoda, it was vintage silver fox Panton who seemed more in love with the young ladies in his line of sight. He assured PS that, contrary to reports, he is single.
Meanwhile it was a happy reunion for Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Sally Obermeder. KAK revealed that in 2013, when she checked into Mater Hospital for breast cancer surgery, she discovered that Obermeder, whom she didn’t know, had surgery the same day. “Something inside me made me want to see her. Before I was diagnosed, I had followed her story and found it incredibly inspirational. I just wanted to say hi,” Kennerley said.
The women became firm friends and privately shared the highs and lows of their respective ordeals, and both are grateful to still be around.
Catlin’s Southern Discomfort
It wasn’t just the antics of Macquarie Street that grabbed all the headlines this week. South of the border the resignation of the Victorian Liberal leader Matthew guythe chief of staff Mitch Catlin piqued the interest of PS.
As reported by The Age, Catlin proposed to a donor that he make payments of more than $100,000 to his marketing firm, Catchy Media Marketing and Management, for services they describe as “supporting business interests.”
But Catlin, who’s more at home as a celebrity pimp, is also well known at Melbourne’s other institution, Flemington’s birdcage enclosure during the Spring Racing Carnival.
After the 2018 Melbourne Cup, it was conveniently leaked to the press that Catlin had been retained in a “top secret” rebuilding operation and then contested today host Karl Stefanovics picture. Stefanovic apparently “opened his own wallet to enlist the services of marketing guru Mitch Catlin.”
um, guru? Catlin was best known for walking celebs — off Lisa Minelli and Elle Macpherson to Nicole Kidman and a cardboard cutout from Kim Kardashian (no kidding) – in marquees at the Melbourne Cup.
Catlin’s appearance with Stefanovic was short-lived and he had all but disappeared from the PS radar by the time this week’s revelations surfaced.
Jewels fit for a margarine queen
Woollahra has become the bling capital of Australia as two of Queen Street’s leading auction houses put up for sale some of the country’s most extravagant and intriguing jewels.
Bonhams is previewing the pieces ahead of next week’s Australian Jewels auction. The collection includes items from the late Joan Crebbin‘s Estate, with her late husband Dick CrebbinArguably the “king and queen of margarine,” their Marrickville Holdings company made the Miracle and ETA brands of spread.
The couple were also patrons of the arts, lived in a house in Castlecrag designed by Walter Burley Griffin and were avid jewelry collectors. Bonhams is offering 64 lots of Crebbin’s jewelry. She died two years ago at the age of 94 but had started collecting the jewels in the 1950s, including avant-garde pieces by Andrew Grimma, Rod Edwards and Gerald Benney.
A few doors down Queen Street and auction house Leonard Joel are betting on size rather than backstories for their Important Jewels auction, which is expected to fetch up to $8.5 million.
Highlights include a rare brilliant cut square modified edge and natural edge diamond weighing 21.13 carats that could fetch up to US$900,000, the same price expectation for an equally rare Burmese ruby and diamond ring set at 5 .29 carats. PS assumes both parts come from international suppliers.
Little’s creative great talent
He is best known as a television personality Jeanne “Ooooh aaah! Dahhling!” Little’s husband, but three years after his death, former decorator in Sydney Barry LittleThe archive of has been included in the Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection and ranks with the works of Leslie Walford and Marion Hall best.
The scrapbook collection documenting his many projects was donated by his daughter Katie Little.
In the 1960s and 70s, Sydney’s leading interior designers were household names, their design opinions were sought after by the media and their photos featured on social media.
Barry Little was President of the Society of Interior Designers of Australia (SIDA) for five years between 1971 and 1976.
Both he and Jeanne worked from their own offices at their home in Paddington. While Jeanne’s frenetic workshop was littered with fabrics, sequins, chicken wire and pots of glue to create her eccentric wardrobe, Barry’s was a study in serenity with bespoke Hong Kong rugs and Japanese temple blinds.
As for Jeannie’s famous collection of hilariously over-the-top dresses, those that remain are in storage, although her daughter is confident they will eventually end up in the Powerhouse Museum.
Many of the dresses, hats, and accessories were made of perishable items, such as the Easter bonnet with sausages and mushy peas that she wore The Mike Walsh Show.
Jeanne asked Mike if the sausages were still warm. “I cooked them this morning just in case you feel like it. Everyone likes a sausage. Do you want a honey?”
She made jackets out of tinfoil and dresses covered in balloons, or pale pink shrimp crackers and milk bottle caps.
“I still have about a dozen of her dresses that she made for TV, including one that’s covered in Christmas decorations, which I foolishly wore without realizing that she wired the holly onto the dress…I was.” in agony,” said Katie PS.
“Both left a great creative legacy that really captured an era.”
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