people power

Newtown Community Market is successful enough that in 2012 it won a council-supported business achievement award. Popular enough that last year the organisers, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, lodged a development application to expand its ongoing operation, but eliciting objection to the effect “they stole customers from bricks-and-mortar retailers” and votes from a number of Marrickville councillors to actually cease operations. The … More people power

home turf

Back on home turf after my sister’s wedding life goes on. Vivid Sydney lights up the CBD. Someone paints decorates the railway overpass walls opposite our apartment with painted watermelon slices but within 48 hours someone else cleans it off. Someone goes to the touble of tagging their turf, the wall of the building across the road… … More home turf