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River location for sculptures by the sea

River location for sculptures by the sea

Works from Sculpture by the Sea could soon be described as sculptures by the river. The eight sculptures will be installed along the Georges River in the inaugural Liverpool Sculpture Walk from December 7.  “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sculpture by the Sea for Liverpool Sculpture Walk,” says Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller.  “Sculptures that attracted huge crowds to Bondi will now be on display right here in Liverpool. “I was on the selection committee for these works and I can’t wait to see them installed alongside the Georges River on a trail that begins at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.” Greg Johns’ Floating… Read more »

Learn how to give waste the flick this Christmas

If you’d like to learn how to make this year’s festive season greener than ever than this sustainable Christmas workshop is for you. To be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL), you will learn about the Japanese art of gift wrapping, Furoshiki (pictured below), where gifts are wrapped with reusable, sustainable and environmentally friendly cloth. This easy and beautiful method doesn’t need sticky tape, single-use plastic or paper. You will also be shown alternative gift ideas that promote sustainability, including locally made beeswax wraps and preserves. There will be advice on reducing food… Read more »

Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

“I still get a big grin when I think back to the moment I found out.” Elderslie resident Brett Gibson, who took out the new garden category in last year’s Camden Council’s annual garden competition, is still chuffed with his win almost 12 months later. Mr Gibson, who was also named runner-up in the small residential category, says he didn’t expect to win anything when he entered the competition. “But when I did, I felt so proud,’’ he says. “I had a lot of fun. I enjoyed going through all my plants with the judges and the feedback they gave… Read more »

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Feel good movie on the cards

Campbelltown’s more senior film buffs can enjoy a free Valentine’s Day screening of popular Australian movie The Sapphires during this year’s Seniors Festival. The award-winning 2012 film, set in the 1960s, about an Aboriginal all-girl group is being shown for free at the Campbelltown Arts Centre during the two weekRead more »

Luke Risby, Head Chef of Country Club Gledswood Hills with Wests Group Macarthur CEO Tony Mathew during delivery of the giant wood fired pizza oven.

Country Club Gledswood Hills: top class destination

New top of the range facilities are transforming Country Club Gledswood Hills into the social and interactive destination of Macarthur. The work includes a sophisticated courtyard with great views, communal dining area with private booths, a Game-Play Hill for kids of all ages and the addition of a wood fireRead more »

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Twilight parade pick of festival highlights

The 63rd Festival of Fisher’s Ghost has come and gone for another year after entertaining thousands of residents from across Sydney and the Macarthur area. The festival is one of the longest running community events in Australia. The highlights this year included the vibrant Fisher’s Ghost Twilight Street Parade, whichRead more »

Brian Fuata’s 2018 Fisher’s Ghost open award winning work Care Disfigurements (Soft Hands).

Fisher’s open prize goes to ‘ghost’ artist

Brian Fuata’s 2018 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award winning work Care Disfigurements (Soft Hands) features a “blank sheet’’ upon which the body becomes a text. This has been a recurring motif across his varying practices, transforming in different contexts from emails, to paper, Word.Doc, google.doc, to film, to a white bedRead more »

Vault Hill, located almost in the heart of Picton.

Escape the madding crowd – head to Vault Hill, Picton

Picton is barely half an hour’s drive away from Campbelltown, but it offers a lifestyle that could be 1,000 kilometres away. While the major urban centres of the Macarthur region, Campbelltown and Camden, are groaning from the pressures of massive population growth, Picton remains a laidback country town. There’s noneRead more »

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