Wednesday, August 10, 2011

West Newtown AKA Enmore + Paddington Too..

For our International readers I think its important to point out that in good Ol' Sydney town the term 'West' is often used in a pejorative sense. Western Sydney is not just a place west of the CBD it is a whole other world &, thank-whomever that Sydney University is only just west of the CBD because this writer at least has heard of people who have NEVER been further west than than those hallowed halls of education... Yes there is right here in Sydney something of a classic East West divide and while once it was more to do with wealth and possibly education it now plays out, so-I-believe along more international lines as well. And why am I telling you all this (quite dubious) information? Possibly its because while I have heard of North Newtown and South Newtown; I have never heard of East or West Newtown, and in a free association kind of way as-you-do or as I do anyway I started thinking about 'this' and 'that' and if you never went west of Sydney Uni you would probably never have the opportunity to try the amazingly lovely and tastey Gelato at the Moon & Cow Gelato bar on Enmore Road-now officially unofficially christened by me as West Newtown Road!!!

Cow & Moon Enmore, Shoes at night in the Gelato Shop
Anyway as you can see in the picture(s) above taken one recent evening at the 'Cow Bar' or 'Moon' if you more hipply prefer, ppl do wear a range of shoes, pants and leggings (yet to see Meggings) to the 'Cow' and as this is Street Fashion Sydney I thought it best I show you some of those shoes! And speaking of Street Fashion I managed to get-off a shot of Paul Adair at the launch of his show at Stills gallery in Paddington; I quite liked his Fred Perry polo shirt and dapper beret. His show as best I could tell was traditional film based photographs of fountains even more traditionally printed in a yellow colour. Possibly not a show you want to free associate the colour scheme and subject matter; at least if you are on the sensitive side when thinking of bodily function.

Portrait of PAUL ADAIR, A.S.S (Artificial Spatial Systems), Opening at Stills Gallery Sydney
Argentina Boots and Blue jeans, sitting on the grass in a Marrickville backyardContinuing on with the footwear and Newtown theme; a friend recently returned from Argentina dropped by to visit wearing her new Argentine boots which (said with a lovely South American accent),
"have been getting a lot of attention from the other women when I go walking along King Street". Well no surprise there!

Portrait of Del Kathryn Barton at Roslyn Oxley9 for satellite fade-out
And a few weeks ago (sorry I really should have posted this one much earlier) I got to meet Del Kathryn Barton at her floor talk about her show at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. What a sweetie, not only did she allow me to snap a portrait of her with one of her works; I asked her if they were all self portraits of a sort & imagined I heard her reply "yes" though I think she really said nothing on the matter at all... And perhaps being a former resident of North-West Newtown (with a left hand turn) AKA Stanmore; she politely listend to my little theory about how she was totally on top of the game by bringing together busy (think what ppl do on facebook) and Classic art not to mention that Klimt Vienna Secession thing too..

Del Kathryn Barton, satellite fade-out

And if you managed to read through all that and understood any of it at all, perhaps you would be kind enough to leave a brief synopsis of this post in the comments section below. I really don't know why we don't get more...

Cow and the Moon

Stills Gallery

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

sixtoeight review Del & Marley Dawson at, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Till next time. Or maybe see you at the Cow!

1 comment:

JR said...

Interesting to hear from afar about the evolution of Newtown's political geography.

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