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Indigenous art on display at St Schols

Indigenous art on display at St Schols

Posted on 28th May 2009

St Scholastica’s College in Glebe will hold an Aboriginal art exhibition from 12-14 June to showcase the talents of emerging indigenous artists, including some work by the school’s own talented students. The funds raised by the exhibition will go to the school’s Indigenous Fund to support current and future indigenous students.  Read more »

Free Oral History workshops in Glebe

Free Oral History workshops in Glebe

Posted on 27th May 2009

The Wireless House in Foley Park is a unique part of Glebe’s history, a tiny building where many people gathered to listen to a wireless radio, donated by Grace Bros to the Glebe Council in 1934.
The artist, Dr Nigel Helyer, is working with the City of Sydney to ‘sonically re-activate’ the Wireless House and bring it back to life with a sculptural and interactive audio installation and website.  Read more »

The Sesqui Show

The Sesqui Show

Posted on 27th May 2009

The Sesqui Show (part of Glebe’s 150th celebrations) will open at Adagio Gallery on Thursday, 6 August, and run for two weeks. The Sesqui Show will celebrate 150 years of Glebe’s history. Artists with Glebe connections will reveal their own stories of Glebe – then, now, and in between.
We will see beyond the walls of a huge sandstone mansion where old history was embedded and new history was created. There will be pictures of underground water channels, photos of the past, a Mombassa screen print of Glebe in the 90’s, some letterbox inspired art, paintings and drawings of Glebe and its people now.  Read more »

Time Capsule – request for items & stories from individuals

Time Capsule – request for items & stories from individuals

Posted on 27th May 2009

One component of Glebe’s sesqui-centennary celebration will be the burying of a time capsule near the fountain in Jubilee Place (gateway to Glebe Point Road). This event will occur on Sunday 2 August 2009. Cr Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney, will carry out the ceremonial burial.
Groups and individuals are invited to submit items for inclusion.  Read more »

Fight to save The Gully: the latest

Fight to save The Gully: the latest

Posted on 19th May 2009

The email reproduced below has been circulated by the resident’s group seeking to overturn the City Council’s project to build a switchback concrete path in "The Gully". The Glebe Society supports the residents’ aims, and hopes the matter can be resolved in a non-confrontational manner.  We will do anything we can to help achieve this. […]  Read more »

Players in the Pub: “Offensive to a Friendly Foreign Power”

Players in the Pub: “Offensive to a Friendly Foreign Power”

Posted on 15th May 2009

Another play reading by actors from the New Theatre. Watch this space for details.  Read more »

Players in the Pub

Players in the Pub

Posted on 15th May 2009

Glebe Society member Lyn Collingwood is hosting a series of occasional play readings by New Theatre actors on Tuesday nights at 7 pm in the upstairs Media Room at the Toxteth Hotel, corner Glebe Point and Ferry Roads.  Read more »

New Community Garden

New Community Garden

Posted on 13th May 2009

The Environment sub-committee’s main focus for 2009 is on establishing a second community garden for Glebe. Interest in community gardens is increasing in many countries, as it provides a way for urban dwellers to produce some of their own food, cutting down on ‘food miles’ and promoting organic gardening methods. Community gardens also promote community […]  Read more »

From Greening Glebe to Sustainability

Posted on 13th May 2009

The Glebe Society has had a strong commitment to environmental issues since its foundation, but the emphasis has changed over the years, in line with changing concerns in society generally. In the early years the focus was on ‘greening Glebe’ with encouragement of both public parks and private gardens. More recently, issues of sustainability and […]  Read more »



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