Sydney artist Liz Payne’s vibrant
and distinctive work explores abstraction through colour, shape and form with a
combination of mediums -paint, embroidery and beading. With occurring themes of
symmetry, symbolism and the power of pattern being explored, the works grab the
viewers’ attention and draw them closer to explore the meticulously detailed
and intricate textures, layered upon and hand stitched. All her works are designed, painted, hand embroidered and beaded, so
each work is one of a kind and a one-off original. Liz’s large
scale embroidered artworks, can take months (even years) to
Quirk and Rescue is the creation of Ms Pink, a London-based creative and designer with years of experience, styling and reviving interiors in wonderful colours that challenge the status quo. She is known for her bold distinct use of colour and attracts clients who want to be courageous. Quirk & Rescue also commission bespoke wallpaper, fabric, furniture and art works to ensure a unique bespoke interior solution is achieved.
"We are young and free" in the Australian national anthem has been changed to "We are one and free”. This change removes a notion that has presented a challenge for many in uniting behind our national song.
The change is small in nature but significant in purpose. It is an acknowledgment that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures date back 65,000 years. It is also an acknowledgement that people who have come across the seas, 250 years ago or more recently, are as much of this nation and our story as any other Australian.