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An Artistic Experiment in New Zealand
Paul Bradley transformed Rostrevor Street into a public space open to people and closed to cars. Sections of Rostrevor and Ward streets in central Hamilton, New Zealand was closed or partially closed to vehicles as part of Waka Kotahi’s Innovating Streets Project. Hamilton City Council received $902,000 from an agency to determine if the area was safer and more appealing to people after the Innovating Streets project. Council removed car parks, closed the road, and created a people-friendly zone where kids could skateboard or scooter and others can hang out in the park.
5 July 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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Petrit Halilaj’s Nest of Giant Flowers
This show is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Spain, he was half-jokingly and half-seriously invited to produce “the piece of his life”. Halilaj ( who come from Kosovo) seems to have taken the proposal almost literally, making artistic material out of his biographical experience. He has turned the Palacio de Cristal into a giant nest that connects the interior with the exterior, linking visitors to their surroundings by opening windows, installing structures, and setting up feeding areas to attract the birds and other creatures inhabiting or transiting through Parque del Retiro. https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/exhibitions/petrit-halilaj
21 June 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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Moments in Time - Lisa Cotton
'Moments in Time' an exhibition by artist Lisa Cotton at Sydney Road Gallery Work Inc, Bay 6, Middlemiss St, Lavender Bay. “Looking out into the enormity of a body of water or land engulfs me in so many emotions. This connection makes me feel small and yet it fills me with wonder. Moments in Time captures my responses: the stillness and translucency of the ocean; a cool soft mist from an escarpment; and the imminent quiet before a storm threatens the horizon” Lisa Cotton. This is a joint initiative with ArtSmart Framing, curated by Sarah Montgomery. https://www.instagram.com/lisacottonart/?hl=en
15 June 2021 by Gillian Corba...

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A local community library
Local community and street libraries have been posted on IdeaSpies for the past four years however this one in Randwick stands out for creativity.
14 June 2021 by Lynn Wood

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Haircuts for Men in Covid-19
What is the most popular mens haircut? Some of the most popular haircuts for men are the pompadour, fade, undercut, quiff, comb over, and slick back. See   https://menshaircuts.com/best-haircuts-for-men/
13 June 2021 by dianalouis

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Female refugee hand-embroider old clothes for a new look
The Alsama Studio is a social enterprise run in the Bourj al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. The director of the studio is herself a refugee, and a recent partnership with Larissa von Planta, who was trained at Central Saint Martins, has resulted in the LVP x Alsama Project. Fashion lovers send much-loved items of clothing to the studio for upcycling, with hand stitched embroidery patterns. Each upcycled piece is unique, and customers can collaborate on their designs. Embroidery colours can be chosen by the clients or left up to the artisans. https://alsamaproject.com/shop/
7 June 2021 by Gillian Corba...