Art Barton Park – The Hidden Treasures Of Lavender Bay


Art Barton Park is small ribbon like park, a couple of metres of densish growth, on either side of the walking path along the east side of the beautiful Lavender Bay on the North Shore, across the Harbour Bridge and a stones throw to the west of Luna Park. Continue reading “Art Barton Park – The Hidden Treasures Of Lavender Bay”

Menin Gate Lions


It is rare that one finds medieval art or sculptures in Australia and probably the last place on would expect to encounter such would be in the Australian War Memorial, built in 1936 to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who have died in war (essentially since the mid 1800s). Continue reading “Menin Gate Lions”

In Between Two Worlds


Through a combination of cloud murals/etchings and thirty hanging silver spirit figures artist Jason Wing, of Aboriginal and Chinese descent, made a stunning transformation of the 200 metres long Kimber Lane in Chinatown, in 2013. Lying, as it does, at the rear of and between two blocks of mainly restaurants I had (before the transformation) become accustomed to the sight and smell of mounds of rubbish and food scraps in Kimber Lane as I would hurriedly make my way by of a night. Continue reading “In Between Two Worlds”

‘Youngsters’ in the Street

On the corner of the George and Barrack Streets (across George Street from Martin Place) I came across this bronze, almost life size, sculpture of a young girl in baggy pants and a hoodie. Looking around I could see no plaque or anything else telling me about the sculpture though I did notice a separate, similarly clad, youngster about 10-20 metres away further up Barrack Street at the entrance to the Burberry store which occupies this prime city centre corner site. Continue reading “‘Youngsters’ in the Street”