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2012 in photos. part two.

2012 in Photos.

Happy Holidays.

Bankstown Arts Centre will close after 21st December and re-open on the 2nd January 2013. Enjoy this holiday season and the New Year.


How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

a brilliant single-serve website.


Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Dec. 15, 2012.

This will never be on the news. But how awesome of this picture to see some light.

(Source: wordsandbirdcages)

Beautiful BYDS’ peeps… Our Oral Historian Gaele Sobott and Audio Technician Stono Caves. Photo by Benny Ngo.

Reminder to RSVP for the final Keeping it Reel screening for 2012: The Australian Premiere of ‘Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992’ at the Bankstown Arts Centre on Fri 21st Dec. This FREE screening marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Lorde. After the film we will have a SKYPE link-up Q&A session with the director, Dagmar Schultz. RSVP to

I’M YOUR MAN nominated for two Sydney Theatre Awards - congratulations to Roslyn Oades and the team.



but why would you graffiti the quadratic formula

some thugs just want to watch the world learn



but why would you graffiti the quadratic formula

some thugs just want to watch the world learn

(Source: cremitapalcara)


Calling Greater Western Sydney writers! Register your interest in applying for a 2013 WestWords Western Sydney Writers’ Fellowship by emailing us at Conditions of entry and application forms will be available shortly.

The Fellowships are open to writers at all stages of writing practice and experience, including emerging or established writers. Writers working in

genres including fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry and song lyrics, writing for performance, writing for online or new media and other forms of creative writing, are welcome to apply. Illustrators and graphic designers with a demonstrated interest in narrative through visual media may also apply.

Applicants must be 16 years or over at 1 January 2013 and be able to demonstrate a strong and recent connection to the Greater Western Sydney region. You may:

• have been born and raised in Greater Western Sydney
• have lived in Greater Western Sydney for more than 2 years
• have worked in the region for a substantial length of time and within the past 5 years
• have some other demonstrable connection to the region

One of the three Fellowships will be reserved for an applicant under the age of 30 provided the applicant also meets the other criteria at a high level.

The WestWords Western Sydney Writers’ Fellowships are supported by the Copyright Agency (formerly Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) ).

Don't Miss eye/sore: a premiere screening 

Containing interviews and rolling footage of art found on location, eye/sore is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Western Sydney graffiti. eye/sore intends to examine the history and value of graffiti in Western Sydney, showcasing its artists and providing a glimpse into their world and subculture.

Location: Information & Cultural Exchange
Date: Tuesday 18 December 2012
Time: 6:30pm
RSVP: Friday 14 December/

FBi SMAC Awards

Mohammed Ahmad has been nominated for an FBi Radio SMAC Award in the Best On Stage category. Mohammed’s nomination is for his role in I’m Your Man, the verbatim-style theatre work by Roslyn Oades which featured in the 2012 Sydney Festival at Belvoir St Theatre. You can vote and spread the word via this link:

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