Life is a beach

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Daily Bridge 02.04.08

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Jacky Winter

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Beautiful roster of artists from a Melbourne based group.

http://jackywinter.com

For all of you zune lovers

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http://zune-arts.net/ – for all things zune and pretty

Red Bull Art of Can

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http://www.redbullartofcan.com/

I wonder what kind of sculpture you can make from a can of red bull. Another fantastic piece of marketing from the red bull team. Currently only happening in the USA but expect it to hit Sydney shores soon…

FREE CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR

John Olsen - Five Bells
 
John Olsen Five bells 1963 © John Olsen 

Get to know your collection

Love contemporary art, but want to know what it all means?  Join guides for an informative tour of the Art Gallery’s Contemporary Collection. After the tour join Contempo for a glass of wine in the Members’ Lounge.

NEXT DATE: WEDNESDAY 30 APRIL, 2008
7.15PM – 8.15PM | FREE ADMISSION
MEET IN THE MEMBERS’ LOUNGE | LOWER LEVEL 3

Future dates:
– Wednesday 28 May
– Wednesday 25 June
– Wednesday 30 July
– Wednesday 27 August

www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

http://www.contempo.org.au/events.asp?id=299

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The Sydney Iceberg

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On April 1, 1978 a barge appeared in Sydney Harbor towing a giant iceberg. Sydneysiders (as residents of Sydney are known) were expecting it. Dick Smith, a local adventurer and millionaire businessman (owner of Dick Smith Foods), had been loudly promoting his scheme to tow an iceberg from Antarctica for quite some time. Now he had apparently succeeded.Smith said that he was going to carve the berg into small ice cubes, which he would sell to the public for ten cents each. These well-traveled cubes, fresh from the pure waters of Antarctica, were promised to improve the flavor of any drink they cooled. The cubes would be marketed under the brand name ‘Dickciles.’

A radio station reporter kept up a live broadcast from the iceberg (christened the Dickenberg 1) as it made its way into the harbor. Excitedly the entire city waited to catch a glimpse of the curiosity. Boaters who traveled out to meet the berg were given complimentary cubes.

Then it began to rain.

The water washed away the firefighting foam and shaving cream that the iceberg was really made of, exposing the white plastic sheets beneath. In this degraded condition the Sydney Iceberg sailed proudly on, floating past the opera house and city skyline. Boaters who now joined the procession were still given free cubes… though the cubes actually came from the onboard beer refrigerator.