Dancing to win
The talented local dancers from Q2 Dance in Camperdown danced all the way to the top of the Showcase National Dance Championships last month, winning first place awards across solo, duo and group divisions. The dance studio as a whole also did exceptionally well, having won in numerous categories from jazz to contemporary and hip hop.
“We are proud of all the awards!” said the school’s director, Shannon Hsu of Balmain, “Each one represents something we aim for at Q2 Dance; great choreography, great style and teaching a high level of talent, so to be awarded and recognised for all of those things was fantastic. We are extremely proud and excited for the kids. Their hard work, dedication and passion definitely paid off.”
GreenWay Art Prize
The fourth annual GreenWay Art Prize opened at Art Est. Art School on October 31st with the winner announced at an awards presentation on the same night.
First prize this year was awarded to Sandra Winkworth for her work ‘Sampling Along the Greenway,’ which was a multimedia project involving printmaking and found objects.Runner up was Paul McCarthy for his painting ‘Where Wild Meets Urban’ and the Youth Prize went to Finley Chapman for his photograph ‘Wilderness.’
The judges for this year’s competition were Victoria Johnstone from Marrickville Council, Lara Scolari, an artist in residence for Ashfield Council, and Bronwyn Touhy, a visual artist who serves as the Public Art Officer for Leichhardt Council.
Community unites against development
There was standing room only at a public meeting held on November 6th by locals concerned about the over-development of the Kolotex/Labelcraft site in George Street, Leichhardt.
The meeting was attended by Mayor Darcy Byrne as well as Jamie Parker MP, and was organised to ensure the community understood what the development – which will see the site rezoned to allow 32m building heights, equivalent to 8 stories high – will mean for the local area. The development will have huge consequences including increased congestion, reduced parking spaces as well as loss of privacy for nearby residents from overshadowing.
For more information join the ‘Save Our Suburb – Leichhardt’ group on Facebook or to sign the online petition go to jamieparker.org.au/Kolotex/.