Nick Cave, the Sydney Opera House’s Spirit Animal

NICK CAVE, THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE’S SPIRIT CREATURE. (Photo of Nick soundchecking in the Concert Hall in 2013. I found this on Pinterest without a photographer’s credit, sadly.) . . My book is available at editionsballard.etsy.com . . One of the strongest threads running through the book is how the Sydney Opera House has become … Continue reading Nick Cave, the Sydney Opera House’s Spirit Animal

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Walsh Bay Renewal

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIC REACH OF MY SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE BOOK. (Image: Walsh Bay from Dawes Point by Reg Mombassa) The Opera House’s renewal is happening within a citywide renewal that I cover in my book. The expanding of the experiences at the cultural institutions around the city is connecting them up as if there’s a force … Continue reading Walsh Bay Renewal

Brilliant Sydney Opera House Images in my Book

VISUALISING THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE IN MY BOOK THROUGH REG MOMBASSA’S DRAWINGS … The Sydney Opera House is drowning in visual documentation. There’s the Opera House project, a dense documentary online on its website. There are seeming mountains of coffee table books with moody, arty dramatic photography. And a gazillion tourist photographs. During the research … Continue reading Brilliant Sydney Opera House Images in my Book

Truly rare Reg Mombassa Fanzine

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE & TRULY RARE REG MOMBASSA FANZINE. This very limited edition of my Sydney Opera House book (editionsballard.etsy.com) contains a whole section that will never be repeated, a unique appreciation of the art & music of Reg Mombassa intertwined. The next edition will be an altogether more ordinary thing. No concrete-seeming hard covers, no … Continue reading Truly rare Reg Mombassa Fanzine

20 Page Reg Mombassa Magazine in my Sydney Opera House Book

THE 20 PAGE REG MOMBASSA MAGAZINE WITHIN MY SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE BOOK … The photograph shows the first stage in the assembly of the book in the Editions Ballard Studio. The pages folded up into sections allow me to figure out the width of the spine, so I can have the spine pieces laser cut. … Continue reading 20 Page Reg Mombassa Magazine in my Sydney Opera House Book