Last week was the fiftieth anniversary of the first Green Ban in Sydney. In this piece for City Hub, I reflect on the Green Ban period and report on this week's events at 'Willow Grove' Parramatta, the site of the most recent Green Ban.
An introduction to my contributions to EXTRA!EXTRA! newspaper, which was part of the Art Gallery NSW exhibition, Making Art Public'.
After visiting the site of the first Green Ban, Kelly's Bush, I wondered if it might be time for some new public art in that location.
In July 1975, Kings Cross anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen was disappeared. She was murdered as a result of her opposition to the development of Victoria Street. This post includes some shots of her newspaper and two others that were produced in protest against her disappearance.