Contemporary art gallery 'to become tourism drawcard' in Adelaide

Contemporary art gallery 'to become tourism drawcard' in Adelaide

Posted September 19, 2017 15:32:47 Photo: Only 1 per cent of the SA Art Gallery’s 4,000 contemporary works are on show. (Supplied: SA Art Museum) Despite its reputation as a destination for arts lovers, Adelaide has for years lacked an internationally recognised, standalone gallery dedicated to contemporary artwork. But that is going to change, with a competition underway for architects to design a new modern art museum to be located in the city’s east end. The Adelaide Contemporary Gallery has been included in the State Government’s intentions for the redevelopment…

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'Two naked bodies left in a rush': Tales from a 100yo Tasmanian hut

'Two naked bodies left in a rush': Tales from a 100yo Tasmanian hut

Posted September 20, 2017 08:05:10 Photo: The refurbished Old Pelion Hut on Tasmania’s Overland Track. (Supplied: Parks and Wildlife Service) The Old Pelion hut has seen a lot of action in its 100 years, including the expulsion of an over-amorous newly-wed German couple. The historic mountain hut on Tasmania’s famous Overland Track in the state’s north-west is celebrating its centenary, bringing back memories for many. Martin Robinson from Glenorchy stayed in the hut for the first time nearly 20 years ago, and remembers when the couple were told “to take…

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Just bluster? UN wonders about threat to 'totally destroy' N Korea

Just bluster? UN wonders about threat to 'totally destroy' N Korea

While some saw the President’s phrasing as a clear message of deterrence, others said it may deepen confusion about what exactly will prompt the US to execute a preemptive military strike.  The spiraling tension between the North Korea and the US moved at least two world leaders at the UN to urge caution and greater care with language, suggesting that some see the US as part of the problem. “When tensions rise, so does the chance of miscalculation,” said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who urged the DPRK to comply…

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Inside the new-look Westfield Whitfords

Inside the new-look Westfield Whitfords

FOLLOWING an $80 million facelift Westfield in Whitfords will open its doors on Thursday, hosting an array of new offerings. The huge makeover will see it become the first Australian shopping centre to house a micro-brewery, while it’s also set to boast a cocktail lounge, bars, restaurants and a cinema. Designed to compete with the growing market for online shopping, centre manager Scott Greenwood said it was about delivering a wider experience. media_cameraThe centre will be the first in Australia to include a brewery. Picture: Seven News.“It’s an 80 million…

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Powerful 7.1 earthquake hits central Mexico

Powerful 7.1 earthquake hits central Mexico

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the US Geological Survey. Pictures on social media and witness accounts confirmed the quake collapsed buildings. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km). Here are the latest developments: • Education Minister Aurelio Nuño tweeted “all public and private schools in Mexico City are cancelled until further notice.” He said schools in…

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