Other Stuff

Vivid 2017

  Story & Photos by Jane Hearn & John Snelson This week’s adventure was a wander around Vivid, Sydney’s annual festival of light with artists’ installations set up around the city.  This time of year also coincides with the annual Sydney Film Festival, so there is more than one reason to be in the city. […]


The Shepherd’s Life

Review by John Snelson I just finished reading James Redbanks’ “The Shepherd’s Life”, that brought back some vivid memories from my past. After leaving school in 1963, a group of we lads (John, Jay, Norm, Dave T, Roger, Colin and I) decided to take a Easter Holiday in The Lake District, so off we went […]


A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Review by John Snelson This is possibly the best book I have ever read. That is saying something. I am talking about the book being informative, life-changing, readable, scientific and valuable. Some great concepts remain in my head every day. We all came out of Africa. There is no such thing as race in DNA […]


Rock Photography – Tony Mott

Rock Photography by Tony Mott This Saturday, a new exhibition opens at the State Library on New South Wales in the Mitchell & Dixson Galleries and runs until 7 February 2016. Australia’s premier rock photographer, Tony Mott has captured all aspects of the rock and roll lifestyle through his camera lens. An untrained photographer, he […]