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by Paul Neeson
posted 05/04/2021

Bondi artist, Jacob Pedrana & the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ new home in Walsh Bay

Arts Precinct Walsh Bay

Paul visited the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs new facilities at Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay to talk to Artistic Director, Brett Weymark and General Manager, Hannah Mason.

The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct refurbishment is an ongoing project of the NSW State Government that is turning the area into a major tourist destination, positioned between Barangaroo and Circular Quay with the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Residents of the new development will eventually include Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Gondwana Choirs, The Song Company, Bell Shakespeare, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian Theatre for Young People.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs c. Keith Saunders

Having spent their centenary year in lockdown, the Choirs are keen to see audiences return to their concerts for the 2021 season. On the program are major well known works such as Carmina Burana and Elijah, as well as a delayed Centenary celebration that includes a new commissioned work  by Elena Kats-Chernin.

Tickets and more info for the 2021 season.


Jacob Pedrana: Le Violin Bleu et Le Fleur

Anthony talks to local Bondi artist Jacob Pedrana about his latest works that appear in a group exhibition, Ravel, at Twenty Twenty Six Galleries.

Lockdown was his inspiration to transition from artisan/plasterer to be reborn as artist/painter. Jake revels in colour and movement to express meaning whilst creating compelling and beautiful visual art.

For more about Jacob see Anthony’s artist profile.

The exhibition runs until 17 April

Arts Wednesday 7 April 1030-1200