Reflections and Rituals

Visual sociology of the rest of November 2017 with gorgeous blooms, an urban bunny and mass displays of social identity.

Tourists caused a kerfuffle on McDougall Street in Kirribilli, by taking photos of the jacaranda trees in bloom. The trees are plentiful around Sydney and other parts of Australia and warm climates. 6 November 2017

A bunny. 8 November 2017

Zip Into the World’s Most Liveable City

A visual sociology of my time in Melbourne.

Light show at Scienceworks, Melbourne. 12 November

Mid-way between Melbourne and Sydney! 13 November 2017

Back in Sydney

Christmas shopping lights already. 18 November

Magical Sociology of Trolleys. The bus was very late but this abandoned shopping trolley was right on time. 19 November 2017

Reflections. 19 November 2017

Cheeky cocky says merry Christmas to those that celebrate. 20 November

Big Design Market

This was my day at the Big Design Market! Click through for all the pics. I bought so many beautiful handmade clothes, jewellery and cards. Support women-owned businesses.  25 November

NAISDA: Restoration

At Carriageworks for NAISDA (National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association) performance of “Restoration,” the cultural dances of Moa Island. Here, the dancers are warming up onstage as the audience enters. They’re laughing and talking to one another.

The performance was wonderful. At two hours and 20 minutes, it was a glorious gift to see a mix of various contemporary styles and traditional dance. They also had musicians onstage for the traditional dance and used chalk, words and images of nature on a large screen to flesh out the stories. One of the young women dancers was outstanding – her face was so expressive and her movements were so powerful. She did a solo to Missy Elliot before the show started. 25 November

Homeground

I attended Homeground on 26 November. It was a joy to see Indigenous performers from around the world, as well as Australia, including the iconic Yothu Yindi.

Tenzin Choeygal. First Nations musician from Tibet, playing at Homeground.

Airileke – Rise of the Morning Star. This artist is Australia-born from the Top End, and Papua New Guinea.

Mau Power remixes the famous Thursday Island song, My Island Home. Lots of people dancing, mostly kids and families.

Yothu Yindi

Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project reunite for the 25 year anniversary of the Filthy Lucre Remix of “Treaty.”

Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project reunite.

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