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2022 Glebe Art Show @ Tramsheds, 23-26 June
Posted on 7th June 2022

Now in its 25th year, the Glebe Art Show returns to the Tramsheds at the end of June after a two-year COVID absence. Entries are now being accepted online via the Glebe Art Show website, from artists in the City of Sydney and Inner West Council local government areas. We look forward to welcoming you to what we believe will be our best ever Show. Come along to celebrate the Glebe Art Show’s return and support local artists.

Caroline Jones and the Glebe Estate, ‘This Day Tonight’ 1972
Posted on 10th June 2022

In 1972 when she was a reporter on the ABC’s ‘This Day Tonight,’ Caroline Jones’s report on the Glebe Estate shocked viewers, many of whom were seeing for the first time what living in poverty looked like in Australia. The landlord, the Anglican Church thought that the best solution to its problem was to sell the Estate to developers, knocking down the historic cottages without concern for the community that had taken root there. Thanks to Tom Uren that did not occur and it was bought by the government. Unfortunately, today it’s not safe from further predations by developers, while the current NSW Government turns a blind eye to ‘demolition by neglect’.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque nominations, Part 4: Elsie Women’s Refuge
Posted on 10th June 2022

The fourth site nominated by the Glebe Society for a Blue Plaque is Elsie Women’s Refuge at 73-75 Westmoreland St, Glebe. It was the first women’s refuge to open in Australia. In September 2021 the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program.

NAIDOC Week 2022 and book launch
Posted on 11th June 2022

On July 7 during NAIDOC Week, Gleebooks is hosting the launch of Yvonne Weldon’s new book, Sixty-Seven Days. Yvonne Weldon, a Wiradjuri woman who grew up in Sydney, was elected in 2021 to the City of Sydney Council, the first Aboriginal person on Council since its establishment in 1842. She was named NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year in 2022. NAIDOC Week this year is from 3 to 10 July and the theme this year is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

A Glebe first – Mobile parklet wins Sustainability Award
Posted on 6th June 2022

Readers may remember the ‘parklet’ that popped up outside six Glebe Point Rd venues in 2015. The parklet was a cut-down shipping container modified to provide outdoor seating surrounded by potted greenery. Late last year, the mobile parklet won Architecture & Design’s Public, Urban and Landscape Sustainability Award.

Because of you we were able to help so many families!
Posted on 12th June 2022

Thanks to the generosity of the Glebe Society donations last year, the Glebe Youth Service was able to provide food relief to many families in need in Glebe through 2021, including food hampers and cooked meals, an essential shop and drop program and Coles e-gift cards.

Blue Plaque nominations for Glebe and Forest Lodge (continued)
Posted on 6th April 2022

The Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre was established in 1975 at St James Hall, 153 Bridge Road, Glebe as a full-time training program to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take up professional dance. It launched the careers of many dancers and performers, and raised the profile of Aboriginal dance on the international stage. The Glebe Society has nominated St James Hall to have a Blue Plaque commemorating this history.

Players in the Pub: April 2022
Posted on 6th April 2022

A Hollywood tale of love and greed with Nicholas Papademetriou, Love and Greed in Iverstown, at The Friend in Hand on 27 April,

Artists@Work along our Glebe foreshore
Posted on 4th March 2022

The Glebe Art Show Committee came up with the brilliant idea of inviting local artists to work en plein air as part of the first Glebe Art Walk at four locations along the Glebe foreshore, on February 6th. Following its success and the buzz created, a second Glebe Art Walk is planned for September this year.

From the President – March 2022
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Glebe Society has been incredibly busy over summer. Catch up with what we’ve been doing by reading the President’s Report.

Sarah (Sadie) Murdoch King passes away days after her 100th birthday
Posted on 7th March 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard about the death of Sadie King, just a few days after her 100th birthday. Read more about Sadie’s fascinating life.

Who filmed in your street?
Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge have featured in a huge number of films, TV programs, documentaries, newsreels and advertisements.

The 32nd annual Glebe Music Festival 2021
Posted on 6th November 2021

COVID restrictions have lifted in good time for the 32nd Annual Glebe Music Festival to go ahead. Five concerts will be happening in Glebe between 7th and 28th November. Details here.

Laneway art
Posted on 4th October 2021

Some stunning art in Boyce Lane Glebe

Glebe Public School brightens up Glebe
Posted on 6th October 2021

Glebe Public School fence display on Glebe Point Road.

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