Art & Entertainments

Canvassing Support For Local Talent At Shake Shack Joints



a group of people sitting in front of a store: As with New York burger joint Shake Shack’s existing outlets, the latest one at Gardens By The Bay throws the spotlight on the local art scene.


As with New York burger joint Shake Shack’s existing outlets, the latest one at Gardens By The Bay throws the spotlight on the local art scene.

As with New York burger joint Shake Shack’s existing outlets, the latest one at Gardens By The Bay throws the spotlight on the local art scene. | Photos: (Clockwise from top): Shake Shack Gardens By The Bay, Instagram/@shakeshacksg

It is a happy thing when the worlds of food and art come together – talk about a feast for the senses! And one popular fast food joint on our Little Red Dot throws the spotlight on local art and artists every time it opens a new outlet.

We’re referring to famous New York burger chain Shake Shack, and the launch of their seventh (yes, seventh) joint. And to think it’s only been just over two years since we were first introduced to them at

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why the government needs to support Indigenous arts, not just sport, in the pandemic

This article contains mentions of the Stolen Generations.

The golden rule when organising an arts event with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to never hold it at the same time as a sports event. If there is a choice between attending one or the other, chances are our mob are going to that footy game.

Maintaining support for the arts is hard and the COVID pandemic has made it even more difficult. There have been many discussions about the preferential treatment given to sports during the pandemic, while heavy restrictions are applied to arts and cultural events.

While NAIDOC week celebrations were cancelled, the football is still operating. There is annoyance at the complaining commentary about the inconveniences football codes have suffered, not to mention the anger towards the players who don’t follow restrictions.

In the wake of every lockdown, my emails and social media feeds have been

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Powers Art Center to open Andy Warhol show concurrent with Aspen Art Museum exhibition

The Powers Art Center will host an Andy Warhol exhibition opening in late November. Courtesy photo

The Powers Art Center in Carbondale will open an exhibit of Andy Warhol portraits and portfolios from the artist’s “Marilyn” and “Flowers” series.

It will run from Nov. 30 through April 2022, running concurrently with the recently announced Aspen Art Museum show “Andy Warhol: Lifetimes” running Dec. 3 to March 2022.

The exhibition is comprised of works from The John and Kimiko Powers Collection, now under the stewardship of the Ryobi Foundation.



John and Kimiko Powers first met Warhol in New York before the artist was well-known, according to the Powers Art Center announcement. John was impressed to see that Warhol was working without an assistant, and he decided to commission the artist to make a portrait of his wife. From then onward, Warhol and the couple became good friends. John and Kimiko visited

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Spotlight on Neon Denim Brand

Almost a year and a half in the making, Vancouver-based label Neon Denim Brand has just shipped its first assortment of men’s and women’s denim and streetwear for fall 2021. Owned by industry and streetwear veteran Raif Adelberg, who’s designer and art director; Colton Showers, director, and Bryan Pudney, operations, the label is offering quality denim with responsible production at an affordable price: nothing in the line goes above $250 retail.

“It was about taking our backgrounds — my background is kind of skate, surf, punk, rock; I’ve always applied that to the luxury world, so let’s take that to a denim line. I’m inspired by Double RL, Celine, Yohji [Yamamoto], Helmut Lang, Rick Owens, [John] Galliano, all those brands,” Adelberg explained over the phone, adding that his experiences working in the industry — both design and retail — were key to the brand’s inception. “It was about creating this

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