Posts Tagged ‘Port Adelaide’

Creative Cool – Renew Adelaide

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, News, Society

What makes a city ‘cool’? How does concrete and asphalt become instilled with the intangible?

Australia’s east coast cities have all carved their popular niches, buoyed by larger population and historical influence; Brissy, the sun-kissed layabouts, untouched by unnecessary worries; Sydney, fast times of the rich and famous; Melbourne, poetry in a bar with no door down an alley that doesn’t have a name.

Remake/Remodel – Hand-making Change

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, Society

It’s amazing how one little place is able to change your image of an entire area.

As most of you will know I’ve been living in Adelaide for a few years now, yet in that time I’ve had very little cause to visit the suburb/hamlet/urban-sprawl-subsumed-community of Port Adelaide.

I guess the associations I had toward it derived from my general perception of port towns – grimy, depressing vestiges of an age I have no inclination to romanticise – all shored up my actual experiences of Port Adelaide as a grimy, depressing vestige of an age I have no inclination to romanticise.