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BIG CITY BABUSHKA! random memories of a babushka from blacktown mixing it up in the big smoke…

Posted in ART, GIFT ECONOMY, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by kat smolynec

BIG CITY BABUSHKA pop up gallery/studio

21 alberta street,surry hills.2000. (cnr wentwoth av/travelodge hotel) follow the paste-up signage on the sts

pop up gallery/studio open every day from mon 7-sun 13 march.11.30-6pm.drop on in and create soft sculptures out of my favourite material- westie FLANNIE T-SHIRTS!
(in association with City of Sydney Streetware laneways project)

BABUSHKA,BABUSHKA,BABUSHKA,YAH YAH! Dungate lane,sydney…more to come!! (tuesday 8 march)

BLACKTOWN BABUSHKA-featured at the Blacktown Arts Centre,part of the CODED EXHIBITION 29 JAN-27 MAR 2010.

Posted in ART, GIFT ECONOMY, photography with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by kat smolynec

“CODED”BLACTOWN ARTS CENTRE FEB 2010.

FREE BABUSHKA DOLLS!
have you found a blacktown babushka on the streets of blacktown? send me a msg-tell me what you’re doing with your find! ;)(in conjunction with the nine lives art project)left in the Blacktown Arts centre
Monica Devine to me
show details Feb 5

Just a quick email to show you where one of your creations has landed – in a comfy bed with Alex. He really likes it, thanks very much!!
Cheers,
Mon

RANDOM MEMORIES OF A BLACKTOWN BABUSHKA

Posted in ART, GIFT ECONOMY, photography with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by kat smolynec

I WAS BORN IN THE DOCTORS’ DRESSING ROOM AT BLACKTOWN HOSPITAL ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1975 AS IT WAS A BUSY DAY FOR BABIES BEING BORN.

WE PLAYED MANY GAMES OF TROUBLE AND ATE CHERRY RIPES HERE IN LAKER ST BLACKTOWN WHEN VISITING THE ORIGINAL BABUSHKA-MY BABA BLACKTOWN!

DAD AND I USED TO GO TO PROSPECT HOTEL CARPARK EACH SUNDAY TO SEE WHAT GOOD STUFF WE COULD BUY OFF THE BACK OF DAVO’S TRUCK- MUM LOVED THE CUCKOO CLOCK WE BOUGHT FOR HER!

WHEN I CAUGHT THE TRAIN HOME FROM THE CITY, I WOULD RING MUM FROM SEVO STATION AND THIS WAS OUR MEETING PLACE.

ALPHA PARK WAS WHERE I KISSED MY FIRST AUSSIE BOYFRIEND.

WHEN I WAS SIX, I WENT TO SATURDAY SCHOOL HERE TO LEARN UKRAINIAN WITH MY OLDER BROTHER. HE GOT IN TROUBLE FOR BRINGING A BLUE-TONGUE LIZARD TO SCHOOL.

AS A GOOD LITTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRL, DAD WOULD PICK ME UP OUTSIDE BOWMAN HALL FROM THE YEARLY SCHOOL DISCO WITH THE ST. PATS BOYS- GEE MY NECK WOULD HURT FROM HEADBANGING!

WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH MY “GOTH PHASE”, I WOULD HANG OUT IN ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CEMETERY WITH FRIENDS,LIGHT CANDLES AND SING SONGS BY THE SMITHS TO THE GHOSTS.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS WAS THE COOLEST ROOFTOP IN BLACKTOWN. I SOMETIMES WATCHED SUNSETS OVER THE WEST FROM HERE.

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