There’s no doubt Sydney’s inner east of Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay and their naughty little sister, Kings Cross, has witnessed considerable change over the past few years. If anything, the reactionary Lockout Laws, although fracturing Sydney, has successfully brought the local community together. Potts Pointers, a community group run by Warren Fahey and Carrington Brigham, now has over 3000 very vocal and active members. Fahey says, “Our community was very distressed by the way Kings Cross had descended into a ‘zoo’ and there was considerable debate as how best to move forward. The Potts Pointers Facebook group has proven to be extremely positive with regular gatherings and by providing an online Facebook forum for heritage, social responsibility and change. With such a large, vibrant membership we are able to help local businesses, promote the area and service our community.”
The next event for the group will be Art In The Hood, an art exhibition of local artworks and photographs showcasing the area’s uniqueness in architecture, heritage and life. Local visual artist, Jenna Bloom, working in spray paint and stencil, will have three ‘Legends of Kings Cross’ works in the exhibition depicting Les Girls pioneer ‘Ayesha’, bikie hero ‘Animal’ and the much-loved indigenous homeless local, ‘Rosie’ (pictured).
Local artists, amateurs and professionals have submitted works depicting everything from the local ‘bin chickens (that’s what the locals call the Fitzroy Garden’s Ibis) to sunsets over Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay. The photographic showcase will be screened on a wall at Joe & the Juice and will provide a neighbourhood flavour for the many tourists and locals who visit Macleay Street.
From Jul 2-22. Joe & The Juice, 46A MacLeay St, Potts Point. Info: Phone Warren Fahey on 0418423050