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Southbank visual artist showcased at Festival @ Boyd

Southbank visual artist showcased at Festival @ Boyd

June 5th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

It was only a year ago when Spaniard Ainara Fantossi Guemberena established her new art business F.G Artworks, and she has been busy promoting and selling her art at various festivals, including in Southbank.

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Southbank couple support local artists with new tattoo studio

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

After investing their savings in their boutique tattoo business just over two years ago, Southbank residents Dylan and Munzo have turned their dream into a reality.

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DJ Star set to perform at community festival

April 3rd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

There’s something about the thrill of being a disc jockey that Alister Wong can’t explain.

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Julian O’Shea recognised with community history award

March 5th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Southbank resident and online creator Julian O’Shea has made his community proud, taking home the Digital Storytelling Award at the 2024 Community History Awards on February 2 for his video series, Unknown Melbourne.

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Running from Southbank to Sydney for Beyond Blue

February 7th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Southbank resident Michael Finn is embarking on an extraordinary journey, trading the comforts of the city for a marathon like no other: running from Melbourne to Sydney in a remarkable effort to raise money for Beyond Blue.

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MSO’s principal conductor toasts 20-year milestone

November 7th, 2023 - Georgie Atkins

Celebrating 20 years conducting with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), principal conductor Benjamin Northey reflects on his incredible musical journey with MSO that’s made him “the conductor I am today.”

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From IT to busking, Billy follows his love of music

October 4th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Billy Advic has taken a leap of faith and he couldn’t be happier.

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Hollywood could be calling for Glenford’s screenplay

September 6th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Glenford Noble has proven time and again that his artistic prowess knows no bounds – now the TV producer, writer, and actor has his sights set on Hollywood.

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A life of spectacles and extraordinary experiences 

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

It’s hard to quantify the contribution James Avery has made to the events industry. 

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Two to a scooter

May 10th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

There are a few things a Southbanker needs to make an impression on the promenade – a dog, a scooter and a view.

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Colin’s warm smile and local knowledge helps others find their way around the city

April 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Colin Gunther loves nothing more than helping locals and visitors alike find out about the “delights of our fantastic city centre

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Arts philanthropist awarded Australian honour

March 8th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Since learning to play the flute from a young age, music and the arts have always been a part of John Simpson’s life.

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Beverley’s tireless community work earns her an Australia Day honour

February 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Beverley Pinder, a former City of Melbourne councillor, businesswoman, and Southbank Rotarian, has been awarded an Australia Day honour for her service to the community through a range of organisations.

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Southbanker launches travel memoir after being swept up in the chaos of COVID 

November 9th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Janine Phillips was enjoying a dream trip to Europe when the world went into COVID lockdown. The result: a life-changing experience that would turn into a travel memoir.

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The Southbanker with a simple life-saving message

September 7th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

For local Southbanker Elvis Martin, being a community ambassador for R U OK? is a role that is very close to his heart. 

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The reluctant Southbank runner with a few stories up his sleeve

August 10th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Southbank resident Andre Jones wears many hats, and through all his roles he continues to prove anything can be done if you put your mind to it.

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Music educator awarded prestigious honour

July 6th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A lifetime dedicated to music education has earned Southbank resident Rosemary Anne Lierse a Queen’s Birthday honour.

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Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home

May 11th, 2022 - Carol Saffer

Professor Rupert Maclean AO said he didn’t suffer from homesickness.

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Wage Against the Machine: A spirited story of one man’s journey in the workplace

March 9th, 2022 - Carol Saffer

Southbank resident Matt Harvey’s first paid job was as a pie boy at the MCG when he was 16 years old.

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Southbank chef wins top prize in prestigious gastronomic award

February 10th, 2022 - Carol Saffer

Kimberly Tang, a young chef and Southbank resident, has earned the Gold Medal Chef of the Year Award at the 2021 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award culinary competition.

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From sea to Southbank

From sea to Southbank

December 10th, 2020 - Katie Johnson
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