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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.


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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