Studio A in Crows Nest is another example of a wonderful social enterprise in our midst, about which we knew next to nothing! Thanks to Gabrielle Mordy, Studio A’s CEO and Artistic Director, we can now help spread the word.


Studio A has recently taken space in the increasingly important hub for social welfare in our area, the Crows Nest Community Centre, to facilitate weekly specialist workshops for about 15 artists with disability, to help them achieve their artistic and economic aspirations. The Studio is now recognised as an industry leader in both the arts and disability sectors and in recent years, the collective has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Underbelly Arts Festival at Cockatoo Island and the Sydney Contemporary at Carriage Works. Why not visit their website at, or better still, their space at the Crows Nest Centre to see what they do and how you might become involved!


Allan and I have been visiting groups we might support with proceeds from the Festival of Magic event later in the year. Last week we met the managers at Camp Breakaway at San Remo and this week we visited Odyssey House, helping people across Sydney deal of the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. We shall discuss these matters at our forthcoming Club Forum. Other suggestions will be very welcome!