Dogman and Rabbitgirl visit Black Star Pastry in Newtown

Dogman and Rabbitgirl visit Black Star Pastry in Newtown

If you haven’t been to Black Star Pastry in Newtown, we ask why not?!

The pastries are edible artworks, especially the strawberry and watermelon cake!

When you visit, make sure you have a slice with a coffee and you’ll be looked after by the friendly and fun staff!

You’ll find this little slice of heaven at 277 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney.

(Another Black Star Pastry can be found at C1 85-113 Dunning Avenue Rosebery, Sydney)

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Contact:

(02) 9557 8656

http://www.blackstarpastry.com.au

Instagram: @BlackStarChris

Twitter: @BlackStarPastry

Facebook: Black Star Pastry

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Rabbitgirl and Dogman spoke with Kris:

Q & A:

1. Who are your three best friends?

Kris: Bell, Marta and Eduardo

2. How many coffees do you drink a day? Do you have them alone or with a friend?

Kris: Too many! I am now down to 2-3 a day and I try to limit to drinking at work only.

3. If you could have a coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?

Kris: I would love to have a one on one coffee with Marilyn Monroe, here at Black Star Pastry.

4. Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever had a coffee?

Kris: At a bar

5. Have you ever had a coffee with a dog or rabbit before?

Kris: Yes, back at my home in Scotland with my jack russells.

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6. Who is the most interesting person who has come into the café and had a coffee?

Kris: We get a few local Aussie celebrities here, including Toni Collette and Rose Byrne.

7. Why do coffee and friends go so well together?

Kris: Having a coffee is simply a great reason for people to meet up, chat, get together and de-brief one on one.

Having a coffee, in comparison to having a drink at a bar, you’re more alert and can enjoy cake with it!

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8. What makes a good coffee and why do people come to your café?

Kris: As well as making the actual coffee and warming the milk perfectly, keeping the menu, coffee and business running simply and basic is the way to go.

We also love the arty bio-cups. We try to be environmentally friendly with the running of the cafe as well as using enviro products.

We also like supporting the arts and artists in sydney.

Black Star Pastry are apart of Gillie and Marc’s ‘Love a Friend’ project and are the new owners of this beautiful signed limited edition print, titled: They were too chicken to go skydiving so they took alternative transport instead ..

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT

‘Happy birthday Mr President’ is the latest beautiful bronze created by Gillie and Marc.

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These sculptures are currently outside Frances Keevil Gallery in Double Bay, Sydney.

Make sure you go and get your photo taken with Miss Monroe by the paparazzi dog while this beautiful weather sticks around!

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RUSSELL DRYSDALE RECREATED BY GILLIE AND MARC

On the weekend, Gillie and Marc headed to the Riverina town of West Wyalong to uncover one of their latest projects…

WestWylong_roadInfluential Australian artist Russell Drysdale became an iconic figure after painting a series of landscapes of drought-ravaged 1940s New South Wales. Drysdales painting “West Wyalong” is  recreated in bronze by Gillie and Marc for the town as a 3D version.
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“This interactive sculpture is placed on the street at the exact angle Drysdale painted from,” says Gillie. “We’ve recreated the streetscape, only it is more than double the original size. It’s a real landmark for West Wyalong.”

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(Drysdales original painting ‘West Wyalong’, 1949).

Click here if you want to see the interview of the artists and the uncovering of the magnificent bronze sculpture for the town.

http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n4/news/a/-/national/21615253/the-painting-that-made-a-town-famous-video/

NEW BOOK OUT SOON!

GILLIE AND MARC – 20 years of marriage and art – A coffee table book – To be released 12/13

To purchase, email studio@gillieandmarc.com and we can send you an invoice to pay direct into our account, or alternatively you can buy via pay pal. Simply click the pay pal buy button below.
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WE ARE ONE

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Taronga Zoo today unwrapped 35 life-size adult Black Rhinoceros sculptures that will soon be sighted throughout Sydney and western regions to Dubbo.

Taronga General Manager for Marketing, Paul Davies, said: “We’re calling on artists, designers, creative people in the community and students to decorate these sculptures before they’re installed around Sydney and along the road to Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo creating a rhino conservation trail.”

“We want these blank sculptures to inspire everyone to help us in our efforts to stop the poaching of rhinoceros globally.”

“After they’re displayed from February to April next year, many will be auctioned to raise funds for Taronga’s conservation work, including the Zoos’ efforts for rhinoceros which are being slaughtered by poachers who sell their horns for use in traditional medicines.

Already organisations like Kennards are sponsoring the adult rhinos and 60 NSW schools will also take delivery of a calf sculpture to get creative with. Destination NSW are also supporting the exciting public sculpture trail.”

Artist and designers already involved include Ken Done, Luca Ionescu who recently worked on the Great Gatsby film, street artist, Numskull, Archibald Prize winner Kevin Connor and finalists Gillie and Marc and Beastman, one of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia.

The rhinos will be stored by Kennards at their St Leonards warehouse where many artists and designers also will come to produce the finished sculptures.

Mr Davies said: “The particular focus for us will be our funding of TRAFFIC, an organisation which monitors the illegal trade in wildlife. If we don’t act to help stop the slaughter, experts believe by 2015 the number of rhinos poached will exceed the birth rate, tipping this amazing species towards extinction in a few years’ time.”

Gillie and Marc just today finished their piece, ‘WE ARE ONE.’

Artist statement:

The future of Rhino’s is also the future of humanity.

As the population of Rhino’s dwindle to does the world in which we live.
Human survival is liked to the survival of all species, and this is artistically represented as the unborn child in the uterus of the Rhino.
Imagine our children growing up in a world without rhino’s. It would be killing the world as we know it.

The powerful imager of mother and child represents safety and nurture.
Once we recognize our immediate attachment to the rhino mankind will protect it as if it’s their own child.
This is the connection we wish to make, and hopefully this striking image will get the world to see how we MUST save the Rhino.1457450_10153416632015453_1986576010_n.jpg_effected