It’s been nearly 18 months since Side Street, Sydney first started, and if we’re going to be honest, the talent that has so willingly and generously contributed to this site has struck us with awe. We had no idea it was POSSIBLE to be so special. Of course, the only reason we’re special is because of said writers and photographers, who make up a rather talented bunch of of people. They have countless other side projects, they write for many glorious other publications and they’re all seriously good looking.
So of course we could not be more thrilled when one of them goes ahead and gets herself a solo exhibition, which opens today at Tap Gallery. The lovely Liz Schaffer – also known as our theatre aficionado – is a woman of many talents, apparently, both across the written word and photography. Her exhibition is entitled From Elsewhere and features 25 photographs taken across the world over the past 18 months. Highlighting a devotion to travel and foreign cultures, the images “capture intimate meetings between strangers, the details hidden within the world's largest cities, private moments and sights that simply make us feel small.” It will be on from today through to February 13, with a launch on Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm. We hope you'll join us in giving her an applaud (and a well-deserved alcoholic beverage).