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The Chronicle Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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ABC Constructions offers a powerful computer based
design system (CAD), just a few clicks of the mouse and
you will be looking at your extension from across the street
and even from the Nosey arkers house at number
ABC Constructions offers a very specialised service, we not only
offer architectural design, we are also experienced builders
his unique combination ensures a realistic costing of your
proposed renovation or extension t will also eliminate a lot of
heartache from unrealistic expectations he typical comment we
receive from people who have engaged a designer prior to
meeting with a builder is, But the architect/draftsperson said it
would only cost 30K and your price is 50K --- why? he answer
is easy! Designers are rarely involved in costing or building
ABC Constructions offers not only exceptional visualisation
of your proposed extension, you will also receive
• An appraisal of your existing home and possible siting
of your new extension (ground level or second storey)
• Fully itemised pricing
• Fixed price contract and specifications
• Comprehensive wor schedule, showing you when
nd what is happening wee by wee
$500 per wee penalty for each wee we over-run the
completion date (we are not aware of any other builder
with a similar guarantee)
• QUAL Y is our first priority, we have a team of highly
s illed and motivated tradespeople
• YOU FOR D throughout the entire
process, not usual practice within the building
industry is the standard comment from our clients
• UARA D R SUL S, ust as our clients
f you are considering an extension or renovation (of any si e)
call Richard or Anthony Corver on 6281 4136 or visit us at
ph: 6281 4136
Young actor feels at home in Hollywood
Canberra actress Olivia Hewson reflects on her trip to Los Angeles at her Hughes home. Photo: Matt Bedford
Canberra teen Olivia Hewson has her
first taste of Hollywood and has
returned with a hunger to forge her
career as an actress.
The 19-year-old, who rose quickly
through the ranks of the Canberra
Youth Theatre, said it was a big shift
from the CYT ensemble to the casting
couches of Los Angeles.
I d never been to the [United]
States before in any capacity and
certainly not to explore the film and
television industry, she said. You
hear about what it s like and people
warned me about getting overwhelmed
but I actually felt quite at home.
During the two-month adventure
Hewson undertook intensive training
through the Professional Actors
Masterclass with the Australian
Institute of Performing Arts.
She said taking on a bold new
challenge a world away from her life
in the south side suburb of Hughes was
"It was really wonderful learning to
be in charge of myself, in an
unfamiliar city," Hewson said.
"I went with the attitude that this
was a new experience and I was going
to work my butt off and learn a lot and
The young starlet embraced the
non-stop pace, auditioned extensively
and established great connections with
fellow actors and top-tier agencies.
She said the whirlwind tour of
Hollywood has made her more
confident about the directions she was
taking to further her acting in
"I got to suss it out and figure out
that I d certainly like to be there
someday, but I don t think relocating is
something to rush into," Hewson said.
Now back in the ACT, she wants to
tap into the network of emerging
artists she has grown up with.
"One of the best things for anyone
aspiring to work in this industry is to
work with each other. What I am
excited to do is link up with emerging
artists and make work together as well
as auditioning for major projects.
We all have so many ideas about
the future and where we can take our
art, Hewson said.
ALBUM: STRANGER TO OURSELVES/ARTIST: MODEST MOUSE
New work will take you on a wild roller-coaster ride
Modest Mouse isn t like any other
Their deranged alt-rock is this
Washington group s trademark and
they take everything to the limit on
their gloriously eccentric new album
Stranger to Ourselves.
It s a roller-coaster ride with
surprises and thrills -- never boring and
far from straightforward. Eight years
since their classic album We We r e
Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,
Modest Mouse haven t lost any of
their creativity and zeal for being
That said, some songs cross into
other genres that may remind you of
your favourite band while retaining the
band s characteristics: blazing guitars
and Isaac Brock s mad-arse vocals.
The strength of the songs here
underline how weird and wonderful
this band are: Lampshade on Fire is
deliciously wonky with its punchy and
see-sawing melody, Stranger to
Ourselves is plaintive with a reflective
soundscape reminiscent of Pink Floyd
and the paranoid beats and the
experimental nature of Pistol has to be
heard as it s almost unexplainable.
There isn t a weak track here and in
time more treasures will be revealed
but for the moment it is so good to
have Modest Mouse back.
Craft ACT gets
a new home
Craft ACT s pod space has found a
new home at The Hamlet on Lonsdale
Street in Braddon.
Just a stones throw from its former
location, the pod is a curated pop-up
exhibition featuring the capital
region s cutting edge craft and design.
Craft ACT executive director Avi
Amesbury said the ever-changing
display was beneficial for artists and
"As pod is designed specifically for
pop-ups -- always something new and
exciting, always a surprise," she said.
Our pod initiative not only
provides artists with an accessible
space to exhibit or hold a pop-up shop,
but it showcases the best of Canberra s
emerging talent and is a great way to
meet artists and gain an insight into
Artists set up and manage the space
Craft ACT is seeking expressions of
interest from artists working in the
fields of craft and design.
For details, visit craftact.org.au.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR
Tickets are on sale now for Fashfest
2015. To accommodate a bigger than
ever program of live music and
fashion, the event held on May 13 to
16 has been moved to the award-
winning National Convention Centre.
Devoted fashionistas who aren t ready
to don overwear will be pleased to
know this year s parades will be held
in a heated space. Tickets cost $75 to
$175. Details: visit fashfest.com.au.
CATCH THE RAIN DOGS
AT HIPPO'S IN GAREMA
Discover Harry Coulson s Rain Dogs
on Wednesday at Hippo Co in Garema
Place. Original compositions range
from waltzes, blues to contemporary
repertoire with improvisation which
all draws on the spirit that is as much
jazz trio as it is punk trio. Crowds can
tuck into the trio s distinctive style as
they perform tracks from their debut
self-titled album. Get along from
8.30pm; $5 entry.
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