Bush Restaurant

Bush Restaurant, Redfern Sydney Interview with Grant Lawn, chef-owner Thanks for speaking with PaperbarkWords, Grant. Bush opened in Redfern in mid 2019 and has survived the pandemic and lockdowns. How/why do you think you’ve, not only survived, but continued to grow? We haven’t given up, and we have a good support network. We’re following our […]

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Matt Ottley and his Books

Matt Ottley and his books Interview with Matt Ottley at PaperbarkWords I have been a long-time admirer and collector of Matt Ottley’s work.  Matt has an exceptional reputation for his artistic and sophisticated picture books. There are too many to list but include Teacup (written by Rebecca Young), Mrs Millie’s Painting, What Faust Saw, Luke’s […]

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Benevolence by Julie Janson

“She thinks she can be in two worlds and not have to choose.” (Benevolence) Benevolence is a searing, unforgettable work for adults and mature young adults by Julie Janson, a Burruberongal woman of the Darug Aboriginal Nation and award-winning playwright. It is published by Magabala Books. Although not easy to read because of the unconscionable […]

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Bush Restaurant Redfern Sydney

As a change from talking about books, I’ve interviewed Grant Lawn, chef-owner of Bush Restaurant, Redfern Sydney (he does mention a couple of books though). Thanks for speaking with PaperbarkWords, Grant. How did your restaurant, Bush, start? Cooking for family and then pop-ups for the homeless, mainly cheeseburgers. What is your ethos and aesthetic for […]

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