The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia on September 16, 1980 · Page 16
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia · Page 16

Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Tuesday, September 16, 1980
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ilTh Sydney .Homlnfl Hsffld, Tlies. Spt 16, 1980 U , ttrtanandlUustmitdby Jay Butler Exhibition of Hand Painted Porcelain! Yesterday at David Jones' George Street store we attended an exhibition of the NSW Porcelain Artists' Association. Many and varied are the pieces on display with something to suit all tastes and pockets from small inexpensive items to large collectors' pieces. Two pieces from the display will be selected and raffled to laise hinds for their chosen charity - The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children and a percentage of sales will be given to the hospital. See the Exhibition from now until aeptemrjer zt aunng snapping noun you'll enjoy seeing our Australian porcelain artists work, help a very fine charity and maybe do some early Christmas gift buying! New Knits at Frances Factor! "ft looks just like Spring," we thought when we saw the sketched suit at Frances Factor (of Chatswood and undfield). It's in sheer jersey in lilac, blue, navy or aqua all with white pin spots, $65. Alio notable are boucle knit outfits by Giglione suits or jacket dresses with pleated or 6 gore skirts, with short, cap, three-quarter or long sleeves. We noticed a just-arrived suit at jade green, $80, another with a pleated skirt, $83. and a jacket dress in cream or blue, $104. And for travellers, a three-piece outfit by Princeton - at Frances factor, li Anderson street, Chatswood, 4I 89SS and 388 Pacific Highway, Lindfield, 46 5080 (near Coles New' World), Long Sleeved Shirtdress, $39! Shirtdresses remain top favourites no matter what whims fashion may take! i wny wc were aiiracieo 10 ine new arrivals at The Shirtdress Shops by Jenny Price, at only $39. They're in monotones with dark backgrounds in sizes 10-20. The fabric is polyester jersey which has all the needed virtues - it doesn't crush, is cool and washable! The sketched style has a step-in front, a slimming feature being the side pleats from just below the hipiine -also there's a similar version at $39 in a neat monotone print with short sleeves -at The Shirtdress Shops, Piccadilly a n i . i i ... ...... . nibowi twyat nrcaoc (unocr ine ninonj; American Express Tower, and Cross Street, Double Bay, 233 6906. Weddings, Weddings, Weddings! Beautiful beautiful dresses of chiffon and lace have just arrived at Molly Newman's and are winniiut casns of admiration! They're ultra-glamorous for the mother-of-the-bride or groom or any other special occasion. Also, there's an amazing collection of jacket dresses, sketched being an adorable style in boucle knit with a lacy crochet-look blouson jacket It's just one style in 2 and 3 pieces in white and exquisite colours of lilac, apricot, blue, etc. Other jacket dresses and dresses are in fine Swiss cottons and jerseys - also the traveller's friend - ultra suede suits, and summer coats - sizes of fashions 8-28, at Molly Newman. 52 Miller Street North Sydney, 92 8048. Foot Support Fan Mail! "Just a note to say thank you for my toot supports. I have just returned from my holiday when I was able to do two long wains oi iu ana n mues. I was very pleased, as when I first came to you on referral from my doctor, I was taking Panadol during the day to kill the pain in my feet so that I could do a day's work. Thank you for your care and for some of my friends I have sent to you; they've been satisfied too. Many thanks sincerely." (Letter may be inspected.) Heller Foot Supports are individually made from a cast of the feet, are light, washable, can be made for men or women and will fit all your shoes. Heller Orthopaedic Foot Supports, 175 Macquarie Street, buses 311 and 312 from Hunter street to door. Hours 12-3.30 Monday-Friday, or by appointment. 221 1761. When You're Travelling Overseas . . . ... you need garments that will suit a change of temperature . . . weather cannot oe renea upon anywnere, ana it is already the European Autumn! We found the perfect outfit ... a dress in black, blue and white in a lightweight but warm angora mix fabric. The outfit looks delightful with or without its own little belted jacket . . . and can be. co-ordinated with a black blazer and matching hlack slacks for a very wearable travel wardrobe. Call in -the girls are very experienced in assisting clients - at The Wellington Boutiques, Ground Level, St James Centre, 232 6282 and 28 Cross Street, Double Bay, 328 7872. Of Interest to Travellers! Travel Things doesn't apologise for having on display one of the first Christmas Trees in Sydney! You'll soon have to buy and send gifts for overseas friends - so see Travel Things Trees for superb Australian gifts wild flower pictures, Australian animals in wood or pewter, silver pendants and brooches using Australian seed pods and leaves, hand screened baby linen, Leonora glass plates and coasters depicting Australian flowers, Huon pine from Tasmania, etc, and NEW to Travel Things, Nekrest - inflatable horseshoe shaped pillows at $4.65 to fit around the necic tor super comfort in plane or bus. Travel Things for travel accessories - 1st Floor, Wallace Way, Chatswood, 411 2932. Replate or Mend Silverware! We're often asked for the name of v R i. auvci MUM IU51 (purchased" look with replating, or in the! case of precious antique sterling pieces, age or accident may necessitate repairs. H. & & Brown are the people to see. So, if you have silverware sulking away and neglected at the back of a cupboard, bring it in to them for a quotation. You'd be delighted when you see your pieces restored to their gleaming glory for what can rival silverware on a festive table? H. & S. Brown, 1st Floor, 249 Pitt Street (near the Hilton). 61 3161; and 104 Eggterton Crescent, Oufley, Canberra, ol 6337 Dressmaking Alterations! V you've been inspecting last summer's dresses in the wardrobe and have found a lew styles that can be worn again this year - but need alterations - see The Hem Cave! They can take in or let out seams, pert new zippers, take up or let down terns; run in slacks to give them the new arrow look; shorten long dresses to ankle f l 'en1n even some 10 street length- Some of the outfits may need dressmaking alterations - for example blouson styles can sometimes be given a slimmer look, and too-short dresses can be lengthened. Also, they can undertake tailoring alterations for men - at The Hem Cave. G38 Gallery Level, Imperial Arcade, 233 3014. J (OOMi? Edited by GERALDINE O'BRIEN f""ti . vWj' i v- 'I. i v iKh) j vV -iZ , JSH. FASHION by MARY WILKINSON. I C 3 J fi yJ I LEFT: Versatile approach to the lady executive by Liz Davenport. Left, washable polylinen in plain beige jacket (about $66), skirt ($47). and printed beigeblack shirt ($58). Right, Liz Davenport asymmetric-buttoned chemise dress with side-slit skirt (about $79). Both from Leons, of Pitt Street, and Apricot (St Ives). RIGHT: Working beautifully in black and white. Left, Merco Davron's half moon print on black and white jersey, the three-piece about $143; from Pacesetter (Wentworth Hotel), Antonella (Double Bay), Maggie's (Kirribilli) and Rosemary (of Roseville). Right, black print on white in a linen-look polyrayon two-piece with pleated skirt, by Julee Jones for about $90; at Leons of Pitt Street, On Parade (Lane Cove) and Janaka (Drummoyne). Tan leather executive handbag by Oroton, about $141 (Oroton Showcase boutiques and department stores). Photographed at the National Mutual Centre, Market Street. WHO isn't a working woman these days? Even those who opt to stay at home often do some kind of voluntary work that takes them out and about, and calls for more than just jeans and a T-shirt. It has taken the retailers some time to wake ' up to the changing lifestyle of Australian women. Most of us no longer have the time to spend hours in leisurely shopping. Our priorities are different to the woman of a decade ago, and when we buy clothes we demand performance as well as good looks. We are more aware of how different fabrics behave and less prepared to put up with temperamental ones that spend most of their lives languishing at the dry cleaners. While we are not enamoured of punk or other crazes, we still don't want to look out of touch. Classics that fulfil our desire for "investment dressing" are top on the list, but they need to be imbued with today's fashion message to be really tempting. JUST FOR THE WORKING GIRL It may be a colour (like this season's black and white) or a new detail such as a suede belt that matches perfectly, or the fact that the print used is exclusive to that design house. The fact that so many more women are working these days does not necessarily mean a huge new market for expensive clothes, however. The second income in the home often goes more to paying off the mortgage, or investing in travel and leisure living than it does to clothes. All the same, anyone who goes into the business world five days a week does need an expanded wardrobe, preferably versatile items that can span a five-day week. Clothes, after all, are a business woman's, personal PR, and can do a lot to get her accepted in a man's world as something other than a sex symbol. One designer who has given this matter some serious thought is Liz Davenport, of Perth. She scooped the Grand Award for her maternity collection at this year's Lyrebird Awards, and now has releasee! a Lady Executive label which you don't have to be at executive level to appreciate. Basically, it's go-togethers in a polylinen fabric that's washable and won't crush. Camel and black are the main colours, and the styles are just the thing to see you on the 8.15 am train and on to a business dinner if need be. Merco Davron is a Melbourne, fashion house whose imprint has always appealed to .the business woman. Merco did superb tailored things when they were de rigueur at the office, and nowadays these are softened to suit an 80s mood. Black and white is one of its theme songs for spring, plus a scattering of that perennial, navy and white. Black and white also pops up in Julee Jones's new collection, with pleated skirts and geometric spaced prints to the fore. Grey is another favourite with Julee: she has linen-look suits and two-pieces, some with white linen collars that give a very crisp look. Career girls, take note) WHEN Shakespeare's plays were first performed at The Globe in Elizabethan London; the women's roles were played by boys, because it wasn't 'done' that women should tread the boards. Several hundred years later, there remains the feeling among many of Sydney's female theatre fraternity that they are still not equally represented on, and behind, the stage. Now, more than 60 women performers, directors, composers and designers have applied to the Theatre Board of the Australia Council for a Limited Life Grant (an amount of money for a set period and a specific purpose). Ideally, they hope to widen the opportunities for women in the performing arts, and to encourage administrators, directors and script-writers (most of whom are male) to ensure that women are equally represented at all stages of ' production. The group is being spearheaded by Jude Kuring, a stage and film actress who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in tomorrow's Australian Film Institute Awards, and hris Westwood, a project director at the Nimrod Theatre. If the group gets the Limited Life Grant, it plans to stage four major productions in conjunction with-theatre companies; a women playwrights' conference, where directors and producers can see what is being written; commissioning of plays; workshops, and several small-scale productions. The arourt haa Marled In hniM & library of scripts which have a. greater range of themes and plots in the women's roles. It plans to hold a series of ptayreadings of these scripts, and to commission several scripts by women for production. These activities would be open to all women in professional theatre. "The timing seems to be perfect," said Jude. "Five years ago it couldn't have The woes of women in theatre Many women in Sydney theatre feel they are still not equally represented on, and behind, the stage. LOUISA WRIGHT talks to a new group that's ad-vocating change. sjy K " ''rtW'M 4 teHt happened. We seem to be opening a door that people have just been waiting for," she said. "We didn't know how much support we would get Letters were sent to a few people, and the support has been overwhelming. "The group had to be limited to about 60, not that there wasn't enough enthusiasm - just the opposite. Everyone was so keen, but we must keep a cohesion." Jude and Chris stress that they are neither anti-mate nor separatist in intention. "We are happy to work with men playwrights if they are writing good material for women, and of course we need good male actors," Jude said. "A lot of male actors have offered their help and support -many of. them agree that the number and quality of roles for women are not good enough." If the group gets the grant, it hopes that in two years it would see women presenting stronger roles in plays that had a larger female content. Chris said: "We would then hope that male playwrights would start realising that they have written yet another play with six men and perhaps one walk-on woman; perhaps they might make the doctor a woman, or the lawyer. "There are one or two mate playwrights who are aware of the problem, such as Stephen Sewell who wrote Traitors. But women playwrights are tending to write in the same style as men, and the poor ratio of pans is being maintained." "One of the aims of a women playwrights' conference would be to encourage them to write for and about women. "We're not forming a company, but a fluid group, where women can move in and out of various projects, eventually in an atmosphere of greater acceptance and opportunity. "There has been a lot of success in productions like Lola Blau, A Star is Torn, Piaf and Evita on stage, My Brilliant Career in film and Prisoner on television, and that suggests that everyone is starting to recogniri the commercial interest in women professionally.' Looking at the statistics over 10 years of one Australian theatre company regarded as progressive, it seems that half as many women as men were used as actors and choreographers; there were no women directors, and a very small number of writers, designers and composers. Of these, women were designing costumes and tights, not sets, or were writing plays that were compilations of other work, or children's plays. "There are so many talented women around who aren't used nearly often enough," said Jude. "Because of the inequitable ratio of roles, a lot of mediocre actors are almost constantly in work, whereas a lot of incredibly talented women are very seldom seen." Through the Nimrod, the group will support a Women Directors' Workshop in November. The course will be conducted by the world-famous English director Pam Brighton. The course is expected to lead to between five and eight new women directors in the theatre world next year. Several major theatres around the country have each agreed to take a graduate of the course as assistant director. Chris is trying to raise an allowance of $750 for each woman for the; five weeks of the course, so that they can do the workshop full time; she has had 63 rejections from traditional sponsors of the arts. The women are also staging a benefit night in November to raise funds for their projects. iChris said: "The work towards the benefit has been extraordinary it's a focus for all the enthusiasm, and women are busting down the doors to take part. The dedication and commitment from so many people is so exciting." Jude had the last word. "Women are under-represented everywhere in the world, except In traditionally female roles, and it's the same in theatre. Women are invisible; we want to stand up and say. We're herel We're herer j TELEVISION ' ATN CHANNEL 7 r (bw) denotes black and white. , Seven National News- ' at 6.30 p.m. t.00t School's Out. 10.001 Romper Room. ll.OOi Eleven Am. IZ.OOi Moves 12.001 Movies Bullet For Pretty Boy (AO (Rpt). 1.45t The Fuller Brush Girl (50) (Rpt). 3.30i The Mututers (Rpt) (bw). 4.00i Shlrl's Neighbour hood. 4.30s . Tomorrow People. 5.00) Bugs Bunny Show S.30i Get Smart (Rpt). ; 6.00t Seven Sydney New Peter Ford. 6.301 Seven National News Roger Climpson. 7.00i Willesce At Seven - Current Affairs. 7.30: CHIPS The Watch Commander. Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox are the stars. 8.30: TV Bookclub Voyage of the Damned. 12.00: Newsnisht Mike Peterson, Mike Bailey. 1.00: Close. , . ABN CHANNEL 1 8.00: Sesame Street. , 9.00: Educational Program. 9.30: Play School. j 10.00: Educational Pre ; grams. 1.00: News And Weather Information. 1.11: Educational ' Pro crams For Children. v 4.011: Alexander's -After nonn With play School. and Sesame Street programs. 5.00: The l.onc Chase. 5.35: The Moon Stallion. . An. K till. .a,, , 6.05: Ghost And Mrs Ml (Rpt). 6.30: Dr Who The Pyramids Of Mars (2). . 6.54: Gardening. ' ' 7.00: News And Weather Information, 7.30: Farnham And Byrne With special guest star Shirley Strachan. . 8.20: Secret Army Not According To Plan. 9.15: News And Weather Information. 9.30: Nationwide With Clive Hale. 9.55: Glenn Ford Festival Young Man With . Ideas (bw). lOee Close. -. ' TCN CHANNEL 9 5.15: Big Valley 8 (Rpt). ' 6.00 Cartoons (Rpt). . ' 6.55: Go Health. " ' 9.00: Here's Humphrey. . 10.00: Ed Allen Show. . 10.30: Another World (A). 12.00: Mike Walsh Show. I. 30: Days Of Our Uvea (A). 2.30: The Young And The Restless (A). 3.00: General Hospital n (A). 3.30: Search For Tomorrow (A). - 4.00: Ark II. 4.30: SWIppy (Rpt). 5.00: Scooby Doo " Asf Scrappy Doo (Rpt). 5.30: Family Feud Daryl Somers. 6.00: The Young Doctors) Australian drama. 6.30: News And Weather Report. 7.00: Sale Of The Ccnturf Tony Barber. 7.30: Our World With It Buttrose Hong Kong: The Arrival Of Boat 845. 8.30: Love Boat The, ReunionHaven't I Seen i Your Crew Confessions. (A) 9.30: Police Story The Broken Badge (AO). II. 30: Soap (AO). 12.00: Movies The Couple Takes A Wife (72) (A) (Rpt). 1.30: Tho Amorous Adventures Of Moll Flanders (65) (AO) (Rpt). 3.50: Thirty. Foot Bride of Candy Rock (W) (Rpt. bw). TEN CHANNEL 10 9.00: With Joyful Praise. 9.05: llatlle Of the Planet. 9.30: Rainbow. 10.00; Fat Cut An Friends. 10.30: The Bernard Kiag Show. 11.00: Good Morning Sydney. 12.00: Movies Malachi' Cove (75). 1.40: Rough Niiiht in Jericho (67) (A) (Rpt). 3.30: That Girl Goodbye, Hello, Goodbye. 4.00: Simon Townsenib Wonder World. 4.30: My Friend Flick (Rpt). 5.00: Gilligan's Island (Rpt). . 5.30; Hogan's Heroes Hollow Zollie (Rpt). t 6.00; News And Weather Report. r'.' 7.00: M.A.S.H. A Full Rich Day (Rpt). 7.30: The Restless Year Starring June Salter:-8.30: Prlso- Gerard Maguire, Hon.. Swv e. 9.30: Movie Studs Colt' ean (Part 4). 10.30: John Singleton ' (A). 12.00: Number 96 (AO) (Rpt). 1.00: Rellgous PiOgrans. 1.05: Close. ! ' ! : No visa ; extension for consul CANBERRA. Th Department of Foreign Affairs has refused to extend the visa of the relieving Cuban Consul la Sydney, Mrs Sonia Diaz Llera, and she will , hav to leave the country. . ' - . Mrs Diaz has a Cuban, Government commission, which she presented to departmental represen-' tatives, to upgrade the mission in Sydney - and become consul-general. A departmental spokesman refused to comment on the department's action. J Foreign Affairs sources said that trouble 'i with some Cuban refugees in migrant camps had nolrr-ing to do with the refusal to extend Mrs Dia visa.

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