Cars and Automobile Recovery – Who Are Car Wreckers?

Car wreckers are the guys who help with the removal of damaged vehicles from the scene of the accident. The purpose of a car wrecker is to extract the vehicle and to get it off the road safely so that it can be repaired. A car wrecker is a big asset for a car dealership because it is a great way to reduce costs. You need to understand the difference between a car wrecker and a personal auto removal service before you hire one.

A car wrecker is a trained professional who is certified by the Department of Transportation to work on certain types of cars. The certified car wrecker will go to the scene of the accident to look for damages and to examine the situation. They will then go about the job of extracting the vehicle and getting it off the road safely. The car wrecker can also transport the damaged vehicle to a repair shop or showroom for more repair work.

A car wrecker is also qualified to tow damaged vehicles out of the area safely. They have the equipment and know how to make sure that they are doing their jobs correctly. A car wrecker may also be used to deliver emergency vehicles to your location if the local police or fire department cannot get there in time. However, a car wrecker is not able to remove dangerous and hazardous vehicles.

If you need a car wrecker to help you with your automobile recovery operation, it is best to find out if the person offering to do the work is qualified to do so. Any reputable car wrecker will be fully insured and have enough experience to be able to get the job done right. This is one way to assure that the car wrecker you hire is a good one.

There are a number of places that you can get a car wrecker. You can either go to the local courthouse and use the services of an auto removal company there, or you can use the internet. If you go to the courthouse, you will pay to have a wrecker hauled in but you will need to pay to have the vehicle removed from the scene of the accident. If you are looking for cheap car wreckers, then you might want to avoid using the courthouse.

You can also use the internet to get a car wrecker and you can find many sites offering these services as well as salvaged car deals. Since so many people go online to buy a car today, you should go online to buy a car wrecker. You can save quite a bit of money by doing this. You will also be able to find many reputable wreckers who are located in your area.

The local government agency or police department may have information about all of the wreckers that are available in your area. Once you find one that meets your needs, you will have to get insurance coverage and other documents. You will also need to make sure that the car wrecker has the experience to get the job done.

Keep in mind that a car wrecker and the process that go along with it can be found in a newspaper or on today’s yellow pages. You can usually find a car wrecker locally but it can be a challenge to find one on the internet. This is why you need to use the internet to search for car wreckers for your particular needs.

House Painters Auckland: Working With You to Bring About Great Results

House painters Auckland has come from all over the country and they’re able to offer you an even greater variety of services and skills. The best thing is that they’re trained to paint anything from a simple plaster wall to a grand five-storey building, whatever the client wants and whatever their budget.

They have vast knowledge and experience and are able to handle a range of different surfaces. Their tools are modern and made to last. They can make any area look brand new and give your home a fresh and stylish new look.

Most people with large works will hire a house painter Auckland to do the work, especially if it’s not something that’s cheap. They’re highly trained and experienced, and use all of the best tools to give you top quality results at a price you can afford. You could try to do the work yourself, but with such a huge scale of jobs it would be very difficult to get the same quality and finish as they do.

Home owners with large commercial or residential works may be attracted to hiring professional painters to work on a larger scale. These larger businesses hire painters regularly, particularly if they’re looking to renovate, or if they have large, industrial or commercial buildings that need restoration. They are able to do any kind of work for any kind of client, in any kind of condition, using all of the latest tools.

Painting can be a very messy job, so you need to make sure that you hire the best that you can find. If you’ve got a big painting job then you might need a larger crew to get the job done. You also need to consider how many people you have in your household and make sure that they can handle a large amount of people being involved in the project.

You don’t need a team of painters to do the work – there are plenty of experts out there who can do it for you. You can talk to your mates who have had work done recently and get some advice from them. The key is to get a list of a few reputable house painters that are suitable for the type of work you want done, and go from there.

Most house painters won’t just paint walls, so you’ll have to do some research into what services they can offer you. This will help you narrow down the field and prepare yourself for an appointment. Look for ways to cut down on the cost, for example by splitting a large job into several smaller ones, or spending more on a larger budget, because this can reduce the overall cost.

If you’re a homeowner or business owner who needs a lot of repairs or restoration done, then hire house painters Auckland for your needs. You’ll get a quick and professional service that will get your house looking its best and giving your home a brand new look.

space

space

In 2014, Firstdraft commenced a new chapter, relocating to the Firstdraft Depot, the organisation’s former studio complex. The redevelopment of the Depot saw the distinct flatiron building transformed from a studio facility into a comprehensive emerging and experimental arts centre with four purpose built galleries, two discrete studios and a creative office space. A second stage of redevelopment in 2015 will see a City of Sydney funded project to landscape the private outdoor courtyard into a shared community garden and event area for our stakeholders and the greater Woolloomooloo community.

Firstdraft is positioned within the Woolloomooloo creative precinct alongside collegiate bodies such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Chalk Horse, Alaska Projects, Artspace and Minerva and essential community services like the PCYC and Catholic Care.

The efforts of past and present Firstdraft board members, volunteers and the continual generous support from the City of Sydney, Arts NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts have enabled Firstdraft to enter this new phase of broader public engagement and further our aim of being one of Australia’s premier platforms for the support and professional development of artists, writers, curators and cultural producers.

Firstdraft acknowledges and respects the traditional owners of the land on which the organisation is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that the Riley Street Depot is built. As we share our own knowledge, teaching, learning and cultural practices within this community may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.

about

about

Firstdraft is a national artist-led organisation that fosters and creates a professional context for the exploration of experimental and emerging arts practice. We believe that in order to sustain a cultural ecology, we must provide a dynamic and energetic infrastructure that positions artists firmly at its centre. The organisation delivers a diverse range of programs that are committed to furthering critical ideas and practices in contemporary art. These programs include: Exhibitions, the Firstdraft Curators’ Program, Firstdraft Studio Space, the Firstdraft Writers’ Program and a regular series of public programs and live events.

In 2014, the organisation’s former studio complex, the Depot, was converted into an all-encompassing facility to accommodate the development and presentation of contemporary arts practice. The distinct flatiron architecture of the Depot is preserved in Firstdraft’s expansive new exhibition spaces, which feature alongside two studios, collaborative work spaces, and a large, private outdoor courtyard.

Located in the inner-city suburb of Woolloomooloo, a diverse and vibrant creative arts precinct, Firstdraft is positioned amongst some of the city’s foremost artistic and cultural institutions, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Artspace, as well as galleries such as Chalk Horse, Minerva and Alaska Projects, the City of Sydney William Street Creative Hub and Live Work Space initiatives. Together these organisations contribute to the culturally rich atmosphere of this emerging creative district.

writers

The Firstdraft Writers’ Program seeks to foster an expanded arts writing practice, whereby writers are positioned alongside artists as both makers and thinkers. It welcomes writers exploring the intersection of the critical and the creative; the text and its enunciation; and text as both idea and material.

As part of the Firstdraft Writers’ Program, writers are engaged in a three-month professional development program, producing experimental texts to be presented at the conclusion of their residency. These texts can take any number of forms – print, digital or performed; critical or otherwise; responsive to exhibitions or independent. They are launched quarterly at openings.

Firstdraft support experimental and critical writing practices as integral to a thriving artistic environment, whereby writers can be artists and vice versa. Applications are encouraged from writers interested in the poetics of aesthetics, the aesthetics of poetics; event as textual and text as event. Applications from writers of all disciplines, and artists interested in language and writing are encouraged.

curators

The Firstdraft Curators’ Program is an initiative to support emerging practitioners and experimental exhibition-making.  Firstdraft Curators’ Program is a core element of Firstdraft programming with three shows annually dedicated to ambitious exhibition by emerging curators.

Proposals for this program are taken twice a year; successful applicants are offered two of Firstdraft’s galleries and a fee to produce an exhibition accompanied by an interpretive text. Firstdraft encourages curators to work with emerging artists for their exhibitions, however also accepts proposals that bring emerging artist’s work into conversation with more established peers. As part of the assessment process, curatorial proposals that are unsuccessful are automatically considered for the exhibition program.

Past participants in the Firstdraft Curators’ Program include Amelia WallinNatalya Hughes and Todd McMillanGeorgie MeagherVaughan O’Connor, and Isobel Parker Philip.

 

studios

studios

The Firstdraft Studio Program offers artists a responsive space in which to undertake independent creative inquiry.

Having evolved from a program that fed into the Firstdraft’s core exhibition program, the Firstdraft studios currently support both artists from our exhibition program and artists undertaking projects with no fixed public outcome. Encouraging a range of creative practices, the studio program provides an open space for artists, writers, curators and performers and lays the foundations for a responsive and vital relationship between artists and Firstdraft programs and networks.

Firstdraft have one long-term studio for residencies of up to 6 months; and one short-term responsive studio space available to exhibiting artists, writers-in-residence, and for public use during bi-monthly reading room events.

Centrally located, the studios are a 10 minute walk to Kings Cross train station; a 5 minute walk to Art Gallery of New South Wales; a 10 minute walk to Artspace and a 15 minute bike ride to Redfern. Within a 100 metre radius to Firstdraft there is Flour & Stone Bakery, Toby’s Estate, the East Sydney Hotel, and the Cook and Phillip Park Leisure Facilities.

Image credit: Zan Wimberley

public programs

public programs

Firstdraft Public Programs run alongside the application-based exhibition program and are focused on critical discourse, performance and collaboration. Consisting of a program of live art and events that engage with critical ideas around creative practice, Firstdraft’s public programs augment the exhibition program and allow the organisation to generate and support innovative cultural practice. A diverse mix of curators, artists, writers, and performers are engaged annually.

Firstdraft has also supported other innovative artist-led initiatives, such as Serial Space and Peloton, with space and funding to realise their own programs after they closed their doors and will continue to support and encourage other leading artist-led initiatives.

Extending across art forms and with a focus on diversity, Firstdraft’s Public Programs engage and support experimental practice and practitioners and work to foster a vibrant arts community and discourse.

proposals

firstdraft is now taking proposals for our exhibition and curatorial programs.

In this round of applications we will be programming for the July 2015 – February 2016 exhibition calendar. The following proposal guidelines (including gallery floorplans) formulated to clarify the proposal process to potential applicants. Please ensure that you read the proposal guidelines prior to submitting your
application.

firstdraft Thank You & Farewell to the 2013-14 Firstdraft Directorate

Thank You & Farewell to the 2013-14 Firstdraft Directorate

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by firstdraftadmin No Comments
  • Thank You & Farewell to the 2013-14 Firstdraft Directorate

    The 2014-15 Firstdraft Directorate would like to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and passion of the outgoing Directorate of 2013-14 – Wilna Fourie, Andrew Moran, Vaughan O’Connor and JD Reforma.

    It is fitting that we thank and farewell this exceptional group with our first News post of our new website, given the firsts that our shared year (2014) saw. 2013-2014 will be remembered as a period of dramatic change for Firstdraft. We were able to offer rent-free shows to artists for the first time, thanks to the tireless efforts of our Grants Committee, Vaughan O’Connor and Wilna Fourie from the 2013-14 Board.

    We moved from our Chalmers St home of 19 years to build a new gallery space in the Firstdraft Depot on Riley St. The new galleries boast four distinct spaces, two studio spaces, a new office facility and a large outdoor courtyard. The relocation and renovation was a huge undertaking, with directors playing a hands-on (and at times very dirty!) role in the creation of our new space. Although this was a group effort, particular acknowledgement must be given to Andrew and Vaughan for their knowledge, perseverance and patience with those of us lesser handy-men and women. Both were incredibly generous with their time and knowledge, and together were responsible for much of the design and execution of the space you see today.

    2014 also saw the conception, design and content generation for this website. We hoped to deliver a website that was image-led, easy-to-navigate and a point of access for artists, curators, writers and audiences across Australia and internationally. In seeing this vision come to fruition, we must acknowledge the inimitable JD, who went above and beyond the call of duty. His sharp eye, strong aesthetic sense and unwavering commitment were the (sometimes sole) driving force behind the product you are using right now! In his role as Media Liaison, JD also worked tirelessly to build Firstdraft’s profile and strengthen our communications, creating a strong and successful following across a number of platforms.

    Our new space also saw a re-commitment to dynamic critical thinking and one-off events. In driving the regeneration of the Firstdraft Writers Program, launched at last year’s Writers Forum, Wilna was pivotal. Her passion for text, critical discussion and forums to bring these things to life has ensured a strong legacy of these public programs at the gallery. Wilna was also responsible for building our volunteer program into a thriving and sustainable community, with numbers and retention at an all-time high at the time of her departure.

    2014 was successful in many ways. Our fundraising auction was the best to date, largely thanks to the efforts of directors in reaching out to artists, promoting to wide networks and hanging a beautiful show. 2014 was led by the tireless Andrew, supported by the whole team. Our program was strengthened by an increased volume of applications and the improved facilities. The new spaces afford us increased opportunity to program sound work and other mediums. The outgoing board played a major role in shaping and supporting this diverse and exciting program, setting a high benchmark for us going forward.

    Wilna, Andrew, Vaughan and JD together ushered in this new era for Firstdraft, which looks both back on our almost 30 year history and forward to a long and bright future. We could not have hoped for a better group to guide us in our first year. We’ll miss your passion, humour, energy, and most of all your dancing.

    Firstdraft’s back, alright!