Jonas Blue – I See Love lyrics

[Verse 1]
This is such a perfect place
I’m glad I found this with you
Our love reflected in your face
Only Heaven can beat this view
[Pre-Chorus]
Come on, let’s run and get lost in the crowd
Into the light as the night’s comin’ down
I’m double-tappin’, I’m focusin’ now
We’re focusin’ now
[Chorus]
I see love
I see love around me
From a river to a flood
I see love around me (love around me)
[Verse 2]
I love you, helped me find my heart
I didn’t even know my name
Then I was blinded by the dark
My eyes will never look the same
[Pre-Chorus]
Come on, let’s run and get lost in the crowd
Into the light as the night’s comin’ down
I’m double-tappin’, I’m focusin’ now
We’re focusin’ now
[Chorus]
I see love
I see love around me
From a river to a flood
I see love around me (love around me)
I see love
I see love
From a river to a flood
I see love around me (love around me)
[Pre-Chorus]
Come on, let’s run and get lost in the crowd
Into the light as the night’s comin’ down
I’m double-tappin’, I’m focusin’ now
We’re focusin’ now
[Chorus]
I see love
I see love around me
From a river to a flood
I see love around me (love around me)
I see love
I see love
From a river to a flood
I see love around me
I see love

All Time Low – Birthday lyrics

[Verse 1]
I got a lot of things on my mind right now
A million ways to think about you
I can’t say I expected anything different
‘Cause the way you complicate me’s simple
[Pre-Chorus]
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
She didn’t stutter, my chest flutters
Cardiac attack in the cradle of the summer
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
I’m superstitious, the kid’s vicious
Bubblegum smile, taste the cherry on her lips
[Chorus]
You know I want you in the worst way
I need you like cake on my birthday
The way you operate is so sweet
I need you like cake on my birthday
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
[Verse 2]
I got a lot of long nights in my life right now
And a lot of spare time to waste with you
I can’t say I expected something so visceral
But the way we complicate it’s simple, oh yeah
[Pre-Chorus]
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
She didn’t stutter, my chest flutters
Cardiac attack in the cradle of the summer
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
I’m superstitious, the kid’s vicious
Bubblegum smile, taste the cherry on her lips
[Chorus]
You know I want you in the worst way
I need you like cake on my birthday
The way you operate is so sweet
I need you like cake on my birthday
[Bridge]
Cardiac attack in the cradle of the summer
Ba da da da da da da da da
Cardiac attack in the cradle of the summer
[Chorus]
You know I want you in the worst way
I need you like cake on my birthday
The way you operate is so sweet
I need you like cake on my birthday
[Outro]
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
I need you like cake on my birthday
Ba da ba da ba, ba da ba da ba
I need you like cake on my birthday

Sean Paul – Bad Love lyrics

[Verse 1: Sean Paul]
So let me get inna the groove yaa girl
Ge-get inna the mood yaa girl
Mi- mi you fi choose yaa girl
I’m ready to turn up
Ge- get you likkle loose yaa girl
Sips ciroc with the juice yaa girl
You no has no excuse yaa girl
I’m ready to turn up
[Pre-Chorus 1: Sean Paul]
Ah beautiful evening
I got you touching the ceiling
Loving the feeling
Ain’t nothing stopping this, No,no,no
No we got no fear
Ready fi tun it up no care
It’s like we’re billionaire
Ain’t nothing stopping this
Go,go,go
[Chorus: Ellie Goulding]
The way you say it
Got me feeling like I’m fading
The way you do it
Got me wishing we were taken
You got that bad, bad love
And I just can’t get enough
And I know my friends sayin’, “girl, stay away”
But I like what I like
I, I eat that bad, bad love
I breathe that bad, bad love
I need your bad, bad
So take me away cause tonight is the night I
[Refrain: Ellie Goulding & Sean Paul]
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night I
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night I
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night I
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night
[Verse 2: Sean Paul]
A pure badness me use and run weh the sadness
Love how mi trod, yes she love off the madness
Sey mi god bless, you done know what’s next
Tear off di clothes and you done know mad sex
[Pre-Chorus 2: Sean Paul]
Said I’m on gearing up
Tear it up, make you delirious
Girl if you serious
Ain’t nothing stopping this
No,no,no
Girl I’mma stir it up
Give it up, I want you give it up
Me and you should be living up
Ain’t nothing stopping this
Go,go,go
Ge- get you likkle loose yaa girl
Sips ciroc with the juice yaa girl
You no has no excuse yaa girl
I’m ready to turn up
[Chorus: Ellie Goulding]
The way you say it
Got me feeling like I’m fading
The way you do it
Got me wishing we were taken
You got that bad, bad love
And I just can’t get enough
And I know my friends sayin’, “girl, stay away”
But I like what I like
I, I eat that bad, bad love
I breathe that bad, bad love
I need your bad, bad
So take me away cause tonight is the night I
[Refrain: Ellie Goulding & Sean Paul]
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night I
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night I
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night I
Bad, bad love
Pure badness
Take me away cause tonight is the night

A$AP Ferg – Not The Boy Lyrics

[Intro]
Ayy, ayy, ayy
(Set it on fire
Let it go up in flames
Set it on fire
Let it go up in flames)
[Chorus]
Brought the boys, nigga you are not the boy
Llama boy, you don’t want no drama boy
Whole shoes, nigga you are not the choice
Designer boy, better make your momma moist
Brought the boys, nigga you are not the boy
Llama boy, you don’t want no drama boy
Whole shoes, nigga you are not the choice
Designer boy, better make your momma moist
[Verse 1]
She the bomb, told me she from Vietnam
Feed her charms try to tell her keep it calm
Tiffany’s LV-utton
I’ma eat, where the grey poupon
I’m in the streets tryna get some croutons
I’m in the beam settin’ with the roof gone
My enemies hate me cause I’m too on
She gon’ get to choose on
[Interlude]
Set it on fire
Let it go up in flames
Set it on fire
Let it go up in flames
[Verse 2]
You wanna fuck me, where your friends at
Mommy, I ain’t gon’ lie girl them thighs got me tempted
We can do it in the kitchen
Whip cream on the side, you could get it need the chitlins
Baby I can see the vision
We could do it on the road, Jay-Z Big Pimpin’
Come on momma why you riffin’? Go and bust that ass while I laugh, Eddie Griffin
[Chorus]
Brought the boys, nigga you are not the boy
Llama boy, you don’t want no drama boy
Whole shoes, nigga you are not the choice
Designer boy, better make your momma moist
Brought the boys, nigga you are not the boy
Llama boy, you don’t want no drama boy
Whole shoes, nigga you are not the choice
Designer boy, better make your momma moist

A$AP Ferg – Verified Lyrics

At 7 AM I wake up, hit the green
I hit my teeth with Listerine
I pray to God to live my dream
Achieve gon’ be on magazine
That blue check on my Twitter screen
That blue check on my Insta-green
Blue check add up validate me
Blue check-blue check
Blue check on the side of the screen
Blue check I’m gon’ ride in the beam
Blue check they gon’ holler at me
On your screen got a model with me
Up in the club with a bottle with me
Now all the girl they cella with me
Back in the day they riding with me
At 7 AM I wake up to the green
I take my phone up out my jean
Wake up and I’m proud of me
That blue check on the side of the screen
That blue check is gon’ validate me
That blue check now they gotta hate me
Blue check is gon’ validate me
Blue check is gon’-blue-blue-blue
That blue check is gon’ validate me
Blue check now they gotta hate me
Blue check they gon’ try to date me
Blue check now they following me
Blue check now they riding with me
Blue check kinda follow my peace
Blue check, you ain’t got a blue check-blue check
Blue check [?] my peeps
You ain’t make a dollar with me
You ain’t make a song with Madonna with me
You swimming in a pool with piranha with me
They got a problem with me
Magic with [?] can’t tolerate me
At 7 AM I wake up to the green
I take my phone up out my jean
Wake up and I’m proud of me
That blue check on the side of the screen
That blue check is gon’ validate me
That blue check now they gotta hate me
Blue check is gon’ validate me
Blue check is gon’-blue-blue-blue
At 7 AM I wake up to the green
I take my phone up out my jean
That blue check on my Twitter screen
That blue check on my Insta-green
Blue check add up validate me
Blue man they gotta hate me
Blue check add up validate me
Blue check, you ain’t got a blue check-blue check

Drake – March 14 Lyrics

[Intro]
Here we go
Yeah
[Verse]
Yesterday morning was crazy
I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe
That shit is in stone, sealed and signed
She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine
Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time
And all it took was one time
Shit, we only met two times, two times
And both times were nothin’ like the new times
Now it’s rough times, I’m out here on front lines
Just tryin’ to make sure that I see him sometimes
It’s breakin’ my spirit
Single father, I hate when I hear it
I used to challenge my parents on every album
Now I’m embarrassed to tell ’em I ended up as a co-parent
Always promised the family unit
I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it
But this is the harsh truth now
Fairy tales are saved for the bedtime stories I tell you now
I don’t want you worry about whose house you live at
Or who loves you more or who’s not there
Who did what to who ‘fore you got here
Now, look, I’m too proud
To let that come between me and you now
Realize I gotta think for two now
I gotta make it, I better make it
I promise if I’m not dead then I’m dedicated
This the first positive DNA we ever celebrated
I can’t forget the looks on they faces
Got the news in Miami that now we all now got ones that we raisin’
Tell Gelo bring some, uh, Rosé and Baccarat out
For our cheers to the next generation
But this Champagne toast is short-lived
I got an empty crib in my empty crib
I only met you one time, introduced you to Saint Nick
I think he musta brought you like twenty gifts
Your mother say you growin’ so fast that they don’t even really fit
But man, you know
I still had to get it for my boy though, you know
You haven’t met your grandfather yet, that nigga a trip
He probably coulda did stand-up
Yeah, but at the same time he’s a stand up
And that’s how you gon’ be when it’s time to man up
October baby for irony sake, of course
I got this 11 tatted for somebody, now it’s yours
And believe me, I can’t wait to get a hundred more
Sorry I’m ventin’, tryna cover ground
They said that in two weeks you’re supposed to come in town
Hopefully by the time you hear this
Me and your mother will have come around
Instead of always cuttin’ each other down
[Bridge]
God willin’, I got a good feelin’
You got a good spirit
We’ll talk more when you hear this
My G
[Outro]
No one to guide me, I’m all alone
No one to cry on
I need shelter from the rain
To ease the pain
I’m changing from boy to a man
No one to guide me, I’m all alone
No one to cry on
I need shelter from the rain
To ease the pain
I’m changing from boy to a man
I’m all alone, no one to cry on
I need shelter from the rain
To ease the pain
I’m changing from boy to a man

Sean Paul – Jump On It Lyrics

Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
With a body like that girl
Jump on it girl and gimme that grip
I’m the kinda love make you come back quick
Down pon it girl imma give you the ticks
Yeah banx and ranx
Dis a nuh nothing unusual
Bere gal a bubble
Man a true born pimp
And a know what you wanna do gal
Bounce pon the ground make it turn and twist
Show mi that ting likkle miss
Show dem what sexiness is
What sexiness is
Rock it and swing with the hips
Turn around give mi the glimpse
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
With a body like that girl
Jump on it girl and gimme that grip
I’m the kinda love make you come back quick
Down pon it girl i’mma give you the ticks
Shake and jiggle when you do you likkle tricks
Boom,boom
Make your body boom,boom,boom
Gal your body boom,boom, boom
Make your body boom
Gal your body boom
Woman you’re fine like a fa-fa fine wine
And you get be-better with ta-time
Tic-tic toc-toc
Make mi see your body rock
Make me see your body drop to the beat
Cau’ you love how we do it
‘Member this
Come fi this
Any time when you want me
‘Member this
Come fi this
Anytime
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
With a body like that girl
Jump on it girl and gimme that grip
I’m the kinda love make you come back quick
Down pon it girl i’mma give you the ticks
Shake and jiggle when you do you likkle tricks
Boom,boom
Make your body boom,boom,boom
Gal your body boom,boom, boom
Make your body boom
Gal your body boom
Dis a nuh nothing unusual
Bere gal a bubble
Man a true born pimp
And a know what you wanna do gal
Bounce pon the ground make it turn and twist
Show mi that ting likkle miss
Show dem what sexiness is
(What sexiness is)
Rock it and swing with the hips
Turn around give mi the glimpse
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
Love the way you move
With a body like that girl
Jump on it girl and gimme that grip
I’m the kinda love make you come back quick
Down pon it girl i’mma give you the ticks
Shake and jiggle when you do you likkle tricks
Boom, boom
Make your body boom,boom,boom
Gal your body boom, boom, boom
Make your body boom
Gal your body boom

Iggy Azalea – VIBE Lyrics

Does it ever get old? Oh! You know that i listen like
Yo mama doe? Tell me,do you ever wish
You could trade it all in for
A woman that could love you
Like yo mama doe? Do you ever feel lost? But i’m not forgiving like yo mama dog
Keep fucking with me
Same bitches twerking
Same bitches chirping
Same bitches in the mirror
Looking so uncertain
Same bitches critique’s score
Nowhere near perfect
I’m the one who make you laugh
And my pussy perfect
And you family
Still get the pennies
Still get the pennies
It’s a vibe,it’s a vibe,it’s a vibe
Is it real though? You a lie,you a lie,you a lie
But you good enought to kill for
Fuck the script i want [??}
We got our own rules, make our traditions
Why you hide this ain’t no fairytale
Set me up for doing you know very well
This is not the right time
You not in the right mind Do you ever need more?

Queen – Karma Lyrics

I held you down for the longest
And i was there through all of your darkest moments
Feels just like yesterday when we were homeless
Got you some bread and start treating me bogus
Talking bout you wanted something new like i wasn’t good enough for you
Guess you done caught you a case of amnesia
Maybe you should take a look in your rearview
Cause obviously you forgot all the times that i held you when you cried
And don’t you remember that even if you was in the wrong i stood by your side
No i guess not i guess not
Cause you let them thot’s take my spot congratulations to you what you wanted is what you got now
So you don’t gotta worry about me
You made it clear that you’re unhappy yeah
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember what goes around comes around
You don’t gotta worry about me
You made it clear that you’re unhappy yeah
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember what goes around comes around
I remember when you said that you could have somebody better
And i can’t even lie to you it really messed my head up
Had me lookin in the mirror disgusted with myself
Wishin that i looked like someone else
Like the girls you liked on instagram damn
And you really had the nerve to call me insecure
Maybe it wasn’t you
Maybe it’s true i didn’t know my worth
Maybe maybe i should’ve loved me first
Maybe maybe i should’ve loved me first
So you don’t gotta worry about me
You made it clear that you’re unhappy yeah
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember what goes around comes around
You don’t gotta worry about me
You made it clear that you’re unhappy yeah
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember
What goes around it comes around

Wiz Khalifa – Gin & Drugs Lyrics

Girl you ain’t fuckin’ what you here for? [Verse 2: Problem]
Baby it’s fuck day, who wanna bang? [Chorus: Wiz Khalifa & Problem]
Up in this bitch and we all faded
Fuck ’bout a bitch, no we don’t save her
Nothin’ to a boss, do my own thing
It’s money over hoes, no I’m no stranger
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
Gin and drugs, gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, we got gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, we got gin and drugs
We got
[Verse 1: Wiz Khalifa]
Only on Gin and them drugs, I walked in, in the club
About three of them, dawg I’m not kiddin’
When I tell you if you came with your bitch
Then it’s the end of my car, push-start the engine
Let’s start from the beginning
With a young nigga from the ‘Burgh
Smokin’ weed, gettin’ money, fuck what you heard
Know they hate ’cause I’m flyer than I ever been
High off a medicine
Bitch bad, her ass fat, I’ll probably let her in
Ball so fuckin’ hard I need a letterman
Know a couple niggas that I’m better than
Pussy, I don’t sweat it or the money ’cause I get it
Taylor Gang on top, just remember that I said it
Fuck this nigga bitch, grab my shit, then I jetted
[Chorus: Wiz Khalifa & Problem]
Up in this bitch and we all faded
Fuck ’bout a bitch, no we don’t save her
Nothin’ to a boss, do my own thing
It’s money over hoes, no I’m no stranger
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
Gin and drugs, gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, we got gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, we got gin and drugs
We got! Got at least 3 zips rolled, all ready
Wiz brought another jar with him
Gin and drugs got me feelin’ like a car hit him
‘Round 6 a.m once I hit my DM
Didn’t have a rubber so she got to feel this skin
Money stacks stack high, bruh this don’t bend
What’s up with your friend? Ho, yeah-yeah-yeah
Feeling like Mitch when the light hit him
Married to the money, let the rice hit him
[Chorus: Wiz Khalifa & Problem]
Up in this bitch and we all faded
Fuck ’bout a bitch, no we don’t save her
Nothin’ to a boss, do my own thing
It’s money over hoes, no I’m no stranger
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
One more bounce, we got more ounces
Gin and drugs, gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, we got gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, gin and drugs
Gin and drugs, we got gin and drugs
We got! Biatch! Even though I had some, right ‘fore I came
It’s lit though!

Queen Naija – Karma (Explicit) Lyrics

Verse 1:
I held you down for the longest
And I was here after all your darkest moments
Feels just like yesterday when we were homeless
Got you some bread, then start treatin’ me bogus
Talking ’bout you wanted something new? No I guess not, I guess not
Cause you let them thot’s take my spot
Congratulations to you
What you wanted is what you got now
Chorus:
So you don’t have to worry about me
Made it clear that your unhappy (yeah)
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember what goes around, comes around
You don’t gotta worry about me
Made it clear that your unhappy (yeah)
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember what goes around, comes around
Verse 2:
I remember when you said that you can have somebody better
And I can’t even lie to you, it really messed my head up
Had me lookin’ in the mirror
Disgusted with myself
Wishing that I looked like someone else
Like the girls you liked on Instagram (damn)
And you really had the nerve to call me insecure
Maybe it wasn’t you
Maybe it’s true, I didn’t know my worth
Maybe, maybe
I should have loved me first
Maybe, maybe (I should have loved me first)
Chorus:
So you don’t have to worry about me
Made it clear that your unhappy (yeah)
Go ahead and have your fun now
Just remember what goes around, comes around
You don’t gotta worry about me
Made it clear that your unhappy (yeah)
Go ahead and have your fun now (Have your fun now)
Just remember what goes around, comes around (Comes around)
Hey, yeah
What goes around it comes around
What goes around it comes around Guess you done caught you a case of amnesia
Maybe you should take a look in your rearview
Cause;
Obviously you forgot all the times that I held you when you cried
And, don’t you remember even when you was in the wrong, I still stayed by your side? Like I wasn’t good enough for you?

Zoe Nash – Lovebug

Do you see me finding happy? Sucker punch, has [?]
Well I know that you’re be calling
Lovebug, you ain’t got a reason
Cry, make my day
Tell me how you forgot to say
Give me something I can face down
Well, you left me in a state
Says the heavy price I’ve paid
There’s nothing left to say
Dear lovebug, look what you’ve done
Look what you’ve done,
Look what you’ve done
Dear lovebug, look what you’ve done to me
Dear lovebug, look how you run
Look how you run
Is she the one? Well, you left me in a state
Says the heavy price I’ve paid
There’s nothing left to say
Dear lovebug, look what you’ve done
Look what you’ve done,
Look what you’ve done
Dear lovebug, look what you’ve done to me
Dear lovebug, look how you run
Look how you run
Is she the one? Dear lovebug, look how you run from me? Dear lovebug, look how you run from me? Dear lovebug, look how you run from me? Got to see, close your eyes
Don’t you worry, I’ll come in time
Take me to my angel city
Hm, you left me in a state
Says the heavy price I’ve paid
There’s nothing left to say
Dear lovebug, look what you’ve done
Look what you’ve done,
Look what you’ve done
Dear lovebug, look what you’ve done to me
Dear lovebug, look how you run
Look how you run
Is she the one? [?] I know it all
Tell me now who follows the master?

Hendrix Harris – New chains

Pick it up, baby, pick it up
I’ma be back at your place
Baby, talk about last time we face
You are the one I’ll ever love
One life is enough, she’s [[?]
Then what I was saying, was it like a fate
15 years late, tell me wasn’t fake
Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Taking off at night, forever I’d be out of sight
Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Taking off at night, forever she’d be out of sight [Prod by GENIUS]

Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Taking off at night, forever I’d be out of sight
Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Taking off at night, forever she’d be out of sight
We chose our own way, now that’s what she tries to tell when I’m asleep
Walk out the door next, now when I was dreaming of her voice in my ear
Free now, I’m the one who’s changed, in secret I’m the one who’s changed
Remember how we used to face it, nothing but amusement
Not as pretty as your eyes, I’ll never let you feel sorry
Even in a hurry used to dream between those thighs
Free now, I’m the one who’s changed, in secret I’m the one who’s changed
Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Taking off at night, forever I’d be out of sight
Waking up at night, you don’t feel here by my side
Taking off at night, forever she’d be out of sight
Always I’ll respect you, love you staring at me like I could fix you
I’m feeling guilty if I tricked you, ‘cause I’m holding you like the Holy scripture
Free now, you’re the one who’s changed
Five years ago I let you go, live your life
In secret I’m the one who’s changed
Now you should know what I [?] about you
Used to remember each time we broke up
It felt like you choke [?]
Now we’re making love and I can feel you growing
As I’m getting closer to the zone
I don’t want to give you too much pleasure
I’d be gone forever in a moment and I need, need a hold
Never thought about of when you get older
Gotta feed her, it’s getting colder
Nothing but a [?] I gotta show her
If you’re scared [?]
She was laughing, she was sober and I’m packing
Should I call her? Now I’m packing, should I call her?

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Jilkminggan was previously named as one of 24 communities to have additional living spaces built onto existing homes under a subsidiary program called Room to Breathe, but it has since been removed amid ongoing lease negotiations.Instead, funding for the new house was raised with the help of Ms Wright’s well-connected clients after an early attempt at crowdfunding failed.The community has also been granted money by the Department of Health for the rehab centre.”Because of the community’s engagement and desire to want to have an outreach program like this, we are working with them to provide the actual structure based on their design and their concept,” Ms Wright said.Flat-packed housing arrivesThis week, the new housing arrived in the community flat-packed and carried by a single shipping container.The modular housing, designed in collaboration with sustainable architect Ken McBryde, means the structure was mostly complete before it arrived in the community, but CDP workers piecing it together will gain experience constructing the house for future projects. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
Ms Wright was especially taken aback by the poor state of housing, in which some basic design principles seemed non-existent.She said she saw this as an important stepping stone to addressing broader issues.”Fundamentally, a house is the basic route of creating a sustainable community,” she said.”It can fix health, it can fix the living conditions in order to be able to focus and go out and do a full day’s work in any capacity.” Housing conditions poorAccording to JCAC director Helena Lardy, many houses in Jilkminggan are both poorly serviced and chronically overcrowded, with up to 20 people sleeping under the same roof.”Privacy is very low; a lot of things get used so everything starts breaking down, like your plumbing, things like that,” Ms Lardy said.”It’s very well-used and it just needs so much more attention which it doesn’t get at the moment.”

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The hairdresser helped a clothing drive for the op shop go viral in 2016. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
The one-bedroom structure will sleep families of four to six — sometimes more, if nearby disused school demountables are also used.And for Ms Wright, it may stand as a monument to the second time a well-connected individual has influenced material change on issues that are by no means close to home. Op shop opens for business A tiny community in the middle of the Northern Territory is inundated with boxes of clothing after a fundraising drive goes viral. External Link:

Jilkminggan is more than 3,600km from Bondi Beach
The structure is the result of collaboration between Ms Wright, the Jilkminggan Community Aboriginal Corporation (JCAC) and local elders over the past 18 months.”[Back] then I didn’t know very much; now I know a lot,” Ms Wright said.”I could build a house in the Northern Territory, which is what we’re going to do over the next couple of days.” Op shop opportunityIn 2016 Ms Wright’s salon connections helped hoist the Jilkminggan op shop, then a small social enterprise opened by local women, into the national spotlight. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson)
Working with Ms Wright, Ms Lardy has been consulting with the community to ensure the new housing fits their needs, which in this instance were related to grassroots drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Photo:
Helena Lardy has been consulting with community members about their infrastructure needs. “I think it really goes back to communication — it’s the only way that we can move forward and try to make a little dent or a little change in what we do when working with communities on their housing.” External Link:

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It has also been placed a few minutes’ drive out of town, far enough for the noise and distraction of community life to fade out.In the NT, new and upgraded housing in remote communities is funded by the Government, but its remote housing program has been beset by several controversies alongside uncertainty as to where the rest of its $1.1 billion funding will come from. What does a white English hairdresser know about building houses in the Northern Territory in a remote Aboriginal community?It’s a question Kelly Wright asks herself as she sits surrounded by flat-packed equipment and planks of wood on a lot near Jilkminggan, a remote community south-east of Katherine.She is 3,600 kilometres of highway from the hair salon she owns at Bondi Beach.The two locations are snapshots of very different countries on the same continent, but Ms Wright has made a remarkable leap over the tyranny of distance.Partly funded by the charity she founded, the hardware will in coming days be erected into culturally sensitive housing, the first built in the small community of 300 in nearly two decades. A callout for donations to the op shop’s clothing drive on her salon’s Facebook page went viral.The post promptly attracted more than 20,000 shares and in subsequent weeks so many boxes of clothes that many are waiting to be unpacked to this day.Ms Wright was invited into the community following the surprise success and she became determined to continue working with locals based on what she saw there.”I fell in love with a little girl called Alima; she was 18 months at the time and so was my son,” she said.”I couldn’t believe, I couldn’t cope with the fact that she was born in the same country as my children and not afforded any of the same opportunities.”In Jilkminggan, as in many of the Northern Territory’s remote, predominantly Indigenous communities, infrastructure is so poor as to make ordinary aspects of life in major cities — jobs, amenities, phone service — seem like luxuries.
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Artists from across the globe have made the pilgrimage to Bundanon to take part in residencies, with alumni as diverse as rock band Crowd Control and 103-year-old dancer Eileen Kramer.Visual artist Merryn Sommerville from Bega on the far south coast has just returned from a residency at Bundanon, but her connection with the place went much further back.It was an educational visit to Bundanon as a high school student that originally convinced her to become a full-time artist.”It really rejuvenated my artistic practice, returning there was really important for me, and I don’t know if there are any other residencies in Australia that offer facilities like that,” Ms Sommerville said.”They were generous to me in letting me view the collection while I was there for a month. (Supplied: NSW Government)
The NSW Government has today announced it will provide $8.5 million for the project, which Ms Ely said would ensure Boyd’s original vision was realised.”Arthur planned right from the very beginning to put a gallery at Bundanon,” she said.”It was the main reason he get all the artworks, he wanted to see them, and see them here in the Shoalhaven where many of them were made.”At the moment it’s quite difficult, you can see one or two big Boyd artworks at Bundanon at a time on Sunday, where in the new gallery we’ll be able to do some new curated exhibitions.”Boyd gallery to inspire public, emerging artistsThe NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin said the gallery would bring “Arthur Boyd’s gift” to the wider public and inspire future generations of Australian artists.”It will make a remarkable collection available, and it’s just going to delight people who are able to see his work and legacy,” Mr Harwin said. (Supplied: Kerstin Thompson Architects)
Bridge-inspired design sparks debateThe unique design at Riversdale which will see the new gallery embedded in the landscape is inspired by the flood bridges across regional Australia, but it has drawn some criticism.Four Australian architects Brit Andreson, Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston penned an open letter two years ago expressing their concern about the design.They argued the plans were not in the spirit of the Boyds’ original wishes, but Deborah Ely from the Trust said it would be among “the most recessive and quiet” galleries imaginable.”Arthur didn’t have a specific vision for the appearance of an art gallery in any case, but this literally lives within the landscape and privileges the landscape,” Ms Ely said.”People who might have had concerns that we would build something that was horrible in terms of the appearance should be very reassured, because it’s a very low-key gallery.” It very much felt like going through a treasure trove where you would have to move one work to access another.”I think this new facility will really allow for the preservation of this Australian treasure, but it will also allow artists like me to go and view it in a really accessible manner.”The steep, narrow roads that wind through the bush to Bundanon present other access challenges, and former local councillor and nearby resident Lynnette Kearney said upgrades would be vital.She said it was also important that the wider region benefitted from the prospect of a new major tourist attraction.”It’s not a very wide road, because Illaroo Road that goes up to there is not a really major road,” Ms Kearney said.”This new plan’s going to be wonderful for Bundanon, but we need to make sure that it is Shoalhaven, not just Bundanon that’s being advertised.”But the State Government said the Trust and Shoalhaven City Council were working to address these issues.”They’re looking at working on a road to make sure that the potential is captured in terms of cultural tourism,” Don Harwin said. Photo:
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The $28.5 million art gallery will house up to 4,000 works including those by Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and Brett Whiteley. The precious collection of work by one of Australia’s most famous artists has been largely hidden from the public for decades, but a major new project will see it brought out into the public eye permanently.Nestled amongst bushland on the banks of the Shoalhaven River in NSW, the property of Bundanon is home to more than 1,200 works by Arthur Boyd, who died in 1999.Boyd fell in love with the property in the early 1970s after spending a decade in England, and it was his decision to gift the site and his collection to the Australian public that led to the formation of the Bundanon Trust in 1993.Its CEO Deborah Ely said while the collection continued to grow in value, now worth $43 million, its storage was precarious because of its sheer size.”It’s in quite a remote place and we really feel that the constant threat of bushfire means that we should bring the collection storage to a more defendable place,” Ms Ely said.In what will become a permanent, fire-proof home for the collection, a $28.5 million contemporary art gallery will be built into a hill on a nearby property owned by the Trust known as Riversdale.Half-buried into the hill, it will showcase Boyd’s work along with those of his contemporaries Sir Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley, John Perceval and Charles Blackman.