Events In Sydney

9/26/19 to 4/27/20

Sea Monsters at Australian National Maritime Museum

If you’ve ever watched “Animal Planet”, you’ll know that the murky depths of the ocean hold some of the most terrifying creatures on the planet. But on the bright side, things have only gotten tamer since prehistoric times, when predators were on balance larger, fiercer and more successful. The “...
10/11/19 to 2/9/20

Primavera 2019: Young Australian Artists

Zoe M. Robertson, "Various Protest Banners", 2018. Ink, acrylic and lime wash mistints on discarded manchester, 600 x 900cm. Image courtesy and © the artist.

It's hard to say whether "Primavera" is more of an examination of young Australian artists, or a launching pad for new talent. Showcasing work from exciting Australian artists under the age of 35, the annual group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) invites a different curator each...
10/17/19 to 3/22/20

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

Jenny Kee. Photo: Hugh Stewart.

From the australian bush and wildflower emblems to opals and the Great Barrier Reef, the references deployed by long-collaborating fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson are quintessentially Australian. The garments that have resulted from these touchpoints—and from this enduring partnership...
11/2/19 to 3/8/20

Sydney International Art Series

Cornelia Parker, "War Room", 2015. Installation view, Whitworth, Manchester. Perforated paper negatives left over from production of remembrance poppies, with thanks to The Poppy Factory, Richmond and The Royal British Legion. Image courtesy: the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London © the artist

For the 10th iteration of the Sydney International Art Series, Sydney’s two most significant public galleries will be overtaken by some of the most important artists working in Japan and Britain respectively. The...
11/9/19 to 2/2/20

Quilty at Art Gallery of New South Wales

Ben Quilty in the “Quilty” exhibition. Photo: Mim Stirling © AGNSW.

The art of Ben Quilty is the kind that needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. At the age of 46, Quilty is already widely considered one of Australia’s most important living artists—a fact that is further cemented with the current major retrospective of his work at Sydney’s most...
11/28/19 to 1/31/20

Moonlight Cinema Sydney

Pull up a beanbag, crack open the popcorn and dive into a program of classic and new-release films at Moonlight Cinema Sydney, which returns for another blockbuster summer of outdoor screenings within Centennial Park's Belvedere Amphitheatre.
11/30/19 to 4/26/20

John Gollings: The History of the Built World

John Gollings, Coogee House (Chen Chow Little), Coogee, New South Wales, 2016. Pigment ink-jet print, 47 x 70cm. Courtesy: the artist.

The work of architectural photographer John Gollings spans decades of transition within the Australian built environment. Not just notable for their historic value—mapping trends in the built world in places such as Sydney, Jordan and China—these photographs stand out from the chorus of purely...
12/2/19 to 1/31/20

Frozé Your Way

Untied. Photo: © Jasper Avenue.

Choose between six different flavours of frozé and then create a DIY garnish from nostalgic treats (think: gummy worms and dried fruit) at Untied Barangaroo.
12/14/19 to 2/29/20

Riviera Nights at Bar Ombré

Not your average dinner party, the newly launched Riviera Nights event at Bar Ombré is a mash-up of Studio 54 disco vibes, visual art, French Riviera lifestyle, fine food and free-flowing drinks. The impetus behind the event was to bring Sydney’s bars and restaurants into the fold of arts and...
1/1/20 to 2/9/20

Shrek The Musical

"Shrek The Musical". Photo: Helen Maybanks.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, “Shrek The Musical” is a lavish and hilarious multi-million-dollar production that launches at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from January 2020. Featuring over-the-top set design, a cast of Australian theatre stars and 19 high-energy songs, it’s just the kind of twisted...