Events In Sydney

7/13/19 to 12/8/19

David Hockney: Prints

David Hockney, "Afternoon Swimming", 1980. Lithograph edition of 55, 80.6 x 100.6cm. © David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd. Photo: Richard Schmidt.

There is no ignoring the impact of David Hockney on the international world of art. The British icon is widely considered one of the most influential artists of the 1960s for his contributions to the pop art movement, with a legacy and output that endures today. The nationally touring exhibition of...
7/26/19 to 12/23/19

El' Circo at Slide Lounge

El' Circo Cabaret at Slide Lounge.

Talented aerial performers, statuesque dancers, incredible vocalists and some of the best pole performers in the business would be more than enough to fill a night with entertainment of their own accord. But at Slide Lounge in Darlinghurst, this eclectic and electric combination is taken to new...
7/27/19 to 11/17/19

Wirrimanu at Art Gallery of NSW

Eubena Nampitjin, "Kinyu", 2007. Image courtesy: Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Eubena Nampitjin. Licensed by Copyright Agency Photo: Diana Panuccio, AGNSW.

For generations, one town in the far centre of Western Australia has been home to some of Australia's most extraordinary Indigenous artists. The community of Wirrimanu—which lies in the midst of the Great Sandy and Tanami deserts—has acted as a ceremonial hub for the Indigenous clans who live there...
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 “...
10/2/19 to 11/24/19

Cirque du Soleil Presents Kurios

"Kurios". Photo: © Martin Girard [shootstudio.ca]. Costume: Philippe Guillotel.

In "Kurios—Cabinet of Curiosities", the latest production by Cirque du Soleil, time comes to a standstill and the limits of human physicality are tested. The narrative follows a mad scientist's attempts to unlock a hidden world—attempts that are more successful than expected. Out of his cabinet of...
10/4/19 to 11/30/19

Hello Koalas at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The ever-elusive Australian mascot, the koala, becomes ubiquitous in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney this month as one of the drawcards of northern beach town Port Macquarie—the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail—travels south, filling the paths and lawns of the gardens with more than 20 large-scale...
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...