Events In Sydney

12/8/18 to 7/21/19

Street Photography Exhibition

(Left: Ronald Jones & Dorothy Rootsy, 1940 courtesy of Laura Stedman. Right: Rosalind Ellis 1956, Macquarie Street courtesy of Rosalind 'Ros' Ellis)

The Museum of Sydney is hosting a "Street Photography" exhibition of images from the mid-20th Century. Photographers were a familiar sight on Sydney’s streets, capturing everyday people as they strode by or stopped to pose. Taken against the vibrant background of the city streets, these photographs...
5/5/19 to 8/11/19

The Essential Duchamp

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Marcel Duchamp was one of the most influential—and humourous—artists of the 20th century. This major exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is the most comprehensive survey of his work ever to be seen in the Asia-Pacific region, comprising approximately 125 works on loan from the...
5/18/19 to 8/4/19

52 Artists 52 Actions at Artspace

Install shot from "52 Artists 52 Actions" at Artspace Woolloomooloo.

"52 Artists 52 Actions" was an ambitious, year-long project that started as a movement on a global scale. From January 2018 to January 2019, 52 artists and artist collectives were engaged to create an "action" that responded to their own physical location—one for each week of the year—that was...
5/25/19 to 7/21/19

Here Is Your Horizon at Cement Fondu

Woven Kolektif install shot. "Breathing Room" as part of "Here Is Your Horizon" at Cement Fondu, 2019.

The practice of Pacific adornment has moved beyond traditional mark-making to encompass modern technologies, digital identities, movements, imagery and even relationship building. The diverse experiences of this tradition are explored in the exhibition "Here Is Your Horizon" at experimental...
5/25/19 to 9/17/19

Dead Central Photo Exhibition

Image from the "Dead Central" photo exhibition. Courtesy: State Library of NSW.

Today Central Station is alive with movement, ferrying people across the city and out of town. But before the turn of the 20th century, the land upon which it now sits was occupied by less animated inhabitants. Until 1901, a vast cemetery sprawled across Elizabeth, Devonshire and Pitt Streets,...
6/1/19 to 8/31/19

Truffle Season at Three Williams Cafe

Crispy truffle skin chicken breast at Three Williams Cafe.

Skip the foraging and head to Three Williams Café in Redfern to celebrate the short-lived and delicious truffle season. For the third year running, the venue will launch a special truffle menu to sit alongside their regular menu for the duration of the season, estimated to begin early June. The...
6/28/19 to 9/22/19

Michael Armitage Solo Exhibition at MCA

Michael Armitage, "Lacuna", 2017. Oil on Lubugo bark cloth. Private collection, Brussels. Courtesy: the artist and White Cube © the artist. Photo: White Cube / George Darrell.

Narratives from folklore, memory, current affairs, popular culture and East African history are woven together in the lush, large-scale paintings of Michael Armitage, one of Kenyaʼs most exciting young artists. Living and working between Nairobi and London, Armitage uses oil paint and Lubugo bark...
6/28/19 to 9/1/19

Muriel's Wedding Returns to Sydney

The Australian cast of "Muriel's Wedding". Photo: Jeff Busby.

Iconic Australian film "Muriel's Wedding" is once more brought to the Sydney Lyric Theatre after a completely sold out 2017-18 season in Sydney. This stage musical follows the daydreaming Muriel, who spends her time fantasising about the perfect wedding—the dress, the church, the attention. The...
6/28/19 to 8/10/19

Madama Butterfly at Sydney Opera House

A costume sketch for Opera Australia's 2019 production of "Madama Butterfly", pictured on cast member Cio Cio San. Photo: Rhiannon Hopley / RH Photography & Design.

The timeless story of “Madama Butterfly” is re-told in a new production by Opera Australia, to be held on one of the world's most famous stages: the Sydney Opera House. This tale of helpless, hopeless love is enhanced by elaborate costumes, a transcendent score and choreography by national living...
6/28/19 to 7/21/19

Skating At Sydney Festival

Skating At Sydney Festival.

It might not snow in Sydney, but that doesnʼt mean you have to miss out on a true winter experience. For Skating At Sydney Festival, the area in front of the breathtaking St Maryʼs Cathedral will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a winter food market, an Alpine Bar, and an ice-...