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...
7/19/19 to 10/7/19

Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow

Shaun Gladwell, "Pacific Undertow Sequence (Bondi)" (still), 2010. Single-channel digital video, high definition, colour, sound (stereo), 11:21 minutes. Image courtesy: the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne © the artist.

Best known for his videos of the body in motion, the work of Australian artist Shaun Gladwell spans a two-decade career marked by obsession with colonial and art histories, forms of everyday urban performance, and mortality. It is a sometimes jarring mix: mesmerising moving works of surfers,...
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...
8/3/19 to 9/29/19

Heath Franco: Valley

Heath Franco, "BREATHING ROOM: CARPETCELL", 2018. Installation with multi-channel video and sound. Installation view: ALASKA projects, Sydney, November 2018. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

The surrealist imagination of Australian artist Heath Franco has been unleashed on the walls, floors and ceilings of experimental Paddington gallery Cement Fondu, in what is the first solo exhibition to ever be held in the space. Known for video works that mine pop culture and the chaos of...
8/16/19 to 10/6/19

West Side Story

West Side Story, Opera Australia. Photo: Jeff Busby.

Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, “West Side Story” returns to Sydney Opera House. A modern retelling of Shakespeareʼs “Romeo & Juliet”, this romantic tragedy is the tale of two young lovers in urban New York whose happiness is destroyed by ties to two rival gangs. The...
8/20/19 to 10/13/19

Chicago The Musical

"Chicago", Australian Production, 2019. Photo: Peter Brew Bevan.

Propelled by six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and thousands of standing ovations, “Chicago The Musical” makes its way to Sydney's Capitol Theatre from August 2019 with a cast comprised of theatre darlings Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Casey Donovan and Alinta Chidzey. Powered by sass, sex and fury,...
8/27/19 to 9/27/19

Bell Shakespeare Presents Titus Andronicus

"Titus Andronicus". Image courtesy: Bell Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's bloodiest play—and one of the success stories of his early career­—gets an update by Australia's premier thespian theatre company, Bell Shakespeare, as they bring “Titus Andronicus” to the stage of Sydney Opera House. The play follows the story of Titus, who returns home from a...
9/1/19 to 9/30/19

Saké Cherry Blossom Festival

Little Geisha cocktail available for a limited time as part of the Saké Cherry Blossom Festival.

Saké Restaurant & Bar is celebrating the arrival of spring with a series of dinners, picnics and limited edition menus that focus on the cherry blossom—or "sakura"—and its seasonal pink blooms. The regional cuisines of Japan will be showcased at two dinner—the East dinner and the West dinner—...
9/1/19 to 9/30/19

Sydney Fringe Festival

Sydney Fringe Festival 2019 artists.

Throughout the month of September, Sydney Fringe Festival brings together some of the country's most pioneering artists and culture-creators to share their vision of what the city should look like year-round. This year, the largest independent arts festival in NSW turns 10, and to celebrate it is...