2014 highlights

Little Sydney Lives

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
Sandringham Gardens, Hyde Park north

Sydney’s children have been at it again! Giving us their unique take on our city, budding photographers aged 11 and …

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Here, Now by Numskull

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
Exterior wall, 307 Pitt Street

Using striking colour and bold typography, Numskull’s large-scale mural project for Art & About Sydney is a call to stillness in a fast-paced world, challenging all of us to slow down and start appreciating the moment.

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Armchair Apocalypse by Rock Surfers Theatre Company

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014

The Rock Surfers are stepping out of their Bondi theatre and into your home, with three new shows ready to order straight to your door. The choice is yours – throw open your front door and play host, or invite yourself to a stranger’s home for an intimate night of theatrical antics, music and storytelling.

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Australian Life

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
St James walkway, Hyde Park north

This year, Art & About Sydney’s much-loved Sydney Life exhibition has grown to encompass our entire continent, with photographers giving us their unique take on what Australian Life means to them.

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Trolleys by Shaun Parker & Company

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014

Part dance. Part spectacle. Part ballet. Five shopping trolleys ignite in a dance of anarchy over a breath-taking, high-octane twenty-minute performance from the always-thrilling Shaun Parker and Company.

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Friday Night Live

Start:
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Venue:
Martin Place

Martin Place – The quarter acre block party Slip on your thongs, give your best loud shirt and stubbies a …

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Neon Nomads curated by Celina Stang and Luca Ionescu

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
Hyde Park south

Glowing tipis covered in LED art, film, sound, animation and text from artists such as Wendy Red Star, Jeremyville, Adam Hill, Phil James, Matilda Brown, Universal Everything, GMUNK, Robert Hodgin, Graphonaute, One Day on Earth, Jonathan Zawada, Luca Ionsescu and Zach Dougherty.

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Us by James Dive, The Glue Society

Start:
Sat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014
Venue:
Queen Victoria Building Forecourt

Brush your hair, straighten your tie and polish your shoes – Us is a temporary photo studio where you can be part of a group photograph with people you’ve never met before.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces by CIE. Willi Dorner

Start:
Fri 10 - Sat 11 Oct 2014
Venue:
Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park north

Squeezing brightly clothed dancers into nooks and crannies, artist Willi Dorner plays with our perceptions of space. What was once a gap between two buildings now houses toylike bodies, an alcove becomes home to coloured patterns and shapes, and a doorway is transformed in a game of sardines like no other.

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2014 festival events

Archibald Prize

Start:
Mon 18 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014
Venue:
Art Gallery Rd

Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists – the …

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DREAM HOME, SMALL HOME

Start:
Sat 23 Aug - Sun 23 Nov 2014
Time
10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue:
Museum of Sydney

The 1950s was the great era of do-it-yourself home building in Sydney. With historical photographs, vintage home publications and architectural …

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Safe Inside

Start:
Wed 10 - Sat 27 Sep 2014
Venue:
He Made She Made

Painter and illustrator Anya Brock explores interior landscapes with an installation of striking largescale paintings. Luscious plants, mismatched collectables and …

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Inamorata

Start:
Sat 13 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
Koskela

Immerse yourself in Rowena Martinich’s new series of paintings, Inamorata, and witness the process of the artist in her work. …

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AZTECS

Start:
Sat 13 Sep - Sun 1 Feb 2015
Time
9:30am - 5:00pm
Venue:
Australian Museum

Experience the dramatic tale of the rapid rise and tragic fall of one of the world’s greatest empires.

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Head On Portrait Prize 2014

Start:
Wed 17 Sep - Mon 20 Oct 2014
Venue:
Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 to offer audiences and photographers, more opportunities to view and exhibit extraordinary …

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Mono Nuovo

Start:
Wed 17 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Time
11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue:
Galerie Pompom

Deriving from the Italian name for the popular 18th century peepshow, ‘mono nuovo’ translates as ‘new world’, and evokes images …

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