Festival 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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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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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
Time
5:00pm - 10:00pm
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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Us by James Dive, The Glue Society

Start:
Sat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014
Time
11:00am - 6:00pm
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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The Walking Neighbourhood

Start:
Sat 20 - Mon 29 Sep 2014
Time
11:00am - 12:30pm | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Walking Neighbourhood, created by Lenine Bourke Tours devised and led by children in Kings Cross and Redfern

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Bodies in Urban Spaces by CIE. Willi Dorner

Start:
Fri 10 - Sat 11 Oct 2014
Time
12:30pm - 2:00pm
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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Current Festival Events

Head On Portrait Prize 2014

Start:
Wed 17 Sep - Mon 20 Oct 2014
Time
9:00am - 5:00pm
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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Everyday is a Job Well Done

Start:
Wed 17 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
MOP Projects

Jodie Whalen’s mixed media collage works use images of sublime sunsets, animals, jewels, smiley faces and words of positivity and …

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Mono Nuovo

Start:
Wed 17 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
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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Base Camp

Start:
Wed 17 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
Galerie Pompom

Kate Beckingham returns to the physical activities she undertook while on residence in Iceland in late 2013. Slipping when walking …

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INGENIOUS INHABITANTS

Start:
Thu 18 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
William Street Windows

Six Sydney creatives – Linda Dement, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Monica Brooks, Peter Nelson, Larin Sullivan and Amber Boardman – are …

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Gaffa Precinct Openings

Start:
Thu 18 Sep - Thu 16 Oct 2014
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue:
Gaffa

Roam the arcades, explore the galleries and relax with a drink on the gaffa rooftop during these special Art & …

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PLAGUE SYDNEY

Start:
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014
Venue:
Start at The Rocks Discovery Museum

The Bubonic Plague struck Sydney in 1900. Step back to this dramatic time through the magic of 3D sound and …

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