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LePenthouse Suite is the Gold Coasts premium brothel and offers the most luxurious and erotic sexual experiences on the Gold Coast. Our exquisite private suites and idyllic coastal location is matched by our stunningly beautiful selection of ladies.

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Look more stylish than never before this hot summer in cool style. Getting dressed during the hottest days of the year is actually a tough task and hence we end up juggling between our clothes. But not to worry as in this summer The Iconic has brought you ample of new style in Polo Ralph Lauren for men and women to give you that celebrity look. Be it from finding best footwear, accessory or an outfit, we have a wide variety of options available with best prices to give you the comfortable look where you need not to compromise on your style.

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Voyager Tennis Academy specialises in the development of elite tennis player and coaches many of best players in Australia. At Sydney Olympic Park we have partnered with The Mcdonald College to provide a full time integrated tennis and academic program for primary and high school students. We also have an incredible high performance training environment for local and international professionals and college players.

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Optically is an online eyewear retailer of prescription glasses and sunglasses. We offer an exclusive collection of glasses online, ranging from minimalistic metal frames to stylish squares. Our outstanding range of online glasses and prescription sunglasses are all conveniently available on our website.

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Central Coast Websites has been helping small to medium businesses get online, increase their profile and increase their customers since 2004.

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Delivering exceptional Food, Wine, Pamper, Christmas and Baby gift baskets and hampers since 1998. Australia wide delivery. Corporate hampers a specialty.

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Brescia Furniture has a large collection of furniture for bedroom, dining room and lounge. Visit our furniture stores in Sydney.

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Ample Firewood delivers best burning firewood in Sydney, NSW. Ample firewood supplies timber, wood, log splitter as well as accessories for fireplaces.

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Lily Homes ensures a degree of flexibility with designs and professional advice when planning your new home. Our well trained staff continue to be up-to-date with the ever changing council requirements and strict building codes governing the erection of new homes. Our team will take the worry and hassle away from you and ensure the whole process is much easier than you may have anticipated.

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Events in Sydney

The Welcome Choir
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The choir is a new lively, open, friendly, all genders, all ages singing group in Newtown for people of all singing abilities.

Theres no audition and no need to be able to read music as the songs are taught by ear. Each week, we learn a brand new song. We meet every Thursday evening but theres no pressure to attend. Drop-ins are welcome.

We offer a place that is also safe for greater diversity - people who are living rough on the streets, people of all abilities, LGBTIQ, people who are new migrants or asylum seekers - people who need to find some human connection and something beautiful to lift them up once a week. We have an open-hearted space that is breaking down some barriers that often create distance between people who are different.

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Creative movement for seniors
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Revitalizing, relaxing, guided movement exploration.
If you enjoy thinking and moving outside the box, come and rediscover vitality through the creativity of your expressive body with this friendly group. Gentle guidance will encourage your spontaneity, imagination and both mental and physical fitness.
Moving as your body wants means no prerequisite for technique or physical standard. Various abilities are catered for. Willingness to be playful is an asset.
Mature age is warmly welcomed.

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Marion Hall Best: Interiors
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This exhibition colourfully charts the work of Marion Hall Best (1905-1988), one of Australias first and most influential independent interior designers. Displayed are original furniture, fabrics, furnishings and design schemes.

Bests career spanned four decades from the mid-1930s, a period of transition from the department store decorators and art furnishers of the 1920s, to the independent professional designers of today.

Her interiors vibrated with bold colours and patterns and a signature of her commissioned interiors was her vibrant glazed painted finishes on walls and ceilings.

Best introduced the latest of international modernism in design to Australians through her shops in Rowe Street Sydney and Queen Street Woollahra. Her shops become an inspiration to the local design profession.

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This is a Voice
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Contemplate the power of voice before and beyond words and explore the human voice in this immersive exhibition.

Experience the human voice, how it locates us socially, geographically and psychologically. Learn how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training.

Designed as an acoustic journey, delve inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to discover how meaning and emotions are conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation.

Blending performance, video, visuals and sound, This is a Voice presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

This is a Voice is a Wellcome Collection exhibition produced in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

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The Last Resort by Anri Sala
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Transforming the Observatory Hill Rotunda, celebrated French-Albanian artist Anri Sala is creating a splendorous installation of sculpture and sound for the 33rd Kaldor Public Art Project.

Step beneath the gravity-defying ensemble of custom-built drums to experience their rhythmic, live response to a contemporary interpretation of a Mozart concerto. Set against the sights and sounds of the harbor below, the musical dialogue animates the relationship between sound, place, time and history.

To shape the intricate recorded soundscape for The Last Resort, Sala has reimagined Mozarts Clarinet Concerto in A Major, a masterpiece of the European Enlightenment. Mozarts score is upended, as if it were a message in a bottle carried from Europe across the ocean to Australia, affected by wind and waves.

Vibrant and enchanting, The Last Resort promises a sensory onrush amidst sweeping views of Sydneys treasures. Take a stroll to Observatory Hill and surrender to the poetic beauty.

This artwork is part of Art and About Sydney, an ongoing year-round program of temporary art projects in unusual spaces produced by City of Sydney. The project is presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects, a non-profit organisation that has created groundbreaking art projects in public spaces since 1969. It was co-commissioned with partners Esther Schipper (Berlin) and Marian Goodman Gallery (New York and Paris).

About Anri Sala

Anri Salas works of film, sculpture and installation create poetic analogies that reflect on life and culture from different frames of experience. Past works have traversed European contexts, from his hometown, Tirana, Albania, to Germany and France where he has spent much of his adult life. His artworks often creatively pair image with sound, and explore the choreographic potential of musical instruments and their performers.

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Gapu-Monuk Saltwater
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The exhibition Gapu-Monuk Saltwater Journey to Sea Country recognising Indigenous Sea Rights. It acknowledges the significant story of the Yolu people of northeast Arnhem Land and their fight for recognition of Indigenous Sea Rights and the Blue Mud Bay legal case.

In essence it is a display of Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country also known as the Saltwater Collection. 47 Yolu artists petitioned for sea rights by painting their Sea Countries onto bark and revealing sacred patterns or designs known as minytji, that were created by Ancestral Beings.

This stunning exhibition will also include Mokuy (spirit) carvings, Larrakitj (mortuary pole paintings on hollowed trees), lipalipa (dugout canoe) and other traditional and contemporary works.

Yolu artists from fifteen clans and eighteen homeland communities in east Arnhem Land created the sacred paintings in a response initiated by Madarrpa clan leader Djambawa Marawili in 1997, following his indignation at discovering illegal fishing on a sacred site in his clan estate.

Gapu-Monuk Saltwater reveals sacred clan designs demonstrating enduring connection to specific sea country. The Yirrkala Bark Paintings of Sea Country are as historic as they are sacred, as they will never be produced again.

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Container
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An exciting outdoor exhibition that explores the history and impact of one of the 20th centurys most important innovations: the humble shipping container.

Colourful metal boxes will be scattered like giant Lego pieces in what will be the Australian National Maritime Museums very first outdoor exhibition. Each box will reveal the secrets of how the shipping container has shaped our modern world, changing the way we produce, shop, eat, work and live.

Ubiquitous, standardised and universal, its easy to take the shipping container for granted. But some economists say this unassuming box has done more for global trade than every trade agreement signed over the past 50 years.

The container revolution began with the sailing of the Ideal-X in 1956, and in just over a decade had the makings of a global phenomenon as shipping became cheaper and faster than ever before. After more than 70 years, the sturdy container has stood the test of time, with up to 35 million on the ocean today.

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Sydney Open
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Sydney Open invites you to explore Sydneys most significant, historic and architecturally inspiring buildings and tour secret spaces usually off-limits to the general public.

This years program features long-standing highlights, from the late 20th century brutalist Sydney Masonic Centre (1974, tower 2004), the Harry Seidler designed Grosvenor Place (1988), to the earliest surviving synagogue in Sydney Thomas Rowe-designed The Great Synagogue (1878) and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks (1817-19).

These architectural favorites will be presented alongside buildings in this years focus precinct which extends from Central and Redfern to Eveleigh. It includes heritage sites throughout the Australian Technology Park and the old Eveleigh Rail Yards (1888) in Wilson Street where a successful adaptive reuse of this site by architects tonkin zulaikha greer in 2006 saw the spaces become home to the contemporary multi-arts space Carriageworks. Go behind the scenes at Carriageworks and take a look inside the rarely accessed Eveleigh Paint Shop.

The Focus Tour program will give audiences access to some of Sydneys most in-demand spaces including the St James Tunnels, the Sydney Opera House and Central Station Clock Tower.

For anyone curious about their city, save the date for this a weekend-long celebration of living architecture.

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China National Symphony Orchestra
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The China National Symphony Orchestra will tour to Australia this year performing one concert only. Over 100 musicians make up this exceptional orchestra under the baton of the CNSOs renowned chief conductor Li Xincao. The concert also features violinist Lu Siqing, the first Asian prizewinner of the Paganini Competition.

The China National Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1956, is regarded as one of the most outstanding orchestras in the world. The CNSO has made significant contribution in promoting and developing the art of symphonic music in China, introducing audiences to a large repertoire of classical, romantic, modern and contemporary orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers.

The CNSOhas performed with many world-leading artists including conductor Herbert von Karajan, Eugene Ormandy, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, David Zinman, Michel Plasson, and well-known guest instrumentalists David Oistrakh, Isaac Stern, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Li Yundi, Wang Yuja and Han-Na Chang. The ensemble has also performed with vocalists Giuseppe Giacomini, Jose Carreras, and Kathleen Battle.

The CNSO has undertaken international tours to the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and cities known as classical music metropolises.

The orchestra is a sophisticated musical group with vigorous sounds and excellent technique. The Times (UK).

The orchestra is a solid, energetic and meticulously drilled ensemble. The Washington Post.

For the 2017 Australian tour, the CNSO will perform a selection of masterpieces including The Fantasies SymphoniquesFarewell My Concubine composed by Guan Xia, Violin ConcertoThe Butterfly Lovers composed by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang and Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4 in f minor.

This is a unique opportunity for Sydney audiences to experience exquisite music. Witness the supreme skill and artistry of the China National Symphony Orchestra.

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Passion and procession
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Passion and procession brings together painting, sculpture, video and installation works from ten contemporary Filipino artists. They reveal their very personal responses to faith, history, politics and life in the Philippines.

The works draw on folk mythology, family archives, nature and religious ceremony to reconsider established narratives of history and nation. The artists have used found as well as ritual objects, plant specimens and symbols of precolonial histories to address the ambiguities of faith and science, social inequality and relationship to place. In doing so, they demonstrate a belief in the potential of art to inspire, heal and effect social change.

The artists include Santiago Bose, Marina Cruz, Alfredo Esquillo Jr, Nona Garcia, Renato Habulan, Geraldine Javier, Mark Justiniani, Alwin Reamillo, Norberto Roldan and Rodel Tapaya.

Accompanying their works is a selection of textiles and sculptural objects from the Philippines given to the Gallery in 2005 by Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter.

This exhibition is part of the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project, a collaboration between the Art Gallery of NSW, Blacktown Arts Centre, Mosman Art Gallery, Peacock Gallery (Auburn) and Campbelltown Arts Centre in association with Museums and Galleries of NSW. The project celebrates the art and culture of the Philippines through a series of exhibitions, performances, creative writing and community programs across multiple venues.

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A Museum Of Magic
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The history of magic as an art form has been shrouded in mystery in order to protect its secrets, often being handed down verbally from magician to magician. But in this secret museum of Sydney, this history of wonder and knowledge comes to life.

The Australian Museum of Magical Arts is set within the secret walls and corridors of The Magicians Cabaret Theatre. Through personal objects, photos and films, personal mementos, secret plans, books and artefacts, you can learn about the mind of a magician and the fascinating role magic has played in cultures.

This museum may be small, but it is packed with information and inspiration. Not just about revealing secrets. By discovering the role magic has played in movies, in war, even in history, you will also experience not just wonder but the beauty of imagination.

You will feel like you are searching, or travelling for the purpose of discovery.

Bookings essential.

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Life drawing competition
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Monthly life drawing competition.

3 artists, 3 hours, 1 model.

Contact us for more details.

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Diving for Pearls
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Katherine Thomsons story about aspiration and reinvention is one of the great Australian plays. Set in Wollongong during the economic rationalism of the 80s, Diving for Pearls remains startlingly relevant. The political decisions of that time planted the seeds of divide we continue to witness between those with opportunity and those without.

With the town she grew up in changing all around her, Barbara is determined to change with it. Dreaming of a way out, she sets her sights on landing a job at one of the new resorts popping up all over town. Meanwhile, her partner Den is having change forced upon him. The steelworks hes worked at his whole life has been sold and Den must reinvent himself to survive. The arrival of Barbaras daughter, Verge, just might be the thing that tips Barbara and Den over the edge.

Helpmann Award-winning actor, the great Ursula Yovich stars as Barbara. This is a character as significant in the history of Australian theatre as Willy Loman is in Americas.

Live captioned performance Tuesday 17 October at 7pm.

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Wet Paint
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Wet Paint at Canvas Bar.

Theme for this competition is Winter.

3 artists. 3 canvases. 3hours.

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Winning Sky Photos
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See 23 spectacular award-winning photographs of the night sky from the last 12 months. Theyre judged by world-renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin.

Among the photographs on display is the stunning image showcasing a special evening above Calverts Beach in Tasmania as red airglow hits the sky.

Other photographs on display show the three distinct nebulae in the Tail of Scorpius, comets travelling close to earth, stunning mosaics capturing the brightest part of our Milky Way, the Emu amongst several other significant stars, constellations and clusters, plus so much more.

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Spring Walk in the Garden
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Wander through the Royal Botanic Garden to see the seasonal flowers on display along our famous spring walk. First planted in 1855, it is the oldest continuous horticultural display in the country.

The horticultural staff have carefully selected plants to evoke an English spring garden in an Australian climate.

This year, the spring planting is a cottage mixture and will be in bloom from mid-August providing a spectacular spring display. Keep an eye out for stock in the early part of the season for their lovely scent and ranunculus in the latter part of the season for their bright colours.

The Spring Walk roundabout will be a mass of red flanders poppies.

See different seasonal flowers and plants at their best. Also view stunning blooms on the wonderful varieties of wisteria, flowering peach, plum, cherry and magnolia lining the Spring Walk and brightening Lion Gate Lodge.

Also spectacular in spring is the flowering meadow near the Garden Shop. It will be a sea of magnificent blue from the lakspur nestled amongst the marigolds.

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City Walls #1: To be free is to have no fear
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City Walls is a series of surprise street art projects brought to you by Art and About Sydney and Elliott Routledge of Funstudio.

The first artwork in the brand new City Walls project, To be free is to have no fear, is a colourful work by artist Nadia Hernandez behind Customs House on Loftus Lane. Nadia works by creating the work as a paper cut artwork in a smaller scale, then translates it to the wall.

A multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Sydney, Nadia Hernandez was born in Merida, Venezuela. Her practice continues to orbit and explore Venezuelan folklore, using collage, craft, design and text to reflect on the intersecting ideologies of social and political change.

Hernandez has had both solo and group exhibitions across the country and has created site-specific works in Sydney for cultural hubs such as The Thousands and Golden Age Cinema. Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia, New York, London, Luxembourg, Barcelona, and Japan.

Watch out for more City Walls in the coming months springing up in an ever-changing Sydney.

Visit Nadias, Elliotts, or the Funstudio website and Nadia or Elliotts Instagram.

About Art and About

Our city shines in every season, and now Art and About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.

After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, were committing to a year-long calendar of creativity.

Explore the current program

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Hilarie Mais
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Hilarie Mais was born in the UK and lives and works in Sydney. Her work is characterised by a deep interest in the grid and its expressive possibilities. She makes abstract constructions and paintings that merge the formal structure of the grid with an interest in more organic forms found in nature.

Mais has been making work since the 1970s, influenced in part by her interest in the history of abstraction - in particular mid-20th century English constructivism, as well as later American minimalism including the work of Agnes Martin.

Maiss work brings together formal geometry with biological and cellular structures to generate subtle visual experiences that are broadened expressively through the highly personalised application of paint. As such, the apparent formality of her works is undercut by emotional truth and underpinned by an organic and intimate sensibility, whilst the handmade quality of the works functions to personalise, even feminise abstraction.

This exhibition brings together and presents a range of key works by Hilarie Mais made over the last decade.

The exhibition is co-curated by Blair French and Manya Sellers.

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Something Else is Alive
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Urbanised and sprawling, Sydney is deeply urbane yet paradoxically wild. A secret city of animals, both seen and unseen, exists amongst us. We are coupled and tethered to the animal world in a symbiotic relationship that stretches from the present into the past.

Birds sweep through our skies and pick at our waste, cats rule social media networks, dogs are preened and prepped, and rats scurry endlessly within close proximity. Animals are depicted through deeply symbolic decoration, from public art to architectural motifs. Yet this relationship is often overlooked.

Something Else is Alive: Sydney and the Animal Instinct approaches the idea of the animal in the city in various ways from the humorous to the downright creepy, from the symbolically sacred to the secular.

The exhibition will feature objects drawn from the City of Sydney collection and archives alongside artworks by four Sydney-based artists: Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Blak Douglas, Mylyn Nguyen and Garry Trinh. The show will also include the dogs eye view of Bailey Haggarty - rescue dog and Assistant Director of Seagulls at the Australian National Maritime Museum, dramatic footage of a Peregrine Falcon preying on a pigeon on a ledge of the Westpac building, Il Porcellino, Sydneys wild boar with a lucky snout, fascinating 19th century letters of complaint received by the Lord Mayor and a 24-hour bee-cam.

Something Else is Alive will investigate everything from the difference between Indian myna and noisy miner birds, to what the horses of the NSW Mounted Police get up to when theyre not fighting crime. It will engage people from all walks of life.

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Kings Cross Market
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Make Saturday morning your time to stock up on gourmet food and produce at the Kings Cross Market, specialising in Certified Organic and fresh produce.

Enjoy meandering through the many other stalls featuring crafts, plants, flowers, environment and eco products, fair trade goods and delightfully unique individual and personally produced goods.

We trade rain, hail or shine and we all really appreciate your patronage!

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