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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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Everyone wants to appear attractive. Cosmetic surgery has given an opportunity to people with imperfect looks to enhance their looks. Dr Zacharia offers excellent services like face-lift surgery, nose surgery, plastic surgery, body surgery and throat surgery for residents of Australia. All the factors related with the treatment like procedure to be followed, risks involved, expenditure involved, patient expectations, long term affects will be discussed thoroughly with the patient. So here is an opportunity to enhance your appearance.

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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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Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy
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Jenny Watson is a leading Australian artist whose conceptual painting practice spans more than four decades. Curated by MCA Curator Anna Davis, this survey exhibition features works from the 1970s to the present, including examples of Watsons early realist paintings and drawings, and a number of key series of works on fabric.

Inspired by both punk and feminism, Watsons work uses distilled imagery and abbreviated text to create an intimate interior world. She has travelled widely since the 1970s and employs textiles collected on her travels as the surface for many of her paintings, which also often include collaged materials such as images from magazines, horses hair, ribbons, bows and sequins. Many of Watsons works feature self-portraits and alter egos, a cast of long-haired women, horses, ballerinas, rock guitarists and cats, who enact lifes ongoing psychodramas.

Intertwining autobiography and fiction, her work incorporates a diary-like voice that is delivered with deadpan wit and seems to relay the everyday experiences, dreams and desires of a self-proclaimed suburban girl. The relationship between text and image is central to her work, which frequently includes a small panel of hand painted text that sits alongside a larger image, undercutting or changing its meaning.

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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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Headset: Cycling art exhibition for mental health research
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Headset is a cycling art exhibition raising awareness of the positive mental health benefits of cycling. All of the art sales contribute financially to mental health research.

This is the second Headset exhibition. A dynamic mix of local and international artists explore the relationship between cycling and mental well-being. Many of their artworks are informed by a personal connection to the subject and contribute to a wider conversation about mental health. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the works will be donated to The Black Dog Institute.

Please come along and support the second series of Headset!

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Swedish Dads
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Sweden was the first country in the world to replace maternity leave with parental leave in 1974. More than 40 years later, fathers take roughly 25 per cent of the total number of days available to the couple. If fathers paternity leave continues to increase at the same pace it has kept so far during the 21st century, the use of parental leave will not be gender equal until 2040.

Swedish Dads is a photo exhibition based on portraits of fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least 6 months. Photographer Johan Bavman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay home with their children, what the experience has given them, and how their relationship with both their partners and their children has changed as a result. The exhibition aims to show the effects of gender equality in parenting on both individuals and society.

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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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Sydney Craft Week
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Be part of Sydney Craft Week, bringing together Sydneys contemporary craft community in a city-wide festival for the very first time.

Led by the Australian Design Centre and supported by an advisory group of craft sector professionals, Sydney Craft Week brings together contemporary craft organisations and individuals as part of a ten-day festival.

Sydney Craft Week will showcase the citys textile artists, ceramicists, metalsmiths, jewellery-makers, glass artists, timber/furniture makers, leather-crafters, paper artists, Indigenous artists and other makers, designers and craft practitioners.

Call for expressions of interest

Cultural institutions, galleries, retailers, universities, art and design schools, collectives, groups and individuals are invited to propose exhibitions, events, talks and workshops. This could also include live demonstrations, markets and retail events, open studios, interactive or immersive installations, cross-disciplinary projects, and projects that incorporate food and/or drink, or otherwise engage the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).

Submissions close 26 July.

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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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Threatened species children's art
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These artworks reveal childrens emotional connection with native plants and the birds, insects and animals that depend on them.

These surprising and thought provoking creations by 5 to 12 year olds give us insights into our vanishing native species, and encourages us to help protect them.

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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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Songs of My Country with Vienna Boys' Choir
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Following the Gondwana Indigenous Childrens Choirs European tour in May, the Vienna Boys Choir travels to Sydney and Cairns to perform with GICC and the Sydney Childrens Choir.

The cross-cultural concerts feature both Australian and European works, including the world premiere of a work by Owen Elsley and collaborator Gudju Gudju based on a Dreaming story of the Yidinji nation in the Cairns region. Commissioning this work was made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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Mervyn Bishop
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This exhibition includes many of Mervyn Bishops now-iconic images, spontaneous shots that derive from his career as a press photographer and intimate moments with his family and friends.

All pieces are drawn from the Art Gallery of NSWs collection.

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Grounded
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See the latest from celebrated artists and National Art School alumni. View work by this years Archibald and Sulman prize winners, Mitch Cairns and Joan Ross. Also see the dynamic practices of Karla Dickens, Newell Harry, Jumaadi, James Nguyen, Addison Marshall and Justine Varga.

Curated by Judith Blackall, Grounded showcases a range of courageous approaches in contemporary art, along with experimental attitudes and original thinking. These artists are distinguished by their depth and breadth of concepts.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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Take a journey into the secret places of the world around us. Witness the extraordinary talent of photographers who travel to the ends of the earth to capture the fleeting moments that say so much about the majesty of nature - and often, our complicated place in it.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year, run by the Natural History Museum in London, is a global celebration of the worlds very best nature photography.

Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. The competition is open to the worlds top professionals, as well as amateurs who sometimes create big surprises!

Be captivated as we showcase the years top 100 photos, selected from almost 50,000 entries, across 95 countries.

On display, youll see the 52nd years winning entry, up close.

Youll also be able to enter and vote for our local Sydneys Choice award.

Be inspired. Reconnect with the wonder of nature through the magic of photography.

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Charlotte Haywood: Green Asylum
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Green Asylumis a large-scale experimental textile and video installation. The work blurs the boundaries between tapestry weaving and architecture, landscape and language by multi-disciplinary creative Charlotte Haywood.

Haywoods architectural tapestry and video works tell stories within the Australian landscape seeking narrative and language from the past, present and future. Her work is influenced by ephemeral, temporary and sacred shelters, specifically the structures of Indigenous Australia, Asia, Euro-centric steeples and refugee tents from which she creates multi-threaded and multi-narrative architectural forms.

Opening night: 17 August, 6pm-8pm.

Green Asylumwill be opened on the same time as Fracture: Differences.

Opening night speaker:
Professor Jennifer L. Biddle, Director Visual Anthropology and Visual Culture, National Institute for Experimental Art (NIEA), UNSW Art and Design.

Numbers are limited for this event. Please RSVP.

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Kensington Street Festival Village
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Kensington Street, Chippendale will be abuzz throughout September as it is transformed into the official Sydney Fringe Festival Village.

2 amazing pop-up spaces will host 20 nights of entertainment,with dinner and show packages on offer to make a visit to the Village a truly satisfying evening.

Kensington Street Festival Village will be enlivened as a forum for creativity and provocation, a feasting spot for the ravenous and will become a home away from home for Fringe nomads.

The village will host the Fringe Ignite opening on Saturday 2 September.

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