Events in Sydney and New South Wales

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).

Until: 11/08/2017

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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.

Until: 10/11/2017

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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.

Until: 26/10/2017

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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.

Until: 04/08/2017

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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.

Until: 17/08/2017

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Swim Champs at Cook and Phillip Park
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We provide aquatic programs to suit a diverse range of people with disabilities and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The lessons are based on the Swim and Survive program and promote water safety,

Classes are designed to work with each participants ability not their disability.

The access and inclusion program provides vital water safety and swimming lessons for children and adults with disability.

Until: 28/07/2016

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Bondi Markets
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Established in 1993, the Bondi Markets are open every Sunday in the wonderful, beachfront grounds of Bondi Beach Public School.

Come to the Markets and youll find original designer clothing, exotic imports, hand made jewellery, arts, crafts, homewares, retro furniture, vintage clothes and so much more.

Bondi Markets are the place to find the next big thing. Keep your eye out for up and coming designers. Mix it with the locals and shop to the sights and sounds of Australias most famous beach.

The markets provide local designers, artists and craftspeople the opportunity to sell their work direct to the public. They act as a launch pad for budding entrepreneurs and anyone working in the creative industries.

BondiMarkets also allow local not-for-profit groups and organisations access to a free stall at the Markets to assist with revenue raising and for raising awareness.A lot of our local residents have joined the markets as stallholders clearing out their garages; going overseas or just spring cleaning.The School Canteen operates on every Market Day and raises funds for the School and other local community groups by doing Sydneys best sausage sizzle and offering light meals and cold drinks to market visitors.

Until: 29/05/2016

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