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Mums Do Wine Communal Feast
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Mums Do Wine will host a spectacular 6 course communal feast with a wine tasting with recommended wine pairings at the indelible Jack and Knife.

Head chef Christopher Shannon will bring the culinary decadence while we bring the wine tastings and charity raffle to support the charity Share the Dignity to inspire awareness, community, connection and inspiration among the women in the Sydney over great wine and sharing plates.

Women in Sydney give back. Small dignities make a big difference.

Share the Dignity ensuring women in crisis are afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted with on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share The Dignity collects thousands of personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Share The Dignity funds campaign for justice for women in Australia.

Communal event

Wine Tasting (4 wines)

Welcome French Sparkling Wine

6 Course Menu

+ Garlic and Rosemary Popcorn

+ Blueberry Cured Salmon with Toasted Flatbread from Wood Fire Oven
We recommend pairing with Chenin Blanc

+ Asparagus and Goats Cheese Tart with Shaved Fennel, Cucumber and Parsley
We recommend pairing with Chardonnay

+ Duck Confit with Lentils and Roast Onion
We recommend pairing with Pinot Noir

+ Pistachio Crusted Lamb Rump with Pickled Turnip and Beetroot
We recommend pairing with Shiraz

+ Jack Daniels Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Brittle Beetroot
We recommend pairing with Late harvest Riesling

Ticket includes a wine tasting, 6 course menu of sharing plates and a glass of French sparkling wine.

All wine pairings are suggestions and can be purchased during the event. We can always find a pairing that is suited to individual taste.

This culinary experience is not to be missed! Limited tickets.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Mandarin singing club
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A social singing club is run by Mandarin speaking volunteers at Ron Williams Community Centre. Come on down and sing to your hearts content!

Its completely free, and filled with passionate local people with good vibes. Content is in both English and Mandarin.

This activity is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Bondi Junction Adult Glee Club
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So you love to sing and keen to get back into it? Or perhaps youre looking to try something new and different. Whether youve been part of any vocal group, are an ex-pro performer or a shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.

No auditions, no solos (unless you want them) and no experience with choir or group singing required. Just a willingness to give it a go and make new friends in our beautiful glee community.

Our Bondi Junction Glee Club sees all sorts of voices join in, especially as the location sees many travellers. Come along for a sing anytime.

From time to time the Adult Glee Club also gathers for social events and performs for community or charity events, as well as open mic nights. The biggest buzz however lies with the end of year show and our annual signature event glee goes solo night. Dont panic - these performances are optional and youll never have to take part in anything that you dont wish to!

Join any time during the term. Purchase a casual/trial pass or pay for the term. Plus, if its your first time ever, you can bring a friend for free to share the fun!

So expect to sing songs from different musical genres, a vibrant and welcoming community (with fantastic choir directors) and if you want to be brave, the occasional moment in the spotlight!

Where words fail, music speaks - at the glee club you are transported into an hour for you. Laughs and singing are so good for the soul and that is what you get at glee. An hour to express yourself through music and to not be judged, but welcomed into the family. - A happy gleek soprano.

There will be a couple of weeks off during the term.

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Mascot Adult Glee Club
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Who doesnt like singing songs from the past? Be it music from the 70s, 80s, 90s or even the 60s. Mascots Adult Glee Club is going retro and those who love a bit of Boney M, Bowie or the Beatles are invited to join in.

Do you love to sing and keen to get back into it? Or perhaps youre looking to try something new and different. Whether youve been part of any vocal group, are an ex-pro performer or a shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.

No auditions, no solos (unless you want them) and no experience with choir or group singing required. Just a willingness to give it a go and make new friends in our beautiful glee community.

From time to time, the Adult Glee Club also gathers for social events and performs for community or charity events, as well as open mic nights. The biggest buzz however lies with the end of year show and our annual signature event, glee goes solo night. Dont panic - these performances are optional and youll never have to take part in anything that you dont wish to!

Join any time during the term. Purchase a casual/trial pass or pay for the term. Plus, if its your first time ever, you can bring a friend for free to share the fun!

Everyone is welcome. No auditions or experience needed. Just a willingness to give it a go.

Where words fail, music speaks - at the Glee Club you are transported into an hour for you. Laughs and singing are so good for the soul and that is what you get at glee. An hour to express yourself through music and to not be judged, but welcomed into the family. - A happy gleek soprano.

We generally take 2 week breaks in between terms.

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Take Charge
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Take Charge aims to make it easier for people experiencing mental health conditions to feel better through physical activity. It also aims to help people connect with others and the wider community.

The program provides free access to a comfortable gym, and 1 on 1 support from an exercise coach. A structured, goal-oriented program is developed that focuses on the development of an individuals overall wellbeing through participation in physical activity.

The program offers a free 60-day membership to our aquatic centres for those that have been diagnosed with some form of mental health condition. Participants gain access to the facilities, programs, services and staff at their chosen venue.

Participants must be referred by their GP or allied health professional.

Also available at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Pool.

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Dinner for our Farmers
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To celebrate our 10th year in Mosman, Public Dining Room invite you to a very special dinner event!

Primary producers in New South Wales are facing a challenge. This is not just their problem. So, lets get together and show our support.

Thursday 18 October 2018.
6pm arrival for a 6:30pm sit down.
$200 per person.

A feast with a cause!

Enjoy a 4 course share style menu with canapes on arrival and matched wines.

Special guest speakers and amazing raffle prizes.

100% of all tickets and raffle proceeds will go to Need for Feed for New South Wales drought affected communities.

Public Dining Room are proud to support the Lions Need for Feed Disaster Relief, where 100% of all proceeds goes to the farming communities.

For bookings - please call.

Prepayment is required for this special dinner event.

We would love to have you to join us.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Pyrmont Uke Club: The Pukes
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Come and strum! The Pyrmont Uke Club (The Pukes!) meet every Tuesday.

Classes are free and fun. All levels of ability are welcome.

Starts: 12:00 am
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That Sugar Film, Screening and QandA
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This National Nutrition Week, Waverley Library will host speaker Vanessa Kredler, Ambassador of That Sugar Film.

Learn about one mans journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar by eating only foods commonly perceived as healthy.

That Sugar Film tackles contemporary topics around the obesity crisis, nutrition and lifestyle choices, as well as issues around the food industry.

Vanessa Kredler is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and The International Coach Guild and is an experienced food addiction counsellor who will be available for QandA.

Film running time 93 minutes. QandA 20 minutes.

Light refreshments provided.

Bookings essential at eventbrite.com

Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am

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Fruits in Suits
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Network while enjoying canapes and drinks at Upstairs Beresford.

Head on down to the restaurant for dinner later or grab a drink by the bar, inside or outside.
Save the date, the third Thursday of every month.

Bring your friends, colleagues and business cards. Its the place to be for social networking. We know youll love it!

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Will service at Millers Point
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Your will states who you want to leave your property and possessions to when you die. A properly prepared will is the best way of letting people know how you would like your estate to be distributed.

Book an appointment at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers Point to work with a local solicitor to prepare or update a valid, legal will.

This service is free for those receiving a benefit.

Bookings are essential.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Fusion culture group
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Every Wednesday at Ultimo Community Centre, the Fusion culture group runs a friendship group in English/Mandarin.

The group connects people and brings culture together through fun interactive learning, cultural, social and volunteering activities.

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Marrickville Adult Glee Club
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So you love to sing and keen to get back into it? Or perhaps youre looking to try something new and different. Whether youve been part of any vocal group, are an ex-pro performer or a shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.

No auditions, no solos (unless you want them) and no experience with choir or group singing required. Just a willingness to give it a go and make new friends in our beautiful glee community.

You could almost think of Adult Glee Club as the musical version of yoga. Its an activity that you can take up with some or no experience.

From time to time the Adult Glee Club also gathers for social events and also performs for community or charity events, as well as open mic nights. The biggest buzz however lies with the end of year show and our annual signature event glee goes solo night. Dont panic - these performances are optional and youll never have to take part in anything that you dont wish to!

Join any time during the term. Purchase a casual/trial pass or pay for the term. Plus, if its your first time ever, you can bring a friend for free to share the fun!

So expect to sing songs from different musical genres, a vibrant and welcoming community (with fantastic choir directors) and if you want to be brave, the occasional moment in the spotlight!

Where words fail, music speaks - at the Glee Club you are transported into an hour for you. Laughs and singing are so good for the soul and that is what you get at glee. An hour to express yourself through music and to not be judged, but welcomed into the family. - A happy gleek soprano.

There will be a couple of weeks off during the term dates.

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Reggie's Kitchen
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Come along and enjoy a healthy 3 course meal at the Reginald Murphy Community Centre.

We have a team of wonderful volunteers that make lunches during the week. Everyone is welcome!

Connect with community members and feel free to bring a friend along.

Community transport is available upon request.

Arrive early or give us a call on 8374 6310 to let us know you are coming.

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Biketober Business Challenge 2018
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Get back on a bike this October and rediscover the joys and benefits of cycling!

The Biketober Business Challenge is a fun and friendly cycling challenge between workplaces and individuals. The challenge is about experiencing how easy and enjoyable riding a bike can be and bringing others along for the ride. Organisations from across the state are competing to log the most rides, recruit the most new riders and win prizes for their efforts. There a weekly prize draws as well as the annual prize draw for a trip to New Zealand or the Grand Canyon!

Register a workplace team, create your personal profile, ride anywhere, anytime in October, then log your rides online or on the app to contribute to your teams score.

People only need to cycle for a minimum of 10 minutes to take part. You and your workplace team dont have to cycle the most kilometres to win either. Challenge points are weighted to factor in participation and recruitment of new riders.

There are so many benefits of riding a bike - including being healthier, happier and more connected to the people and places around you, as well as saving money and the planet! If you are a manager or business owner there are also benefits for your organisation, including:

  • healthier, happier, more productive staff.
  • enhanced corporate image
  • reduced demand and costs associated with car parking facilities
  • prize incentives for your staff
  • free entry.

So lets get cycling in October!

Visit the website for all events.

The Biketober Business Challenge is brought to you by Get Healthy at Work, a NSW Government initiative that aims to create healthy workplaces and improve the health of working adults in NSW.

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Table Tennis at Millers Point
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The Harry Jensen Community Centre runs 2 sessions of table tennis a week.

Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm.
Fridays between 10.30am and 12.30 pm.

Make friends and get active. Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.

The table is also free to use at other times. This needs to be booked.
Bring your friends in and have a game.

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Sewing workshops at Millers Point
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Our sewing teacher Valeria is running fortnightly sewing workshops at the Harry Jensen Community Centre. She has 10 years experience in fashion design.

In the workshops, Val will be teaching participants how to mend or alter their clothes and other projects.

This session will teach you the basics of sewing. Make friends with crafty like-minded people.

Upcoming workshops:

  • 17 October - learn how to make a Christmas stocking - $5
  • 7 November - alterations and mending - Free
  • 21 November - alterations and mending - Free
  • 5 December - alterations and mending - Free
  • 19 December - contact organiser for topic - $5

A sewing club will be occurring on the other Wednesdays of the month at 2pm, run by our wonderful volunteer Ahn.

The City of Sydney welcomes you to experience the programs and activities available for International Day of People with Disability.

Were committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

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Cantonese social group
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Social group for Cantonese speaking older adults.

The sessions include a monthly birthday party.

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Huge garage sale
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Dress For Success Sydney is holding a huge garage sale. 1st Saturday each month. Come and find some fantastic bargains!

Quality womens casual and corporate clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

Fill a medium size garbage bag for $5! Fill a large size garbage bag for $10! Amazing!

Designer clothing brands for $5 a piece. If you think its worth more, please be generous!!!

Bric-a-brac on sale for low prices.

Savvy shoppers grab their coffees and line up from 9am the bargains are so great!

All proceeds go to Dress for Success Sydney. Dress for Success Sydney is a not for profit organisation empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire and career support.

All money raised ensures we can continue to offer our wide range of programs.

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Sydney pop up gallery
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We will be closing the gallery on Friday 19 October as our lease runs out then.

So were offering 10% off everything from now until then.

Weve just got some great new sculptures and paintings in.

There are 23 sculptures and 15 paintings by 10 artists on display.

The range is very broad, from traditional to contemporary to abstract.

The paintings include scenes of Sydney Harbour, Sydneys beaches and skylines.

The sculptures include male and female nudes, animals, elegant fashion models, and very quirky characters. Plus lots more. Theres something for everyone.

Were here every day Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10am to 5pm.

The artists themselves work in the gallery, not professional sales people.

Theres plenty of parking on the street or under the building.

Youll find us at 710 Military Rd, Mosman, next door to Dan Murphys. So pop in and have a look. Remember our last day is Friday 19 October.

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New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House
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Opera Australia announces 2018 Sydney New Years Eve celebrations. A truly unforgettable night full of glitz, glamour and excitement situated right at the centre of all the action, at Australias most famous building, the Sydney Opera House.

Opera Australia elevates that once in a lifetime experience to a whole new level when it takes over the Sydney Opera House, filling both the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the Concert Hall with 2 sensational operatic performances.

Guests can select from 2 performances - a Gala concert featuring popular arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini, or one of the worlds most loved operas, Puccinis La Boheme - and then combine a range of dining and party options to suit their budget.

Interval is programmed perfectly to catch the 9pm fireworks, and then, after the last note has been sung, the Midnight Party swings into action in the Northern Foyers of both the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre, prime vantage points for one of the best fireworks displays in the world. With canapes, drinks, dancing and live entertainment, this is an unforgettable New Years Eve celebration in one of the worlds most iconic and glamourous locations.

Theres nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Years Eve, and theres nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House

So go on, make this your most glamorous New Year ever.

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apropo
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ap-ro-po is a group exhibition of 6 artists whose work shares a common purpose through its making. Handmade objects created through the intentioned labour and skill set of these artists provides a forum within which the group supports, questions and critiques each others processes.

Diverse and coupled with a joy of making, the interaction between these artists is aimed at strengthening the depth of investigation and expanding the relationship between maker, participant, audience and wearer. The result of this ongoing group dynamic is ap-ro-po, an exhibition of works by 6 accomplished West Australian women which fosters growth and creativity, with the purpose of celebrating each others unique potential.

Exhibiting artists: Helena Bogucki, Brenda Ridgewell, Claire Townsend, Christel Van der Laan and Robin Wells.

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ap - ros - pos
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Brenda Ridgewell, Christel van der Laan, Clare Townsend, Helena Bogucki and Robin Wells.

Opening night celebration on Tuesday 9 October from 6pm.

A Craft Up Late event as part of Sydney Craft Week.

Ap-ro-pos is an exhibition of 5 well-known Western Australian artists working in the field of contemporary jewellery, exploring the connection between wearer and viewer.

Their work shares a common purpose through its making. These handmade objects have been created with intention and labour, using the unique skill sets of these talented and passionate artists.

The diversity of this group of artists coupled with a joy of making, strengthening the depth of their investigation, expanding the relationship between makers, the participant, the audience and the wearer. The result of establishing and fostering this group dynamic is ap-ro-pos, an exhibition of works by 5 leading West Australian women artists, fostering growth and creativity, with the purpose of celebrating each others unique potential.

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An Image of a Tiger
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An Image of a Tiger is an exhibition by Singapore-born Sydney-based artist Jess Bradford, which uses a Chinese cultural theme park called The Tiger Balm Garden to explore cultural identity and representation.

In her first solo show with Galerie Pompom, Bradford presents a series of miniature photorealist paintings and ceramic sculptures based on photographic documents and experiences of the park.

The Tiger Balm Garden depicts traditional Chinese myths, history and folklore with painted concrete sculptures and dioramas, set within fabricated grottos and mountainscapes. Having visited the park as a child, the artist now uses this site to explore her ambivalent connection to Singaporean-Chinese culture. She considers the site from both a personal and critical perspective, examining how the Garden relates to broader narratives of cultural and national identity.

Jess Bradford (b. Singapore, 1987) has held solo exhibitions at Firstdraft and MOP Projects, and is a 2018 Parramatta Artists Studios resident. She completed a Master of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 2016. Bradfords work has been included in curated group shows at Delmar Gallery (2017), Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (2015), Fairfield Museum and Gallery (2014) and Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest (2013).

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The Surreal Artists Masquerade Ball
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The National Art School Student Association (NASSA) presents a surrealist masquerade adventure!

This years ball returns to its roots as an inter-school social extravaganza. Guests will be expected to dress up creatively wearing a masquerade costume that conveys the spirit of Surrealism. A prize will be awarded for best costume. Penalties will be given for people wearing Dali costumes.

A variety of performances including roving performers, dancers, and musicians including live bands and a collective of local DJs will add to the lavish atmosphere.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Hasse's Artaserse
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A triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present 4-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast.

Vivica Genaux stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne.

Will she stand by him, and what is the truth?

Pinchgut favourite and Australian star David Hansen takes on the role that Farinelli made famous. The remarkable Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli joins them in the role of villainous Artabano.

Hasses Artaserse has never been performed in Australia, and Pinchgut Opera is excited to revive this work under the sure hand of Artistic Director Erin Helyard.

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Cinderella
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Made especially for The Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, the worlds most in-demand choreographer. This Cinderella has all the elements of the story we know and love, a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother, with some fantastical additions.

After playing to packed houses and adoring audiences worldwide, this witty and romantic Cinderella returns for an exclusive performance that will delight every generation.

See why Cinderella is the perfect fit.

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National Art: Part 1
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National Art: Part 1 presents both major and formative works of alumni of the National Art School.

50 artists, showing 150 works, spanning 7 decades of influence in Australian art.

All the works in the exhibition have generously been donated to our permanent collection.

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THE PUBLIC BODY .03
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THE PUBLIC BODY .03 situates the body as detached from or encompassing much more than mere physical form. This body is a rhizomatic network of associations and relationships, mediated by notions of the digital, the hybrid, the atemporal and the futuristic. It moves in and out of stasis, born of capitalistic excess, untied from linear temporality, adrift on a sea of data. It is melancholic, lonely and alien; but also hyper-conscious, humorous, resilient and versatile. THE PUBLIC BODY .03 speaks to the developing conditions of the human collective that asks for alternate possibilities, other endings.

THE PUBLIC BODY .03 features work from twenty local and international artists including: Kelly Akashi, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Badlands, Archie Barry, Kate Cooper, Hannah Donnelly, Cecile B. Evans, Doreen Garner, Angela Goh, Celia Hempton, Jess Johnson, Oliver Laric, Rachel Maclean, Jan Nelson, Patricia Piccinini, Jon Rafman, Tabita Rezaire, Jacolby Satterwhite, Yves Scherer and Francis Upritchard.

Curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor

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Plastic Heart by Sally and Emily
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Goodspace is pleased to present the first Sydney solo exhibition of photography duo and sisters Sally Ann and Emily May.

We invite you to the opening exhibition and drinks for one night only on Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 9pm.

Titled Plastic Heart, the exhibition shows Sally and Emilys photography and mixed media body of works that play with the idea of the transparency and ephemerality in the age were living right now.

They use plastic as a medium to generate visual manifestos, while the photographs become a performative screen to present them.

Plastic Heart opens up ideas about reflection of the self, pain, pleasure, intimacy, and identity in a temporary phase of life.

The different personas that they captured in these works symbolises plastic as a moment of weakness between deception and realness.

The exhibition also features Sally and Emilys works in collaboration with:

Amy Love | Ajok Madel | Archie Pham | The Armoury | Courtney James | Cubone Club | Dempsey Rai | Gloria Kolya | Jess Diez | Merry Mae | Rachel Rutt.

Shooting since 2012, Sally and Emilys images are fuelled by self-discovery and contemporary femininity. Their work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally, including Tokyo, Singapore, Jakarta, to Brno.

Furthermore, Sally and Emily have worked on global projects with Adidas and Tim Tam, among other brands, and have been profiled by NYLON, Girlfriend, CosmoGirl!, GRAZIA, and Marie Claire.

For more information about Sally and Emily, visit the website.

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Beautiful Boy
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Chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the eyes of a father who watches his son as he struggles with the disease.

Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a familys unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their sons addiction and his attempts at recovery.

Based on 2 memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff and one from his son, Nic Sheff.

As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.

Harrowing, heartbreaking and yet full of joy, hope and love, Beautiful Boy recounts the rehabs, disappearances, broken promises and rage as Nic sinks deeper into the drug world, as well as Davids efforts to save his beautiful boy from the ravages of addiction.

Directed by Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown), the film stars Academy Award nominees Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell are superb in a moving portrait of addiction and familial love. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times.

Beautiful Boy has resolutely confirmed Chalamet as one of the most talented actors of his generation. Jake Coyle, AP.

One of the most essential films that could exist right now. Carell and Chalamet are outstanding. Matt Goldberg, Collider.

Watch Beautiful Boy first at our preview screening at Dendy!

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The Failure Debate
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Facilitated by Sophie Penkethman-Young.

The Failure Debate answers the question Is it good to fail?.

The Failure Debate explores hard work and the joys of losing from the 6 unique point of views.

Join us on Wednesday 21 November to hear 2 teams of winning professionals compete to prove whether or not it is good to fail.

Sophie Penkethman-Young is a new media artist and arts professional based in Sydney.

Sophie graduated from the Australian National University School of Art in 2013 and University of Sydney College of the Arts with honours in 2014.

She is currently studying her masters in art curatorship, and is the Communications and Administration Coordinator at Firstdraft.

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Green Square Library and Plaza launch
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Join us for the official opening of the new Green Square Library and Plaza. Set within the plaza, this striking part-underground library was designed by Stewart Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and built by John Holland.

The library includes a garden, an amphitheatre and a six-storey glass tower. Theres also a technology lab, a music room with a piano for practice and rehearsals, spaces you can book as well as a customer service centre.

Youll also get to see two wonderful new artworks: Cloud Nation by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, and High Water by Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially open the library and plaza at 11.30am. Therell be music, free bike tune-ups, coffee and gelato while you explore the facilities and enjoy the activities on offer at the library.

Here are some of the highlights:

Talks

  • 11.45am-12.10pm Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture
  • 12.45pm-1.05pm Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill
  • 1.10pm-1.30pm Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

Amphitheatre

  • 12.15am-12.45pm, 1.30pm-2pm Queen Porter Stomp
  • 11am-2pm Hi-Life Horns, Cat in the Hat, bike tune-ups and face painting

Library kids area

  • 11am-2pm Lego wall, chalk board drawing, floor projection
  • 11am-11.30am Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime stories
  • 12pm-12.30pm storytime and craft
  • 12.30pm-1pm Mandarin/English storytime
  • 1pm-1.30pm pre-school Aboriginal dance workshop
  • 1.30pm-2pm rhymetime

Library youth area

  • 11pm-2pm maker and creator sessions

Library computer lab

  • 11am-1pm computer activities

Library music room

  • 11am-11.30am Katarina Grobler, classical pianist
  • 12pm-12.30pm Nick Southcott, jazz, soul and funk pianist
  • 1pm-1.30pm Van Leucia, pianist
  • 12.30pm-1pm, 1.30pm-2pm try a musical instrument

Reading garden

  • 11am-1pm make, do and mend session

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Ocean Dream-ing
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Join us for the launch of Ocean Dream-ing Exhibition, an independent exhibition that celebrates the evolution of surfboard design and the natural beauty of wood by Andy Wallace.

Featuring the cultural imagery and intricate traditional carvings of indigenous artist Andy Snelgar.

You will see a unique selection of classic hollow and alaia hand shaped timber surfboards featuring the cultural imagery of our ancient home.

Be the first to view the exhibition, meet the artists and perhaps take home a piece of collectible Australian/Aboriginal art.

Opening: Monday 22 October 2018.

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Ambre Hammond
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Beautiful music written for solo piano by pianist/composer Ambre Hammond.

Presented in association with stunning visuals of 24 photographs of flowers taken at night by James OToole.

Concert will also include classical music by Chopin and Liszt.

Refreshments provided after concert.

Ambre has impeccable virtuosity. And now she is bringing up another facet of her musical personality: she is a great composer. I just listened to her Night Flowers and it is wonderful! My warmest congratulations to Ambre.. Lalo Schifrin - Grammy Award winning film composer (Mission Impossible, Rush Hour, Dirty Harry).

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Spring DIY Series - Grown Your Own Balcony Garden
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Join renowned horticulturalist Lisa from Mae Thorani in the development of partial shade and full shade plants perfect for any plant lovers balcony. Rotate between stations specialising in plant care and maintenance, to soil selection, potting and species selection. Students will walk away with their own little creation to liven up their own home.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Mirvac and Landcom.

Terms and conditions apply. Please visit the website to find out more.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Site of Passage: PlaceStories
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The Site of Passage exhibition explores personal journeys and experiences through the works of nine Australian artists.

As part of the exhibition, you are encouraged to reflect on your own experiences that have helped shape who you are and share these with the Site of Passage community.

Follow the instructions below to share your story via the online platform PlaceStories.

You can visit the PlaceStories hub on Level 1 of the exhibition at Customs House to see your story and explore other peoples journeys.

How to add your story

  • Think of a place or event that has shaped who you are
  • Take or find a photo that represents this memory
  • Using your own device upload your story and photo

Go to placestories.com and join the PlaceStories community

  1. Select Create a Story
  2. Choose the Postcard option and create your postcard
  3. Follow steps 1 - 3. Easy!
  4. When you get to Step 4 (Publishing and Tags)
    • Click on Add your project
    • Select All projects from the drop-down on the right
    • Type Site of Passage into the text box, press enter
    • Choose Site of Passage and press okey dokey
  5. Click on Step 5. Youre done! Your story will appear on the public map within 1-2 days.

Site of Passage exhibition curated by Claire Field and Tian Zhang.

Artists: Atong Atem, Cigdem Aydemir, Anindita Banerjee, Liam Benson, Vonda Keji, Nikki Lam, Nicole Monks, Raquel Ormella and Christian Thompson.

Starts: 12:00 am
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Site of Passage
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Site of Passage explores the journeys and experiences that make who we are.

Curated by Claire Field and Tian Zhang, Site of Passage references the history of Customs House as a place of transition and cross-cultural interaction.

The exhibition features 9 artists who have undertaken a personal voyage, ritual or action to assert themselves and their place within Australian culture.

Reflecting on personal connections to place and history, Site of Passage encourages conversations about our own experiences and what we can learn from each other.

Artists: Atong Atem, Cigdem Aydemir, Anindita Banerjee, Liam Benson, Vonda Keji, Nikki Lam, Nicole Monks, Raquel Ormella and Christian Thompson.

Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am

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New Moon and Refugee Art Project: Short film night
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Join us on the 20th October for an evening of short films and talks by The Refugee Art Project,Safdar Ahmed,Pat Grant and Sam Wallman, Emily Dash and Mark Taylor.

The program includes both award winning films and brand new productions.

All proceeds from film ticket sales will be donated to the The Refugee Art Project.

Doors open at 5.30pm and films start from 6pm featuring intros by some of the filmmakers themselves and MCd by Safdar Ahmed.

Light refreshments and snacks will be available for sale.

Please note the screenings contain themes of a sensitive nature and are not suitable for children aged under 16.

About New Moon:
New Moon at Yanada Room are located at 22 Hudson Street, at the bottom of the Luna Apartments. We are easily accessible via public transport. We are a 2 minute walk from the Lewisham West Light Rail Stop and a 6 minute walk from Lewisham Train Station.

New Moon acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land we live, work and meet on, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation.New Moonis an LGBTQIA and CALD safe space.

Did you know that all the proceeds from your ticket purchase go straight back into New Moon, not only to fairly pay our artists and contributors, but also to develop and program accessible, fun and affordable content for the community? Thank you for supporting us!

We love running workshops and special events at New Moon! We care alot about our audience and lovingly spend alot of time preparing in advance, sourcing materials and ingredients to make sure we give you the best experience possible. Unfortunately we can not offer ticket refunds for change of mind or last minute changes. Thank you.

Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am

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Dorothy Napangardi: And they danced their way up country
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Cooee art is proud to present Dorothy Napangardi: And they danced their way across country, a survey of works by Dorothy Napangardi.

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday 20 October to Saturday 10 November 2018.

Officially opening on Saturday 20 October at 2pm at Cooee Art Paddington.

Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am

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Little Birds: A Bird Week exhibition
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What are your first thoughts when you think of Australian birds?

The crazy Cockatoos screeching and soaring through the sky? Magpies with their tuneful song? Or Kookaburras with their iconic cackle of laughter?

What about the little birds?

Often hiding out in dense woodland, camouflaged amongst the flowers, flitting though garden hedges, hiding from the bossy birds.

Little Birds celebrates, well the little birds of Australia. Some are in decline, some are losing vital habitat.

This exhibition is curated especially for BirdLife Australia Bird Week featuring works by print maker Fiona Roderick, designers Eggpicnic and photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan.

Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am

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