Today in Sydney and New South Wales

Sacred Moon women's tent
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When women come together as one we create a powerful space of nurturing and support, where we can step into our vulnerability and become healed, comforted and understood.

We invite you to join us and other women in the community to create a sacred tent where we can connect and laugh as we support each other on our journey.

Youll be invited to share from your heart, listen and be listened to, explore your purpose, learn self compassion, and step into your divine feminine qualities.

Each month well explore a theme, and through meditation and a group circle energetically create a web of support for one another and women all over.

This is a monthly event hosted by Yoga teachers and Body Love advocates, Tammy Shemesh and Vanessa Wolff.
Investment includes chai and cake.

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Men's Tuesday lunch futsal competition
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Play your way to a better day - enter a social/corporate team competition.

Indoor, outdoor, mens and mixed categories available with divisions graded from beginner to intermediate with a focus on participation and having fun.

Competition duration is 16 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly. All teams must provide their own uniform and shin pads.

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Older Womens Network: A cappella choir
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We sing for joy, for well-being and for community. You dont have to read music and there are no auditions. All you need are enthusiasm and a sense of adventure. Come and give the choir a try and see if its for you.

You will learn songs from a range of cultures that are contemporary and historical, joyful and moving. Voice training through singing assists with strengthening the voice as we age, and builds confidence and presence.

Christina Mimmocchi is our leader. She has had 15 years experience working with choirs all over the country and singing with a cappella groups such as Blindmans Holiday and as a solo singer and composer.

The Older Womens Network Newtown Wellness Group are a friendly, diverse group of older women who share a desire to live life well. We warmly invite you to join us as we build wellness, friendships and community.

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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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Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017 exhibition
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Get up close and personal with the topical, the influential and the sometimes scandalous portraits of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Competing for the Archibalds $100,000 prize money, artists from across the country embrace the genre of portraiture, creating works, in the terms of JF Archibalds will, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics.

Gallery-goers will also be able to enjoy works by finalists in the Wynne and Sulman Prizes, as well as the enchanting entries in the Young Archie competition by children and teenagers aged 5-18 years.

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Count Us Together
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum when over 90% of Australians voted yes. This changed the constitution to remove a race clause that excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the census. It also shifted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs from the state governments to the Commonwealth government.

Count Us Together is a collection of images and materials to celebrate Sydneys involvement in the 1967 referendum. The Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship and the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders campaigned in Sydney to gather the support of politicians, unions and churches.

The exhibition shows some of the heroes that worked for years to change the constitution to improve the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Count Us Together is also on display at:
Redfern Community Centre
29 53 Hugo Street
Redfern

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MCA NAIDOC Week free film program
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Celebrate NAIDOC Week with lunchtime screenings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers. Laugh, cry, be amazed and enlightened with a broad selection of films accessible to families and audiences of all ages.

Monday 3July
Wadu Matyidi (2010) 8 mins
Dir: Luke Jurevicius, Arthur Moody
In this short animated film, were taken back to pre-contact times (early 1800s) when Adnyamathanha children of the Flinders Ranges were inspired, schooled and entertained by their interactions with country. The characters in the story are three adventurous Adnyamathanha kids who set out for a day of exploration near their camp. They see unusual tracks that set their hearts and imaginations racing. Then, unexpectedly they make a discovery that changes their lives forever.

Little Dingi (2013) 5.47 mins
This is the story of how Grandma and Grandpa find a way to help their grandson take more responsibility for the choices he makes. Conceived, developed and film on location at the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre in the Larapinta Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs. Characters featured in this short film are soft sculptures created by Yarrenyty Arltere artists.

Select films by the Mulka Project
The name Mulka means a sacred but public ceremony, and to hold or protect. This series shows content from The Mulka Project who sustain and protect Yolngu cultural knowledge in Northest Arnhem Land. The Mulka project is also a thriving hub of creativity with the team producing films, recording voice and music, attending sacred and public events and even sporting activities such as, the much loved in the region, Australian Rules Football

Tuesday 4 July
The Tall Man (2011) 84 mins
Dir: Tony Krawotz
When Cameron Doomadgee was found dead in the Palm Island police station, his injuries were like those of someone whod been in a fatal car crash. The police claimed he had tripped on a step. The Palm Islanders rioted and burnt down the police station. The subsequent trial of Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley - who had been decorated for his work in Aboriginal communities - made headlines day after day, shadowed by Queensland police threatening to strike. The Tall Man tells the gripping story of the trial, of the complex Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, and of the Doomadgee family as they struggle to understand what happened to their brother. Atmospheric, gritty and original, The Tall Man takes the viewer into the courtroom, into the once notorious Queensland police force, and into the Indigenous community of Palm Island of Australias Far North - places where people live lives like no others, have a relationship with the land like no others, and a history, culture and a catastrophic present like no others. This is Australia, but an Australia few of us have seen.

Wednesday 5July
Nana (2007) 6 mins
Dir: Warwick Thornton
Nanas granddaughter thinks Nanas pretty special. She loves her Nana because she helps the old people, shes a good painter and other people love her too. Nanas got everyone under control.

Mimi (2002) 13 mins
Dir: Warwick Thornton
Featuring Aaron Pederson, Sophie Lee and David Gulpilil, Warwick Thorntons satirical short film pokes fun at white art collectors who purchase Indigenous art purely for its investment value.

Buckskin (2013) 57 mins
Dir: Peter Macdonald
Jack Buckskin is the teacher of an endangered language. From the northern Adelaide suburb of Salisbury, Jacks mission is to teach the Kaurna language, the language of his ancestors, to as many people as he can in his lifetime. But this is not easy. The language was driven to near extinction over a century ago. Now, Jack and fellow language speakers are sculpting a new Kaurna language and culture, and through that seeking to bring a new way of being to the youth of suburban Adelaide, in the form of a new Aboriginal identity, and with that, hope.

Thursday 6 July
BabaKiueria (1986) 30min
Dir: Don Featherstone
Role reversal study of the historically inaccurate plight of Australian Aborigines in modern Anglo-Saxon society. Indigenous whities [sic] are being persecuted by racist black people who invaded the fictitious country of BabaKiueria. Politically incorrect and inconvenient facts about infant mortality rates are ignored by a reporter who lives with a typical white family in a white ghetto for six months.

Black Panther Woman (2014) 52 mins
Dir: Rachel Perkins
In 1972 Marlene Cummins fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party. With the break-up of that relationship, she spiraled into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets and vaunerable. Forty years later Marlene travels to a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York. The journey takes her back in time. Still struggling with addication. She reveals the secrets she has held onto, to face her demons today.

Friday 7 July
Ten Canoes (2006) 90min
Dir: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
A story within a story. In Australias Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. Its a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife. So, over a few days and several trips to hunt and gather, Minygululu tells Dayindi a story set in the time of their ancestors when a stranger came to the village and disrupted the lives of a serious man named Ridjimiraril, his three wives, and his younger brother Yeeralparil who had no wife and liked to visit his youngest sister-in-law. Through stories, can values be taught and balance achieved?

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Contemporary Kids: NAIDOC Celebration
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Join the MCA as we celebrate NAIDOC Week with a whole week of drop-in collaborative art-making.

Explore Indigenous artists and artworks in our collection and get hands-on and experiment with a range of natural and found materials in the Creative Studios.

This program has been designed for children and their grown-ups to do together.

Access
The MCA welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone.

Would you like to request additional support?
The MCA can provide specific support for family members with physical, intellectual, learning and sensory access requirements. Please note, this service is subject to artist educator availability. Please contact learning@mca.com.au to make a request.

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This Woman is Not a Car: Margaret Dodd
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Curated by Susan Charlton.
Sydney Film Festival screening of This Woman is Not a Car, 10.30 am, Saturday 18 June 2017, AGNSW.

For the first time since 1981, audiences in Sydney will have the opportunity to see This Woman is Not a Car,the renowned 1977 series of ceramic Holdens by Adelaide-based artist Margaret Dodd, together with her 1982 film of the same name. Dodds audacious film and funk ceramic Holdens explore femininity and the maternal, fantasy, humour and the erotic: masculinity, fetishism and violence. Both will be showing at The Cross Art Projects throughout June, along with works from her more recent series, Holden Hypotheses. Dodd is also producing a select series of prints of her 1970s Holden works, especially for the exhibition.

A catalogue of the works on display, and writing drawn from conversation and correspondence with Margaret Dodd, will be launched at the opening event, from 2pm, Saturday 3 June 2017 at the gallery.

This Woman is Not a Car: Margaret Dodd coincides with the cinema screening of the film at Sydney Film Festival, as part of the Feminism and Film program of works from the heady days of the womens movement in Sydney in the 1970s and 80s. Dodd shot her film in Adelaide, then edited, launched and distributed it in Sydney.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Symposium: Living Our Languages
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This event is organised in collaboration with the University of Sydney.

Day 1: State Library NSW

A centrepiece of the Librarys NAIDOC Week celebrations, this two-day event, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, will explore the achievements and challenges in protecting and rebuilding Australias Indigenous languages. It will also provide practical guidance for those involved in teaching, learning and reviving their languages.

Day 1 is a symposium which will open with a presentation on the role of the Librarys archives in language revival By Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney. Jack Buckskin and Dr Rob Amery are also featured speakers. Rob is a linguist who has researched Kaurna and has worked with community to protect and strengthen their language. Jack Buckskin is a Kaurna man who has many years experience of learning and teaching his language, and is now raising his children in Kaurna. The day will close with the launch of My Weekend with Pop - Stories in Aboriginal Languages, an online education resource developed by the State Library in partnership with Yuwaalaraay artist Lucy Simpson.

Lunch included.

Day 2: University of Sydney

Day 2 is a day of workshops organised by John Hobson and Susan Poetsch in the School of Education and Social Work, at the University of Sydney. The workshops are designed for community members who are actively involved in reviving their languages. It will be practical in nature, covering formulaic language learning, revival theory and planning, speaking language to babies, and training opportunities.

This event is part of City of Sydneys 2017 NAIDOC Week.

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NAIDOC Blak Markets at Barangaroo
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The iconic Blak Markets returns to Sydneys spectacular harbour headland park, Barangaroo Reserve for Sydneys first national Indigenous contemporary art market.

Taking place at the beginning of NAIDOC Week, the free event will bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from 11 remote arts centres from around Australia for a lively open-air market. Visitors will have the rare chance to meet and buy high quality Aboriginal art directly from a diverse range of artists.
The artists will exhibit and sell their artworks, sculptures, textiles and accessories, host Tjanpi weaving workshops, demonstrations of Rarrk painting and also Pandanus weaving.
The family-friendly event will also feature more than 30 stalls, bush tucker cooking demonstrations by Indigiearth and Jody Orcher, live music by Jessie Lloyd, Jarjum, Emma Donovan, Freshwater and more; Aboriginal dance performances by Thikkabilla (Dubbo) and Yadhamayi (Central Coast) and Wagana (Greater Sydney); language and culture workshops, Aboriginal Cultural Tours of Barangaroo Reserve and a Tribal Warrior Tour to Goat Island.

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Coming Out As Deaf
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**This event is currently booked out.**
Come along and join our walk up queue 5 minutes before the event starts. Hope to see you there!

Enjoy an evening of queer storytelling in Auslan, by LGBTIQ members of the Deaf community.

Sharing stories about how Deafness intersects with sexuality and gender identity in unexpected (and often hilarious) ways, the evening will be presented in Auslan with interpreters for hearing audience members.

What happens if a Deaf person falls in love with a hearing person who cannot sign? How do the quirks of Auslan - no gendered pronouns, no agreed sign for queer or intersex, signs for gender and parents and that are compound signs made from male and female- impact on how Deaf people define their gender identities and their sexual orientation? How does being Deaf change the experience of drag? Of being HIV+? Of using Grindr? Of navigating polyamorous relationships? Which is harder: coming out of the closet or coming out as being Deaf in a hearing-centric LGBTIQ world?

Late Night Library: Coming Out As Deaf is produced by City of Sydney and presented in collaboration with Maeve Marsden.

In its seventh year, City of Sydneys Late Night Library is kicking goals creatively and continues to provide emerging creative producers an opportunity to explore and develop new work.

In 2015 and 2016, Maeve Marsden developed work for Late Night Library that has gone on to receive 5 star reviews at Sydney Festival and has played to packed houses at festivals round the country. Her storytelling project, Queerstories, won Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe and is now a monthly event at Giant Dwarf. For our 2017 Late Night Library Specials series, were bringing Maeve back to present four compelling performances across the year.

Be sure to book for this event - it will most definitely book out!

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Serving Country
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The Serving Country portrait collection serves to honour and recognise the many generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals who have proudly served and continue to serve in Australias Defence Force, and to acknowledge the positive roles they play within the community.

By acknowledging these service men and women, we become part of the seismic shift that has occurred in the Australian military and in Australian society in general as we reconcile with our past and make a better future by closing the gap.

For more than a century, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have had a long history of serving in the defence of our nation in many theatres: South Africa, Gallipoli, the trenches of Belgium and France, the Middle East, the jungles and tropical islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, on the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam, and beyond, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have proudly served.

It is difficult to say just how many Aboriginal and Torres Islander men and women served our nation, as official defence policy in the first half of the twentieth century was aimed at excluding the enlistment of persons not substantially of European origin or descent. The fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait servicemen and women served at all in the defence forces at a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were denied the most basic rights of citizenship is significant - a situation not corrected until the 1970s.

Artists: Belinda Mason, Dieter Knierim and Liam Knierim.

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All About Flowers
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Curated by the award-winning team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the display showcases colourful arrangements of exotic plants. See Moth Orchids, Begonias, Hydrangeas, Garvineas and more.

Wander the indoor floral garden beds and stand back and admire the amazing magnitude of Australias largest green wall. The wall, standing at 6 metres high and stretching across 50 metres is a living watercolour painting, paying poetic homage to the masters of Impressionism.

To complement the display, the area around The Calyx will spring to life with a diverse program of events, performances, workshops and science presentations.

Entry is free but donations to the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens are welcome.

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Artisans in the Gardens opening night
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A celebration of the natural world, Artisans in the Gardens, now in its 17th year, brings together an extraordinary range of artwork.

The exhibition showcases some of Australias best established and emerging artists and craftspeople with over 2,000 artworks including sculpture, ceramics, hand blown glass, jewellery, textiles, plus so much more.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Glenfiddich artists in residence pop up bar
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This years submissions for the annual Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize will officially open until to June 30, 2017. William Grant and Sons hosts the coveted art competition for a third year in Australia.

The competition is open to all Australian artists using any art medium, including but not limited to print, photography, animation, performance and installation. The winning artist will use the residency to create work taking inspiration from the characteristic location, history, heritage, people and craftsmanship of the Glenfiddich Distillery.

An exhibition of the five finalists work, along with a Glenfiddich pop-up bar, will take place at Sydney Contemporary, Australasias premier international art fair hosted at Carriageworks from 7 to 10 September 2017.

The artists in residence program has seen over 100 artists from 18 different countries take part in the summer residency program to date. Over the past 16 years the residency has become widely commended in the art world for its contemporary and supportive approach to art, which has seen artists producing incredible and diverse works which are finally exhibited in the Glenfiddich gallery.

Guests attending the Glenfiddich pop-bar at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair can also join the Glenfiddich Explorers Program offering numerous benefits to whisky enthusiasts and vote for their favourite piece of art. All Glenfiddich Explorers will then go into the running to win an exclusive collection of whiskies from the Glenfiddich range.

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Etsy Community Market
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Sydney Made will once again bring some of Sydneys best creatives together. Connecting local shoppers with the makers, designers and collectors. The Etsy Community Market will bring together over 70 of Sydneys hottest creative talent for a winter-warming showcase market at Brewery Yard, Central Park. Their unique products range from sustainable homewares and fashion to native insect hotels and pet accessories.

Sydney shoppers will be able to discover the best of the local creative community and buy directly from local makers and designers behind Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.

A representative from Sydney Made said, Tthese markets are a chance to discover the extraordinary makers that can be found in your backyard. Sydney is an incredibly creative city, and the makers attending represent just a snapshot of talent and the sellers weve come to love.

To find out more about the Etsy Community Market powered by Square at Brewery Yard, visit our Facebook event page.

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Head On Student Prize
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The Head On Student Prize was launched in 2015 to celebrate and nurture the huge talent-pool of the next generation Australian photo-artists.

The third edition of the Head On Student Prize shows how inexpensive devices and social media platforms enable young people to spontaneously capture and publish images. The finalists demonstrated technical and conceptual skills, giving them the potential to become classically trained photo-artists.

The works are anonymous through the judging process and as a result display a wide variety of finalists across different states and ages.

Judges this year were Sydney based photographer, Anni Payne; Sydney based educator, Rach Kirsten; New Jersey based photographer, Robin Schwartz; and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

Part of theHead On Photo Festival.

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Making Modernism
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OKeeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism at the Art Gallery of NSW features the iconic art of American Georgia OKeeffe. The exhibition also features modernist masterpieces by pioneering Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

The ground-breaking exhibition draws together about 30 works by each artist from the breadth of their careers.

While OKeeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith developed highly individual styles, they are connected by their choice of subject, their experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world.

Each artist identified in their paintings a personalised or modernised sense of place, and in so doing developed new art forms that expressed something of the identity and culture of their respective nations.

The exhibition is presented by the Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of NSW in partnership with the Georgia OKeeffe Museum, Santa Fe and the Queensland Art Gallery.

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Head On Portrait Prize
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The Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 to give both the public and photographers, both known and unknown, greater opportunity to view and exhibit high-quality photographic portraits. Today it is one of the biggest and most respected annual displays of portraiture in Australia, and the heart of Head On Photo Festival.

Since the very first Head On Portrait Prize, neither the name of the photographer nor the status of the subject has played a part in the selection process. The judges look purely for images that encapsulate the personality of the sitter and invite an emotional response from the viewer.

The panel of judges changes each year and the works are anonymous at the time of selection, so the resulting final collection of works is unpredictable and diverse. This years judges were Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Assistant Director and Head Curator at Artbank, Maggie Steber, Documentary Photographer; Simon Harsent, Photographer and Co-Founder of the POOL Collective; and Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Photo Festival Director.

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Head On Mobile Prize
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Rapidly changing mobile phone technology enables everyone with a smart phone to spontaneously capture moments or to apply the skills of a classically trained photo-artist. This genre is a newcomer to the world of photography but can already hold its own against more traditional and longer standing photographic techniques.

The Head On Mobile Prize was launched in 2014 to reflect the changing nature of photography and celebrate the huge diversity of images produced.

The works remain anonymous through the judging process and as a result, the show brings together both newly unearthed and established Australian and international talent.

Judges this year were Natan Dvir, Photographer and Educator @ International Center of Photography; Alexander Strecker, Editor LensCulture; Isobel Parker Philip, Curator of Photography at Art Gallery of NSW and Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Photo Festival Director.

Part of theHead On Photo Festival.

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Impact
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Impact is a touring exhibition from Cairns Regional Gallery which considers the ongoing presence and long-term effects of colonisation on First Nation communities in Australia and the Pacific region. New media and video works by Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia explore narratives of dispossession, alienation, conflict, gender, race and history.

Michael Cooks video work and photographic series Mother explores the untold consequences on members of the Stolen Generations of the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families from the 1870s until the 1970s.

Fiona Foley has a longstanding practice of exploring the tensions between gender, race and history through a diverse range of mediums, including installation, photography and video. In the video work Vexed, Foley continues her investigation of the significance of the first settlers on the lives of Aboriginal women and girls.

Taloi Havinis work responds to the devastated environment and the impact of social and political conflicts between the peoples of Bougainville and mining companies of Australia. Returning to the township of Arawa, Havini captured the destruction of the landscape by copper mining, turning fertile virgin forests to man-made swamps, and compromising Indigenous ownership of the land.

Angela Tiatias three channel video work captures the subtle and dramatic impacts brought by climate change to the island nation of Tuvalu, where rising sea levels have threatened its future. This video work observes the challenges climate change poses to daily life, having devastated the islands agriculture, heritage, built environment and coastline.

The exhibition is accompanied by artist talks and a catalogue with an essay by Daniele Hromek. Daniele Hromek is a Budawang woman of the Yuin nation, a spatial designer and artist, and a lecturer and doctoral candidate at UTS writing on the Indigenous experience and comprehension space.

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Us: Atong Atem
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Atong Atem creates compelling photographs by drawing on her South Sudanese heritage. Critical, sentimental, and visually striking, her works pay homage to West African studio photography in the 1960s.

As a young woman, Atem utilises the many possibilities within photography, video and social media to analyse her contemporary world and to explore the role the past plays in shaping the present and the future.

Curated by Claire Monneraye, Australian Centre for Photography and produced by Customs House.

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Shadows are Cast by Things and People
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The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) presents the exhibition Shadows Are Cast By Things And People. The exhibition gathers four photographers from Australia, Russia and the United States. Through their compelling photographic work, Jordan Madge, Irina Rozovsky, Daniel Shea and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa explore the intersection between documentary realism, fiction and question the nature of truth.

Using a true crime story, a place or a time as source material, the narratives distil a much larger truth than the sum of facts. Through metaphor and allegory, this exhibition of new documentary work explores the poetic and political narratives of social identity, place and history.

The exhibition is curated by The Heavy Collective, represented by Jack Harries, as part of ACPs Carte Blanche program.

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Re-Articulation
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Elefteria Vlavianos was born in Zimbabwe of mixed Armenian and Greek heritage. Her works draw on her multicultural heritage to investigate connection to place, culture and identity.

The paintings presented in Re-Articulation build on a series of works titled Poetic Structure, which results from an ongoing investigation into how painting facilitates the visual translation of displaced Armenian cultural aesthetic into a contemporary context. The heart of this project is an attempt to make visual that which has been rendered silent.

She stated that the paintings that develop through this movement are never identical to the original source material but rather a vibration of an afterimage that I think of as a poetic memory of an aesthetic signature.

Opening: Friday 2 June, 6pm - 8pm

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Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair
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The Craft and Quilt Fair invites you to shop, learn, make and be inspired at the Sydney Exhibition Centre.

This much-anticipated event offers a stunning range of exhibitions, displays, hands-on activities, guest artists, free demonstrations, workshops and more for you to get crafty!

Heralded as the home of craft, the event is a fixture in the diary of crafting enthusiasts and has everything under the one roof to be inspired and get creative.

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Code Club @ Surry Hills Library
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This is for all the minds itching to learn coding basics. Bring your curiosity to our Code Club and explore the how behind computer games, animation and website coding.

Join our free club in a series of workshops with 1 session each week for 4 weeks. This workshop series is for coders who are familiar with MIT Scratch and would like to explore new activities. Get the grey matter going by exercising problem-solving skills, logical thinking and draw from the worlds of science, maths and technology to compliment your clever.

This cool club is best for budding coders aged 8-12 or in years 4 to 6 at school. Using the popular online coding environment, Scratch, each week, youll become more competent in new skills and concepts, building on the weeks before. This is why we ask that youre committed to seeing it through. If you stick with us, youll be able to go home and keep coding out in the wild.

Places in this free club will go like hotcakes so bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

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The Galeries emerging artist exhibition
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Sydneys cultural and lifestyle retail destination, The Galeries, will showcase the very best of contemporary art with its annual emerging artist exhibition. It is presented in partnership with Art Month.

The one-of-a-kind exhibition showcases and supports Australias next generation of art talent. After initiating a public call out to the emerging artist community during Art Month in March, five finalists have been hand-selected for the showcase by Art Months Artistic Director Barry Kaldoulis. The group encapsulates developing talent across a multitude of media featuring Robin Hearfield, Joanne Makas, Zac Harold, Hana Hoogedeure and Zoe Wong.

Each artist has been inspired by far-ranging motivations from Hana Hoogedeures Goodbye Yellow Brick to Zoe Wongs inspiration, Disneys Mulan. The beauty of fold manipulation and chance has instigated the works from Joanne Makas whilst the pieces from Robin McIntyre Hearfield showcase Greek fable through the medium of virtual space. Zac Harold, the director at Stacks Project, works with the interpretations and recreation of space and the dynamic of mundane objects. The diversity in inspiration and backgrounds will undoubtedly create a feeling of unique artistic appreciation for each visitor.

Customers will also be able to take part in the process by voting in the Peoples Choice award. A $1,000 cash prize will be given to the peoples favourite. Each vote entry by shoppers will receive a complimentary SoL Cup, a hand blown reusable coffee cup designed exclusively by Sydney illustrator Furry Little Peach. It will then be filled with a free, delicious coffee from two cafe favourites, Sumo Salad (Monday to Friday) and The Daily Eatery (Saturday and Sunday).

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The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
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An inspirational story of courage and resilience that reveals the transformative power of story-telling through the arts.

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is an inspirational new documentary, celebrating the remarkable resilience and spirit of four African Australian women from Eritrea, Kenya, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Aminata, Rosemary, Yordy and Yarrie all fled violence and sexual abuse in their homelands, eventually finding a safe haven in Australia. For years they each held their pain within, until they decide to join a theatre group and speak out.

Under the nurturing guidance of acclaimed theatre director Ros Horin, the four women came together to let their life stories be transformed into an extraordinary theatrical experience which became a sell-out success from its very first show.

Filmed over three years, this new documentary charts the personal journeys of Aminata, Rosemary, Yordy and Yarrie, from their first theatre group meeting through trauma, healing and public triumph. The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe travelled from western Sydney, to the city, to the international stage.

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe had its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival 2016 and was named one of the top five Australian documentaries in the Audience Awards. Following two sell-out screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival, it came third in the Audience Awards for documentary.

Heartrending, heartfelt and ultimately uplifting, the film offers a message of hope and support for women and children who have suffered around the world, whether in the context of war, or in a domestic situation.

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The Village Bike
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Becky is pregnant and frustrated. Her husband is more interested in the baby manual than her newunderwear so she turns to the porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up,a brief encounter sends her speeding downhill towards reckless abandon.

Provocative, hilarious and absolutely crucial, Rachel Chant (Leaves, When the Rain Stops Falling) directs a brilliant cast including Gabrielle Scawthorn (Ride and Fourplay, Hurt), Benedict Wall (Home and Away, You Will Not Play Wagner), Sophie Gregg (Deathtrap, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door), Rupert Reid (Blue Heelers, Julius Caesar), Kate Bookallil (Closer, The Letdown) and Jamie Oxenbould (The Literati, Dapto Chaser) in the Sydney premiere of The Village Bike, a darkly comic twist on presumptions about sexuality and pornography.

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Lost Tales Live
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Lost Tales Live draws from a rich legacy of oral story-telling passed down through Travis De Vries Gamilaroi heritage.

It is a woven tapestry of myths featuring live musical accompaniment and specially commissioned animations that draw from the sacred myths and legends of Australia and its first peoples.

This event is part of City of Sydneys 2017 NAIDOC Week.

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Hir
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Isaac has come home from the blood and horror of a foreign war to look after his sick Dad, only to find a family home that looks like a bomb has gone off. And, in a way, thats just whats happened. It turns out his younger sibling is transgender, his Mum isnt under the thumb of her domineering husband any more, and theyre going to smash the patriarchy to smithereens.

But in this absurd comedy, blowing up the past doesnt necessarily set you free.

[an] audacious and uproarious black comedy The New York Times.

Saturday matinees: 2pm
Previews:
8pm, 12 August
6.30pm, 13 August
8pm, 15 August

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Late Night Library: (Face)Book Club
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For our second Late Night Library series in 2017, were teaming with Sydney-based curator-producers Roxzan Bowes and Brendan OConnell. Enjoy five unique and immersive performance experiences at our inner city libraries.

Literature has a way of bringing people together, yet in a fast-paced, social media-driven world of likes and tweets, we rarely take the time to talk about books with one another.

Youve heard of speed reading, youve heard of speed dating; but have you ever heard of speed book club? Join us for this wild night of speed book dating, in which youll hopefully fall head over heels for a book youve never read, and go home with a list of names (not numbers) of books for you to get to know.

With a paper bag placed gently on your head (eyes and mouth cut out for seeing and speaking, of course), meet other people who share your love for the craft of writing, and make some new friends through your shared (or oppositional) taste in literature. Participants will be asked to bring a book with them to be a part of a book swap at the end of the night, so the bag on your head will double as a book bag when you head home.

Youll never see a book club or speed dating in the same way again!

This series of Late Night Library is produced by City of Sydney, and presented in collaboration with Roxzan Bowes and Brendan OConnell.

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Melvyn Tan and Haydn's Paris
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Melvyn Tanthe most thoughtful, elegant, and refined of pianists. The Guardian.

Melvyn Tan Guest Keyboard soloist
Skye McIntosh Artistic Director

Join AHE and Artistic Director Skye McIntosh as they present one of the worlds greatest forte-pianists, Melvyn Tan, in a program inspired by the beauty and romance of classical Paris.

Melvyn Tan, a pioneer of performance on historical instruments and renowned for his delicacy and peerless, silvery virtuosity, performs the concerto Mozart wrote for the Parisian pianist, Maria Theresa von Paradis, No.18 in B flat major. Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tans blend of artistic attributes.

The Ensemble also presents the Australian premiere of a symphony by the legendary African Parisian violinist, director, swordsman, soldier and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as The Black Mozart. Director of the Paris Opera, he was also responsible for the commission of Haydns highly acclaimed Paris Symphonies.

AHE performs in its full orchestral configuration, presenting one of these great symphonies - No.85 The Queen dedicated to Marie Antoinette.

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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 yearlong calendar of creativity.

Explore the current program

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Everyones got a Story: Kings Cross - Power to the People
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Join iconic and ordinary locals as they bring Kings Cross unique character to life with stories, live music and film. This special series produced by artist and performer, Vashti Hughes, will take us on a journey through the decades.

The 1970s saw the Cross in the grips of change. Taking on the developers, the people eventually halted plans to build the Towers along Victoria Street. Amidst the sexual revolution and the rise of womens rights, gay pride came to the Cross in a pivotal protest that gave birth to the Mardi Gras.

Meet some of our storytellers

Vashti Hughes
Vashti has a gift for character. With Kings Cross as her stamping ground, shes played a variety of roles and curated cabarets. Her latest show, Piccolo Tales, set in the Piccolo Cafe Bar, celebrates the colourful characters of the Cross.

Elizabeth Burton
Elizabeth shares her first-hand stories about the golden age of stripping in the Cross. Living at the heart of late-night culture, her dancing took her to Vietnam and America.

Ian Millis
In the 70s, this artist, activist and longtime local helped save the integrity of the the Cross in the face of the Victoria Street development.

Jeannie Lewis
To add some song to the stories, feminist and activist, Jeannie, will be performing.

Mandy Sayer
Growing up on Victoria Street, Mandy has since published 5 works of non-fiction largely set in the Cross. This Vogel Award winner still resides in the neighbourhood.

Vittorio Bianchi
As the colourful owner of the 62-year-old Piccolo Bar, a Kings Cross institution, Vittorio has seen it all.

Vashti and Vittorio will give a short performance about the Cross in the 70s from Piccolo Tales.

Free event suitable for 18+. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited.

Kings Cross Library is wheelchair friendly.

Everyones got a Story Kings Cross sessions:

All That Jazz 1950s Saturday 5 May
GlitznGlamour 1960s Saturday 3 June
Power to the People 1970s Saturday 1 July
Saturday Night 1980s Saturday 5 August

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Everyones got a Story: Kings Cross - Saturday Night
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Join iconic and ordinary locals as they bring Kings Cross unique character to life with stories, live music and film. This special series produced by artist and performer, Vashti Hughes, will take us on a journey through the decades.

Going back to the 1980s, the Cross is still the place to let your hair down. The thrill of nightlife is now mixed with an increase of people doing it tough. AIDS and drug-related deaths were fast putting out the party. In the background, sounds were changing and so was fashion and feel.

Meet some of our storytellers

Vashti Hughes
Vashti has a gift for character. With Kings Cross as her stamping ground, shes played a variety of roles and curated cabarets. Her latest show, Piccolo Tales, set in the Piccolo Cafe Bar, celebrates the colourful characters of the Cross.

Tony Mott
As Australias leading rock photographer, Tony has had over 30,000 photographs published in 20 countries. Working at all the Cross venues, he talks about the 80s music scene.

Celia Curtis
When not painting dinosaurs at Erth, Celia sings with White Knuckle Fever. Shell be performing some of the hits of the 80s with Ross Johnston.

Ross Johnston
Ex Machine Gun Fellatio, music industry all-rounder, Ross currently writes music and jingles as well as performing.

Vittorio Bianchi
As the colourful owner of the 62-year-old Piccolo Bar, a Kings Cross institution, Vittorio has seen it all.

Vashti and Vittorio will give a short performance about the Cross in the 80s from Piccolo Tales. Theyll also be a selection of 80s music clips.

Free event suitable for 18+. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited.

Everyones got a Story Kings Cross sessions:

All That Jazz 1950s Saturday 5 May
GlitznGlamour 1960s Saturday 3 June
Power to the People 1970s Saturday 1 July
Saturday Night 1980s Saturday 5 August

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Flowersmith
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To celebrate the release of Flowersmith, Kinokuniya is hosting an exhibition by crafter extraordinaire Jennifer Tran aka Papetal.

Jennifer Tran is considered one of the worlds leading paper flower artists, her craftsmanship elevating true-to-life paper flowers to an art form.

Luscious giant flowers created from the patterns and pages within Flowersmith will bloom in our gallery space throughout June.

Come by and marvel at the sublime possibilities of a little paper and a touch of imagination.

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EuroVisions: Art from the Goldberg Collection
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EuroVisions is a new exhibition of contemporary European artworks drawn from the family collection of Lisa and Danny Goldberg OAM. The exhibition opens at the National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney and variations on the selection will be presented in Melbourne, Canberra and Bathurst in regional New South Wales in 2018 and 2019.

Featuring works by more than 30 leading contemporary artists from Europe, EuroVisions presents a vibrant cross-section of recent developments in international art showcasing the diversity and exuberance of innovative practices and contemporary culture. The exhibition offers Australian audiences an introduction to, and a unique opportunity to directly experience, these rarely seen, significant works.

Artists include Jean-Marie Appriou | Martin Boyce | Daniel Buren | Valentin Carron | Simon Denny | Thea Djordjadze | Matias Faldbakken | Urs Fischer | Simon Fujiwara | Isa Genzken | Antony Gormley | Katharina Grosse | Camille Henrot | Secundino Hernandez | Yngve Holen | Cameron Jamie | Sergej Jensen | Sanya Kantarovsky | Anish Kapoor | Michael Krebber | Alicja Kwade | Jim Lambie I Mark Leckey | Klara Liden | Sarah Lucas | Goshka Macuga | Helen Marten | Eddie Peake | Magali Reus I Ugo Rondinone | Condra Shawcross | Rudolf Stingel | Wolfgang Tillmans | Fredrik Vaerslev | Danh Vo | Charline Von Heyl | Nicole Wermers | Rachel Whiteread | Heimo Zobernig

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Beginners jewellery making course
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Over seven weeks, youll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own silver ring. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver. No previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.

Students will learn

  • Metal cutting - students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
  • How to size your ring
  • Texturing and stamping - whether its a hammered texture, or stamping with letter stamps on metal, we have a range of tools for students to experiment with
  • Roller printing - learn how to impress directly on to metal using a specialist rolling mill. Print with feathers, leaves, fabric, art papers, hand cut stencils and much more
  • Soldering - using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band
  • Drilling
  • Forming metal - how to shape and dome metal
  • Finishing - learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish
  • Patinate - use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design

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