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Khaled Sabsabi, Syria (video still), 2012

Recalibrating Culture – Survey Call Out

In the last 10 years, the number of Australians engaged in paid or unpaid artistic or cultural activity has increased by over 50%. Western Sydney University, Arts NSW, six local …

.Creative Spaces

Space to play for young theatre group

Since the inception of our rehearsal space program, a bunch of venues across our local area have been getting a workout. Designed to ensure we make use of available space …

.Events & Festivals

Discover The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair (10-13 September) is where you can buy directly from local emerging artists, not yet represented by a gallery and maybe even discover future stars. The artists …

Helen Calder, YRB, courtesy of Bartley + Company Art
.Events & Festivals

Sydney Contemporary’s free events program

If its 2013 debut is anything to go by, this year’s Sydney Contemporary from 10 – 13 September, is going to be massive. The international art fair is Australia’s largest, …

.City Art

Water Falls at Sydney Park

Today Sydney Park is a popular spot for dog lovers and kite flyers, but its rambunctious history as an industrial site in the 1880s and later a waste dump, is …

Chasers Giant Dwarf
.Grants and Sponsorships

Chaser’s Giant Dwarf on Cleveland Street

Since 1982, Cleveland Street Theatre (formerly Railway Union Hall) has been home for independent contemporary art and performance. For over two decades, it provided affordable venue for Performance Space, which …

.Creative Spaces

Best sites to find creative space

Feeling like you just need some space? We hear you. We’ve compiled a list of sites that can help you find the room that you need – whether it’s to …

Night Skies by Suzy Evans
.Events & Festivals

Celebrate NAIDOC Week: We all stand on sacred ground

From 5 to 12 July, join in the NAIDOC celebrations, which highlight the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country. NAIDOC Week was …

.Events & Festivals

Top picks for Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival is here, so while you might still like to set aside at least a couple of hours to salivate over the huge list of captivating films, we’ve …

Slices of Sydney: Newtown
.Creative Spaces

Marcus Westbury on creative capitals

As part of Vivid Sydney, the REMIX Summit will take on some of the issues biggest faced by the cultural sector right now. Posed as the intersection between culture, technology …

.Creative Spaces

Pooling local talents at the Venice Biennale

When you think about it, a swimming pool is much more than a place that holds memories of long, lazy summer afternoons. In Australia, the humble pool is often an …