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Strictly Ballroom rehearsals
.Events & Festivals

Sneak peek at Baz’s Strictly Ballroom rehearsals

Baz Luhrmann’s bringing back the sequins and taffeta of his 1992 classic in a world premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Rehearsals are well underway for the production, which features …

Hadley + Maxwell - anners, Habits, and Other Received Ideas (2014)
.News

Shifting sculptures

Australian historian Robert Musil once said: “There is nothing in this world as invisible as a monument.” This is ironic, considering commemorative public art is both ubiquitous and familiar; looming …

Two people at exhibition during Art Month
.Events & Festivals

Best of the rest of Art Month

Well, we’re right in the thick of one of the biggest city-wide art events of the year. You’ve loitered around some of our best galleries, glass of white wine in …

Rehearsal by Pauline Nguyen from The Serpent's Table
.Grants and Sponsorships

Applications for cultural grants now open

If you are working on a cultural project with a public audience, listen-up as applications for our annual Cultural Grants Program are now open. We are offering funding over $5,000 …

Culture Walks app in front of Reko Rennie's artwork - T2 building in Taylor Sq
.City Art

Sydney Culture Walks app: Art that moves you

Care to walk our city’s hidden spaces in search for birdcalls, whimsical shapes and homages to jazz musicians, or ruminate about early colonial monuments which once caused opposition? Or, perhaps …

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.Social

Sydney types

We’re giving Sydney’s letters some love this month.

Gerontophilia
.Events & Festivals

Come out to the Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer cinema was brought into the mainstream this year when Blue is the Warmest Colour – a beautiful indie film which tells the tale of a lesbian relationship – unanimously …

Sounds Baroque
.Libraries

A musical education at Late Night Library

The humble library is many things. A fixture in most suburbs, it can be a place of quiet reflection for some or a chamber of paralytic terror for others (those …