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 …

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Published: 18 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 …

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Published: 18 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags:

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 …

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Published: 18 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month’s Instagram gallery shows our city’s coolest shade. Next month, we’ll feature the a to z of Sydney’s typography. If you want to see your Instagram photo here, use …

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Published: 20 Jan, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags:

We may not have Copenhagen’s magnificent Black Diamond library, or an outdoor collection where the books are catalogued according to the feeling they arouse – but we do have a …

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Published: 14 Jan, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

The Year of the Horse is fast approaching. As a large portion of our Asian community celebrates one of the biggest events of the year, we’re excited to see the …

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Published: 14 Jan, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

If you’re partial to taking voyeuristic adventures through some of the best interiors in the country, you surely know about hugely successful design blog, The Design Files. Just looking at …

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Author: John Wardle, Live Music and Live Performance Taskforce chair

Guest Author: John Wardle, Live Music and Live Performance Taskforce chair It’s no secret that live music in Sydney has seen better days. In light of this, a series of …

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Published: 2 Dec, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: , | Author: John Wardle, Live Music and Live Performance Taskforce chair

We spend a lot of time talking about festivals and new arts and cultural projects, but the memorable and enduring urban design and architecture that makes up much of the …

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Published: 2 Dec, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

The cost of rent in Sydney is a justifiably popular conversation topic at the moment. Particularly for artists and others working in a creative field, living in the inner city …

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Published: 28 Nov, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags:

You may have noticed we’re in the midst of a plague. The city’s being overrun (although ‘run’ is probably a bit ambitious!) by gigantic neon snails. But before you reach …

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Published: 24 Sep, 2013 | 1 Comment | Tags: ,
Author: Esther Bailey, Sustainability Manager

We are in the most important race of the century – a sprint to create a low-carbon city by 2030. Our target is pretty ambitious – a 70% reduction in …

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Published: 23 Sep, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , | Author: Esther Bailey, Sustainability Manager

Ever thought about what that little green man that blinks you to walk looks like in Dresden or Montreal? The universally rendered ‘man’ is both symbolically identical across the world …

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Author: Barbara Flynn, City Centre Curatorial Advisor

Over the next ten years, our City Centre and George Street in particular, will be transformed through one of the most significant public works projects to occur in Australia in generations. In …

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Published: 9 Sep, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , | Author: Barbara Flynn, City Centre Curatorial Advisor

This month’s Instagram gallery showcases the textures and patterns that create Sydney’s urban fabric. Use the #creativecitysyd hashtag on your Instagram photos and next month, we’ll showcase the colour blue.

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Published: 6 Sep, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags:

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