Tony Albert’s major Hyde Park artwork casts light on Australia’s dark history – the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service people when they returned home from combat.

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Published: 2 May, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags:

What is ‘tutting’ exactly? Buzzfeed calls it “like breakdancing but with more arm stuff going on” but in reality it’s a hypnotic dance form that draws inspiration from the the hieroglyphics …

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Just like in Melbourne, where the local comedy festival is traditionally housed in the civic heart of the city, Sydney Comedy Festival is moving into Sydney Town Hall. For punters …

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Published: 6 Apr, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags:

Which public artwork makes you stop and look up? Some like Jason Wing’s piercing blue cherubs of In Between Two Worlds, which light up an unassuming Chinatown alleyway (shown above). …

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Published: 9 Nov, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Getting a behemoth like Maser’s ‘Higher Ground’ ‘off the ground’ is no mean feat. In their second year with Sydney Festival, Laura Pike and Anne-Louise Dadak of Province were part …

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Published: 20 Jan, 2015 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Veteran street artist Numskull has just painted his biggest wall to date. His mural Here, Now created as part of Art & About Sydney, reminds the hurried crowds of Pitt …

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Published: 11 Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

At last month’s City Conversation, Graham Jahn AM, Director of City Planning, Development and Transport delivered an astute and rousing vision for Sydney. In case you missed it, you can …

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Published: 11 Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags:

Watch Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist, Jenny McCracken and Dutch internet sensation Leon Keer create an incredible 3D artwork on the forecourt of Custom’s House as part of the eighth …

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

A haunting new photograph exhibition officially opened by Lord Mayor Clover Moore at Customs House boldly confronts one of the biggest global events of our time. The Story of Our …

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Published: 13 Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

In thinking about what the future of public art in Sydney might look like, we revisits notable public projects around the world. Over the past couple of weeks, a 50 …

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Published: 12 Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

From colonial edifices, grand fountains and murals by Indigenous artists, to kinetic sculptures and neon buildings, the preservation work of our public art collection has our City Art team up …

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Published: 17 Jun, 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: ,

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: ,
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

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