Events In Sydney

5/25/19 to 9/17/19

Dead Central Photo Exhibition

Image from the "Dead Central" photo exhibition. Courtesy: State Library of NSW.

Today Central Station is alive with movement, ferrying people across the city and out of town. But before the turn of the 20th century, the land upon which it now sits was occupied by less animated inhabitants. Until 1901, a vast cemetery sprawled across Elizabeth, Devonshire and Pitt Streets,...
6/1/19 to 8/31/19

Truffle Season at Three Williams Cafe

Crispy truffle skin chicken breast at Three Williams Cafe.

Skip the foraging and head to Three Williams Café in Redfern to celebrate the short-lived and delicious truffle season. For the third year running, the venue will launch a special truffle menu to sit alongside their regular menu for the duration of the season, estimated to begin early June. The...
6/26/19 to 9/1/19

Merrily We Go To Hell

Still from "Marlina the murderer in four acts", 2017. Director Mouly Surya, Indonesia, digital. Photo:

With several events scattered between the months of June and September 2019, Art Gallery of New South Wales' current film program, "Merrily We Go To Hell", is an all-out celebration of women in cinema. The free, weekly program of films includes everything from golden age Hollywood to 1970s New York...
6/28/19 to 9/1/19

Muriel's Wedding Returns to Sydney

The Australian cast of "Muriel's Wedding". Photo: Jeff Busby.

Iconic Australian film "Muriel's Wedding" is once more brought to the Sydney Lyric Theatre after a completely sold out 2017-18 season in Sydney. This stage musical follows the daydreaming Muriel, who spends her time fantasising about the perfect wedding—the dress, the church, the attention. The...
6/28/19 to 9/22/19

Michael Armitage Solo Exhibition at MCA

Michael Armitage, "Lacuna", 2017. Oil on Lubugo bark cloth. Private collection, Brussels. Courtesy: the artist and White Cube © the artist. Photo: White Cube / George Darrell.

Narratives from folklore, memory, current affairs, popular culture and East African history are woven together in the lush, large-scale paintings of Michael Armitage, one of Kenyaʼs most exciting young artists. Living and working between Nairobi and London, Armitage uses oil paint and Lubugo bark...
6/29/19 to 8/31/19

Museum of the Moon

Luke Jerram's "Museum of the Moon" installation at Cork Midsummer Festival, 2017.

There are few of us who will ever get to walk on the moon. However, in 2019—the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing—Sydney-siders will be afforded an intimate brush with space travel. To commemorate this milestone, the Powerhouse Museum is launching “Apollo 11”, an exhibition that...
7/13/19 to 12/8/19

David Hockney: Prints

David Hockney, "Afternoon Swimming", 1980. Lithograph edition of 55, 80.6 x 100.6cm. © David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd. Photo: Richard Schmidt.

There is no ignoring the impact of David Hockney on the international world of art. The British icon is widely considered one of the most influential artists of the 1960s for his contributions to the pop art movement, with a legacy and output that endures today. The nationally touring exhibition of...
7/19/19 to 10/7/19

Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow

Shaun Gladwell, "Pacific Undertow Sequence (Bondi)" (still), 2010. Single-channel digital video, high definition, colour, sound (stereo), 11:21 minutes. Image courtesy: the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne © the artist.

Best known for his videos of the body in motion, the work of Australian artist Shaun Gladwell spans a two-decade career marked by obsession with colonial and art histories, forms of everyday urban performance, and mortality. It is a sometimes jarring mix: mesmerising moving works of surfers,...
7/23/19 to 8/24/19

Lord of the Flies

Mia Wasikowski in Sydney Theatre Company's "Lord of the Flies". Photo: Rene Vaile, The Australian.

William Golding's novel “Lord of the Flies” is a 20th-century masterpiece, following a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island and the groupʼs slow descent into chaos and cruelty. In this stage adaptation by Sydney Theatre Company, artistic director Kip Williams brings Goldingʼs island to...
7/26/19 to 8/24/19

Banging Denmark

"Banging Denmark", Patrick Jhanur and Amber McMahon. Photo: Rene Vaile.

What happens when a feminist academic meets a pick-up artist looking for advice? This is the predicament that the characters of “Banging Denmark” find themselves in. Jake Newhouse is a full-time management consultant and part-time lothario whose current crush—a brilliant Danish librarian—isnʼt...