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Vikings - Beyond the legend

by on 31/07/2013 - 10:01 am
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The exhibition explores Viking life and culture through evidence of death rituals and mythological imagery. It describes the symbolic importance of Viking ships, and includes the 'Krampmacken' a reconstructed working Viking boat that has travelled along the historical Viking trade routes through Europe to Istanbul. 
 On display are hundreds of archaeological artefacts ranging from finely crafted silver and bronze jewellery, to simple domestic items made from animal bone such as combs, flutes and even ice skates.
Objects such as gold, silver and bronze jewellery, ornamented bronze keys and a curious iron staff show how women could be powerful and influential not ju ...

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America: painting a nation

by on 30/07/2013 - 12:12 pm
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America: painting a nation (8 Nov 2013 – 9 Feb 2014) is the most expansive survey of American painting ever presented in Australia. With over 80 works, ranging from 1750 to 1966, this exhibition will cover more than 200 years of American art, history and experience.
The exhibition features artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Georgia O’Keeffe, James McNeil Whistler, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent.
The works have come from four major institutions in the USA: The Terra Foundation, Chicago; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has lent its ...

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Kids Parties at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

by on 26/07/2013 - 12:12 pm
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Now your child can have the wildest birthday party in town at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! Featuring fun party food, an exclusive behind-the-scenes animal encounter, a gift for the birthday child, a dedicated party host and more, parents can sit back, relax and enjoy the party too.
Located in WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s newest exhibit, the WILD Discovery Zone, the party room is a multi-purpose event space where children can party like an animal. Along with this exclusive venue, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo birthday party packages include a party host who will run your event and keep the kids entertained! 
With interactive and fun animal themed activities geared towards boys and girl ...

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Celebrate 60 years of art with the Ar...

by on 26/07/2013 - 12:04 pm
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This month Art Gallery NSW is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Art Gallery of NSW’s members organisation – the Art Gallery Society of NSW – and there’s never been a better time to join.
As a Gallery member, you’ll have access to a great range of benefits including discounts, free exhibition viewings, a monthly subscription to Look magazine and over 400 member events and workshops each year. Your contribution will also support programs and help acquire artworks for the Gallery’s collection.
Several membership categories are available and are tailored to your needs. Ask us to find the right membership for you and join 31,000 art ...

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Thinking about escaping to the circus?

by on 26/07/2013 - 11:57 am
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From Cirque du Soleil to King Kong the Musical, if you see an Australian circus artist working today on the professional stage anywhere in the world, chances are they began their career by auditioning for the NICA Bachelor of Circus Arts course.  
The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is now inviting aspiring circus artists to submit their applications for entry  into the 2014 Bachelor of Circus Arts course, with the opportunity to join the ranks of the acclaimed alumni who have passed through the Institute's doors over the past 14 years.
From 30 September 2013, NICA trainers will be holding auditions in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for ent ...

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New York Times bestseller to headline...

by on 25/07/2013 - 05:16 pm
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New York Times bestselling author John Elder Robinson headlines an exciting program of events as part of the State Library of NSW’s inaugural Biography Week, 5 – 11 August.
Biography Week explores the art of biography, autobiography and memoir through a series of public talks, workshops and screenings, commencing with the announcement of the 2013 National Biography Award winner on Monday 5 August at 11am.
John Elder Robinson, the internationally successful author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different and Raising Cubby will deliver the annual National Biography Award Lecture on Wednesday 7 August.
Events throughout the week will feature some of Austra ...

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The Remember Me program - Sydney Jewi...

by on 25/07/2013 - 12:50 pm
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The Remember Me program starts this Sunday, July 28 at 2pm
Each month a Holocaust Survivor will share their story of survival. This unique program offers what may be one of the last opportunities for the public to hear the stories directly from the Survivors.  
Dates for the upcoming talks are

Helena Goldstein

28 July 2013

Ilona Blair

25 August

Cesha Glazer

29 September

Alex Ferson

27 October

George Sternfeld

24 November


Admission free, but bookings are or phone 9360 7999

For more information visit Sydney Jewish Museum

Still life: 25 still-life works from ...

by on 25/07/2013 - 11:24 am
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A new exhibition focusing on still life and its various iterations through the 20th century to the present day will showcase a selection of paintings and works on paper from the rich, extensive holdings of still-life works in the Gallery’s collection 27 Jul 2013 – 19 Jan 2014.
Featuring works by some of Australia’s most famous and popular artists, the 25 works chart the continuous development and re-presentation of the still life in Australian art, allowing comparisons between individual works and more broadly between different periods and styles.
A large-scale contemporary sculpture by Ricky Swallow – exploring the theme of still life – is pos ...

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Picture-perfect art of ‘Selling Dream...

by on 24/07/2013 - 04:40 pm
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The ever-evolving art of fashion photography is revealed through the lens of famous photographers in an international collection of iconic images from the V&A Museum, London, to be shown exclusively at the State Library of NSW from 10 August 2013.
Curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the free exhibition Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography charts the fascinating evolution of fashion photography through 60 original works by 40 leading artists, including Horst P Horst, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Tim Walker.
Selling Dreams ties the emergence of glamorous fashion photography with the rise of illustrated magazines. It charts the ...

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Sydney Opera House presents Babies Pr...

by on 24/07/2013 - 12:02 pm
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Guitar and percussion will fill Sydney Opera House’s Studio next month when Babies Proms: Ole! takes children on a journey through Spain and Latin America.

Join the fiesta from 7 – 18 August and experience the joy of creating and engaging with live music.
From the samba to the cha cha to La Bamba, children will discover Latin culture through music and movement with Karin Schaupp andJess Ciampa.
Award winning guitarist Karin Schaupp has an international reputation as a recording artist and live performer. Lauded as “a poet of the guitar” by The Courier Mail, Karin has toured extensively for many years and added ...

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