Arts News

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:50pm

Carriageworks is going all-out for Chinese New Year and Sydney Festival with a one-night-only vibrant celebration of Asian food and culture curated by the amazing Kylie Kwong.


Welcome in the year of the rooster in a melting pot of contemporary Asian food, pop culture and sounds including a performance by DJ Tyson Koh and speciality dishes created exclusively for Carriageworks...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:49pm

Comedyish is back for its annual barrel of laughs that is The Panic Series, in which comedians (funnily enough) panic over the fact that they have shows opening in a matter of weeks and test out new material that they cross everything and hope to God will be funny. 


This year's cast includes Rhys Nicholson, Susie Youssef, Nikki Britton, Justin Hamilton, Becky Lucas, Tom Walker...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 12:11pm

Brace yourself for impact as self-proclaimed angry feminist play The Inspection takes over Sydney's Old 505 Theatre this month. 


Starring Julia Christensen, The Inspection is a no-holds-barred satirical look at the Sydney rent crisis and the kinda-sorta-really messy reality of life as a 20-something woman when the landlord comes knocking. Especially when there's dirty laundry...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 12:04pm

This year's Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival is set to be bigger, brighter, bolder and more inclusive than ever with all-star casts and films that showcase the full spectrum of queer life. 


Featuring a world premiere, four international premieres, a massive 31 Aussie premieres and Moonlight (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama), the 2017 program features films covering ...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 12:47pm

The indie pop twins have long been advocates, but now they'll officially be fighting for the rights of LGBTQ women under their new foundation. 


The Tegan and Sara Foundation will focus on improving the "economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women" as announced via their website.


The duo began building their foundation on their...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 10:23am

A powerful new work of theatre is having its world premiere at a Blacktown multi-storey carpark as part of Sydney Festival.


Penned by Andrea James, Peter Polites and Gaele Sobott, Home Country will see audiences guided through various levels of the car park (and fed a communal feast) to explore the meaning of “home” and our multifaceted national identity.



Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 4:45pm

Artist Margaret Olley will be honoured in an exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in January next year, with multimedia works from her career spanning more than 60 years set to be put on display. 


Guest curated by Renee Porter, Margaret Olley: Painter, peer, mentor, muse is the first in the three-part Margaret Olley Art Series which will be presented at the S.H. Ervin Gallery...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 2:23pm

Tuesday nights at Harold Park Hotel will continue to be the home of comedy in 2017 as The Laugh Stand reveals its star-studded lineup for January.


The year will begin for The Laugh Stand on the Tuesday January 10 when John Conway and Matty B will be in to get the year rolling.


In the following weeks Ray Badran, Marcel Blanch-de Wilt, Steve Philp and Mat...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 12:55pm

Experience the museum come to life every Wednesday as the doors stay open until 9pm and some special events take place.


Throughout January and February, the Australian Museum will be hosting its Culture Up Late initiative as part of the celebration of the 190th year of the museum. 


There will be music from the likes of Georgia Mulligan, Marlene Cummins, triple j...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 12:46pm

The NYE event at The Greens in North Sydney promises to finish off your year with some of the best food, drink and entertainment going around.


As part of the theme, some Roving Carnival Performers will be bringing their renowned acts, and King St Swing will be performing some cruisy jazz, while DJ Natural Selector will deliver some evolutionary beats.


The menu...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 11:55am

In February 2017, Ben Ali Ong's new collection, This Flood Of Love Drowned Me, will be displayed at Artereal Gallery.


For over a decade, Ong has been creating photo-based artworks, shot entirely in black and white. 


His new exhibition is set to be his most brooding to date as it takes influence from film noir, the subconscious and visual poetry of Chinese...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 9:43am

In a world where Mummy knows best and Daddy should know better, I Hate You My Mother is set to make waves when it premieres at the Old Fitz Theatre next year. 


The play begins as a 16th century Breton Bishop lays his hands on his illegitimate daughter and sets off an epic, torrid chain of events that inspires four centuries of secrets, hatred and revenge-seeking. 


Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:47pm

Conservation icon and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall will come to Sydney for a one-off lecture and conversation.


Throughout her groundbreaking career, Goodall has brought the world closer to our nearest relatives through her scientific discoveries and studies on chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. 


Through her research, Goodall has...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 11:24am

One of Sydney's favourite short film festivals is set to return to Bondi Pavilion next year for ten nights of homegrown and international cinematic awesomeness.


The 2017 program features categories including the Best Of Australian and International, Best Of Documentary, Windows On Europe, Love Bites, Short Laughs Comedy, Green Flicks and a selection of Oscar-winning short films...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 5:12pm

Stuart Slade is bringing his London dark comedy to Sydney to kick off the Outhouse Theatre Company's year.


After a sell-out, award nominated run in London that earnt it a West End transfer, BU21 is heading Down Under.


The play deals with the inescapable reality of terrorism in modern life, especially in larger cities. Head along to find out how playwright Slade...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 3:05pm

The perfect night out/night in is coming to Parramatta Park this summer.


For everyone who can't make their mind up about going to the cinemas to catch a new release or staying at home to watch a movie in bed, Mov'In Bed is the solution for you.


Throughout March and April 2017, Mov'In Bed will be screening 45 movies at a 150-bed venue in Parramatta Park.

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:50pm

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music at the State Theatre is turning 16 (going on 17) as it returns to the theatre for another year.


It's the State Theatre's longest-running live event and it's returning for two very special shows in February with costume contests and interactive fun packs, hosted by long-time celebrity judge Katrina Retallick.


So warm up your voices,...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 2:47pm

Go absolutely mad for Hungary as the Hungarian Cultural Festival rolls back into town this January.


The six-day festival will feature everything from gala concerts to folk dance workshops, a folkloric music recital, lectures on history, IT, language and literature, a comedy theatre night at NIDA, a harbour cruise and a patron's dinner.


The festival has been...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:42pm

Glen Street Theatre is set to kick off its 2017 season with a heart-warming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s much-loved comedy Relatively Speaking.


Set in 1960s London, Relatively Speaking tells the hilarious story of a blithely misinformed young man who turns up on his girlfriend's parents' doorstep to ask for her hand in marriage.


Things, however, are not as...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:00pm

Never fear, North Sydney. There's an outdoor cinema set to open near you this summer. 


Watch the stars under the stars on the lush turf of North Sydney Oval with a program packed full of Oscar favourites as well as blockbusters, comedies, chick flicks and a great mix of family friendly releases. 


The lineup includes La La Land, Lion, Fences, Jackie, Rogue One: A...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:17pm

The NSW State Library will play host to a large-scale photography exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic 1937 image, Sunbaker.


Under The Sun will feature works from Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:14pm

Sydney has a brand new home for stand-up comedy and it's bringing out the big guns. 


Located below The Deck Bar & Restaurant at the iconic Luna Park, the Sydney Comedy Club will open its doors in January, with Gruen's Wil Anderson set to christen the stage on opening night.


Darren Sanders, Mikey Robins, Barry McCleod (Scotland), Tommy Dean (USA), Andrew...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:15pm

Get festive on Sunday December 18.


The team behind the Brewery Yards Market are set to host a festive double Christmas market next week. The event will run from 10am - 4pm and then again from 5pm - 9pm. It's set to feature over 60 boutique stalls such as Haus Of Dizzy, Eaterbella and Lekker Tucker. 


Entertainment will include live music, kids entertainment such...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 11:30am

It's a Festivus miracle!


We're about to enter that time of year when families and friends gather together to air their grievances and compete in feats of strength, thanks to the time-honoured tradition of Seinfeld's Frank Constanza and his loyal disciples.


To celebrate, Surry Hills' Shakespeare Hotel is hosting a special Seinfeld trivia night, A Festivus For The...

Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 5:04pm

The hilarous exhibition will open at Black Eye Gallery on Sunday December 11. 


Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters is an extraordinary collection of photographs which feature the kooky actor John Malkovich in a number of emulations of famous artists' work. 


US photographer Sandro Miller is a self-taught artist who decided in 2013 to...

Posted 8 Dec 2016 @ 1:16pm

The day will feature twilight markets, christmas workshops, silent discos and more.


Discovery Markets have been southern Sydney's spot of choice for everything from gourmet food to boutique wares on the first and third Saturday of every month.


For the third Saturday of this month, it's hosting a Christmas extravaganza, with over 60 stalls, live music from...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 11:59am

Two filmmakers from the Northern Beaches are embarking on an epic journey to uncover what our seas might look like if the world commits to protecting them - and they need your help.


With cameos from a prince, an island chief, a former park ranger and some passionate scientists, it sounds more like something out of a childrens' adventure novel, but it's real and all for a good...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 11:46am

US-based Australian podcaster, TV host and political satirist Josh Zepps is bringing his podcast WeThePeople to the Giant Dwarf this month for a one-night extravaganza. 


#WeThePeopleLive brings Rob Carlton, Osher Günsberg, Michael Hing, Becky Lucas and Zepps himself together for a night of cocktails, banter and tongue-in-cheek debate about politics, entertainment, world affairs...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 11:43am

Settle in for summer nights overlooking Sydney Harbour with a stellar selection of films brought to you by St George OpenAir Cinema.


The cinema, situated at Mrs Macquaries Point, is set to show a lineup of films including 20 premiere and preview screenings, opening with the acclaimed Lion (Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman), and a selection of 2017 Oscar contenders including Jackie (...

Posted 5 Dec 2016 @ 4:21pm

Foodies Fairground, a festival of more than 40 food and drink vendors, will fill the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park this weekend.


The vendors will include Tsuru, Big Papa’s, Stroop Bros and the Knafeh Bakery, while there'll also be kids' activities, live music and more to keep the whole family occupied between servings.


Koala Mattress will even set up a '...