Community Billboard February 15 – 21



This weekly community gig guide is proudly sponsored by City of Sydney’s plan for the future - Sydney 2030 - making our city more green, global and connected

Convict Sydney


Australia’s convict history at the World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks. Learn about the forced transportation of convicts,

their daily lives and how they built the colony. Wander the streets of 1820s Sydney on the giant map, try on a set of leg-irons, lie in a convict hammock, look for your relatives on the convict database, and discover the intriguing stories of some of the 50,000 convicts who

passed through the barracks doors between 1819 and 1848. Bring your kids along for dress-ups and the convicts Kids’ Trail.

Where: Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Queens Square, Macquarie Street, SydneyWhen: 11 September 2010-31 May 2013

How much: FREE

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Wildlife photographer of the Year 2011

Experience the power, mystique and beauty of nature through the wildlife photographer’s lens.  Be captivated by playful polar bears, agile cheetah cubs, swooping scavengers and misty sunsets from over 105 images selected from more than 40,000 entries worldwide. With entries from 95 countries across the globe, this is a selection of the most powerful images capturing wildlife and nature.


When: 10 December 2011-18 March 2012

Where: Level 2, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney

How much: $12/$8/$6 (includes entry to museum)

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Heidrun Lohr – Parallax: The Performance Paradigm in Photography

Heidrun Lohr has been photographing Sydney’s performing arts community for over 20 years. As resident photographer at Belvoir, she has photographed the cream of Australian’s actors in action – Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Hugo Weaving to name a few – and continues to shoot performance of all sorts. This exhibition will feature imaginative portraits of both big name celebrities and lesser-known artists alike. Come along and witness a unique perspective on Sydney’s vibrant performing arts scene.

When: 07 February-15 April 2012

Where: Australian Centre for Photography, 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

How much: FREE

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Jo Fabro at the Macquarie Hotel

Jo Fabro takes to the stage at Sydney’s Macquarie Hotel with her own brand of sultry blues and smoking hot Jazz. Having been performing since the age of 17, Fabro is no stranger to giving it her all to the crowd. She is backed by the Jo Fabro Group featuring Franco Raggatt on guitar, Zoe Hauptmann on bass, and James Hauptmann on drums.


When: 17th February 2012, 8:00pm

Where: The Mac, 42 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

How much: FREE

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Tropfest Short Film Festival 2012

Not only is Tropfest Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and an iconic cultural event, it is the largest film festival in the world. Entry is open to anyone with a video camera, regardless of background and experience. So grab you friends and grab a picnic and head to The Domain for sometimes funny, sometimes sad and often thought provoking films. Gates open at 11am so pack a picnic and get down early to enjoy a summer’s night in Sydney like no other.

When: 19th February, 8:00pm for shortlisted films, other events running throughout the day

Where: The Domain, Sydney

How much: FREE

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Making Sense: Contemporary LA Photo Artists

There exists a rich contemporary art scene in and around Los Angeles, promoted by the plethora of universities and museums with strong photomedia programs and collections. The Art Gallery of NSW has acquired a group of 13 photographs by artists based in Southern California, whose work deals with relations between landscape and architecture, high and low culture, representations of the body, politics and irony, word and image. The artists include Allan Sekula, Miles Coolidge, Christina Fernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Mark Wyse and many others.

When: 11 February-13 May 2012

Where: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

How much: FREE

More info here

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