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posted 13/08/2019

Community Billboard 13-20 August 2019

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

Alex Karaconji at MAY SPACE, Sydney

Morning: Hand drawn animation and drawings

Morning is a hand-drawn animation about the first hour of my day.

Although the plot is relatively simple, I have tried to draw each gesture and object as vividly as I can.

In doing so, I have tried to reclaim a part of my day that I am rarely conscious of.

Stop-motion animation is well-suited to this undertaking. It is slow and repetitive, and it often involves a close examination of subtle, almost imperceptible movements.

Morning exemplifies my approach to drawing in both its domestic subject matter and in its attempt to intensify an experience of life through the close observation of fine details.

Where: May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

When: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Sundays, 12pm to 4pm
Now until Sunday 25 August 2019

Closed Mondays and at 3pm on the last Sunday of each exhibition

Cost: Free

Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

Make it blossom at World Square this August with an interactive Cherry Blossom augmented reality experience!

Visitors to the shopping precinct can join the interactive big-screen experience. Download the World Square app to walk through the Torii Gate and see the centre explode into a Cherry Blossom spectacle through augmented reality.

Join us in the square every 15 minutes from 8am to 10pm daily to help the digital Cherry Blossom tree bloom by playing a series of AR games including a Taiko drumming circle, Calligraphy dancing or the Nara Park deer encounter.

Share your Cherry Blossom moment with #WSqCherryBlossom on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win major weekly prizes, a $500 Coles voucher, a Medibank Prize Pack valued at $500 and a Samsung S9+ Phone.

Cultural activities will run through the last 2 weeks of the festival. Activities include traditional Japanese drumming, calligraphy performances, personalised origami and bonsai workshops, and traditional Yosaki Soran dancing.

Visitors can also test their paper-folding skills and contribute to the 1,000 cranes origami challenge, brew matcha flavoured tea with T2 or make their own sushi with Sushi Hub.

You can also unlock exclusive retailer offers and spend at any time throughout Cherry Blossom Festival for your chance to win daily prizes!

Why not head down to World Square and sample one or more of these specials:

Cherry flavoured cocktails at Laughing Buddha Bar
Teriyaki pizza from Fratelli Famous and cherry cocktails at The Bavarian
Sakura flavoured milkshake and soft serve at Oh Matcha
Cherry Blossom inspired toppings at the exclusive Hokkaido Pafu pop-up in the Square Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August
Pink coffee at Gazzi

When: Every day, 9am to 10pm
Monday 12 August to Sunday 1 September

Cost: Free

Bligh: Hero or Villain?

Almost universally portrayed as a villain in movies and books, does this view of William Bligh stand scrutiny today?

Bligh – Hero or Villain? challenges this popular narrative, looking beyond the Bounty mutiny to explore the many sides of this most infamous of maritime figures. Come and judge for yourself, but be prepared for some surprises!

“His contradictory character traits and the many parts he played during a life crowded with adventure – egocentric, dutiful, mercurial; hero in battle, victim of circumstance, loving father – will intrigue you and, just possibly, change your opinion of this complex figure forever.” – Dr Nigel Erskine, Head of Research, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2019.

The Bligh – Hero or Villain? ticket provides access to:

the exhibition
permanent galleries
Mini Mariners play space
3D cinema, currently playing Earth Flight 3D.
special exhibitions
Action Stations, our navy immersive experience.
a fleet of ships – check out the submarine, destroyer and tall ship! For safety reasons, children have to be at least 90cm in height to board all vessels.
Kids on Deck, activities, fun and learning for kids 12 and under
daily guided tours.

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Sydney

When: Every day, 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 7 August 2019 to Sunday 2 February 2020

Cost: Adult: $20.00
Concession (student/pensioner): $12.00
Child (4-15 years): $12.00
Child (under 4): Free
Family (2 adults + 3 children): $50.00
Big Ticket Adult: $32.00
Big Ticket Concession: $20.00
Big Ticket Child (4 -1 5 years): $20.00
Big Ticket Child (under 4): Free

Songs of Home

Songs of Home tells the little-known story of music played and enjoyed in NSW during the first 70 years of the colony.

This vibrant musical world is explored through recordings of early music, rare instruments, printed scores, and remarkable stories of people creating home through song.

Step into grand houses, humble cottages, vast landscapes, pubs and churches, and discover the soundtrack of early Sydney.

See and hear the earliest transcriptions of Aboriginal songs.
Follow the story of Australia’s first piano as it made its way from Britain to Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta.
Discover the story of the Murray family and their musical possessions, hauled by horse-drawn carriage over the Blue Mountains.
On display for the first time in Australia are albums of music hand-copied by Jane Austen, revealing her musical tastes and practices, similar to those brought to Australia by immigrants in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Surprising, moving, entertaining – the fascinating world of music in early NSW is revealed here for the first time as a place of melodious complexity.

Where: Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets , Sydney

When: Every day, 10am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 17 November 2019

Cost: Adult: $15.00
Concession: $12.00
Family: $38.00
Child under 5years: Free
Member: Free

Meet & Connect Session: Mindful living and civic engagement

Meet & Connect Session: Mindful living and civic engagement

Have you recently moved to Sydney? Come along to our next session for recently arrived women in Australia

Settling in a new country is a rare and powerful occasion for deep personal growth. Without noticing it, you are transforming into a different you. So why not seize this opportunity to consciously become a better you, aligning your life with your heart and what you truly stand for?

Join us to discuss and discover your inner calling and what you have to contribute to your new community.

The breathtaking beauty of Sydney’s nature inspires many residents to step in to protect our planet. Our guest speaker from Randwick City Council will share his tips about waste-free living and will connect you with fantastic eco-friendly initiatives in your neighborhood. Our friends from Rhubarb, the organic food coop, will share their project, which is about eating better, belonging and saving money. And hopefully, you will leave this session inspired, with brilliant ideas on what you can personally do to make a tangible difference in your new city!

So if this sounds like something for you, please book your spot early because places are limited.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Where: Bowen Library and Community Centre
669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

When: Tuesday 13 August from 6pm to 8pm

Cost: Free

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