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Community Billboard

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posted 18/09/2019

Community Billboard 17 September – 24 September

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.

How the City Cares

Does the city care?

It would be easy to answer this question in the negative. Life in a large city like Sydney is so often measured through values like wealth and growth. From the perspective of our footpaths and windows, urban development seems to be extending rapidly and unstoppably, outwards and upwards. People are counted not as individual citizens, rather by the million.

But How the City Cares considers life in Sydney through artist-led projects that have sought to care about and for its people and places. These projects take a variety of forms, including the documentation of protest and of long-term community resistance, creative support for community-run activities and spaces, portable contexts for teaching and learning, design approaches that re-think our relationship to land and water (and who owns it), innovations for reversing environmental and cultural damage and encounters that ask questions to communities and listen to the answers they offer.

Artists: Rebecca Conroy, Brenda L Croft, Keg de Souza, Bonita Ely, Future Method (Genevieve Murray and Joel Sherwood-Spring), Sarah Goffman, SquatSpace (Diego Bonetto, Keg de Souza, Lucas Ihlein and Mickie Quick) posters from the Tin Sheds Poster Collection, The University of Sydney by Jean Clarkson, Jan Fieldsend, Marie McMahon, Therese Kenyon and Toni Robertson. Curated by Bec Dean.

This exhibition was commissioned and produced by the City of Sydney for Customs House.

Where: Customs House Library, 31 Alfred St Sydney

Weekdays, 10am to 7pm
Weekends, 11am to 4pm
Monday 16 September 2019 to Sunday 8 March 2020

Cost: Free

Visions of Colour by Maria Moshonis

Maria graduated from the KvB Institute of Design and currently works from a home based studio. ‘When I pick up a paintbrush art is created. I work with acrylic and watercolour mediums creating beautiful abstract art.’

Projects during 2010 – 2017 required me to work closely with interior stylists and designers all over Australia including regional and major cities.

Extending my creativity to clay I now also have a passion for pottery.

Opening night
Wednesday 18 September, 6pm-8pm

Meet the artist
Enjoy a glass of wine and canapé on Saturday 21 September, 5pm-8pm.

Where: 259 Riley Street, Surry Hills

When: 18th - 22nd September, 12-6 pm

Cost: Free

YOKE Pop Up Magazine

Featuring the works of Ella Ballhausen, Jack Barrueto, Micaela Ellis, Orson Heidrich, Ryan Lee, Bryce Noakes, Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Jazmin Pezzano, Kristina Savic and Phoebe Taylor.

Through photography, video and mixed media, Call It What You Want To is an immersive installation that aims to transform the perception of space and examine the way varying mediums can work in unison to create a platform, in which audience participation is encouraged to activate and reveal the meaning of the installation.

When comparing the parallels between theatre and installation, and the role of the audience within these realms, it is concluded that whilst a sense of self-density as a viewer is maintained, the viewer is also immersed within the extravagant world they have entered.

The works within this exhibition explore the exploitation of visual mediums, the layered connections through sequence and arrangement, the use of easily accessible materials to create installations that blur the lines of contemporary art and the use of photography and video to explore the contemporary space between the mediums.

Where: Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

When: 17th - 26th September, 2-8 pm

Cost: Free

Oktoberfest Pop-up Biergarten

Raise your stein to the world’s best beer festival! We are celebrating our love of everything Bavarian with an Oktoberfest Pop-Up Biergarten featuring beer and German food specials.

If you can’t make it all the way to Munich this Oktoberfest why not revel in spring in Sydney with some German flavour at Sirocco Terrace. O’zapft is!

Where: 203 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

When: 21 September - 6 October, 12-8pm

Cost: Free

It's a Match : Tinder Comedy Event

It’s a match! a Tinder-themed panel show where we explore people’s love lives onstage in a hilarious and heartfelt show that you don’t wanna miss!

The rules are simple: you put your name in the bucket on the night or online and if you are selected, you get up onstage and have your profile reviewed by our panel of “experts”. Its gonna be embarrassing, heartfelt, honest, gross, and also very very funny.

Presented by Comedy on Edge

Where: Kings Cross Hotel, 244/248 William Street, Potts Point

When: Sunday 22 September 2019 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm

Cost: $15

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