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posted 02/07/2019

Community Billboard 2-9 July 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.

Aski Earth Terre Yarta - Australian Centre for Photography

For the ACP’s annual ‘In dialogue’ two Indigenous artists, one Australia the other Canadian, communicate their histories of European colonization.

James Tylor (Possum) explores Australian cultural representations through his multi-cultural heritage, which comprises Nunga (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Iberian and Norwegian).

Juxtaposing image and object, Tylor re-contextualises the representation of Australian landscape, society and history.

Meryl McMaster looks to the past to form a fuller understanding of the present.

Her performance-based photography reveals the contradictions and conflicts of her heritage (her father is Plains Cree and her mother British, Scottish and Dutch).

Meryl’s images hold moments of introspection and contemplation, often portraiture that questions personal and collective identity.

Where: Project Space Gallery: Australian Centre for Photography
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

When: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 5pm
Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Now until Saturday 17 August 2019
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Cost: Free

Winterfest at Luna Park

The perfect place to keep the kids entertained these school holidays!

Luna Park becomes home to an ice-rink every day of the holidays complete with regular snow falls, winter-y tunes and delicious winter food and drink specials. Ideal for those more experienced on the ice but also for beginners as we’ll be offering kangaroo skating-aids! The best part is that your rides pass is all-inclusive – unlimited ice skating and unlimited rides!

Unique to this year’s Winterfest, Luna Park is theming the Park for ‘Christmas in July’ and there will be visits from Santa every day!

Where: Luna Park
1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point

When: Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays, 10am to 6pm
Fridays, 11am to 10pm
Saturdays, 10am to 10pm
Friday 5 July to Monday 22 July 2019

Cost: Yellow Unlimited Rides Pass (online): $53.00
Green Unlimited Rides Pass: $43.00
Red Unlimited Rides Pass: $23.00

There is Fiction in the Spaces Between

The shortlist exhibition for the John Fries Award.

The John Fries Award is a $10,000 art prize recognising the talents of early career visual artists. Now in its 10th year, the award has established itself as a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from the next wave of contemporary artists from across Australia and New Zealand.

This year’s exhibition, curated by Miriam Kelly, brings ambitious new works by ten finalists in painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation.

The John Fries Award is an initiative of the Fries family and the Copyright Agency in partnership with UNSW Galleries.

Where: UNSW Galleries
Corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington

When: Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Now until Saturday 27 July

Cost: Free

Earn your tucker

Have fun and muck in to get the chores done

The sun is up and it’s time to have fun and muck in to get the chores done.

Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs and learn how to do the ‘egg test’ to ensure your egg is fresh.

Grind the grain and churn the butter, learning how to wash off the buttermilk and pat the butter into shape.

When the work is done, enjoy your well-earned tucker!

Includes bread, butter, honey, tea/coffee and flavoured milk.

Where: Vaucluse House
69a Wentworth Road, Vaucluse

When: Tuesday 9 July 2019 from 10.30am to 12pm
Thursday 11 July 2019 from 10.30am to 12pm
Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 10.30am to 12pm
Thursday 18 July 2019 from 10.30am to 12pm

Cost: General (adults & children): $20.00
SLM Members (adults & children)`: $15.00

The Big Picture

15 performers bring 6 famous Australian paintings to life!

Tom Roberts, Jeffrey Smart, Grace Cossington Smith, Sidney Nolan, John Brack and Russell Drysdale will come to life in a unique and delightful show performed by members of the Kings Cross acting class.

Please join us after the show for complimentary tea and coffee and to mingle with the cast!

Director Suzi Dougherty. Dramaturg Katie Pollock.

Where: 29 Hughes St, Potts Point

When: Wednesday 3 July 2019 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: Free