Community Billboard 21 – 28 January 2020
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
Living Colour One of the largest seasonal floral displays in Australia
The summer edition of the City of Sydney’s biannual Living Colour display is now underway for 8 weeks – featuring more than 100,000 plants.
The designs have been inspired by fashion trends for Summer, Living Colour Summer 2020 will be a floral representation of the catwalk in a stunning visual display.
Patchwork is one of fashion’s latest trends, overlaid to Living Colour it will allow for an eclectic mix of colours, textures and heights. Summer’s colour palette walks off the runway and on to Sydney’s streets, colours of the season are a range of bright and fruity primary colours, supported by pretty pinks and purples, warm oranges and an array of greens. This varied palette allows for a beautiful collection of floral and foliage species.
Plants used will include Begonias, Ornamental Chilli, Parsley, Petunias, Salvia, Sunpatiens, Sunflowers and Vincas.
Installations can be found at Alfred Street, Castlereagh Street, Cathedral Square, Green Square Library, Queens Square, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Springfield Gardens, Kings Cross, Martin Place, Taylor Square, Union Square, QVB and Town Hall.
Where: Sydney CBD
When: Every day, all day
Now until Sunday 8 March 2020
Carriageworks Summer 2020
In the Summer of 2020 Carriageworks presents 4 large-scale installations by leading Australian artists Rebecca Baumann, Daniel Boyd, Kate Mitchell and Reko Rennie.
Each work is immersive, participatory and site-specific, engaging with the unique history and architecture of the Carriageworks precinct. Radiant Flux is Rebecca Baumann’s response to the unique light, space and architecture of Carriageworks.
All Auras Touch is a snapshot of contemporary Australia revealed through human energy fields. Video Works is an immersive composite of 3 major video installations by Sydney-based Kudjala/Gangalu artist Daniel Boyd.
Remember Me is a monumental illuminated work from Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie, exhibited in the year marking the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first landfall.
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
When: Every day, 10am to 6pm
Now until Sunday 1 March 2020
Remember Me will be launched late January and will remain on display until January 2021.
Lunar Lanes - Haymarket street party
Lunar New Year Street Party.
This new event will transform the bustling laneways of Haymarket into an exciting street party with real community spirit on Lunar New Year’s Day.
Entertainment and activities
The streets of Chinatown will buzz with live entertainment, roving performers, face painting, golden Rat robots, kids craft activities, classic carnival games, fabulous food and more!
Enjoy cultural performances by Sydney’s Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Taiwanese and Japanese Communities.
Catch one of 13 lion dancing performances lined up for Lunar Lanes to experience whirling lion dancers weaving in and out of the crowds to thunderous drumming.
From 8.30pm, the electrifying LED lion dancers take their dynamic performance to the streets. A colourful, 10m long, luminous, LED dragon is a sight to behold as it twists and sweeps its way through the festivities.
Visit one of the many famed restaurants of Chinatown for a celebratory feast or grab a festival friendly snack from a variety of on-site food trucks or market stalls.
Celebrating The Year of the Rat
Immortalise your experience of the Year of the Rat in Sydney, 2020, by snapping a selfie with a pair of larger-than-life, 2.8m tall, gold metallic rats. A preview of this year’s hero Rat Lantern, these are 2 of 9, fabulous, animatronic rats created by artist Claudia Chan Shaw to feature on a massive tower of industrial cogs.
Inspired by 1950s robots, they have a winding key in their back and spinning Chinese symbols on their chest. The full installation will shine in the sunlight by day and glow golden at night.
More than a million visitors will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia when the city comes alive for 16 days with the 2020 Sydney Lunar Festival from 25 January to 9 February.
Try your luck at the ANZ spin the wheel to win a Lunar New Year prize to take home.
This year, it’s chef versus chef in My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals. Only on 7. Look out for the MKR aprons to get your hands on exclusive MKR giveaways.
Check out the program. There are more than 100 events across Sydney to be experienced.
Dixon Street, Haymarket
When: Saturday 25 January 2020 from 5pm to 10pm
Two Sicilies - Maz Dixon at the Bondi Pavilion
Two Sicilies explores the experience of early tourism in Anglo cultures.
A line can be drawn from the original Grand Tourists in Italy experiencing the thrill of the (repeated) discovery and excavation of a single temple in Pompeii, to the burial of Australian landscapes and cultures under European names and kitsch facsimiles of other cultures.
By comparing the experience of the exotic as excavation in one place and burial in another, Two Sicilies looks at the way tourism can be a form of colonialism, and pokes fun at some of the more elaborate fantasies and “authentic” experiences of the tourist.
Where: Bondi Pavilion
Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
When: Every day, 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 21 January to Sunday 2 February 2020
Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 10am to 5pm
Exhibition opening, Wednesday 22, 6-8pm
Volunteer at Our Big Kitchen for Bush-fire Relief
Bake cookies and write messages of support to the firemen and individuals affected by the bushfire.
We are a community kitchen in Bondi sending love and support for individuals and families affected by the bushfires and drought, and for our brave fireman and volunteers who are out fighting the fires.
Please note, all children under 18 must come with an adult.
For more info visit our instagram @ourbigkitchen and FB “Our Big Kitchen”
Thank you everyone for your generosity and love!
Where: 36 Flood St, Bondi NSW
Located at Our Big Kitchen in Bondi - pedestrian access down the left driveway.
When: Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 2pm to 3.30pm
Thursday 23 January 2020 from 2pm to 3.30pm
Friday 24 January 2020 from 2pm to 3.30pm