Community Billboard 23 -30 April 2019
(presented by Sydney 2030: City of Sydney’s Plan for the Future)
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.
Makerspace school holiday workshops
Sensational series of free creative workshops for kids aged 5 to 12 years.
Schools out, so to celebrate, we’ve got free hands-on making sessions for kids. They’ll have fun while they get creative with electronics and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.
This school holidays we’ll be exploring motion, electronics and robotics.
Spheros robots: 8-12 years
Learn about coding with the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. Navigate our Sphero robots through obstacle courses and challenges.
• Waterloo Library – Friday 26 April
Wind tube: 5-8 years
Make a flying machine from recycled materials and watch it soar.
• Kings Cross Library – Tuesday 23 April
Balloon rocket: 5-8 years
Make a rocket out of a balloon and challenge other makers to see who goes the fastest.
• Haymarket Library – Wednesday 24 April
Workshops are free, however bookings are recommended as places are limited.
Everything is provided, and parents or guardians need to stay in the library during the session.
Where: City of Sydney Library
At our branches (see event description for details), Sydney
When: Now until Friday 26 April 2019 from 11am to 12pm
Marie Widolf: Gertrude's Kitchen
In her second solo exhibition, the artist brings us more mayhem and fun from her cartoon character.
Gertrude’s Kitchen just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day!
Following her exhibition at Waverley Library Galleries in 2018, Gertrude still daydreams in her kitchen where her plucked roast chickens roam and bring chaos, where her cooking ingredients escape from her mixing bowl, and where she has to duck in recurring fried-egg rains. Finding recipes bothersome and suffering form stove-angst, Gertrude instead daydreams and uses her kitchen to practice her pilates-moves and leg-extensions.
With her trademark polka-dot and floral onesies, her yoga-slippers, large glasses and tight curls, Gertrude appeals to both young and old, as we all perhaps recognize a bit of ourselves in her. Marie Widolf’s cartoon-character Gertrude is her alter-ego, and she is based on her own failures and disasters in her own kitchen!
Created in 2015, and launched at the ArtSHINE Gallery in 2017, Marie was represented by the gallery at the 2018 Surtex Trade and Licensing Show in New York. Some of Marie’s New York portfolio will be part of her new exhibition.
All 23 artworks will be for sale, with 30% being donated to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, which raises funds for patient care, research, and education. This is an exhibition to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Marie invites us to meet Gertrude. Get a glimpse into Gertrude’s world where she barely makes it to the chopping board, and where she falls into a surreal-scale tea-pot while making a cup of tea!
Where: Prince of Wales Hospital, Shop 8 Barker St, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
When: Every day, 9am to 6pm
Now until Friday 24 May 2019
Anzac Day Coloured Diggers March
Come and join our Indigenous brothers and sisters, the community and our veterans for the annual ANZAC Day Coloured Diggers March.
Gather at the Redfern Community Centre for entertainment, and a cuppa from 11am.
From 2pm we march in honour of our Coloured Diggers to Redfern Oval for ceremony and recognition – it’s for all in our community to join us!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern
When: Thursday 25 April from 11am to 4pm
Andrew Peacock: Bhutan - Dancing Colour
Exhibition at Ted's World of Imaging Gallery
Adventure Travel photographer Andrew Peacock presents an abstract colour series of large format limited edition framed photographic prints from Bhutan.
He spent two days photographing at a festival (or tshechu) at a beautiful monastery in the small remote district of Gasa in northwest Bhutan.
His aim was to try and communicate something of the colour and movement of the performers.
The result is a series of gorgeous colour abstract archival framed prints on display at Ted’s World of Imaging during store opening hours.
Entry is free.
Andrew will be giving an in-store presentation on 27 April at 10.30am.
Where: 317 Pitt St, Sydney
Ted's World of Imaging Gallery
When: Every day, 9am to 6pm
Now until Thursday 2 May
Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida
Humberto Robles’s seminal work inspired by the icon's documents, materials and memoirs.
On the Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo is cooking. While she waits for her guests to arrive, she evokes Diego Rivera, Nelson Rockefeller, Leon Trotsky, exposes her opinion on art, Mexico, the US, France and the memory of her terrible accident and the presence of death.
Humberto Robles’s seminal work Viva La Vida, inspired by authentic documents, materials and memoirs from Frida Kahlo, reveals the woman behind the icon, the artist beyond the face printed on millions of bags, wallets and other paraphernalia.
“Mesmerising and compelling. A treat by any theatrical standards. This really is a must-see.” London Theatre Guide.
“Number 1 of the TOP 10 shows not to be missed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!” Fringe Review
“It’s been a long time since theatre connected with me this viscerally and at so many levels. This performance will haunt you.” The Scotsman *****
Where: Old 505 Theatre
5 Eliza Street, Newtown
When: Thursday 25 April from 7pm to 8pm
Friday 26 April from 7pm to 8pm
Saturday 27 April 2 from 7pm to 8pm
Tuesday 30 April from 7pm to 8pm
Wednesday 1 May from 7pm to 8pm
Thursday 2 May from 7pm to 8pm
Friday 3 May from 7pm to 8pm
Saturday 4 May from 7pm to 8pm
Cost: Premium adults: $45.00
Pay What You Want preview: Between $5 and $30