Community Billboard 23 May – 4 June 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.
Winter Camp: Vivid Sydney at Barangaroo
Meet 6m glowing giant Marri Dyin, one of the largest puppets constructed in Australia at Barangaroo for Vivid Sydney.
Each night during the festival, Barangaroo’s Exchange Place is transformed into a wondrous Winter Camp inspired by the changing seasons. Meet the glowing giant Marri Dyin (pronounced Mahr-ee Djin), meaning ‘Great Woman’ in Sydney Aboriginal language. One of the largest puppets constructed in Australia, this six-metre tall contemporary spirit reveals the influence and importance of First Nations women, including Barangaroo after whom the site is named.
From Monday to Wednesday, Marri Dyin sits in still contemplation by the campfire. During Thursday to Sunday evening performances, she invites audiences to join in the practice of hunting and gathering before kneeling down so children can share a magical moment with her. A school of captivating illuminated fish, puppeteered by local Sydney school children, joins Marri Dyin. Creators Erth Visual and Physical Inc, Mandylights and Jacob Nash combine their artistry to honour the fact that we stand on the land of the oldest continually living culture.
Where: Exchange Place, Barangaroo
When: Every day, 6pm to 11pm
Now until Saturday 15 June 2019
Sunset Sessions: Live Music for National Reconciliation Week
Heading to Vivid Sydney 2019? Sunset Sessions is a great way to gear up for the city’s dazzling light festival!
Catch a ferry to Cockatoo Island on Saturday, 1 June and spend the afternoon in the company of First Nations musicians Thaylia and Evie J Willie as they perform original songs from our Naval Store stage.
Set within Cockatoo Island’s gritty Industrial Precinct, with views across Sydney Harbour, the Naval Store is an ideal spot to relax with friends and family, enjoy food and refreshments and get lost in the songs of our featured performers.
This special live music event is presented by the Harbour Trust and programmed by Sydney’s premiere underground music venue, 505.
Where: Cockatoo Island
Sydney Harbour, Sydney
Located in the Naval Store, a short 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal.
When: Saturday 1 June 2019 from 3.30pm to 6pm
Smoking Ceremony at 3.30pm, live music from 4-6pm
Cost: General Admission: $25.00
Children 12 years and under: Free
The Baker Boys
Sydney’s favourite jazz party band plays well-loved jazz and pop hits.
Continuing its popular bi-monthly residency, The Baker Boys is a “cooler-than-average” collective of Sydney’s finest musicians, coming together for a lighthearted night of fun, well-known music and dancing that is free for all!
Showcasing a variety of singers and musicians, you’re in for a fun and high energy evening that appeals to all the senses and gives you the feeling that you’re amidst something truly special.
Entry is free, just bring the love – and your dancing shoes!
Upgrade to all you can eat pizza with a free house beer or wine for $30.
Where: 616-620 Harris St, Ultimo
When: Tuesday 28 May 2019 from 8.30pm to 10pm
Every fortnight until Tuesday 31 December 2019
On Sharks & Humanity
See sharks differently.
Experience the incredible scale and detail of these contemporary works in the indoor-outdoor exhibition!
On Sharks & Humanity is a thought-provoking contemporary art exhibition about shark protection. Curated by internationally acclaimed curator Huang Du.
This free exhibition showcases work from some of China’s leading contemporary artists.
During the Lunar Festival, be sure to look out for an amazing animation inspired by these spectacular artworks that will be projected onto the museum’s huge roof.
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Sydney
When: Every day, 9.30am to 5pm
Until Sunday 2 June
Celebrate the wonderful combination of art, technology and fun in an interactive sonic light bubble!
Sound Shine celebrates art, technology and fun in an interactive sonic light bubble that responds with unique sound & light combinations when touched.
A Sydney-first, this immersive light & sound experience will be live with a special programme of events every Friday and Saturday evening.
Share your Sound Shine moment with #WSqSoundShine for your chance to win one of three weekly prizes! T&Cs apply.
Where: World Square
644 George Street, Sydney
When: Every day, 10am to 10pm
Until Saturday 15 June