Community Billboard 24 September – 1 October 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.
The Pyrmont Festival returns for 17 packed days of mouthwatering food, fine wine, and the very best in local arts and culture. The festival is headlined by a 2-day family friendly event at Pirrama Park on 28-29 September from 11am to 5pm, one of the biggest free outdoor food and wine festivals in Sydney.
In 2019, the festival partners with Orange NSW to showcase the finest cool-climate wines from the region. This is Australia’s only wine region defined by its altitude, and home to over 30 cellar doors and more than 80 vineyards.
The program alsos include wine tastings and special dinner events by some of Pyrmont’s most popular restaurants.
Last year’s Pyrmont Festival headline event saw 20,000 locals, families, tourists, connoisseurs, and celebrities come together to enjoy wine tasting, fine foods, art, children’s entertainment, rides and an all-day program of live music.
When: Every day, 11am to 5pm
Friday 20 September to Sunday 6 October
Australian Life 2019 Photography exhibition
Take a journey through fire and serenity with this year’s Australian Life photography prize finalists.
From heart-achingly intimate portraits to sharp observations, the 28 finalist images paint a unique picture of our current juncture in time.
Quiet beauty, fierce energy, drought, excess, defiance and valour – the documented moments represent a multitude of stories that make up Australian Life.
Australian Life is one of Australia’s biggest – and most democratic – photography prizes. For more than 15 years, amateur and professional photographers have submitted their epic and intimate images of Australia.
The finalists, and the $10,000 grand prize winner, were chosen by a panel of professional photographers, artists and curators.
Australian Life is part of Art & About Sydney, an ongoing program of temporary art projects in unusual spaces.
Where: Hyde Park North
Elizabeth Street, Sydney
When: Every day, 6am to 12am
Thursday 19 September to Sunday 13 October
City Farm volunteer working bee
Spend the morning growing with us at Sydney City Farm
Come and get hands-on at one of our volunteer working bees with Sydney City Farm.
Tasks will include planting, seed raising, watering and other farm-related tasks.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with Sydney City Farm and meet others in your community.
No experience needed.
Please wear clothes that can get dirty and covered sturdy shoes. Bring water bottle and hat.
Bookings essential. No group bookings please.
The session will not proceed in wet or dangerous weather.
Where: Sydney City Farm
52 Barwon Park Road, St Peters
When: Saturday 5 October from 10am to 11.30am
Cost: free but bookings essential
More Info: phone 8512 8012
The Big Bike Film Night
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission – sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.
Returning to Sydney (we had so much fun last year!!) we’re again part of the exciting Sydney Rides festival program.
Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want – action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious!
Our treasure chest of stories includes… a spectacle of winter with the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike; a fixie rider who commits a crime of passion; five friends with disabilities attempting a world first human powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko in Australia (what could possibly go wrong?); a New Zealander who has a two wheel love story to share; a heart-warming documentary about a ‘community mother’ who runs a bicycle training program for migrant and refugee women in Amsterdam; and two pioneering mountain bikers undertaking an adventure in wild and unknown landscapes, riding only horse trails, in heartland Africa; ALL in the mix!!
These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.
So…listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!
Where: The Ritz Cinema
47 St Pauls Street, Randwick
When: Wednesday 25 September from 7pm to 9.15pm
Thursday 26 September from 7pm to 9.15pm
Cost: Adult: $26.00
Under 16 year olds: $16.50
How the city cares
An exhibition of artist-led projects that consider life in Sydney through care for its places and people
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 Street, Sydney
Level 1 and 2
When: Weekdays, 10am to 7pm
Weekends, 11am to 4pm
Monday 16 September 2019 to Sunday 8 March 2020