Community Billboard 26 November – 3 December 2019
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8 contemporary makers take innovative approaches to making and working with clay.
Clay Intersections presents the work of Bridget Bodenham, Cone 11’s Colin Hopkins & Ilona Topolcsanyi, Helen Earl, Kenji Uranishi, Natalie Rosin, Tania Rollond and Ulrica Trulsson.
It explores varied approaches to making and working with clay and its sculptural and functional qualities, the intersection of ideas, aesthetics, skills and knowledge, of form and function, art and nature, making and selling, mastery and experimentation.
All the artists in the exhibition draw their inspiration from the built or natural environment. A recurring theme in conversation with the artists was their love for the transformational properties of clay – the way it moves from being plastic and malleable, to leather hard and dry, then fired into permanence, carrying the maker’s mark through time.
Where: Australian Design Centre
101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
When: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Now until Thursday 28 November 2019
Sydney Christmas Children's Concert
Dust off your reindeer ears, put on your party shoes and kick off Christmas at our annual free, family-friendly Christmas concert.
It’s jingle all the way, as The Listies presents Justine Clarke, Jimmy Giggle, SplashDance, Sesame Street and Carpe Idiotus!
Kids can enjoy craft activities, play table tennis and giant Jenga with our Christmas elves.
Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds going to our charity partner Surf Life Saving NSW.
Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will culminate in a glittering fireworks display.
Pack your picnic rug and get in early for the best spots.
There will be food, coffee and ice cream available to purchase.
The closest train station is Central, for any transport questions See the Transport toolkit or call 131 500.
The site is accessible, hearing loop is available. There will be bike parking. Pets are permitted, but the event can become crowded.
Where: Prince Alfred Park
Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
When: Saturday 30 November 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
A Series of Da Vinci Talks
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, AGENDA is proud to present a series of public talks.
These talks will celebrate the art masters of the Renaissance and other icons of European art history.
The “Da Vinci Talks” series will run across three nights from at the National Art School, promising an inspiring week of fascinating discussions for lovers of art history and European culture in Sydney.
Speaker Jacques Le Roux has worked behind-the-scenes at the Louvre Museum as an official lecturer for VIP guided visits for 20 years. Boasting a master degree in Art History (Ecole du Louvre) and certified as a National Lecturer, Jacques Le Roux is now the Director of Contents of educational establishment Beaux Arts Institute, part of the Beaux Arts & Cie media group and of Point Parole, a prominent art lectures agency in Paris. Through his work, Jacques Le Roux strives to emphasise the social and civic impact of equal access to art and art history.
Where: National Art School
Forbes Street & Burton Street, Darlinghurst
When: Every day, 7pm to 8pm
Tuesday 26 November to Thursday 28 November
Cost: Student: $35 -$55 + booking fees
Book tickets through the website
It’s Personal: Objects from Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen
An exhibition of large-scale photographs detailing personal artefacts from the archives of Nazi concentration camps.
Photographer Richard Wiesel, nephew of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, was overwhelmed by his visit to Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück last year. He was inspired to tell the experiences and fates of the camps’ former prisoners who were not able to tell their own stories.
Richard was granted privileged and exclusive access to the closed archives of the memorial sites to photograph items such as the teddy bear of a young Roma boy, a shoe with a secret compartment, and a baby’s dress. These items have not been exhibited to the public. With the research of renowned German historian Dr Robert Sommer, Richard was able to trace the often tragic stories behind these personal artefacts.
“By using extensive contextualisation and historical research, we have been able to rescue the voices of the dead and give the silent an opportunity to speak to us once again with collective voices.”
– Richard Wiesel
These enlarged images are as sensitive as they are confronting. What the artist hopes is that the stories which emerge from the artefacts’ fine details prompt the question: ‘Have things really changed for the better?’
Where: Sydney Jewish Museum
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
When: Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 4.30pm
Fridays, 10am to 3.30pm
Saturdays, all day
Sundays, 10am to 4pm
Now until Sunday 1 March 2020
Except Christmas Day and Wednesday 1 January
Cost: Adult: $15.00
Children (older than 10): $9.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $40.00
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