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by Victoria Winkler
posted 01/11/2018

Community Billboard 30th October- 6th November

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.

 

 

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Presented by Woollahra Council, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is a national prize for sculptures of small dimensions.
The free exhibition presents the works of 48 finalists.
In 2018 the finalist works range from neon light art and found objects to wearable sculptures and a slice of avocado toast priced at AUD$1 million (the cost of an average Sydney home).
The exhibition is supported by a program of free public events.

Weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Weekends, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 20 October to Sunday 11 November 2018

536 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW 2028, Australia
entry free

Rise of the Tarongasaurus

Make boredom extinct this summer at Taronga Zoo Sydney’s Rise of the Tarongasaurus. It features 10 incredible, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, including a fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex, a vicious Raptor, and a spitting Dilophosaurus.

Families and big kids can follow the Dino Trail. They’ll be amazed by the huge moving, roaring and even spitting dinosaurs encountered, while learning about the dinosaurs that still walk among us.

Kids in particular will enjoy the twice-daily Dinosaur Keeper talks, a cool Fossil Dig activity and getting a selfie on the climbable Pachyrhinosaurus dinosaur.

Every day, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday 28 October 2018 to Sunday 3 February 2019

Taronga Zoo
Bradleys Head Road, Mosman

The MINI British Film Festival 2018

The British Film Festival is to open with the Australian premiere of Colette starring Keira Knightley.
We are delighted to announce highlights from the 2018 program which features some of the most eagerly anticipated British films of the year including powerful true stories, literary adaptations, biographies and modern classics starring some of Britain’s best known and beloved stars.
In addition to the latest films, this year the festival retrospective features a suite of films from the Swinging 60s with a spotlight on star Michael Caine.

23th October to 14th November

249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Showing at all Palace Cinemas.
Cost
Adult: $21.50
Concession: $18.00

Inflorescence: New Ceramics by Cathy Franzi

Solo exhibition of new work by Australian ceramic artist Cathy Franzi.

Franzi is a full-time studio artist and was awarded a Doctorate of Visual Arts (Ceramics) from the Australian National University School of Art in 2015.

Through her practice she explores ways to represent Australian flora and the environments they inhabit.

Her work is underpinned by an interest in the historic interplay between culture and study of nature, leading to the research of ceramics, prints and botanical illustrations in museums and galleries around the world. She is fascinated in the cultural values attributed to plant species, their interconnection within ecosystems and how botanical and environmental knowledge is expressed.

Cathy has developed a distinctive textural approach to representing Australian flora, adapting aspects of relief printmaking methods and composition to the ceramic medium.

By creating her own materials, tools and processes, she reflects this influence, where her final work evokes the surface sheen of printed ink and remnant texture reveals each hand gesture.

Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am to 6pm
Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 10 October to Saturday 3 November 2018

120 Glenmore Rd, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

Entry free

Ping Pong Emporium

Every Thursday from 6pm in the upstairs bar, you can sign up to be one of 16 contestants to take part in the weekly tournament.

First prize: $100 cash.

Second prize: Frank Strongs merch pack.

Each week 1st and 2nd place join a list – a list of Champions.

After 8 weeks those champions will play in the FSPPE Champions League – a 16 person best-of-the-best tournament to decide a Grand Champion with major prizes!

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 25 October to Thursday 27 December 2018

Goodspace
115 Regent Street, Chippendale

Free entry

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