Community Billboard 31 December – 7 January 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
A breathtaking visual journey through the Arctic wilderness.
Explore the icy realms of the Arctic, Earth’s northernmost region.
In 2015, a team of explorers, photographers and scientists sailed through the High Arctic of Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland to document their unique environments. Together they created Elysium Arctic, a series of artworks capturing the icons of the polar north – majestic icebergs and glaciers, playful wildlife and stunning views of land and sea. Elysium Arctic also records the devastating impact of climate change in the earth’s northernmost regions.
The Elysium projects are run by Michael Aw, internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer, explorer and conservationist. Michael believes that art can inspire people to take action against climate change and save some of the most vulnerable places on earth.
Braving sub-zero temperatures, sea ice and some very curious polar bears, the Elysium team has produced a breathtaking visual journey through the Arctic. Join them on their journey as you wander along the Darling Harbour foreshore – then pop into the museum to learn more about our Arctic region.
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Sydney
When: Every day, 9.30am to 5pm
Until Wednesday 1 April 2020
Art for Tết: Vietnamese folk art
A rare display for Lunar New Year
Australians Mona Brand and Len Fox lived in Vietnam from 1956 to 1958.
During their time in Hanoi, they amassed a large collection of art, including folk, contemporary and propaganda. After their deaths, the collection of mid-century Vietnamese art was bequeathed to the State Library of NSW.
This display features several pieces from the collection which were most likely acquired during Tết (Lunar New Year), an important holiday for Vietnamese people. Back in the 1950s, it was still common to see these kinds of ephemeral folk art decorating homes in Hanoi to welcome in the new year.
Where: State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney
When: Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am to 5pm
Thursdays, 9am to 8pm
Weekends, 10am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 22 March 2020
The Calyx: Plants with Bite
The Calyx presents to you the most devious specimens of the plant world.
Plants with Bite tells the story of the captivating and bizarre world of carnivorous plants. As fascinating as they are horrifying, these plants are truly a miracle of evolution.
Sun, soil and sky – this is all most plants need to survive. Yet carnivorous plants can thrive in inhospitable environments by luring, trapping, killing and digesting insects.
At this free floral display you’ll get to see the iconic Venus flytrap: an example of a ‘snap trap’. You can also observe the ‘pitfall’, ‘flypaper’, ‘lobster-pot’ and ‘bladder’ styles of traps.
Combining botany with hands-on activities, Plants with Bite showcases these fascinating plants while bringing awareness to the ways in which many species are currently under threat due to habitat loss.
Curated by horticulturalists at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this is the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere.
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
When: Every day, 10am to 4pm
Now until Friday 31 July 2020
Borderlines - Photographic Exhibition by Enzo Amato at Goethe-Institut
Berlin 1989 – Emotions, Protests, Fall of the Wall, German Unity. The photographic exhibition Bordelines by Enzo Amato at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney brings back those memories of the historic events in Berlin 30 years ago. Instantly realising the significance of the moment, the Italian-born artist captured atmospheres, faces and situations in a fashion that is as personal as it is professional. Now based in Sydney, Amato has long had a deep-seated interest in history. His studies and early childhood growing up in the ancient city of Naples have etched him an appreciation of the omnipresence of the past. In his photos, he captured not only the fall of the Berlin wall but also the people in the context of their historical, political, cultural and social identity. The Goethe-Institut presents this exhibition at its own premises in Woollahra. You are welcome to visit the exhibition during the following office hours or by appointment and you should not miss the original piece of the Berlin wall that you can see on your way to the Goethe-Institut
Where: 90 Ocean St, Woollahra
When: Mondays to Thursdays and Weekends, 10am to 5pm
Fridays, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 23 November 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020
Please note: There is no access between 21 December 2019 and 3 January 2020.
Birds: Art Exhibition
An exhibition of one of Australia’s leading wildlife artists, Guy Troughton, renowned for his delicately rendered portraits of birds and other animals.
Just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay or Barrangaroo – come and see these beautiful artworks in this newly reopened historic Sydney building with stunning views over the water to the Harbour Bridge. Come for breakfast, for lunch or just a coffee.
As a passionate naturalist and a master painter, Guy has a truly exceptional eye for detail and a remarkable capacity to capture the character of each unique subject.
A percentage of the proceeds from any sales goes to wildlife conservation.
The venue is open for breakfast 7-10:30am and lunch 12:00-5:00pm. The rest of the time you can have coffee and cake as you view the artworks.
Where: 2-8 Weston St, Balmain East
right beside the Balmain East ferry terminal
When: Every day, 7am to 5pm
Now until Friday 31 January 2020