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posted 04/02/2020

Community Billboard 4 – 11 February 2020

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

Audio described Lunar Lantern exhibition tour

The City of Sydney hosts audio described and tactile tours for the Sydney Lunar Festival 2020 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay.

Discover 12 larger-than-life animal signs of the Lunar zodiac in this creative, contemporary interpretation of a centuries old Lunar tradition, on Sydney Harbour. Celebrating the year of the Rat, the hero lantern is a tower of nine golden, metallic rat robots by Claudia Chan Shaw.

Choose from Monday 3 February or Tuesday 4 February 2020.

The tour is around 1km and takes approximately 1 hour. It sets off from the Overseas Passenger Terminal and follows the Circular Quay promenade, through East Circular Quay, ending near the Sydney Opera House.

Places are limited and not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from the City of Sydney. To register your interest please email SLFaccessinclusion@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or call us on the number provided.

Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal
Circular Quay, The Rocks
Departs OPT, to Circular Quay, ends near Sydney Opera House

When: Tuesday 4 February from 7pm to 8pm
Arrive at 6:45pm for 7pm start

Cost: Free but you can book tickets through website

Tannya Harricks: Flow A visual exploration of Australian landscapes

“I would like to be able to recreate landscape only with the help of the emotion they have provoked in me.” – Felix Valloton. French/Swiss painter from late 19th, early 20th century.

Water is the source of visual exploration and inspiration for this selection of recent studio paintings. From the coastal walks on Bruny Island in Tasmania to the familiar Shoalhaven River at Bundanon Trust NSW, Spring /summer was spent contemplating the life giving energy of water and the ecosystems it supports including us.

Tannya Harricks is an Australian artist known for her lush paintings of Australian landscapes and figurative work.
Intent on capturing the energy of the subject through spontaneous gesture, she paints intuitively and without premeditation. The subject of her work is re-imagined in the manipulation of colour and form with fluid brushwork.

Where: Art2Muse Gallery
357 New South Head Road, Double Bay

When: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm
Wednesdays, 9am to 5pm
Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 5pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 4 February to Monday 17 February

Cost: Free

The Fight for Human Rights

Hear from the fearless faces leading the crusade for equality in Australia

Despite taking steps towards becoming a more equal and inclusive society for all, Australia has a problem with human rights.

Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated in the world. More than 1 woman is killed every week by a partner or former partner. Over half of Australians living with a disability lack access to support services they need. The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill threatens to undermine inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI+ people.

Fighting to address these issues are 5 fearless human rights champions. From the Australian voice to the United Nations for people living with a disability, to leading the #KidsOffNauru campaign which saw every child detained offshore brought to Australia, their resumes are enviable and inspiring portfolios of human rights advocacy.

The 2020 Gandhi Lecture brings together Pat Anderson AO, an Alyawarre woman known for her powerful advocacy for the health of Australia’s First Peoples; former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty AO, human rights lawyer Anna Brown OAM who fights tirelessly for LGBTQI+ rights; Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rosemary Kayess; and GetUp! Campaign Director for Shen Narayanasamy.

Delivering a series of short talks, these fearless faces share their experiences at the frontline for the fight for human rights.

Where: 9 High St, Kensington NSW
Sir John Clancy Auditorium

When: Tuesday 4 February from 7pm to 8pm

Cost: Free but you can book tickets through the website

Seniors week walk

Walk your way to a healthier heart, meet new friends and discover our wonderful city on foot

The City of Sydney has partnered with the Heart Foundation to coordinate weekly walks.

The February monthly walk will be part of seniors week and will help promote a healthy active lifestyle, social cohesion and community engagement.

The aim of the monthly walks are to help the community improve fitness, keep active and enjoy a leisurely walk through our beautiful city.

Walkers will meet at the cafe area at the entrance to KGV Recreation Centre. Runners must be worn.

Where: King George V (KGV) Recreation Centre
15 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

When: Friday 7 February from 9.45am to 11.30am
Walk will cater to all levels of fitness

Cost: Free but you can book tickets through the website

Circular Quay Lion Dance Program

Amongst the glow of the magnificent Lunar Lanterns, the City of Sydney’s lion dancing troupes will ring in the Year of the Rat with plenty of drumming, flamboyance and skill.

Each performance is 10 minutes.

7pm: Performance at the Rat lantern in First Fleet Park
7.30pm: Performance at the Sheep lantern in East Circular Quay

Where: Circular Quay
Circular Quay, Sydney

When: Every day, 7pm to 7.45pm
Sunday 2 February to Thursday 6 February

Sunday 9 February from 7pm to 7.45pm

Cost: Free

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