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Community Billboard 6 – 13 May 2021

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


Art After Hours at the Art Gallery of NSW

Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with the Gallery open until 9pm every Wednesday night.

Visit exhibitions and our much loved collection, join a tour, enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in the cafe, or grab a ticket for a film screening.

Displays open until 9pm, Gallery Café open until 8.30pm and Gallery Shop open until 8.45pm.

Courtesy bus runs every 15 mins from 6pm until closing from the Gallery to various locations in the city close to public transport.

Art After Hours is supported by Macquarie University and the Art Gallery Society of NSW. Part of Culture Up Late, proudly funded by the NSW Government.

Where: Art Gallery Rd

When: Wednesdays, 5pm to 9pm
Now until Wednesday 29 December

Cost: Free

Assertiveness class: How to say no and not feel guilty

Want to learn how to say no (or yes) and not feel bad, guilty or anxious?

Assertive communication can strengthen your relationships, including your relationship with yourself, reducing stress from conflict and providing you with the ability to cope and handle difficult conversations and situations.

Each class, Bishop Laryea, from the City of Sydney leads this class which you can attend as a once-off or attend regularly every week. All participants engage in role-playing exercises to learn the 6 assertive communication tools in the program. The role play exercises revolve around real life situations. This will help you greatly in putting assertiveness into actual practice.

Class suitable for all levels

Where: On-line

When: Wednesdays, 2pm to 4pm
Now until Wednesday 30 June

Cost: Free - book tickets through website

NOX Night Sculpture Walk is on! Randwick Environment Park

NOX, Latin for night, is a night sculpture walk around the Randwick Environment Park. Experience the natural environment like never before as artists from UNSW Art & Design transform the park and wetland into an illuminated outdoor art gallery. For three nights only artworks will be installed around the park to form a leisurely 1.5km loop walk, starting and ending at the Randwick Community Centre.

Where: Randwick Environment Park - 27 Munda Street Randwick

When: Friday 14 May till Sunday 16 May 5pm to 9pm (Sculpture Walk 6pm to 8pm)

The National 2021 at the MCA

13 artists consider diverse approaches to the environment, storytelling and inter-generational learning through their works in The National 2021 at the MCA.

Drawing on natural materials and processes, as well as found objects and detritus, they explore notions of planetary caretaking, and our relationship to place in an era of dramatic change.

Unseen physical forces – wind, gases, emissions – power some works, while others transform plant matter, kangaroo teeth, echidna quills and plastic waste into powerful statements. Women’s practice is central to The National 2021 at the MCA, explored through diasporic and familial histories, labour and learning, and wider mythological narratives. Symbiosis in nature, revealed through the co-habitation of diverse creatures (termites, ants, birds and their eggs) in the termite mounds of North-east Arnhem Land is an enduring motif in the exhibition, demonstrating patterns of connection and the balance of all things in the natural world.

The National 2021: New Australian Art at the MCA is curated by Chief Curator Rachel Kent.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art 140 George Street , The Rocks

When: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 22 August

Cost: Free - book tickets through the website

Colonial Walk in Modern Sydney

Let us introduce you to the city you thought you knew.

The oldest city in Australia, Sydney is very intriguing place to explore. It hides its secrets very well.

You can pass some buildings many times without knowing their secrets and history, without noticing humour or art hiding in a plain sight.

A lot of them are not what you think they are. This tour is for curious people, explorers in heart. There are so many layers to explore, so many stories to tell, so many facts to laugh about and so many pictures to take. It is designed to be equally interesting for locals and visitors.

Where: 110 Elizabeth St

When: Wednesday & Fridays until Friday 28 May from 10:30am to 1pm

Cost: Free but book tickets through website