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posted 07/01/2020

Community Billboard 7 – 14 January 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

Newtown Market

Support our community of stallholders and help raise funds for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Newtown Market is held every Saturday in the heart of Newtown.

Browse the stalls for artisan-made bread, vegan cakes, music, books, plants, bric a brac, handmade glassware, handmade soap, vintage, new and preloved fashion, jewellery and accessories and local garage sale stalls. There is always a bargain to be had or a gem to be found at Newtown Market.

When you visit Newtown Market, you’re supporting our community of stallholders and helping to raise funds for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.

Where: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
1 Bedford Street, Newtown

When: Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
Until Saturday 25 January

Cost: Free

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators

Earth’s oceans were home to some of the largest, fiercest and most successful predators ever. While dinosaurs ruled the land, huge prehistoric reptiles and sharks hunted the depths. Discover more in this seriously scary exhibition and bonus 3D film.

The Sea Monsters exhibition combines real fossils, gigantic replicas, immersive multimedia and hands-on interactives to reveal these ancient monsters of the deep. What can their fossilised bones tell us about how they lived? How do they compare to today’s top ocean predators?

Sea Monsters 3D – A prehistoric adventure
Can’t get enough of sea monsters? Extend your exhibition experience with a screening of this exciting 3D film from the award-winning team at National Geographic.

80 million years ago, the American Midwest lay under a great inland sea where colossal creatures ruled the waves. From giraffe-necked Styxosaurus and sea birds with teeth to the T-Rex of the ocean — the 40-foot super-predator Tylosaurus — these wondrous beasts defy imagination. In a remarkable journey, National Geographic immerses audiences in this unexplored world of the “other dinosaurs,” delivering the fascinating science behind what we know and a vision of history’s grandest ocean creatures brought to life in spectacular 3D. (Running Time: 40 mins)

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Sydney

When: Every day, 9.30am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 26 April 2020

Cost: Adult big ticket: $32.00
Child big ticket (4-15 years): $20.00
Concession big ticket: $20.00
Child big ticket (under 4 years): Free
Family Big Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children): $79.00

Retro Horror

RETRO HORROR: Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga explores the horror manga of postwar Japan.

The exhibition focuses on three artists—Tsunezo Murotani (b. 1934), Hino Hideshi (b. 1946) and Ochazukenori (b. 1960)—each representing a different phase of the genre from the 1960s to the 1990s. Notably, this will be the first ever showing of Ochazukenori’s work outside of Japan.

This exhibition features over 70 original genga drawings by Tsunezo Murotani and Ochazukenori, reproductions of iconic works by Hideshi Hino, and publications by artists including Junji Ito, Tezuka Osamu, Kazuo Umezu and Masako Watanabe; as well as a manga reading lounge, with horror manga classics in English and Japanese available to browse.

The exhibition is part of The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program, which is being held to coincide with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Japan Supernatural exhibition and the JFF Classics film program, Grief and Vengeance: Otherworldly Tales.

Presented in cooperation with the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, based on its 2018 exhibition Yoshihiro Yonezawa’s ‘History of Postwar Horror Manga’, with support from the Meiji University Modern Manga Library.

Due to restrictions on the length of time that colour genga can be exhibited, there will be a changeover of colour genga works on December 6. As a result, colour genga works on display in the gallery may differ at times from those shown on this website or in related promotional material.

Where: The Japan Foundation
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

When: Weekdays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
Now until Friday 24 January 2020

Cost: Free

Sunset Sessions

With 24 amazing musicians across 12 outdoor shows, yhe popular live music series features performances from a line-up of home-grown and international talents.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Sydney Harbour, with food and refreshments available for purchase from the Marina Café & Bar, Sunset Sessions is the ideal escape this summer.

Following the success of our recent Sunset Sessions special marking National Reconciliation Week, comes Sunset Sessions: A First Nations Experience (30 November). This extended, 3-hour show will feature First Nations performers, including local musicians and powwow dance troupe from North America.

The series is presented by the Harbour Trust with programming by underground music venue 505 as well as the Music & Booze Co, which produces the King Street Crawl and Bad Friday festivals.

Where: Cockatoo Island
Sydney Harbour, Sydney

When: Saturdays until Saturday 28 March 2020 from 5pm to 8pm

Cost:Tickets from: $30.00
Children: Free

Margaret's Gift

A stunning exhibition of works of art donated by Margaret Olley AC to Australian collections

Margaret’s Gift is an exhibition that acknowledges and celebrates the generous legacy of Australia’s beloved artist Margaret Olley AC (1923-2011).

Regarded as an accomplished painter of still life and interiors, Olley was also a generous donor giving over 380 works to galleries. Margaret Olley made her first donation of 4 eating bowls from the Middle Sepik River to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1984 and she continued to give generously up until the time of her death in 2011 and following through bequests.

Guest curated by Renée Porter, the S.H. Ervin Gallery presents an exhibition of over 65 works from public art galleries and museums that were either donated directly by Margaret Olley or were acquired as a result of her contribution. Margaret wanted to make giving “contagious” so by presenting this selection of works we hope to honour her with an exhibition that highlights her philanthropy.

Margaret Olley’s work features alongside that of her teacher Jean Bellette, early friends Margaret Cilento and Anne Wienholt, works by European masters such as Goya, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio Morandi, Australians abroad John Russell and Ethel Carrick Fox, her Australian peers Roy de Maistre, Russell Drysdale, Justin O’Brien, David Strachan, Lloyd Rees, Oliffe Richmond, Jeffrey Smart, Kevin Connor, and younger artists whose work she admired such as Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding and Ben Quilty.

An extensively-illustrated colour catalogue features works in the exhibition and essays by curator Renée Porter and Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, with recollections by Joseph Eisenberg OAM and Christine France, along with a comprehensive list of her donations, will be available.

Supported by the Margaret Olley Art Trust.

Where: S.H. Ervin Gallery (National Trust Centre)
Watson Road, The Rocks

When: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 22 March 2020

Cost: General: $12.00
Concessions: $10.00
Member: $4.00
Children under 12: Free