We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalising content and advertising. To learn more, check out our Privacy Policy

city of sydney

by reception
posted 08/10/2019

Community Billboard 8 -15 October 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.

Del Kathryn Barton

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Del Kathryn Barton in ‘i wanted to build a bed for all the tired beds’, following her major solo exhibition ‘The Highway is a Disco’ at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Barton’s detailed and vibrant paintings explore the symbolic lan­guage of femininity, interweaving references to traditional folklore and the cos­mos.

Barton’s practice is grounded in self-referentiality, drawing from a euphoric and emotional inner world.

This exhibition coincides with Kaylene Whiskey’s exhibition Wonder Women.

Where: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

When: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 11am to 6pm
Now until Friday 25 October 2019

Cost: Free

Feast of Strangers 2019

Join the Sydney Global Shapers Community on the first evening of the 2019 Spark Festival to celebrate diversity, innovation and community.

The Feast of Strangers is based on an original idea by Oxford scholar Theodore Zeldin, pairing two strangers together over dinner for sincere, rewarding exchanges that probe beyond small talk.

Every pair is given a ‘Menu of Conversation’ but instead of dish descriptions, each heading contains discussion topics.

The 2019 edition of the Feast follows on the success of our 2017 and 2018 events, while incorporating a unique, ‘Spark’-y twist; it begins with a pitch round by some of Australia’s most promising migrapreneurs.

The pitches are meant to inspire and set the scene for the Feast component, which will cover topics about innovation and social impact alongside the more traditional questions.

Your ticket proceeds will benefit two highly impactful organisations.

Half of ticket sales will go towards a scholarship fund for migrant and refugee start-up founders participating in Catalysr, an award-winning Sydney-based pre-accelerator program. The rest will cover a beautiful dinner catered by the Pure Collective, a hospitality social enterprise which donates all its profits to charities.

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the evening.

See you there!

Where: 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Portal Cafe

When: Thursday 10 October 2019 from 5.15pm to 9pm

Cost: General: $65.00

Night Noodle Markets

The eagerly awaited Night Noodle Markets will once again transform Hyde Park into a vibrant, bustling Asian street food festival.

Sydneysiders can embark on a vibrant flavour journey through Asia with sizzling hawker-style stalls served alongside live music, DJs and the city’s stunning nightscape.

Marketgoers will feast on signature dishes and innovative new tastes from new and returning stallholder favourites including Hoy Pinoy, Poklol x Puffle, Gelato Messina, Chur Burger, Bao Brothers, Biang Biang Noodles, Chinese Dim Sum King and more!

While the Night Noodle Markets might be on for a reduced duration this year, we have extended the opening hours on the weekend and there will be some exciting activities on offer.

On Saturday 12 October, from 12pm – 4pm the Night Noodle Markets will transform into the Night Poodle Markets with all focus on the pups. Sydneysiders are encouraged to bring along their pooches and take advantage of the Night Poodle Markets photographer and get a paw-fessional photo with their fur-baby, plus a a special dog treat from The Doggie Bakery. Registrations for photos and treats can be completed on the Good Food Month website. Tickets cost $5 with all proceeds going to the NSW RSPCA.

On Sunday 13 October, from 12pm – 4pm there will be free Night Noodle Markets face painting for the kids.

The Night Noodle Markets are dog friendly, entry is free and to make things quick and easy, the markets are also cash-free (all major cards welcome) so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the festival.

Where: Hyde Park
Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Friday 11 October 2019 from 4pm to 11pm
Saturday 12 October 2019 from 12pm to 11pm
Sunday 13 October 2019 from 12pm to 10pm
Monday 14 October 2019 from 5pm to 10pm
Tuesday 15 October 2019 from 5pm to 10pm
Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 5pm to 11pm
Thursday 17 October 2019 from 5pm to 11pm
Friday 18 October 2019 from 4pm to 11pm

Cost: Free

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

From October 17th to 27th, across 11 big days and nights, Antenna Documentary Film Festival celebrates the very best in non-fiction cinema, once again turning Sydney into a doc-lovers paradise.

50 of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe fill the program, with a number of World and Australian Premieres showcasing the funny to the sobering, the real to the surreal.

From intimate personal stories to political exposés, Antenna promises to have your mind reeling long after the credits roll.

The full program – which also includes director Q&As, master classes and panels with leading international filmmakers – as well as tickets and multi passes, can be accessed at Antenna’s website.

Where: Chauvel Cinemas
Corner Oatley & Oxford Sts, Paddington
+ Verona Cinemas (Paddington), Museum of Contemporary Art (Circular Quay)

When: Every day, 9am to 10.30pm
Thursday 17 October to Sunday 27 October

Cost: Concession: $18.50
Full: $21.00

Sydney Rides photo exhibition - Scenes and stories from people who ride - Image

Sydney Rides photo exhibition - Scenes and stories from people who ride

A garden gallery of images showing the joy of riding a bike in Sydney.

The Paddington Reservoir exhibition features 30 photos revealing the diversity of people and places to ride in Sydney.

A panel of judges selected the 30 images from more than 300 entries in the Sydney Rides photo competition. An overall winner will be announced at Light the City on 21 September.

This event is part of Sydney Rides 2019 – a vibrant program of adventures, experiences and inspiration.

Where: Paddington Reservoir Gardens
251-255 Oxford Street, Paddington

When: Every day, 8am to 8pm
Now until Thursday 31 October 2019

Cost: Free