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by stapletonm
posted 12/12/2018

SUMMERTIME ARTS – Sydney Festival and Destination Sydney Reimagined

SYDNEY IN SUMMERTIME is the theme of Arts Thursday on 13th December 2018.

Destination Sydney has become a tourism catchcry, but the phrase was popularised two years ago, with a ground-breaking exhibition of that name, presented at three of Sydney’s finest public galleries, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and the S. H. Ervin Gallery.

Wendy Sharpe and Jane Watters

Destination Sydney Reimagined introduces 9 new artists and over 130 new works that have been inspired by Sydney’s physical setting, its energy and creative vibe. The exhibition can be seen across the three galleries until 17th March 2019.

Join Maisy Stapleton to learn more about the exhibition and how Sydney stimulates its artists. We will be speaking to SH Ervin Gallery Director Jane Watters and artist Wendy Sharpe. In a later program we will hear from Ken Done whose works are on display at Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

If you haven’t booked your tickets for Sydney Festival 19 – HURRY! – events are selling fast. But even if you have, tune into Arts Thursday for an insight into the concepts and themes behind the festival, as well as some of the events to inspire you.

Wesley Enoch by Prudence Upton

Meet Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch in conversation with Maisy Stapleton in the second half of the program for an inciteful view of the Festival which kicks off on 9th January.

For further information:

Sydney Festival: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Destination Sydney Reimagined:

At Manly: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/destination-sydney-re-imaginings

At Mosman http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/exhibitions/destination-sydney-re-imagined

At the SH Ervin Gallery: https://www.shervingallery.com.au/event/destination-sydney-re-imagined/


The whole program can be heard on demand through the Arts Thursday page http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ by clicking on the date 13 December 2018.

And watch out for individual podcasts.

Join Maisy Stapleton fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday for conversations, behind-the-scenes views and coverage of Sydney’s arts events, stories and issues.


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