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Seeing is Believing

This artwork by Eugenie Lee will help you understand what pain is and how it works – for free, and without actual pain.

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The Archibald Prize goes to...

Let the fights begin! 

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Must-see art in July

From Frida and Diego to the Archies, these are the shows you don't wanna miss this month.

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Where to see art at night

Everyone knows that it’s after hours that Sydney’s art galleries really get down to business.

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Art events and exhibitions coming soon to Sydney

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Sculpture at Barangaroo

Sculpture by the Sea are bringing the action to the Harbour with a pop up sculpture park.

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Deep Breathing

Janet Laurence is bringing her immersive installation about the Great Barrier Reef to the Australian Museum.

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Refugees

From Chagall to Ai Weiwei, this exhibition showcases 22 world-renowned artists with refugee roots.

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MCA Artbar

June's edition of MCA's monthly pARTy is curated by two artists from the Telling Tales exhibition.

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Your guide to contemporary, fine and Indigenous art in Sydney

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The best places to see art in Sydney

Sydney is busting at the seams with great art – from major institutions like the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art, to incredible privately-owned but publically accessible (and free!) galleries like White Rabbit and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, and right down to a thriving scene of independent and artist-run initiatives. Below are some of our favourites.

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The best ARIs in Sydney

If you're after emerging and experimental art, here are ten key artist-run initiatives (ARIs) to get you started.

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Cutting edge commercial galleries

You don't have to be a buyer to browse these top commercial art galleries in Sydney.

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Where to see Aboriginal art

Whether you're visiting from overseas or a curious local looking to get beyond the basics, here's where to start.

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Bluffer's guide to contemporary art

We untangle the knottier parts of “this thing called art” (you’re welcome!)

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Love your hospo job, but getting sick of wearing the same thing every day? Looking to inject some personality into the uniforms of your staff? Cargo Crew – the Melbourne-based leaders in high-quality uniforms – are listening.  Cargo Crew are known for their diverse uniform collections, which range from Scandi-cool aprons with leather straps to chino pants that look as good at work as on your days off. Now, they're going one step further by offering you the chance to completely customise your uniform. Your Way offers endless options. You can select embroidered patches or pin badges to your shirt, monogram your apron and mix and match your outfit. For the full range, visit the website, look around and get in touch with the Cargo Crew team who will take care of the rest.

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Rye July at the Glenmore Hotel

While some people are doing Dry July, the Glenmore is offering a month of whisky appreciation designed to take the edge off the cold weather and help educate punters in the fine art of the distilled grain. A special whisky menu will be available throughout Rye July, culminating in a ticketed Night of Whiskies on Thursday July 14, where the Glenmore’s cosy middle level becomes whisky central with tastings, meet the makers, cocktail master classes and canapés matched with whiskies. (But before we go any further – yes, we’re aware that there’s two spellings for whisk(e)y – whisky if you’re talking Scotland and Canada, whiskey if it’s Ireland or the USA. For simplicity’s sake we’ll go with whisky here! Inconsistent spelling is just one of the interesting whisky facts you might pick up during July at the Glenmore.) Night of Whiskies will see the Club Room transformed into a Johnnie Walker haven. National Johnnie Walker and Classic Malt ambassador, Sean Baxter (a MasterChef alumnus, BTW), will take guests through premium tastings and share his whisky tips. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make a whisky cocktail at home then Diageo’s Tim Oughton will host cocktail master classes in the Drawing Room. Each room will have an old fashioned rye pre-batch in barrels available throughout the month also. Tickets to the Night of Whiskies are $55 including a tasting glass, five tokens, cocktail master class and canapes on arrival.

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A Long Lunch with Moo Brew and Moorilla Wines

The Sackville Hotel is hosting a long winter lunch matched with the taste of Tassie, care of three craft brews from Moo Brew and three wines from Moorilla Wines.    The lunch is priced at $60 a head, and includes roasted beets with baby watercress and feta as a starter, followed by salt and pepper bugs with kimchi cucumbers and wasabi mayo. Your main will star a grass-fed beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetable sides and for dessert a chocolate fudge brownie should take care of any lingering sugar cravings.   This lunchtime bounty will be accompanied by a pilsner, hefeweizen and dark ale from Moo Brew, alongside a sparkling riesling, sauvignon blanc and a pinot noir from Moorilla.    This is the sort of event it pays to arrive hungry for, and with four courses and matched beverages included in the ticket price, it's also great value for an indulgent afternoon.   

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