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Must-see art in August
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Must-see art in August

From the tent city at Carriageworks to a hospital for the Reef and a new harbour edition of Sculpture by the Sea, these are the shows you don't wanna miss this month.

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Where to see art at night
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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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The best art galleries in Sydney
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The best art galleries in Sydney

Sydney is busting at the seams with great art – from major institutions to incredible privately-owned galleries.

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The best ARIs in Sydney
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The best ARIs in Sydney

If you're after emerging and experimental art, the best place to look is the independent spaces run by artists themselves.

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Art events and exhibitions coming soon to Sydney

Nude: Art from the Tate Collection

Nude: Art from the Tate Collection

Masters of art strip down for this summer blockbuster at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Vile Bodies
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Vile Bodies

With record attendances, White Rabbit Gallery are presenting something altogether more challenging this spring...

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Gravity (and Wonder)
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Gravity (and Wonder)

Art meets science in this major group exhibition exploring the human fascination with gravity, space and time.

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Barrangal Dyara
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Barrangal Dyara

The 19th century will be brought back to life in Jonathan Jones' behemoth installation for Kaldor Public Art Projects.

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Your guide to contemporary, fine and Indigenous art in Sydney

The best places to see 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Van Morrison’s Masterpieces Featuring Vince Jones And The Astral Orchestra

Van Morrison’s Masterpieces Featuring Vince Jones And The Astral Orchestra

Beloved Australian singer, trumpeter, songwriter and performer Vince Jones has assembled a crack squad of Australian jazz musicians, with musical direction and piano by Matt McMahon, to form the Astral Orchestra.  This super-group of local legends will, for one night only, take on Van Morrison's seminal late '60s and early '70s albums Astral Weeks and Moondance. These are the records that turned Morrison into Van the Man, and gave us 'Madame George' and 'Into the Mystic'. Not only were both albums critically acclaimed (although, for Astral Weeks, the road to recognition was a slow one) they were also hugely influenential for a young Vince Jones. This show at Angel Place's City Recital Hall follows two sold out performances at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, so act fast. Astral Orchestra full lineup: Matt McMahon – piano and music directorBen Hauptman – guitarBrett Hirst – bassJames Hauptman – drumsPhil Slater – trumpetPaul Cutlan - saxaphone and fluteMichelle O'Young – violinStephanie Zarka – violinJustine Clarke – vocals

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Father’s Day Lunch at Glass Brasserie
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Father’s Day Lunch at Glass Brasserie

Your dad likes meat, right? And we’re guessing he likes beer, wine and barbecues too. Thought so. Then this Father’s Day Lunch offer at Glass Brasserie in the Hilton Sydney is one you should get on board with. On Sunday September 4, acclaimed restaurateur/chef Luke Mangan is putting together a lunch with three delicious courses matched with brews from Young Henrys and fine wines. The set menu includes confit pork belly, Moroccan spiced lamb and the famous dark chocolate cream Milo mousse. Luke will be also be on hand for an interactive presentation with top butchers (and father-son duo) Anthony and Victor Puharich of Victor Churchill, Woollahra and Vic’s Meat Market, Pyrmont. Dad can brush up on his barbecuing and meat seasoning skills, and learn the tricks behind selecting the perfect cut of meat. Guests also have the chance to win a selection of premium meats from Vic’s Meat Market valued at $300. Think of it as the ultimate meat tray, and then some. Glass Brasserie’s Father’s Day Lunch is $125 per person. Spaces are limited, so be quick to make your reservations via eat@glassbrasserie.com.au.  

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The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is just around the corner
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The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is just around the corner

Sydney’s annual festival of controversial ideas and thought-provoking discussions is back for its eighth year, September 3-4. Sydney Opera House will host 24 individual speaker sessions and 12 panel talks over the weekend with this year’s festival covering four major themes: Disappearing Countries, Dealing in Death, Disruptive Behaviour and Dirty Politics. Headline speakers include author Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Black Lives Matter activist Alicia Garza, artist and journalist Molly Crabapple, philosopher and columnist AC Grayling, UK science correspondent Alok Jha and English stand-up comedian Alexei Sayle (author of Thatcher Stole My Trousers).  The biggest talking points of the festival will be the US election, the results of the recent Australian election, Millennials vs Baby Boomers, human rights violations from racism to the effects of climate change, the global refugee crisis, religious and political extremism and the horrifying number of Indigenous people dying in an international suicide epidemic. “We don’t need to talk about business-as-usual, particularly when you live in Sydney and the sun is shining and the coffee is good…” says FODI co-curator and head of talks and ideas at Sydney Opera House, Ann Mossop. She's laughing at our sense of impending doom. “We look at the more dangerous end of the equation, but also the less-dramatic but equally-interesting topics like the ‘Bamboo Ceiling’, which is about discrimination against people from Asia

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