sydney fair

This blog was created as an outreach project for the UC Global Scholarship and focuses on the art life and culture of Sydney, Australia

Sydney Theatre Company →

If you can, try and catch a show or a dance performance along the wharf. I’ve been lucky enough to see two plays and one dance performance at the Sydney Theatre. The Sydney Dance Company is just amazing, and all the plays at the Sydney Theatre are just spectacular. Many famous Australian actors perform at the theatre, and you just might catch a show with director Cate Blanchett and others.

Under 27s get discounted tickets, so there’s no reason no to go!

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Time Out Sydney →

While living in Sydney, Time Out Magazine was my favorite source of happenings in the city. This monthly zine is only about 3 dollars, and the best source to all events in Sydney during the month. A subscription is a must for Sydney locals.

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Art Museums in Sydney

The two big art museums in Sydney to see are the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Just a short walk through circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens, both museums offer a huge historical range of Australian art that are a must to see.

The MCA constant has free events and talks, just follow their Facebook change for the updates. That, and the AGNSW has frequent photography artist talks. I went to a series of photography talks and listened to Robyn Stacey, Tamara Dean and the infamous Bill Henson.

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The Australian Centre for Photography →

If you’re spending an afternoon on Oxford and don’t want to check out the shops and bookstores, try wandering around the Australian Centre for Photography. There are even darkrooms that you could rent out if you want to work on your own photographic projects.

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The Fringe Markets →

Spending a morning on Oxford Street? Check out the Fringe Markets for all sorts of neat crafts and vintage clothing. A pub and markets all in one place, what else do you need? It’s usually quite crowded, but there is always some great little find in one of the stalls. Oxford Street has great cafes and shops for some awesome Saturday morning shopping.

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Powerhouse Museum →

Whilst in Sydney be sure to head out to the Powerhouse Museum, home to all things Science+Design. While in the area, also ride around on the monorail to see Sydney from a different perspective.

I visited the Powerhouse for the Young Blood Designer’s Markets, where young and upcoming Australian designers displayed their crafts and goods for the museum audience.

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It’s great to walk around the famous Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens on a nice day. There are hundreds of beautiful plant life right along the water. Look out for cockatoos, ibises and fruit bats. There are little cafes all along the garden walks for a quick bite to eat, but be sure to protect your treats from lorikeets: they are cute but so sneaky.

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The Rocks is one of the oldest and most interesting parts of Sydney. Every Saturday markets line the cobblestone streets and tempt buyers with delicious foods and fare.  There are so many great pubs and restaurants with the most spectacular views of the water. There is always something on at The Rocks, and it’s a must whilst in Sydney. Try walking around the Rocks to the Harbour Bridge, where it’s just a short walk over to North Sydney and all its splendor.

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Sculpture by the Sea is a must in the late spring/ early summer in Sydney. Spend the day out at Bondi, the most famous beach in Sydney, and walk the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk with hundreds of sculptures by the water.

If you’re just heading out to Bondi for the afternoon, I recommend going to the little cafe right under the Iceburgs Health Club. Just tell the people at the front desk you’re going to the cafe, and have a delicious lunch and one of the best views of Bondi.

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