Sydney Fringe Festival
Heading into it's eighth year, the Sydney Fringe Festival is now the largest independent arts festival in NSW. Growing in footprint and diversity it truly is Sydney’s festival. With events spread out across our sprawling city, the festival celebrates, and highlights the amazing work of our local independent artists, art makers and performers. Inviting our audiences to visit undiscovered parts of the city, a new venue or a secret bar, and discover the fantastic creative offerings our artists prepare year-round. While 2016 was it's most successful festival to date, 2017 is shaping up to be bolder, braver and more ground breaking than ever before.
Dates: 1-30 September 2017 For more information visit: https://sydneyfringe.com/
Exhibition: Something Else is Alive
'Something Else is Alive: Sydney and the Animal Instinct' approaches the idea of the animal in the city in various ways from the humorous to the downright creepy, from the symbolically sacred to the secular. The exhibition will feature objects drawn from the City of Sydney collection and archives alongside artworks by four Sydney-based artists: Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Blak Douglas, Mylyn Nguyen and Garry Trinh. Something Else is Alive will investigate everything from the difference between Indian myna and noisy miner birds, to what the horses of the NSW Mounted Police get up to when they’re not fighting crime. It will engage people from all walks of life.
Dates: 17th August - 22nd February Where: Customs House - 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
Night Noodle Markets
Good Food Month’s Night Noodle Markets returns to Hyde Park with 40 sizzling food stalls serving up the best street food from across the Asian region. Sydney’s very own Asian hawker market will also feature family-friendly live music, DJs, LED-lit dancing dragons, and the always popular bespoke dessert creations by Gelato Messina, Black Star Pastry and N2 Gelato which you’ll only find at the Night Noodle Markets. And to make things quick and easy, the markets will again be cash-free, so you’ll be able to spend less time queuing, and more time eating.
Dates: 5th - 22nd October Where: Hyde Park, CBD
Sculpture by the Sea 2017
Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. See the spectacular coastal walk transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring
100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. The line-up each year features plenty of local heroes and attracts a strong contingent of regular entrants – no small thanks to the $60,000 acquisitive prize. But the most captivating works can come from the least-known artists; all it takes is a great idea.
Dates: 19th October - 5th November Where: Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk