The GAIA Project - Transformation Through Art Exhibition

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Orly Faya's work is an exquisite fusion of the human canvas and breathtaking natural settings.

Mudgee Wine, Food + Art in Sydney

17 – 18 May, 2014

Taste more than 150 fine wines from the Mudgee region and savour Mudgee Region and Pyrmont produce from over 50 stallholders. A deliciously free-to-attend event, there will be live entertainment, rides and art exhibitions, including a sculpture installation and the 8th Pyrmont Art Prize. Don't miss the Culture at Work’s Art Science Schools Project, where five local schools have painted more than 200 canvases with the topic of ‘Water,’ exhibited in Pirrama Park. This two-day outdoor event is part of The Pyrmont Festival – ten days of wine, food and art in Sydney.

Where: Pirrama Rd, Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW.
When: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 May, 2014.
Cost: Free to attend!
Click here for more information.

The Rocks Windmill

The Rocks Windmill

Friday April 12 - Sunday May 12, 2013
A four story windmill will be erected in the iconic backdrop of The Rocks for a month long series of events that will celebrate history through art, science, culture, sustainability and more! ‘The Rocks Windmill’ will act as a functioning wheat-grind, and will be the epicenter of the events as an intimate 40-seated venue. The program also includes an array of holiday and weekend workshops, ranging from wheat-growing to discovering Shakespeare. The host of ABC's Gardening Australia, Costa Georgidais, will be making an appearance alongside the various displays, as will artist and forager Diego Bonetto.

Where: Rocks Square, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
When: April 12 - May 12, 2013.
Cost: Most events are free, but spaces are limited and bookings are required.
Click here for more information and bookings.

Jurassic Lounge

Jurassic Lounge celebrates Alexander the Great

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Celebrate the life and conquests of history’s greatest conqueror Alexander the Great with Jurassic Lounge. You will step into a Bacchanal inspired by the god-like warrior’s love of women, men, wine and warfare, with enlightening and irreverent talks. Jurassic Lounge is in its fifth season hosting a diverse range of events every Tuesday night featuring art, live music, drinks and lots more.

Where: The Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW.
When: Tuesday April 2, 2013 and every Tuesday this summer.
Cost: $14 entry.
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'Botanical Songforms' the work of Phillippa Carnemolla

'Botanical Songforms' the work of Phillippa Carnemolla

Thursday March 7 to Friday May 31, 2013
The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is playing host to a superb new art exhibition from the 2012 Artist in Residence, Phillippa Carnemolla. Fascinated by the complex relationships between plants and animals that she observed in her year of residency, the exhibition portrays sacred geometries of life, historical biology and the interdependence of plants and animals. The exhibition features an array of stunning sculpture and fine jewellery pieces, and is an event not to be missed for any art or nature buff!

Where: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
When: March 7 - May 31, 2013.
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Byron Bay Film Festival, 2012

Byron Bay FIlm Festival 2013

Friday 1 March - Sunday 10 March, 2013
Celebrate local and international art, music and cinema at the Byron Bay Film Festival, which is screening over 200 films from more than 30 countries. Backdropped by a beautiful location, there is something to please the whole family, from documentaries, feature films, animations or short films.
The Byron Bay Film Festival, which strives to promote social, cultural and environmental awareness, features a host of environmental films, and caters to all audiences by offering both 'Adults Only' and 'Family' sessions.

Price varies depending on sessions.

Where: Byron Bay
When: Friday 1 March - Sunday 10 March
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1-4 February 2013

From industrial beginnings an artistic future is born – the village of Kandos in the Mudgee Region has announced a new cutting edge contemporary arts festival, Cementa_13.

Featuring 40 artists over four days, art aficionados and nature lovers are invited to join in the program of events that includes artist guided tours, sound and video installations, exhibitions, performances and film nights. Plus join organised hikes through the inspiring natural escarpment, art-themed bicycle tours and enjoy local wine and food.

Kandos is located 3.5 hours from Sydney in Central NSW. It is the perfect setting for an arts festival, set beneath a grand mountain and once home to the largest cement works in the southern hemisphere due to its rich mineral deposits.

Where: Kandos, NSW
When: Friday 1st-Monday 4th February 2013
Cost: Free
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Matt Grant

The future of festivals

Thursday, 20 September 2012

We talk to the director of Peats Ridge and Surry Hills Festivals, Matt Grant, about why festivals don't have to come with a toll on the Earth.

Emirates Wolgan Valley's Artist In-Residence Program

2 November - 2 December, 2012

Want to get back to nature? Then you should check out the new package from Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa.

The resort will host artist Georgia Mansur for the month of November for guests to enjoy art lessons during their stay. Situated near the picturesque Wolgan State Forest at the base of the Blue Mountains, this resort provides perfect inspirational scenery for outdoor sketching sessions.

The package includes up to three sessions of art instruction, sketch pads, pencils, paint/water colours, brushes, an artist's pack to take home and light refreshments during sessions.

All experience levels are welcome.

Where: Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW
When: Offer includes all reservations made for dates between Friday 2nd November-Sunday 2nd of December, 2012
Cost: $300 pp
Click here for more information

Eco art

5 minutes with... Sustainable artist, Michelle McCosker

Monday, 30 January 2012

A day out for Michelle’s family isn’t your average picnic – it might include rummaging through junkyards, visiting secondhand stores and going to the ‘burbs on council clean-up day to look for materials for her artworks.

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