Featured Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating Sadness: Q Bar Closing This Week

One of Sydney’s oldest and most iconic venues is set to close by the end of this week. Q Bar (known best for its hospitable acceptance of all things alternative, quirky and sexy) announced last month that after 22 years they will be closing their doors leaving a sticky mess of memories soaked into the […]

NAIDOC kicks inequality to the sidelines

The sportsground is not always a level playing field for Indigenous sporting stars. When Lionel Morgan became the first Aboriginal person to play rugby league for Australia in 1960, he was booed and pelted with objects. Fifty-five years on, Indigenous athletes are no longer an anomaly in the sporting arena, but traces of that hostility […]

NEVERMIND THE ARTS: Funding cuts go deeper and deeper

ENSURING A FUTURE FOR AUSTRALIA'S ARTS  The function of art and culture, in all its various forms, has a profoundly positive and immeasurable impact on Australian society. The recent budget announcement however, of $105 million worth of funding cuts to the Australia Council for the Arts, has various branches of the arts sector fearing for […]


Sydneysiders are pulling out their rarely seen scarves and beanies as a mild but chilly winter has settled over the city once again. While dropping temperatures may have many of us at a loss for activities and tempted to hibernate for the season, an unlikely hub of Winter-friendly arts and entertainment has emerged in the […]

24 Frames Per Second

Over the next six weeks Sydney’s Carriageworks will be transformed into an immersive multimedia and dance experience, featuring 24 different works by 24 different artists. Commissioned as part of a partnership between the Australian Council Of The Arts and Carriageworks, this exhibition is set to be one of the most ambitious and extensive presentations of […]

Video Games As Art

With the proliferation of smartphones and the ease of entry into the gaming space becoming more accessible, more and more people are playing games and beginning to see them as the creative and artistic endeavour that they are. Three events in particular occurring in Sydney over the next month-and-a-half look to explore and display this […]

Sydney Fish Market

In the photo there are men standing in dark suits in a dark warehouse. Before them, separated by what look like thick chalk lines or ropes, are sections of neatly ordered fish laid out on the floor. This photo is from the late 1800s when the Sydney Fish Market was in Woolloomooloo, and hangs in […]


The highly anticipated 62nd Sydney Film Festival (SFF) boasts an impressive program of culturally diverse films, shorts and documentaries which should appeal to audiences of all tastes. An astonishing 251 films from 68 countries will be screened over 12 days in 9 venues including two newly announced locations, the Dendy Newtown and Casula Powerhouse. Over 100 […]

Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free

June sees the arrival of a bold new exhibition at Darlinghurst’s TAP Gallery, revealing a rarely seen side of sex work. Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free comprises eye-opening works from an intergenerational collective of 26 sex worker artists, male and female, all telling their stories with art. Participating artist Deep-Dish Debby* says: “Between us, […]

Come To The Cabaret: The Hayes Theatre Co. Cabaret Season

The Hayes Theatre Co. brings its second annual Cabaret Season to the people of Sydney this June. With an ambitious line-up, it promises to bring a month-long celebration of cabaret for performers and spectators to enjoy, experienced and amateur alike. “There’s a whole lot of really exciting things that are coming in and we’re just […]