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Black Eye Gallery Presents: Extracts by McLean Stephenson

Black Eye Gallery Darlinghurst is proud to present Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson’s latest solo exhibition, coinciding with the release of his photo book Extracts. The Gallery’s commitment to representing the photographic artform and all lens-based media is well established, and it is the perfect venue for showcasing this artist who is on the cutting edge of […]

Riverside Theatres Present: Shellshocked

Parramatta's Riverside Theatres premieres a new show with a twist on the ANZAC story: Shellshocked. An unusual love story of an Australian teenager and his tortoise friend, Herman, the oldest living survivor of the Gallipoli campaign. The play is based on a news clipping director Wayne Harrison passed on to playwright Justin Fleming, who dramatised it […]

Of Mice and Men at The Seymour Centre

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men premiered on Broadway in 1937 while the novella was still on best seller lists. With the Great Depression very fresh in people’s minds and continuing political and economic uncertainty at home and abroad, Of Mice and Men was a striking commentary on how society treats its most vulnerable citizens, […]

Darling Harbour Cool Yule Festival

Looking for something cool to do with the kids these school holidays? Get down to Darling Harbour for the return of the epic winter playground, Cool Yule! Even bigger and better than last year, Cool Yule is back by popular demand, returning for its second year running with something to suit everyone and match every […]

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie World Premiere!

Storybook characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie have been delighting Australian children for almost a century, and kids are still getting a kick out of their bushland adventures and run-ins with the Banksia Men. These July school holidays come down to the Sydney Opera House for a modern adaptation of May Gibbs’ classic stories to delight all ages. […]


It’s been a long time coming, but we have just seen the release of Jurassic World, likely the biggest blockbuster of 2015. Yawn. I’m a child of the 90’s, I lived through 'The Great Dinosaur Fad' of 93’ and my tastes have matured. I’m looking for something with more teeth, more twists, and a few […]

Applications now open for Surry Hills Festival 2015!

Winter has arrived, and as Sydney resuscitates its collection of heavy coats and scarves from their summer slumber, spring seems so very far away. But spring is coming – and so is the 2015 Surry Hills Festival! Artist and designer studios, galleries and creatives are invited to open their doors to the public on Saturday […]

Modern Aboriginal Art at The Gallery – Potts Point

Since opening its doors in Bronte in 2010, The Gallery Shop has been one of Sydney’s premiere galleries to showcase contemporary Aboriginal Art. Due to popular demand, The Gallery Shop is excited to announce the launch of its second space, The Gallery - Potts Point. In a clever marriage between technology and gallery space, by […]

Ensemble Theatre Presents: Educating Rita

Ensemble Theatre’s exciting 2015 season continues with a modern rendition of Willy Russel’s contemporary classic, Educating Rita. Educating Rita is the powerful and uplifting story of Rita (Catherine McGraffin), a working class hairdresser looking to broaden her horizons through education, and Frank (Mark Kilmurry), a jaded academic looking for a means to support his drinking […]

Stanley Donwood: The Panic Office

As the days grow progressively shorter and Sydney-Siders ease into another mild winter, hearts are warmed by the thought of another Vivid Festival fast approaching. As part of the Vivid and Semi-Permanent Festivals, Carriageworks is hosting Stanley Donwood’s interactive and retrospective exhibition, The Panic Office. Donwood’s work is at times playfully irreverent, while other works […]