Festivals & Fairs

Sydney Fringe Festival Cancelled, Again

By Rida Babar Following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, the Sydney Fringe Festival has cancelled its 2021 season – but there’s a bright side for those still wanting to enjoy some festival favourites. Renowned for being the state’s largest independent arts festival, the Sydney Fringe will be missed by Sydneysiders […]

Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2021 – Disruption, Idealism, Promise

By Mark Mordue The inaugural Addi Road Writers’ Festival announced itself as ‘An Unruly Idea’. Our slogan captured an undercurrent of idealistic disruption that charged the day with energy, marking out the nature of what will now be an annual event. Festival t-shirts sold like hot cakes, flagging our unruly manifesto beneath the artist Satyr’s image […]

Looped Festival

As we all become more aware of our impact on the environment there has been a desire by many to reduce our individual wastage and lessen our own contributions to landfill. This weekend an innovative new festival event will look to connect the environmentally conscious members of society with the change-makers who are shaking up […]

Beachside Beauty

By Rida Babar With surf and entertainment being at the core of Sydney’s much-loved Bondi, there is no shortage of festivals and art on display this summer. As the warmer months approach, artists are taking the opportunity to showcase their work in one of the most vibrant areas Sydney has to offer. The Wonderland Art […]

Newtown Festival Coming To Your Backyard

The 2020 iteration of the annual Newtown Festival will need to take on an entirely new look amidst COVID-19 restrictions. This November the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is calling on Newtown locals, and Sydneysiders alike, to instead celebrate in the safety and comfort of their own backyards. For more than 40 years the second Sunday in […]

New Director For Sydney Festival

New director for the Sydney Festival, Olivia Ansell, is very excited about reinvigorating Sydney after lockdown, with new works on our wonderful city that both educate and entertain. Ansell comes from a theatrical family with her grandparents having been circus performers at the Old Tivoli and her parents both in musical theatre. Her father was actually a […]

Head On(line) Photo Festival

Returning for its eleventh year, Head On Photo Festival will move completely online for this season’s festival, with immersive digital exhibitions and interactive talks and webinars. Featuring work from photographers from five continents, this year’s Head On festival will highlight over 100 exhibitions and will allow Australia’s leading photography festival to be accessible to more […]

Sculpture By The Sea Returning

With Sydney making great strides towards flattening the curve of COVID-19 arts organisations and local councils are begin to make preparations for the future. Waverley Council and Sculpture By The Sea in particular have formulated a plan to bring the iconic event back in October. The world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition plans to […]

Malcolm Turnbull In Conversation With Annabel Crabb

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and respected journalist Annabel Crabb will be live streaming an in conversation on The Sydney Writer's Festival Facebook page at 7pm, April 27. This will mark the first event in the new digital programming for the Sydney Writers Festival. Malcom Turnbull is set to discuss his new and already controversial […]

Head On Photo Festival Goes Digital

In light of COVID-19 restrictions and fears Australia's leading photography festival will be delivered in an entirely new fashion this year. For the 2020 iteration of the Head On Photo Festival will be presented as a predominantly online event featuring an array of exhibitions, webinars, talks and events.  "The Head On Photo Festival team have […]