“Sculpture By The Sea 2018”: Sydney’s Annual Beachside Art Exhibition

Grey skies threatened to dull the first days of Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney’s free annual beachside art exhibition, with the unveiling of 107 sculptures along a 2km stretch of coastline at Bondi. While heavy rain over the past few weeks meant a handful of sculptures were yet to be installed, a burst of warm weather on Saturday saw crowds turning up to catch a glimpse of the quirky, startling, contemplative and surreal oceanside artworks.


Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks is seen as part of Sculpture By The Sea at Tamarama Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Vivid Sydney: Festival Of Lights In the Heart Of Australia

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Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with ten giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas running for 23 days. Continue reading »

Extraordinary “Cloud Tsunami” Surges in Over Sydney

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A bizarre meteorological event hit the coast of New South Wales, Australia over the weekend. Dubbed a “cloud tsunami” on Twitter, this massive wave in the sky measured several kilometers long and swept over the city of Sydney, bringing with it powerful thunderstorms, heavy rains, and forceful winds that required the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for the surrounding area. Continue reading »

Mirrored Ziggurat Connects The Earth And Sky In Sydney

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A mirrored artwork is turning heads in Sydney with its eye-catching optical illusion. Continue reading »

Impressive Cosplayers During The Sydney Manga And Anime Show

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Mikayla Kelly poses during The SMASH – Sydney Manga and Anime Show at Rosehill Gardens on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Sydney’s Doll Hospital

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A young customer looks over the counter as a family member brings in a doll for repair at Sydney’s Doll Hospital May 20, 2014. Opened in 1913, Sydney’s Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. Behind a toy shop on a busy suburban street in Sydney’s south, “doll surgeons” transplant fingers, toes and heads, and repair broken eye sockets in dolls who were the victim of a childhood tantrum or sibling rivalry, sometimes decades ago. (Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)
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Sydney Vivid Festival

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. It positions Sydney as the creative hub of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and delivers both innovative live entertainment and creative inspiration on a grand scale.

The creative people of the world – from industry professionals to aspiring practitioners to the merely curious – are invited to Sydney annually to watch the city transform into a breathtaking canvas of creative expression. For 18 days, creative practitioners, corporate professionals, families and people of all generations take advantage of Sydney’s mild winter weather and engage with a truly spectacular event.

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Sydney’s Vivid winter festival has lit up many of the city’s iconic buildings, bringing light and music to the harbour city. The Opera House is lit up as part of Sydney’s Vivid winter festival.
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The Colour Run in Sydney

A woman dances after finishing the Colour Run at Centennial Park in Sydney August 25, 2013. According to organizers, 15,000 runners registered to complete the 5km (3 miles) course in Centennial Park on Sunday, being covered in blue, pink, orange and yellow powder on their way to finish line. (Photos by Daniel Munoz/Reuters) Continue reading »

Sydney Beaches Turn Blood Red From Algae

A swimmer stops short of a red algae bloom at Sydney’s Clovelly Beach on November 27, 2012, which closed some beaches for swimming including Bondi Beach for a period of time. While the red algae, known as Noctiluca scintillans or sea sparkle, has no toxic effects, people are still advised to avoid swimming in areas with discoloured water because the algae, which can be high in ammonia, can cause skin irritation. (William West/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Sydney Art & About: Art in Unusual Places

Sydney will be the scene of an amazing celebration of colour this spring, featuring a house that rains on the inside, ghosts of bohemian Sydney, eerie faces in the park, an urban jungle cube and free vintage bus rides. From 21 September to 21 October, the city’s streets, parks, squares and laneways will be inspired by Art & About Sydney 2012, with works from international and Australian artists, curators, major cultural institutions and the people of Sydney. Continue reading »

Huge Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Sydney, Australia

Sculptures by the Sea is a huge free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, spread out over a 1.3-mile coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach in Sydney, featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. (Rob Griffith/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Rare Animal Skulls Seized in Sydney

Hundreds of illegal rare and endangered wildlife items – including the full skin and head of an Alaskan wolf, ivory products and the skulls from a lion, bear, orangutan – were seized by the Federal Department of Environment on August 3, 2011. (Federal Department of Environment)