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Esme Timbery: Shellwork

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When: Thursday 2nd August - Wednesday 26th September
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Cost: FREE

On display in Object Space are two works from Bidjigal artist and elder Esme Timbery.  The iconic artworks, Untitled 'Sydney Opera House' and Untitled 'Harbour Bridge'; celebrate the important shellwork tradition of the La Perouse community and Timbery's contemporary practice. We thank the Sydney Opera House Trust for lending us these works from their collection. Object Space is a window gallery located in the window of the ADC Offices on William Street in Darlinghurst. The exhibition space has direct street frontage, is accessible to view 24 hours a day and is lit for viewing at night.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

Painting with Thread: Tapestries and Samples from the Australian Tapestry Workshop

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When: Thursday 2nd August - Wednesday 26th September
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm

Cost: FREE

Painting with Thread is an exhibition of recent tapestries and samples from the collection of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne (ATW). Founded in 1976, the ATW is recognised as an international leader in the production of hand-woven tapestries and is the only workshop of its kind in Australia. All ATW tapestries are made in collaboration with leading artists and designers. Painting with Thread will offer Sydney viewers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes process of tapestry creation by ATW weavers from design, sampling, to weaving and completion. The selection of tapestries and samples on display emphasise the experimental and innovative approaches to contemporary tapestry design, as well as the diversity of recent projects and collaborations at ATW. Highlights of the exhibition include the Treasure Hunt (2018) tapestry designed by leading Chinese- Australian artist Guan Wei and woven by Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton, as well as the tapestry Everything has two witnesses, one on earth and one in the sky (2014) designed by Sangeeta Sandrasegar and woven by Sue Batten. A display of smaller tapestry samples alongside these works will offer viewers an opportunity to understand the process involved in the translation of tapestry design to the tapestry form. Selected yarn, bobbins and warps from the ATW will also be on display and visitors will be invited to handle these materials.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

Urban Decay: Joshua Smith

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When: Thursday 2nd August - Wednesday 26th September
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm

Cost: FREE

Miniaturist and artist Joshua Smith’s intricately detailed models of overlooked Sydney buildings celebrate the beauty of urban grime, rust, decay and graffiti. Five intricately-crafted miniatures of buildings, one roller door and one dumpster are on display, each constructed complete with ad hoc signage, graffiti and urban grime. Sydney buildings are the Olympia Milk Bar in Stanmore, the Karim building in Wentworth Street and the Ginseng Shop in Haymarket, while a Milk Bar from Joshua's home town Adelaide and a Bodega from Brooklyn, New York round out the set. The exhibition offers insights into Joshua Smith’s meticulous approach to the creation of the works, including research conducted through Google Maps and photography, and the perfect recreation of each building’s facade in 1:20 scale using a variety of materials.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

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When: Saturday 29th September - Sunday 30th September
Where: ICC Sydney
Time: 9am
Cost:
Early Bird General Admission 1 day $30.00 or both days $52.00

Oz Comic Con is back! 2018 will feature exciting multi-genre content from across the spectrum. This year there will be appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, creative workshops and master classes, and hard-to-find, exclusive merchandise from vendors. Oz Comic-Con proudly supports local Australian talent and businesses in many areas, providing a platform to showcase Australian creativity and endeavours.

Phone: 1300 780 677
Official website
Article by Jayde.

Rites Of Passage Tattoo Festival

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When: Friday 5th October - Sunday 7th October
Where: ICC Sydney
Time:
Fri/Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10am-6pm
Cost:
$29-$35

The annual Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival is returning to Sydney for a massive weekend of tattoos, art and entertainment. Proudly presented by Australian Tattoo Events, this years' festival is heading to ICC Sydney for the first time and is set to be bigger than ever before. The 2018 line-up will feature over 250 artists from across Australia, as well as renowned international artists travelling from all over the world to take part in the festival. This year the festival is putting the spotlight on the timeless art of Japanese-style designs, with the line up including traditional tebori artists and featured artists including Stu Padgin and Sydney's very own, Kian "Horisumi" Forreal. Visitors will have the chance to research the latest trends, meet their next (or first!) artist and even treat themselves to a tattoo on the spot. The event will feature a packed entertainment schedule including daily tattoo competitions, talks on the history of tattooing, live art, plus fire and circus performers including world-famous contortionist, Shun Sugimoto, who will be bringing his jaw-dropping routine to the stage. With so much to see and do, you definitely don't want to miss out on this massive celebration of art, diversity and tattoo culture. Don't miss out! Children 12 and under enter free.

Phone: (03) 9510 0860
Official website
Article by Kitty.

Dorothy Filshie: Fish Out of Water

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When: Friday 5th October - Wednesday 14th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Cost: FREE

Fish Out of Water is an exhibition of the textile object work of NSW artist Dorothy Filshie. Dorothy uses hessian, calico, duck and artists’ canvas plastered with old-fashioned gesso made from rabbit skin glue and whiting powder to create her sculptural fish. Her work is dictated by a love of food, textiles and art. Each work is hollow and is made from a pattern by cutting shapes from suitable fabrics, stitching the pieces by hand or machine, then shaping and stiffening them into three dimensional forms. Fish Out of Water is displayed in Object Space, a window gallery that is available for viewing 24/7.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

In These Hands: Mara Nyangangka

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When: Friday 5th October - Wednesday 14th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Sturt Gallery and Ernabella Arts present In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka, an exhibition of new paintings, ceramics, tjanpi weavings and punu from the artists of Ernabella, celebrating 70 years of Ernabella Arts. Forty-six years ago, five young artists from Ernabella Arts went to Sturt Gallery & Studios as part of a residency to learn new weaving techniques. To celebrate Ernabella’s 70th birthday, In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka tells the story of that residency, its impact on subsequent generations and offers a showcase of the contemporary work in painting, ceramics and tjanpi (native grass) weaving and punu (timber) work. In These Hands not only tells the historical story of the link between these two famous centres, it celebrates the long tradition of craft and design in Australia while at the same time being testament to the positive collaboration and understanding between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural institution sharing that same passion for ‘making’.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award

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When: Friday 5th October - Wednesday 14th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Presenting outstanding work by contemporary NSW textile artists, this exhibition is produced by ADC in partnership with the Seed Stitch Collective (SSC). The award is an open call-out to textile-oriented artists, designers and crafts-people to create an open arena of opportunity, and to uncover the diverse range of textile artists in NSW. The Seed Stitch Collective is Soraya Abidin, Sky Carter, Suzanne Davey, Niki McDonald, Emma Peters and Kylie Walsh. As part of the exhibition program, a number of associated events will be held, including “Meet the Seed Stitch Collective” on 12 September, and workshops “Playing with Creativity” with Niki McDonald, “Poke and Stitch: Tattooing Cloth” with Emma Peters and “Weave Your Love” with Sky Carter in October.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

Scenic World presents Dinosaur Valley

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When: Thursday 1st November - Monday 28th January
Where: Scenic World, 1 Violet Street
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: FREE with Scenic World entry

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Now they’re back! Dinosaur Valley is coming to Scenic World this summer, bringing the Jurassic rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs from November 1 – January 28. Awaken your sense of adventure with friendly Dinosaur Rangers as you explore the world of dinos in new and exciting ways. Meet dinosaurs up close during daily interactive shows and discover more about these ancient species as they come to life among the towering ancient rainforest. Everyone will have a roaring good time with free events, free kids’ trail guides and Junior Ranger packs available to continue the fun at home. A range of accommodation packages are also available so you can extend your stay before Dinosaur Valley dies out on January 28. Entry to Dinosaur Valley is free with entry to Scenic World, with tickets priced from $39 for adults, $21 for children under 14 years and $99 for a family pass including entry for two adults and up to five children. Experience Dinosaur Valley for yourself with a Scenic World Discovery Pass including unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Walkway.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Learn more about ancient species as Dinosaur Rangers share fun facts during daily meet & greets
- Kids can let their imagination run wild with free kids’ trail guides and Junior Ranger Packs to continue the fun at home
- Extend your stay with a range of accommodation packages available
- Everyone will have a roaring time with free events and daily shows
- Entry to Dinosaur Valley is free with a Scenic World Discovery Pass including unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Walkway
- Tickets are priced from $39 for adults, $21 for children under 14 years and $99 for a family pass including entry for two adults and up to five children

Phone: 0414 945 705
Official website
Article by Connie.

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