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Chinese instrumental group
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This group meets weekly to jam with Chinese instruments.

If you know how to play, get in touch and come join in.

The group meets at Ultimo Community Centre.

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Chinese folk dance group
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Every Monday at Ultimo Community Centre, a volunteer-run traditional Chinese folk dancing class is available for older adults.

If youre interested in learning this artform, come along and have a go.

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Scrabble at Pyrmont
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Players meet every week for this old time favourite game.

We welcome you to experience the programs and activities available for International Day of People with Disability.

Were committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

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Spanish Seniors Group
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Join our joyful Spanish speaking group and meet new friends!

Why stay at home if you can a have a great time speaking in your own language?

Unete a nuestro grupo de habla hispana y conoce nuevos amigos!

Por que quedarte en casa, si puedes pasar un rato divertido hablando en tu idioma?

Te esperamos todos los lunes!

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Caldera
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Loud, dark, sumptuous and dirty.

Caldera is a boutique immersive night of entertainment.

An activation of the historic blacksmith forge at Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops, its an evening of burlesque, experimental music, cocktails and interactive art.

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Kerrie Hess: Monochrome
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Popping up between 11 and 25 November at Langham Sydney, the show, inspired by Kerries time in Paris and a touch of Sydney style, will feature 24 of her original artworks, and never-before-seen water coloured, acrylic and oil pieces.

2 of the most notable inclusions will be the second and third follow up pieces to Kerries most popular artwork to date - The Eyes.

Kerrie has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry including Cartier, Tiffany and Co, Kate Spade, Lancome, and has recently completed jobs with Plaza Athenee Paris (the iconic hotel featured in the final episode of Sex and the City), and Laurent Perrier Paris.

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A Cheery Soul
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Meet Miss Docker: the delightfully ghastly anti-hero of this celebrated Australian classic. She is relentlessly upbeat - the quintessential cheery soul.

Miss Docker is one of Nobel Laureate Patrick Whites most memorable creations.

She and her neighbours are as hilarious and peculiar as they are uncannily familiar.

Together, this pioneering text and marvellous characters take us on a dizzying ride through suburban Australia, exploring the meaning of morality, mortality and the need for belonging.

One of Australias most revered writers, White uses poetic language and piercing satire to peel back the scalp of the Australian mind and reveal the underlying horror of 1960s suburbia.

These acidic insights are as dark and funny now as they were upon the plays debut in 1963.

The magnificent Sarah Peirse (The Children, Switzerland) steps into Miss Dockers fiercely sensible shoes in a bold new interpretation for the 21st century, joined by an outstanding ensemble including Anita Hegh (The Harp in the South), Tara Morice (The Harp in the South), Shari Sebbens (Black is the New White) and Bruce Spence (Endgame).

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Mandarin singing club
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A social singing club is run by Mandarin speaking volunteers at Ron Williams Community Centre. Come on down and sing to your hearts content!

Its completely free, and filled with passionate local people with good vibes. Content is in both English and Mandarin.

This activity is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

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Bondi Junction Adult Glee Club
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So you love to sing and keen to get back into it? Or perhaps youre looking to try something new and different. Whether youve been part of any vocal group, are an ex-pro performer or a shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.

No auditions, no solos (unless you want them) and no experience with choir or group singing required. Just a willingness to give it a go and make new friends in our beautiful glee community.

Our Bondi Junction Glee Club sees all sorts of voices join in, especially as the location sees many travellers. Come along for a sing anytime.

From time to time the Adult Glee Club also gathers for social events and performs for community or charity events, as well as open mic nights. The biggest buzz however lies with the end of year show and our annual signature event glee goes solo night. Dont panic - these performances are optional and youll never have to take part in anything that you dont wish to!

Join any time during the term. Purchase a casual/trial pass or pay for the term. Plus, if its your first time ever, you can bring a friend for free to share the fun!

So expect to sing songs from different musical genres, a vibrant and welcoming community (with fantastic choir directors) and if you want to be brave, the occasional moment in the spotlight!

Where words fail, music speaks - at the glee club you are transported into an hour for you. Laughs and singing are so good for the soul and that is what you get at glee. An hour to express yourself through music and to not be judged, but welcomed into the family. - A happy gleek soprano.

There will be a couple of weeks off during the term.

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Mascot Adult Glee Club
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Who doesnt like singing songs from the past? Be it music from the 70s, 80s, 90s or even the 60s. Mascots Adult Glee Club is going retro and those who love a bit of Boney M, Bowie or the Beatles are invited to join in.

Do you love to sing and keen to get back into it? Or perhaps youre looking to try something new and different. Whether youve been part of any vocal group, are an ex-pro performer or a shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.

No auditions, no solos (unless you want them) and no experience with choir or group singing required. Just a willingness to give it a go and make new friends in our beautiful glee community.

From time to time, the Adult Glee Club also gathers for social events and performs for community or charity events, as well as open mic nights. The biggest buzz however lies with the end of year show and our annual signature event, glee goes solo night. Dont panic - these performances are optional and youll never have to take part in anything that you dont wish to!

Join any time during the term. Purchase a casual/trial pass or pay for the term. Plus, if its your first time ever, you can bring a friend for free to share the fun!

Everyone is welcome. No auditions or experience needed. Just a willingness to give it a go.

Where words fail, music speaks - at the Glee Club you are transported into an hour for you. Laughs and singing are so good for the soul and that is what you get at glee. An hour to express yourself through music and to not be judged, but welcomed into the family. - A happy gleek soprano.

We generally take 2 week breaks in between terms.

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Take Charge
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Take Charge aims to make it easier for people experiencing mental health conditions to feel better through physical activity. It also aims to help people connect with others and the wider community.

The program provides free access to a comfortable gym, and 1 on 1 support from an exercise coach. A structured, goal-oriented program is developed that focuses on the development of an individuals overall wellbeing through participation in physical activity.

The program offers a free 60-day membership to our aquatic centres for those that have been diagnosed with some form of mental health condition. Participants gain access to the facilities, programs, services and staff at their chosen venue.

Participants must be referred by their GP or allied health professional.

Also available at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Pool.

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Pyrmont Uke Club: The Pukes
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Come and strum! The Pyrmont Uke Club (The Pukes!) meet every Tuesday.

Classes are free and fun. All levels of ability are welcome.

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Fruits in Suits
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Network while enjoying canapes and drinks at Upstairs Beresford.

Head on down to the restaurant for dinner later or grab a drink by the bar, inside or outside.
Save the date, the third Thursday of every month.

Bring your friends, colleagues and business cards. Its the place to be for social networking. We know youll love it!

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Will service at Millers Point
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Your will states who you want to leave your property and possessions to when you die. A properly prepared will is the best way of letting people know how you would like your estate to be distributed.

Book an appointment at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers Point to work with a local solicitor to prepare or update a valid, legal will.

This service is free for those receiving a benefit.

Bookings are essential.

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Fusion culture group
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Every Wednesday at Ultimo Community Centre, the Fusion culture group runs a friendship group in English/Mandarin.

The group connects people and brings culture together through fun interactive learning, cultural, social and volunteering activities.

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Marrickville Adult Glee Club
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So you love to sing and keen to get back into it? Or perhaps youre looking to try something new and different. Whether youve been part of any vocal group, are an ex-pro performer or a shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.

No auditions, no solos (unless you want them) and no experience with choir or group singing required. Just a willingness to give it a go and make new friends in our beautiful glee community.

You could almost think of Adult Glee Club as the musical version of yoga. Its an activity that you can take up with some or no experience.

From time to time the Adult Glee Club also gathers for social events and also performs for community or charity events, as well as open mic nights. The biggest buzz however lies with the end of year show and our annual signature event glee goes solo night. Dont panic - these performances are optional and youll never have to take part in anything that you dont wish to!

Join any time during the term. Purchase a casual/trial pass or pay for the term. Plus, if its your first time ever, you can bring a friend for free to share the fun!

So expect to sing songs from different musical genres, a vibrant and welcoming community (with fantastic choir directors) and if you want to be brave, the occasional moment in the spotlight!

Where words fail, music speaks - at the Glee Club you are transported into an hour for you. Laughs and singing are so good for the soul and that is what you get at glee. An hour to express yourself through music and to not be judged, but welcomed into the family. - A happy gleek soprano.

There will be a couple of weeks off during the term dates.

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Reggie's Kitchen
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Come along and enjoy a healthy 3 course meal at the Reginald Murphy Community Centre.

We have a team of wonderful volunteers that make lunches during the week. Everyone is welcome!

Connect with community members and feel free to bring a friend along.

Community transport is available upon request.

Arrive early or give us a call on 8374 6310 to let us know you are coming.

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Table Tennis at Millers Point
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The Harry Jensen Community Centre runs 2 sessions of table tennis a week.

Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm.
Fridays between 10.30am and 12.30 pm.

Make friends and get active. Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.

The table is also free to use at other times. This needs to be booked.
Bring your friends in and have a game.

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Sewing workshops at Millers Point
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Our sewing teacher Valeria is running fortnightly sewing workshops at the Harry Jensen Community Centre. She has 10 years experience in fashion design.

In the workshops, Val will be teaching participants how to mend or alter their clothes and other projects.

This session will teach you the basics of sewing. Make friends with crafty like-minded people.

Upcoming workshops:

  • 17 October - learn how to make a Christmas stocking - $5
  • 7 November - alterations and mending - Free
  • 21 November - alterations and mending - Free
  • 5 December - alterations and mending - Free
  • 19 December - contact organiser for topic - $5

A sewing club will be occurring on the other Wednesdays of the month at 2pm, run by our wonderful volunteer Ahn.

The City of Sydney welcomes you to experience the programs and activities available for International Day of People with Disability.

Were committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

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Cantonese social group
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Social group for Cantonese speaking older adults.

The sessions include a monthly birthday party.

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Huge garage sale
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Dress For Success Sydney is holding a huge garage sale. 1st Saturday each month. Come and find some fantastic bargains!

Quality womens casual and corporate clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

Fill a medium size garbage bag for $5! Fill a large size garbage bag for $10! Amazing!

Designer clothing brands for $5 a piece. If you think its worth more, please be generous!!!

Bric-a-brac on sale for low prices.

Savvy shoppers grab their coffees and line up from 9am the bargains are so great!

All proceeds go to Dress for Success Sydney. Dress for Success Sydney is a not for profit organisation empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire and career support.

All money raised ensures we can continue to offer our wide range of programs.

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New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House
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Opera Australia announces 2018 Sydney New Years Eve celebrations. A truly unforgettable night full of glitz, glamour and excitement situated right at the centre of all the action, at Australias most famous building, the Sydney Opera House.

Opera Australia elevates that once in a lifetime experience to a whole new level when it takes over the Sydney Opera House, filling both the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the Concert Hall with 2 sensational operatic performances.

Guests can select from 2 performances - a Gala concert featuring popular arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini, or one of the worlds most loved operas, Puccinis La Boheme - and then combine a range of dining and party options to suit their budget.

Interval is programmed perfectly to catch the 9pm fireworks, and then, after the last note has been sung, the Midnight Party swings into action in the Northern Foyers of both the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre, prime vantage points for one of the best fireworks displays in the world. With canapes, drinks, dancing and live entertainment, this is an unforgettable New Years Eve celebration in one of the worlds most iconic and glamourous locations.

Theres nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Years Eve, and theres nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House

So go on, make this your most glamorous New Year ever.

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The Surreal Artists Masquerade Ball
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The National Art School Student Association (NASSA) presents a surrealist masquerade adventure!

This years ball returns to its roots as an inter-school social extravaganza. Guests will be expected to dress up creatively wearing a masquerade costume that conveys the spirit of Surrealism. A prize will be awarded for best costume. Penalties will be given for people wearing Dali costumes.

A variety of performances including roving performers, dancers, and musicians including live bands and a collective of local DJs will add to the lavish atmosphere.

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Hasse's Artaserse
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A triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present 4-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast.

Vivica Genaux stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne.

Will she stand by him, and what is the truth?

Pinchgut favourite and Australian star David Hansen takes on the role that Farinelli made famous. The remarkable Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli joins them in the role of villainous Artabano.

Hasses Artaserse has never been performed in Australia, and Pinchgut Opera is excited to revive this work under the sure hand of Artistic Director Erin Helyard.

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Cinderella
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Made especially for The Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, the worlds most in-demand choreographer. This Cinderella has all the elements of the story we know and love, a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother, with some fantastical additions.

After playing to packed houses and adoring audiences worldwide, this witty and romantic Cinderella returns for an exclusive performance that will delight every generation.

See why Cinderella is the perfect fit.

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The Failure Debate
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Facilitated by Sophie Penkethman-Young.

The Failure Debate answers the question Is it good to fail?.

The Failure Debate explores hard work and the joys of losing from the 6 unique point of views.

Join us on Wednesday 21 November to hear 2 teams of winning professionals compete to prove whether or not it is good to fail.

Sophie Penkethman-Young is a new media artist and arts professional based in Sydney.

Sophie graduated from the Australian National University School of Art in 2013 and University of Sydney College of the Arts with honours in 2014.

She is currently studying her masters in art curatorship, and is the Communications and Administration Coordinator at Firstdraft.

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Ocean Dream-ing
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Join us for the launch of Ocean Dream-ing Exhibition, an independent exhibition that celebrates the evolution of surfboard design and the natural beauty of wood by Andy Wallace.

Featuring the cultural imagery and intricate traditional carvings of indigenous artist Andy Snelgar.

You will see a unique selection of classic hollow and alaia hand shaped timber surfboards featuring the cultural imagery of our ancient home.

Be the first to view the exhibition, meet the artists and perhaps take home a piece of collectible Australian/Aboriginal art.

Opening: Monday 22 October 2018.

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Spring DIY Series - Grown Your Own Balcony Garden
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Join renowned horticulturalist Lisa from Mae Thorani in the development of partial shade and full shade plants perfect for any plant lovers balcony. Rotate between stations specialising in plant care and maintenance, to soil selection, potting and species selection. Students will walk away with their own little creation to liven up their own home.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by Mirvac and Landcom.

Terms and conditions apply. Please visit the website to find out more.

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The Laramie Project
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20 years after New Yorks Tectonic Theater Project first went to Laramie following the brutal murder of gay university student, Matthew Shepard, their work, The Laramie Project remains incredibly potent to todays audiences as we continue to fight for acceptance and equality for all Australians.

This year, Theatre Travels is proud to bring back The Laramie Project and to present to Sydney audiences, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. Detailing a communitys reaction in the aftermath of a small town hate crime, both plays focus on universally important stories of acceptance, community, intolerance and legacy. The shows will play a strictly limited run from November 28 to December 8 2018 at the Seymour Centre, Sydney.

In October of 1998, openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence, beaten and unconscious. After 5 days in a coma, Shepard succumbed to his injuries and his murder was denounced and tried as a hate crime. Members of the Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie to conduct over 400 interviews with more than 100 residents of the town. The Laramie Project is a portrait of this town: an average community redefined by a heinous crime.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later sees the town and its occupants 10 years after Matthews death and calls into question the issue of legacy and our innate desire to rewrite history. It forces us to question how we deal with the uncomfortable or unflattering and which side of change we want to be on.

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Remote Control
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Hot on the heels of his last full-length solo (Threshold:NRC) for PACT theatres double bill program Generations in June 2018, award-winning dancer, choreographer, researcher, diver and marine environmental advocate, Dean Walsh, creates a new solo work for our Flying Nun season in the second half of 2018 at ESCAC.

In this new work, Remote Control, Dean will choreographically investigate and showcase a series of realigned and reimagined selves as a mature queer artist who was diagnosed as living with autism spectrum condition (ASC - Aspergers Syndrome) and ADHD. Dean has been an artist of national prominence for over two decades and many of his past works, solo and group, have unapologetically wrestled subject matter close to home and close-to-the-bone and always with humour, irony, wit and emotionally confronting components in equal measure.

Remote Control is, in part, a history lesson in queer Sydney performance and dance culture, a GPS through psychological and emotional chaos brought about through surviving an extremely violent and homophobic upbringing and now being able to read the coordinates more clearly post NeuroQueer diagnosis. It is also a work of unbridled honesty, beauty and environmental hope.

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Yarn and stitch
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A chance for all craft lovers to come together in a friendly environment and share projects, skills and laughter. Learn new tips and tricks for your next knit. Attendees are encouraged to bring along new or ongoing projects, and will have the opportunity to contribute to a special weaving project that New Moon is working on for the community.

The Yanada Room complies with regulations and laws governing accessibility and the rights of persons with disabilities

New Moon acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we live and meet on, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation, and pays respect to Elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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Shibori dyeing workshop
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Shibori dyeing is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that produces mesmerising prints.

Learn to do your own Shibori dyes in this fun hands-on workshop. Youll take away both some dyed items, like a t-shirt or tote, as well as a fond memory.

See more details via the link.

If this workshop isnt your cup of tea, check out 100+ other fun Sydney workshops, which you can browse and book online.

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Request custom times easily via the booking link.

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A Kiss from a Rose
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Melbourne artist Bridgette McNab launches her third solo exhibition, A Kiss From A Rose in Sydney.

The exhibition will be on show at Robin Gibson Gallery, Darlinghurst from 24 November until 22 December 2018.

The works featured in A Kiss From a Rose are oil portraits and still lifes inspired by the storytelling models of early European cinema auteurs, such as Eric Rohmer and Jean Luc Godard, exploring the process of painting and its long-held affinity with cinema.

Employing a mise-en-scene approach to painting, each work in A Kiss from a Rose is part of a larger picture; the show itself links and completes them all.

Inspired by the surface orientated world of pop culture, cinema, fashion and social media, McNab uses a lexicon of appropriationist techniques to forge a new fictional reality, combining art historical tradition with contemporary popular culture.

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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018
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Witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected. This stunning collection of breathtaking photographs celebrates the natural beauty and heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions.

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases the timing, patience, artistry and technique of professional, emerging and junior photographers. They capture spectacular moments in time.

Beyond offering us the opportunity of beholding the beauty of our regions wildlife and landscapes, the exhibition is a provocation to witness and contemplate todays environmental challenges.

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Iliza Shlesinger
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Iliza is one of todays leading comedians and is on her way to AAMI Just for Laughs Sydney with her new show Elder Millennial. Ilizas comedy is always up to date, with social commentary, politics, pop culture and feminism as continuous themes, but also physically. She uses the whole scene, pose, dance, and she often becomes the characters in her own jokes. She is also a master of observational comedy.

Iliza is the youngest and first female comedian to win the NBC competition Last Comic Standing. She recently completed hosting her late night limited run talk show Truth and Iliza, the self-styled talk show is a cross between social commentary, politics, pop culture and Ilizas specific brand of feminism. Her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the US iTunes charts and was named one of its Top 10 Albums of 2013.

Ilizas follow-up, Freezing Hot, a Netflix Original Comedy Special, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America. Her stand-up credentials include headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. She is a popular guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and The Today Show. Last year she released her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity asubversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident womans approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.

Dont miss Iliza with her brilliant and hilarious show Elder Millennial this December!

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William Kentridge: that which we do not remember
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William Kentridge emerged as an artist during the apartheid regime in South Africa. Grounded in the violent absurdity of that period in his countrys history, his artworks draw connections between art, ideology, history and memory.

Curated by the artist, this exhibition encourages viewers to trace visual and thematic links between diverse aspects of his practice, from his engagement with opera to his interest in early cinema, from his inimitable animated drawings to sculpture and works on paper.

The exhibition features loans from the collection of Naomi Milgrom AO and the artists studio, in addition to works held by the Art Gallery of NSW. It includes one of Kentridges most ambitious and celebrated video installations - I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008 - a major new addition to the Gallerys collection, donated by Anita Belgiorno-Nettis AM and Luca Belgiorna-Nettis AM.

Proudly supported by Naomi Milgrom AO, principal exhibition patron and lender.

This display includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013.

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Bohemian Harbour: Artists of Lavender Bay
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The spectacular views from Sydneys Lavender Bay have inspired generations of artists who have celebrated its great beauty. In the 1970s and early 80s the waterfront enclave became a bayside bohemia and home to some of Sydneys most recognisable and celebrated artists. These include Brett Whiteley and Peter Kingston, along with their neighbours and friends Tom Carment, Philip Cox, Joel Elenberg, Robert Jacks, Rollin Schlicht, Martin Sharp, Garry Shead and Tim Storrier.

This exhibition will feature rarely seen paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and experimental film from private and public collections. Theyll be shown alongside interviews with the artists whose relationships and connections made Lavender Bay such an extraordinary hub of creative output.

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Badu Gili
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Badu Gili, meaning water light in Gadigal language, is a free daily experience that celebrates the ancient stories and rich contemporary culture of Australias First Nations.

The 7 minute animation appears on the Opera Houses eastern Bennelong sail year-round (twice each night, at sunset and 7pm, or 9pm during daylight saving).

Badu Gili 2018 blends the diverse voices of established artist and community leader Djambawa Marawili AM, vibrant watercolour painter Mervyn Rubuntja, internationally renowned artist and prestigious Telstra NATSIAA awards finalist Mabel Juli, painter, lecturer and traditional healer Patricia Ansell Dodds, ceramicist Penny Evans and emerging printmaker Aiona Tala Gaidan, with an original soundscape by Damian Robinson.

Badu Gili is best viewed from the top of the Opera Houses Monumental Steps.

Latest screening times are available at sydneyoperahouse.com/BaduGili

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Topaz
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Come and visit the artist in the gallery for a chat and to see the works.

Reflections on the water mirror the artists deepest feelings.

Colourful imaginary waterscapes; rock pools, rivers and lakes are subtly expressed.

Figures entwined in a tender embrace evoking feelings of love and connection.

Opening night celebration is on Wednesday 14 November at 6pm.

Drawing events in the gallery:
Life drawing 18 November
Drawing Dancers 23 November

Bookings are essential to the events.

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Spartacus
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In 2018, one of The Australian Ballets most popular works springs to new life. Spartacus tells the story of a gladiator who led a slaves rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and freedom, the ballet showcases the companys men at their spirited and athletic best.

Lucas Jervies is a choreographer, a NIDA-trained director and a former dancer of The Australian Ballet. Spartacus is his passion project. His brand new production will feature the soaring music of Aram Khachaturian, sets and costumes by Jerome Kaplan, who created the inventive designs for Alexei Ratmanskys Cinderella. Witness our male dancers in their most powerful moment as the slaves who rise against the tyranny of their rulers.

Think ballet is all pointe shoes and tutus? Think again.

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