What's happening in the Harbour City this weekend?

The Sydney Life
The Eventful Life

This week, we hone in on Sydney’s arts and culture scene, highlighting our top picks for what to do and see at some of the city’s finest gallery spaces, theatres, community arts centres and more. Sydney brims with cultural attractions, whether you have a passion for dance, swoon at the sight of a sculpture, or just love to immerse yourself in a world of creativity, there is something for every art-lover – so set out and seek what feeds your soul this weekend in Sydney.

Emily Floyd, Artist Room

For the third installation of the Artist Room, the Museum of Contemporary Art is showcasing Melbourne-based artist Emily Floyd, who works across sculpture, print making and public installation to create bold spaces for public engagement and interaction.

Throughout this exhibition, visitors can explore Floyd’s works, which engage discussions about contemporary social, cultural and environmental issues. Make a beeline for Its Time (Again), which displays a suite of nine prints that draw on political poster design and influential political, feminist and sustainability texts from the 1970s. Plus, take a look at Garden Sculpture, which explores the internet’s role as a shared space in facilitating self-initiated learning and the utopian vision of this model of education.

When: on now until August 5th 2018
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
More information available here. 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

All the way from London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will be planting in Darling Harbour from now until October. The exhibition showcases not only the best of the natural world, but the patience, ingenuity and talent of the photographers who spend their time embedded within wildlife so that they can achieve that shot. There will be photos from 100 finalists on display, taken by some of the world’s best nature photographers and selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity.

When: on now until Sunday 14 October 2018
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour
More information available here. 

La Boheme on Sydney Harbour

This weekend in Sydney is your second last chance to catch the spectacular La Boheme on Sydney Harbour show, which brings a touch of Paris to Sydney through the story of Rodolfo, a poor writer who falls deeply in love with the frail but beautiful seamstress, Mimi, igniting a passionate love affair set in 19th century France.  Experience the romance of the original bohemian love story, surrounded by pop-up bars and restaurants, food, fireworks, singing and love under the stars.

When: Until Sunday April 22 2018
Where: Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
More information available here. 

The Lady and the Unicorn

This beautiful and moving tapestry series has only left France three times in 500 years and there is still a chance to get a glimpse of these magnificent artworks in Sydney before they flee.

Revered as a French national treasure The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series was designed in Paris about 1500 and are considered to be some of the greatest surviving masterpieces of medieval European art. Veiled in mystery and symbolism, the six large-scale artworks pose a multitude of questions that will have the viewer pondering their origin and meaning. 

When: until June 24 2018
Where: Art Gallery of New South Wales
More information available here. 

The Irresistible Rise of Arturo UI

Starring highly acclaimed Australian actor Hugo Weaving, The Irresistible Rise of Arturo UI is a dark, cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler that is both thrillingly sharp and riotously funny. In one of his most powerful performances on stage, Weaving plays Arturo UI, a small-time gangster with a lust for power. Having received rave reviews already, this is a must-see for lovers of theatre.

When: on now until Saturday April 28 2018
Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company
More information available here. 

For more ideas of what to do and see in Sydney and how to live the InterContinental Life, find more inspiration here.


April 12, 2018