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Red Inc.

Red Inc.

Eight East-Asian Australian artists who imagine what emerges from diversely hybridised cultural experiences
Tomorrow
Katrina Marson in conversation with Bri Lee

Katrina Marson in conversation with Bri Lee

Can we promise future generations a life free of sexual violence, in which their sexual wellbeing will be protected?
11 Aug 2022
City2Surf

City2Surf

The World's Largest Fun Run!
14 Aug 2022
Pawgust

Pawgust

This August, get your winter woolies and walk or run everyday to raise funds for Guide Dogs.
Today all day
Australian South Sea Islander embroidery workshop

Australian South Sea Islander embroidery workshop

A free workshop for beginner to advanced stitchers led by Australian South Sea Islanders and artist Helen Fraser.
23 Aug 2022
Grow your own greens workshop

Grow your own greens workshop

You don't need a lot of space, equipment or experience to grow fresh food
27 Aug 2022

Things to do

What to do in Sydney this August

A film festival, City2Surf, live music and winter vibes – here are just a few highlights this month to add into your diary.

Discover art in our city

Exhibitions

Australian Life

Australian Life

2021 photography competition
Today 10am to 6pm
Charkha and Kargha

Charkha and Kargha

A new exhibition presenting highlights from the museum’s expansive collection of Indian textiles
Today all day
Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface

Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface

Tracing 60 years of work by one of Australia’s most significant feminist artists
Today 10am to 5pm
Olivier Rasir: recent works

Olivier Rasir: recent works

Art2Muse Gallery presents Olivier Rasir's new collection of artwork
Today 9am to 4pm
Light & Darkness

Light & Darkness

Take a visual journey through the big international art movements of the late Modernist era.
Today 10am to 5pm
Powerhouse Architecture Commission

Powerhouse Architecture Commission

The annual Powerhouse Architecture Commission transforms a public space into an immersive, multi-functional environment
Today 10am to 5pm

19 - 26 August 2022

Australian South Sea Islander National Recognition Day

Connect with culture and learn through storytelling, performance, workshops, history talks and sports competitions.

3 - 11 September 2022

History Week

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Discover the histories of former aldermen and councillors
24 Aug 2022
Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)

Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)

Celebrate Hands on History week with a tour of the City of Sydney’s mayoral portraits and a portrait drawing workshop
5 Sep 2022
"Here's To'ee": Tapping the Tooheys Collection

"Here's To'ee": Tapping the Tooheys Collection

Dr Lisa Murray – 2021 Hertzberg Fellow – has been exploring this special collection of business and industry records.
6 Sep 2022
Adopt an Alderman

Adopt an Alderman

Tips and tricks for biographical research
7 Sep 2022
Laser cut jewellery from the Archives

Laser cut jewellery from the Archives

Create your own laser cut jewellery using images from the City of Sydney Archive in this 3-hour interactive workshop.
8 Sep 2022
The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in 1823

The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in 1823

Take an eye-opening journey back to 1823, exploring key figures, stories and events in NSW's early history
8 Sep 2022
Hands-on history in the City Archives

Hands-on history in the City Archives

Discover over one million resources about the Sydney local government area, and the stories within them.
9 Sep 2022
Laser cut printmaking from the Archives

Laser cut printmaking from the Archives

Create your own laser cut print from images in the City Archive in this 3-hour interactive workshop.
15 Sep 2022

Saturday 27 August from 9am to 3pm

Recycle it Saturday

Drop off household items including electronics, polystyrene, clothes, gas bottles, x-ray scans and more.

Try something new

Free events

Australian Life

Australian Life

2021 photography competition
Today 10am to 6pm
Charkha and Kargha

Charkha and Kargha

A new exhibition presenting highlights from the museum’s expansive collection of Indian textiles
Today all day
Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface

Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface

Tracing 60 years of work by one of Australia’s most significant feminist artists
Today 10am to 5pm
Casual outdoor basketball

Casual outdoor basketball

A three-quarter sized accessible basketball court is available free for casual games or practice
Today 9am to 5pm
Glebe youth sports

Glebe youth sports

Free activity for ages 13 to 18 to learn and play different sports and games
Today 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Going Solar Information Evening for Apartments

Going Solar Information Evening for Apartments

For apartment owners and managers facing soaring electricity prices and who want to do something positive for the global climate crisis
Today 7pm to 8.30pm
KGV workout of the day

KGV workout of the day

New workouts for every day of the week
Today all day
Olivier Rasir: recent works

Olivier Rasir: recent works

Art2Muse Gallery presents Olivier Rasir's new collection of artwork
Today 9am to 4pm

Apply by 19 August 2022 at 5pm

Be an official Sydney New Year’s Eve 2022 photographer

The Sydney New Year’s Eve photography team will capture the Welcome to Country, pylon projections starting at 8pm, 9pm Calling Country fireworks, midnight fireworks and the general atmosphere around the harbour.