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Part of History Week

Look Up Sydney: from the ground up

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Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

While we are familiar with our city at street level, how often do we look up above our heads? When we do, what can we see?

From sculpture to statues, stained glass to sandstone, flags to faces, there are fascinating details in some surprising places when you Look Up Sydney. This illustrated talk by curator Margaret Betteridge will bring a new level of exploration, curiosity and greater respect for the architectural vision which has brought ornament to our landmark buildings. Using historical and contemporary artworks in the City’s Civic Collection, we will inspire you to Look Up Sydney.

Curator Margaret Betteridge manages the City of Sydney’s Civic Collection, a fascinating collection of artworks, furnishings, memorabilia and official gifts. Her book, Sydney Town Hall:The Building and its Collection explores the historical context for these objects and their significance to the city. She knows that every object has a story that adds to our understanding and appreciation of what we see around us and she enjoys interrogating these objects for the potential they have to encourage us to learn more about our history and why we love our city of Sydney.

Register for this event as part of the City of Sydney’s program for History Week, the statewide festival coordinated by the History Council of NSW. For more events happening around the state, check out the History Council's online festival calendar.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

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