10 October - 26 February The Rocks NSW Australia
Celebrating some of our most significant recent acquisitions alongside MCA Collection highlights-&nbsp;Connected&nbsp;brings together a selection of works by Australian artists that explore ways in which we might interpret and interact with the world and each other.This exhibition takes us from rural southern New South Wales to the vast Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands- which span the central desert region of remote north-west South Australia- over to the east Kimberly region of Western Australia- up to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory- and across the seas to the Tiwi Islands- the Torres Strait- and beyond to Indonesia.Through a diversity of materials and approaches- the works included in this exhibition articulate a sense of deep connection - to place- people or worldviews - drawing on multiple perspectives and cultural traditions from across the country and beyond. They reveal important expressions of cultural knowledge- commentary on difficult shared histories- evocations of landscape and representations of particular ideologies. Together- they highlight social- cultural and emotional connections that influence who we are and how we may relate to the world.Curator: Manya SellersArtistsBob BurruwalRosalie GascoigneMabel JuliJumaadiNoŋgirrŋa MarawiliJack NawililAlick TipotiBede TungutalumKunmanara Williams
25 - 25 June Sydney NSW Australia
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks is a must-visit destination for all ages. A site of exceptional significance- this fascinating building holds the key to understanding Australia's convict foundations and its impact on Aboriginal Australia- and early contribution to immigration and institutional care.Today- the barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history. Years in the making- this is history- but not as you know it.&nbsp;Layered with cutting-edge innovation throughout- the museum will redefine the heritage experience- bringing Sydney's past to life more authentically than ever before.Led by groundbreaking audio technology- you'll follow in the footsteps of real people touched by this place. Stand where they stood. Listen to their stories. Feel their defiance- awe and hope. With immersive activations- this is not simply a walk through history. It's living it.It's also the chance to discover one of Australia's most important archaeological collections. Displaying over 4000 original artefacts- the barracks is a direct link to items worn- touched and treasured by past residents - including an intact convict shirt and leather shoe. As some of the world's few remaining examples- it's a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia's past.Home to Australia's convict and colonial history- Hyde Park Barracks is a must-see Sydney destination - intriguing on every level. Today- its innovative next chapter will take you where no history book could ever go.
26 October - 22 January Sydney NSW Australia
The Art Gallery of New South Wales presents Real Worlds- the fourth Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial. Supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation- this exhibition presents new work by eight contemporary Australian artists who create extraordinary new worlds in drawings of great complexity and invention.With drawing as the principal medium- the exhibited works evoke distinctive ways of seeing and making sense of the world. For some- it recreates a physical environment- grounded in a deep connection to place or country. For others- it is an invention that springs forth from history- memory and the imagination.Real Worlds features drawings by Martin Bell- Matt Coyle- Nathan Hawkes- Danie Mellor- Peter Mungkuri- Becc Orszag- Jack Stahel and Helen Wright.Each Biennial has a different curatorial concept and seeks to showcase the vitality and breadth of drawing in contemporary Australian art. Some of the exhibited works from each Biennial are acquired for the Gallery's permanent collection.The Gallery will continue to be guided by the NSW Government's health guidelines. For more information and updates- please visit artgallery.nsw.gov.au
29 October - 25 March Surry Hills NSW Australia
The Sydney Connection conducts weekly inner-city dining walks of Surry Hills- Darlinghurst and Potts Point.Accompanied by our Owner-Operator Maree Sheehan a well-connected local guide- our walks are aimed at visitors and Sydneysiders who want to go 'where the locals go' for inspiring food- good service and cool interiors.We offer our guests the chance to experience Sydney's fabulous small bar culture and dine at three different inner-city Sydney restaurants in one evening. If you're a local looking for a new perspective on our fine city this is the perfect experience.For visitors- it's a great opportunity if you are only spending a short time in Sydney and want to gain an understanding of our food culture and night time vibe. You can also ask your guide all your Sydney questions: our history- the demographics of the precinct- the latest real estate prices or just where to go for breakfast.Surry Hills Highlights We begin our dining walk in Surry Hills in the industrial interior of a rum distillery with its own bar. Positioned on a tree-lined street edged by cycle paths next to the latest in modern architecture juxtaposed by grand Victorian terraces dressed in filigree and greenery. With cuisines from Italy- France and the Middle East we are spoilt for choice in this part of inner-city Sydney.The main streets of this precinct are a mix of commercial and residential buildings. Elegant restored pubs stand next to on-trend cafes with street seating and restaurants with secret lush courtyards hidden out the back. Favoured by professional creatives and locals for breakfast- lunch and dinner there is always a new special or cocktail to discover.&nbsp;There's a relaxed vibe with fabulous fashion and interior store windows competing for our eye as we stroll down Crown Street taking in the scene.Group discounts available now - see our website for detailsCOVID Safety measuresWe are limiting our group size to 6 guestsEnjoying 3 courses instead of 4 coursesBooking separate Uber's for guests & guide for pick-upPracticing social distancing on the walk between venuesDining at restaurants that adhere to the 4 square measure rule between tablesIndulging in a sit-down dessert - with sparkling - instead of lining-up for gelato (sorry Riva Reno & Messina - we will be back!)Giving a complimentary bottle of Sydney Distillery sanistiser to each guest on arrivalPlus of course we are packing masks in case you forgot yours!
Melbourne Restrictions easing starting 28th of October 2020