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another week, some more stuff to do

30 Mar


This video game meets walking tour takes you back to depression era Sydney to explore the seedy underworld that once dominated Darlinghurst and the Eastern Suburbs. Find out all about the bordello queens and coke barons who terrified Sydney siders for years, and get wrapped up in their world of sly grog, drug dens and razor wars. You’ll be given a nifty GPS movie player to guide you around on your quest and one hour to complete the game. It’s a great (and free!) way to learn more about the city’s sleazy history and discover a pretty rad area while you’re at it.

Visit here to book – http://www.razorhurst.com.au/

Fools Rush In

April Fools Day may not have the same reputation as St Pat’s or Oktoberfest as a boozy-good-times holiday, but heck, it’s week five! We’ll take any excuse to get loose. Lucky for us then than the impossibly cool people from pedestrian.tv will be taking over FBi Social at the Kings Cross Hotel this Friday for Fools Rush In. The night will feature a gazillion of Sydney’s best DJ’s (plus a member of the Chaser!) playing classic party jams and indie anthems till late. It is a subscriber only event, but hey, signing up to a very rad and very free newsletter is totally worth it.

It’s a free event, just make sure you head here to sign up & RSVP – http://www.pedestrian.tv/rsvp/fbi


March For The Exhibitionists

28 Feb

If you wake up tomorrow feeling a little bit more colourful or creative, don’t panic! It’s only Art Month int the CoS.

No this does not mean you should add a whole bunch more blurry black & white pics to your flickr. I’m sorry man, your photography sucks. But it’s okay, because throughout March there will be plenty of stuff on to get you inspired.

The program has been split up into four precincts, so you can easily check out what’s happening near you or plan a day trip accross the city. Talks, workshops, walking tours, live music nights and luncheons will be taking place all over town so check out the webste

Map guides – http://www.artmonthsydney.com/2011/maps/

Main website  – http://www.artmonthsydney.com/2011/

Here are just a few of the things that caught aroundsydney‘s eye.

ARTcycle (link)

Every Saturday during Art Month bike tours of each precinct will be running. Guided by various biking enthusiasts, artists and Fbi hosts alike, these tours are a great way to explore, learn more about local artists and gain buns of steel all in one day!

Make Clover Moore’s dreams come true, GEDDON YER BIKE!

More details here

Creative Conversations (link)

Creative Conversations will be bringing together artists and fashion designers to talk about their collaborations at the lovely National Art School in Darlinghurst on March 23rd. Akira Isogawa will be there to discuss his collaboration with artist Lindy Lee, and sculptor Adam Laerkesen will be talking about his works for sass & bide. The talks will focus on the relationship between art and fashion and are a great opportunity to hear some of the Australian creative world’s best talk in depth about their work.

Sadly it’s not a free event, tickets will set you back $25  and can be bought from the website.

Marrickville Open Studio Trail (link)

An open day for studios and art spaces in Marrickville, MOST will be most worth the trip into the inner west.

With everything from printmaking to woodwork on show there will be a lot to cram in in just one day. For the really keen people out there, there will be two different walking tours running.  In the morning take the street art tour through the colourful lane ways around Newtown & Enmore. If you still have energy after that, the ARI (Artist Run Initiative) tour from 2-5pm will show you around artist run galleries, exhibitions and studios.

You can download the map from the title link or head to the Marrickville Council website for a run down on everything happening on the day.

Art After Work (link)

All you really need to know about this is free drinks. You’re welcome.

Happy Art Month!