Sydney Weekly Guide : 3 -9 August 2020



The 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Photo courtesy: City of Sydney Council website.

Destination Revisited



22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN


The 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), titled NIRIN, is a First Nations-led initiative presenting an exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks. The exhibitions are held at select venues including the Art Gallery of NSW (1 June – 27 September 2020), Cockatoo Island (16 June – 6 September 2020), Campbelltown Arts Centre (1 June – 11 October 2020), Artspace (1 June – 27 September 2020) and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (16 June – 6 September 2020). It is free to the public and showcases more than 700 works of art, 101 artists and collectives, including 39 Australian artists.

Tickets are available at https://www.biennaleofsydney.art/

Developing Sydney: capturing change 1900-1920


Explore the streets of Sydney in the early 20th century through a virtual tour from the comfort of your home. This exhibition showcases photographs commissioned by Sydney Municipal Council from 1900 to 1920. These photographs inadvertently capture the largely working class neighbourhoods and people being displaced by commercial and government redevelopment.

Every day, all day Friday 22 May to Wednesday 31 March 2021. This is a free event.

Virtual Tour available at https://www.sydneycustomshouse.com.au/visit/exhibitions-events



Crown Studios fire, Market and George streets Sydney, 1918. Photo courtesy: City of Sydney Archives


Chair yoga with Claire


Experience the benefits of a regular yoga practice, on any chair, anywhere. This chair yoga class is perfect for everybody, but especially for those who want to participate in yoga but have challenges getting down to a yoga mat on the floor. All of the yoga poses are adapted to the chair, with multiple options offered so that everybody can participate at the same time, in the same class regardless of age, level of experience or ability.

Friday 17 July to Friday 28 August 12 pm to 1 pm

Tickets are available at https://events.humanitix.com/chair-yoga. This is a free, online event.


Online magic class


This class is online on Zoom. You'll learn easy and fun magic with ordinary objects you can find around the house. The class is made up of people from all ages, cultures and abilities and is interactive and enjoyable. Learn the ancient art of magic from Thor Blomfield and amaze and astonish your friends and family.

Friday 24 April to Friday 20 November 2 pm to 3 pm. This is a free event.

Tickets are available at https://events.humanitix.com/on-line-magic-class





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