Activities & Itineraries

5 Things To Fuel Your Creativity In Sydney This Summer

By Urban List Writers
17th Jan 2022

The Neighbourhood Earth exhibition featuring an illuminated globe with surrounding screens.

If recent months have left you thirsting for something to get the creative juices flowing, we hear you. The good news is, summer is only a few short weeks away, meaning it’s officially the season to get out and about and soak in all the wonders Sydney has to offer. 

We’ve teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to round up where you can kick-start your creativity in Sydney and keep the inspiration flowing. 

From the mesmerising world of Matisse to levelling up your creativity in the kitchen, here’s our local’s guide to unlocking your imagination.

Immerse Yourself In The Mesmerising World Of Matisse

Art Gallery Of NSW

Nothing stirs creative inspiration quite like aimlessly walking the halls of a gallery with nowhere to be but in the present. And this summer, you can immerse yourself in the mesmerising works of one of the greats: Henri Matisse. Exhibited for a limited time at the Art Gallery Of NSW, Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou is revered as the greatest single exhibition of Matisse masterworks ever to be seen in Sydney. From his kaleidoscopic paintings to his emotive sculptures, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is bound to leave you buzzing long after you leave the gallery.

Step Up Your Creativity In The Kitchen With A Boozy Cheesemaking Class

Omnom HQ, Rosebury

Throughout lockdown, we all channelled our inner Anthony Bourdain or Nigella Lawson in the kitchen, but without real-life guests to impress it grew a little tiresome overtime. Now, we're not only back in the real world but we can also entertain at home once again, so you might be craving a little creative inspo to become host-fit. Enter Omnon’s Boozy Cheesemaking Classes—a variety of fun workshops at Omnom Cheese’s Rosebery HQ where you can learn how to make anything from haloumi to mozzarella from scratch while boozing it up. Depending on what class you pick, sessions range from $89 to $129 per person and go from anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Bubbles, burrata and bocconcini anyone?

Unleash Your Creativity On Canvas


Gin giant, Bombay Sapphire is pairing up with Australian illustrator and animator, Ellen Porteus for a botanical enriched range of bespoke edible art that will be incorporated into unique cocktails. Available at Stitch Bar, each different garnish will take after the iconic Bombay range and $2 from every cocktail sold will be donated to charities in the hospitality and arts community; so you can feel good putting back a few.

Leave The Planet And Floor Yourself With The Wonders Of Space

International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

If you were lucky enough to check out Van Gogh Alive earlier this year—the epic multi-sensory exhibition that practically everyone was talking about—then you’ll love Neighbourhood Earth, the award-winning follow-up exhibition swapping the European countryside for a wild ride through outer space at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. Presented by M Live and developed by NEC Partners, in conjunction with the U.S Space & Rocket Centre and NASA’s George C. Marshall, you can embark on an incredible journey through our solar system and experience space like you never have before. Snap up your tickets, stat, because this educational, interactive and inspiring exhibition is only around for a limited time.

Soak Up A String Of Inspiring Theatre Performances 

Various Locations

When it comes to inspiring stages and the imaginative world of music, dance and drama, we’re pretty spoiled for choice here in Australia. And after a long hiatus, theatre is finally back this summer and stronger than ever. From the Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning spectacle that is Hamilton to the explosive and spellbinding musical Jagged Little Pill starring Natalie Bassingthwaite, there is an abundance of inspiring performances to soak up over the coming months across Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Lyric Theatre, Theatre Royal Sydney, Belvoir St Theatre and beyond. We recommend keeping an out for sales and tapping into theatre specials or memberships to score tickets for a steal and let the creativity ensue.

Whether you're catching a spellbinding show on stage or exploring the wonders of space at Neighbourhood Earth, finish a day packed with inspiration and unleash your creative flair on your next cocktail with Bombay Sapphire. Pick up your bottle here. 

Editor’s Note: This article is sponsored by Bombay Sapphire and proudly endorsed by Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

Image credit: Neigbhourhood Earth, Supplied

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