Art & Design

This Weekend In Sydney

By Yuli Dar - 11 Sep 2014

Thursday is slowly ticking away, but it's not long until the weekend greets you with open arms and lots of smiles! We have an action-filled weekend for you filled with art installations, prime opportunities to shake your booty and to get your eat on!

We've got lots of great things to do in Sydney this weekend…

Thursday 11th

The Scar Project

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting the Australian premiere of the internationally acclaimed exhibition The SCAR Project. This is a raw and beautiful exhibition created by photographer David Jay that captures young women with breast cancer in a series of large-scale portraits. The images aim at expressing the honest face of breast cancer and asks viewers to reconsider their conceptions of beauty and permanence. Exploring the human condition, the photographs transcend the disease itself and illuminates what we all have in common. We recommend you get behind this great project!

For more information, visit the website.

Indie Gems Film Festival

If you're tired of Hollywood trash and want a taste of some fresh independent films, then head on over to the Indie Gems Film Festival this weekend. The festival is running for four days and has an interesting mixture of Australian and international feature films, shorts and documentaries, informative workshops and film networking events which will showcase emerging filmmakers from around the world.

Book your tickets here.

Firday 12th

Sakura Harajuku Night at Sake

For a splash of a colourful culture and deliciously tasty cocktails visit Saké's cherry blossom themed Harajuku pop-up bar. This event will allow you to experience a snippet of neo-Tokyo and enjoy a great night of sakura inspired cocktails, izakaya style food and a live DJ that will keep you entertained all night long.

Join the guestlist here.

Saturday 13th

The Soul Shakedown Party

A reggae-inspired yoga masterclass and Caribbean feast night. Yes, you read that correctly. Egg of the Universe, together with Donald Shakes, will be throwing a night like no other! Join them for a two hour yoga masterclass accompanied by live drummers and reggae music to get you in the mood. Once your body is warmed up you will be invited to enjoy more live music. And then, just as you realise how many calories you have burnt, you can have a guilt-free indulgence with a Carribean feast. We guarantee that come Monday morning, no one at the office will have had a more soul satisfying experience!

Book tickets here.

TheWriting at Lane Four

You know those powerful one-liners that transcend their films and find relevant meaning in your life, time and time again? Multimedia artist Tania Debono, also known as TheWriting is celebrating those much-loved one-liners in a larger than life three-dimensional mural at The Galeries this weekend. The Galeries is holding an exhibition called 'based on a true story' which explores the power of words through the context of film. Each quote that Debono uses is instantly recognisable and reflects the generation that has grown up with the films of the 80s and 90s. The quotes will make you laugh, tear up, and reminisce.

Find out more here.

Living Laneways Market 

Rockdale's lanes are coming to life with Living Laneways this weekend. This project aims to exhibit the local community's creative talents and cultural diversity through an array of events. The Spring Markets on Saturday will see the streets transformed into a creative, pedestrian friendly space for a day full of excitement. The perfect way to welcome Spring into your garden, the markets will be holding a variety of home and garden stalls, garden workshops and installations. The fun continues with a mini putt-putt course, ping pong tables, ukulele classes and more!

For more info visit the website.

Utopia Women's Wellness

Focussing on women's health and wellbeing, this one day event will be jam-packed full of interesting talks about nutrition, detoxing, confidence and beauty from industry leaders. If getting the most out of life is high on your priority list, secure your tickets to this life-changing event!

Book your tickets here.

Sunday 14th

Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival

This Sunday immerse yourself in Italian culture at the Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival. Food lovers, this festival will be right down your alley. Cooking demonstrations from authentic Italian chefs, Italian goodies markets for you to shop your little hearts out, food talks, and a chance to be crowned Australia's top lasagna maker – there is something for every foodie! Take your Sunday session to the wine master classes where you will have the opportunity to get chummy with winemakers and importers and learn about Italy's grape varieties.

To book visit the website.

Central Sydney's Sunday Long Lunches

Sunday Long Lunches at 'The Living Mall' in Central Park have started, just in time for Spring! Take a little city escape and come down to Central Park where you can while away a Sunday in their alfresco Dining District. With $15 lunches, live music and wine tastings, Central Sydney has your Sundays sorted!

Find out more here.

Tuesday 16th

Raw & Unplugged

Raw and Unplugged features a stellar line up of Australian musicians playing in an amazing warehouse space on the harbour. This is an opportunity to fundraise for the organisation 'Reach' which aims to support young people in getting the most out of life. Delicious food and drinks will accompany the great music and beautiful views making this a night not to be missed!

Book here.

Image credit: Sake Facebook

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