Whether you’re keen to explore arts and culture, fashion and design or food and wine, Sydney offers inspiring experiences to absorb you all day long and well into the night, all against the backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Winter is the perfect time to discover Sydney’s imaginative soul.
Sydney’s arts and cultural scene is as diverse as the city itself, combining world-recognised names with underground innovation. Exciting upgrades to major venues, along with fresh pop-ups and emerging creative spaces, make winter a great time to explore favourites – and the unexpected.
Experience the recently expanded Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), with its striking new harbourside annex by Sam Marshall. A dynamic winter program includes Local Positioning Systems, a series of surprising, controversial and humorous live art. It features provocative nude art tours with performance artist Stuart Ringholt who through his work seeks to ‘remove the material barriers between artist and audience,’ literally in this case!
The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) is also undergoing an exciting revitalisation. Following last year’s launch of its new contemporary art floor, AGNSW unveils the reinvented Australian Galleries on May 12. This home to some of the gallery’s most beloved pieces will feature old favourites in new contexts and rarely-seen works brought out of storage for the first time in years.
Discover one of the city’s most exciting creative precincts in the edgy suburbs of Redfern and Chippendale on the CBD fringe. At its centre is Carriageworks, Sydney’s leading hub for contemporary art and ideas. Carriageworks’ biggest ever winter program is filled with firsts, including a partnership with Sydney’s 18 Biennale featuring two performances by renowned Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s dance ensemble Rosas.