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Arts and culture

We're exploring new ideas every day
We partner with leading organisations to bring you Sydney's most diverse arts and culture program.
Ocean waves

Ocean's forms: process, structure and imagination at sea: Void. Mirror. Sanctuary. Habitat. This panel will examine how the ocean has been represented in art and culture.

Upcoming events

Sydney Asian Art Series: Lam Qua, Chinese Export Artist

  • Saturday 28 April
  • The first Sydney Asian Art Series event features Winnie Wong, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, discussing Chinese artist Lam Qua.

Ocean’s Forms: Process, Structure, and Imagination at Sea

  • Tuesday 8 May
  • A closer look at how philosophy, marine geoscience, art, and literature explore different ways of knowing the sea, and how they might inform one another in the future.

The Landscape of Poetry: Mark Tredinnick in conversation with Robyn Ewing

  • Tuesday 15 May
  • Mark will be in conversation with Professor Robyn Ewing AM discussing the landscape in and of contemporary poetry and the role of the lyric in a time of spiritual and ecological crisis.

An Ancient and Dynamic History

  • Tuesday 22 May
  • Co-presented with the Department of Archaeology, this event brings together two professional archaeologists to discuss current and future approaches to Aboriginal archaeology.

Sydney Asian Art Series: Transcultural Attractions

  • Tuesday 29 May
  • The second Sydney Asian Art Series event features Professor Ajay Sinha discussing the remarkable, large-size photographs of Indian dancer, Ram Gopal taken by American photographer, Carl Van Vechten in 1938.

Do dogs make us happy and healthy?

  • Wednesday 27 June
  • Does having a dog in your life make you happy and healthy? And do dogs benefit from having humans as friends?

Arts and Culture podcasts

We record most of our events, so feel free to visit Soundcloud or iTunes and listen to them anytime. Below, you'll find a selction of popular arts and culture podcasts.

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