26 July 2017
August is a great month to get out and about in Sydney, with a wide range of exciting events set to thrill Sydneysiders. Check out some of the best events coming to Sydney this August.
Marvel at the collection of over 100 ancient objects at Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue. Held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, this exhibition reveals how the Roman navy attempted to save the people of Pompeii when disaster struck in 79 A.D. Discover the recovered letters of Roman writer and scientist, Pliny the Elder, and learn more about the fascinating buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Head to the Moran Gallery to see some outstanding examples of Australian photography at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Exhibition. For the past 11 years, photographers have been tasked with capturing and sharing their personal interpretations of everyday Australian life. With $50,000 in prize money awarded to the winner, the exhibition attracts a wide range of submissions which reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australian culture.
Catch the famous Archibald Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW this month. The exhibition offers a slice of Australian pop culture as seen through the eyes of talented visual artists. The Archibald Prize is awarded for portrait painting, the Wynne Prize for landscapes and Australian scenery, while the Sulman Prize is given for best subject painting in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.
Join in the fun and race the clock at the Sun Herald City2Surf! Sydney’s annual City2Surf follows a 14km route which starts in the heart of the city, curves along the harbour and finishes at Bondi Beach. A “fun run” as well as a race, this event attracts competitive runners and community participants from all over the country. Now in its 46th year, the race has become a unique community event, with runners of all ages and walks of life coming together to tackle the course each year.
Cheer on the Wallabies as they battle for glory against longtime rivals, the All Blacks. The opening game from the three-match series will see the two teams fighting for the chance to win the coveted Bledisloe Cup. To kick off the competition, Sydney will also host a week-long festival featuring a special lunch, a golf day and an Australian Turf Club event at Rosehill Racecourse. Get a seat at ANZ Stadium and wear green and gold to show your support as the Wallabies defend their home turf.
Support your favourite team at the opening round of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) College Football Championships. This match will see Californian college Stanford take on Houston’s Rice University in a university football battle complete with cheerleaders, marching bands and more. Join the American-themed party in this world-class sporting experience at ANZ Stadium!