3 September 2015
As the weather warms up in Sydney there are plenty of fantastic events and activities to keep you entertained. Check out our guide on what to do and where to go in Sydney this September:
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts over 30,000 participants each year – and with good reason. Runners and spectators can enjoy spectacular springtime Sydney Harbour scenery during the run. All four running events begin at Milson’s Point on the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and runners get the opportunity to run across this Sydney icon. Two of the events are fun runs, so walkers and joggers of all skill levels are free to join in (once registered).
Fashionistas will love this retrospective of one of Australia’s most internationally-acclaimed designers’ work, showing at the Powerhouse Museum in Pyrmont. Collette Dinnigan – Unlaced features designs and accessories from the Museum’s collection, as well as pieces donated from the designer’s personal collection. The culmination of almost two years of collaboration between Dinnigan and the Powerhouse Museum’s curators, the exhibition includes work spanning more than 25 years.
Art and About is an arts festival which focuses on public, collaborative works of art that are site specific and focus on Sydney and Sydney life. The festival has been running for nearly 15 years and features major pieces and installations all over Sydney City, as well as after hours events at major galleries and throughout Sydney. Be sure to stroll through Hyde Park and check out one of the highlights of the festival, the ‘Sydney Life’ exhibition, a set of large-scale photographs capturing the vibrancy and contradictions of the vast and sprawling city of villages that is Sydney.
You only have until the last Sunday in September to see what is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most popular and anticipated annual visual arts events, and one of Australia’s most prestigious arts awards – the Archibald prize. Awarded each year to the best portrait, the subjects are a veritable who’s who of Australian culture, and the winning painting is always controversial.