August 17, 2015

Sydney Contemporary announces line-up for talks program and short film screenings

From L-R: Actress Rachel Griffiths, chef Adriano Zumbo, Romance Was Born design

Sydney Contemporary announced the full speaker line-up for Talk Contemporary, its series of free panel discussions presented from Wednesday 9 September to Sunday 13 September at Carriageworks.

The talks will explore topical and controversial themes in contemporary art with leading figures across a range of fields. Speakers include actress Rachel Griffiths; Art Gallery of NSW Director Dr Michael Brand; chef Adriano Zumbo; Romance Was Born designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett; and international gallerist Pearl Lam of Pearl Lam Galleries.

In addition to the Talk Contemporary series of discussions, Sydney Contemporary will present the debut and a screening of two short artistic films by artists Tracey Moffatt and Del Kathryn Barton

The Talk Contemporary program is free upon entry to the Fair, however bookings are essential given spaces are limited. 

August 13, 2015

Sydney Architecture Festival announces 2015 program, creative vision and four-day condensed format

The ninth annual Sydney Architecture Festival (#sydarchfest) returns in 2015 with new dates, a fresh vision and a condensed program presented from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October, activating inner Sydney locations with a packed schedule of design and architecture inspired activities. In 2015, Archrival, a Sydney-based collective of young design creatives, in partnership with JOC Consulting, will take the reigns as the Festival Event Directors, marking the first time in the Festival’s history a directorship approach has been implemented.

“Architecture is a driver for city lifestyles to become more sustainable, connected and liveable. We wanted the Festival to capture this potential and broadcast it to a city undergoing massive change,” said Claire McCaughan, Co-Founder, Archrival.

The new format of a four-day Festival condenses the formerly 10-day long program into an action packed long weekend of talks, events, tours, competitions and activities. The program includes a mix of free to the public and ticketed events that will run from morning until late evening throughout the Festival at locations around inner Sydney.

Festival-goers are invited to participate in a diverse range of events including conversations about design and architecture; short films; food and music experiences; children’s activities and guided tours. This year’s Festival seeks to engage actively with social media, with each day of the Festival having a dedicated hashtag. The daily hashtags are: Day 1 #DesignSecrets; Day 2 #TheGoods; Day 3 #NewCity; and finishing with Day 4 #GoGlobal.