John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

John Mawurndjul AM (born 1952, Kubukkan near Marrkolidjban, western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia) is celebrated for his mastery of rarrk (fine-painted cross-hatching), a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists.

The artist has led the development of this exhibition, which describes his places of special cultural significance, as well as the sacred places and spirits that resurface time and time again in his art-making.

On until September 23, this is an exhibition worth spending some time in.

Museum of Contemporary Art


Spend some time any Friday down at The Rocks and enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of street food being cooked, tasted and enjoyed. Fragrant smoke lingers gently in the air, and local produce sizzle to perfection, and sweet treats are lovingly prepared by talented providores, including the Clocktowers own Ron from Danieli Fine Foods.

Crossing cultures and spanning cuisines, the selections are ever-changing – meaning there’s always something different to plate up and dig in. There’s something for everyone and a diversity of choice that proudly reflects Sydney’s rich and varied cultural heritage, winding along the cobblestones of its most historic precinct.

Enjoy the tunes of buskers, find flowers by the bunch, and explore one-off artisanal wares like handmade jewellery, original artworks, photography and prints, and unique gifts.

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Join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the Australian premiere of Mary Poppins: In Concert Live to Film.

A magical evening for the whole family – the beloved Disney film will be accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and every note in between!

This symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar award-winning Disney film Mary Poppins unfolding with stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke on the big screen. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform the Sherman Brothers’ charming and delightful musical score that won Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Musical Score.

Performed at the Sydney Opera House on
Fri 14 Sep, 7:00 pm
Sat 15 Sep, 2:00 pm
Sat 15 Sep, 7:00 pm

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