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Art & About Sydney

September 24, 2010

The ninth annual Art & About Sydney festival focuses on sustainability and the creative spirit that defines the city.

The theme of the ninth annual Art & About Sydney festival is ‘The Sydney Experience’- a focus on events, installations and exhibitions designed to reflect the essence of the city.

Held until 24 October, the month-long festival is a celebration of Sydney’s creative spirit and brings a variety of art, performance and music to the city’s streets and public spaces.

Art & About Sydney focuses on the importance of a green future for Sydney, with pieces that highlight a commitment to creating a sustainable Sydney.

Some of the festival’s events include:

* Live Green House
Discover new ways to live green in this transportable interactive urban home. With practical information from experts such as water, energy, waste and gardening, the house provides sustainable solutions for house and apartment living. Designed by Terry Bail from Archology, the Live Green House is packed full of achievable ideas for change.
["More information on the Live Green House here":http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/WhatsOn/LiveGreenHouse/default.asp]
23 – 26 September
10am – 6pm
Hyde Park North

* Laneway Art: Are you looking at me?
Uncover the history of Sydney’s laneways as you wander the network of these resonant city spaces. Nine contemporary artists use art installations with projection, sound, light, text and imagery to reference the culture of the city.
["More information on Laneway Art here":http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/WhatsOn/LanewayArt/default.asp]
23 September 2010 – 31 January 2011
Wynyard Lane, Underwood Street, Temperance Lane, Tank Stream Way, De Mestre Place, Bridge Lane and Curtin Place

* Dream Home
Australian artists working across a range of photomedia explore the idea of ‘The Dream Home’, from mortgages and McMansions to Aboriginal housing and detention centres. The exhibition investigates the range of concepts of a Dream Home – for some it’s a water feature and a double car garage; for others it’s freedom from persecution. Entry to the exhibition is free. For more information, visit the ["Australian Centre of Photography website":http://www.acp.org.au/]
3 September – 9 October
ACP – Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street, Paddington

* The Italian Way of Seating – 50 years of Italian Chairs
Curator Alessondro Mendini has selected over 40 Italian chairs from the second half of the 20th century up to today. The chairs have been selected from an artistic and aesthetic perspective and are displayed in chronological order. Hosted by Stylecraft and Euroluce.
["More information on The Italian Way of Seating here":http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/WhatsOn/AssociatedEvents/TheItalianWayofSeating.asp]
20 – 29 October
Stylecraft, 223-225 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
Euroluce, 2 Hill Street, Surry Hills

* The Shape of Things to Come – Sydney in the Year 2030
Held in conjunction with the 2010 Sydney Architecture Festival, the exhibition uses recent projects by undergraduate architecture students and visions included in City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan to investigate the concept of Sydney in 2030 through graphic and video media. Entry is free.
["More information":http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/WhatsOn/AssociatedEvents/PlaceMaking.asp]
20 October – Late November
Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

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