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Culture Guide – November

As the end of the year draws closer and the temperature rises, there is plenty to see and do in Sydney. Here is our top pick of exhibitions, outings, food festivals and markets worth visiting in November.

Shaun Gladwell, The Inspector of the Tides After a major survey of Gladwell’s video, photography and installation work earlier this year at UNSW Galleries and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, the artist has returned with an entirely new series of work at Anna Schwartz gallery. The exhibition takes its title and inspiration from a Michael Dransfield poem, and includes a number of works layered over by other Australian contemporary art heavyweights (think Daniel Boyd, Fiona Lowry, Matthys Gerber). Find Gladwell’s signature hypnotic skater films, alongside a (functioning) portaloo installation, as well as new paintings and photography works. This will be the last commercial exhibition in the Anna Schwartz space, as it shifts into a purely project space. Until December 19, Anna Schwartz, 245 Wilson Street, Darlington.

Rootstock Sydney This sustainable food and wine festival is held at Carriageworks, and champions organic, biodynamic, sustainable and artisan producers, all under the broader umbrella of natural wine. In its third year, Rootstock has expanded in 2015 to include more new artisan producers, a paddock-to-bottle whisky producer and a host of new international participants, including wine producers from the US, South Africa and Georgia. Passes start at $55, 28 & 29 November, Carriageworks, 245 Wison Street, Darlington.

Sculptures by the Sea 2015 Since its inception in 1997, Sculptures by the Sea has come to signal the start of summer, summoning us to the coast and one of Sydney’s most-striking seascapes. Stretching from Bondi to the sands of Tamarama Beach, the sculpture walk includes more than 100 works created by artists from 19 countries. With works ranging from the oceanic, to the novel and the dramatic – this year you can experience giant spray bottles via Victoria’s RCM Collective, Louis Pratt’s laid back charcoal skater and a giant conch shell echoing the sounds of the sea. Until November 8, Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk.

Carousel Developed and hosted by The Office Space and the Surry Hills Creative Precinct, and inspired by our vastly popular rooftop market

Quadrangle – Carousel market is designed as a curated selection of local innovators, creatives and standouts. Surry Hills is a vibrant collection of creative minds and Carousel is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and promote this diversity and creativity. As opposed to standard markets, Carousel is a collection of great businesses you might not expect to see at a market, against a backdrop of great beats in a sunny park. Saturday 28 November, Harmony Park, Surry Hills.

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