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What’s on at Art & About 2014

Sydney’s annual public art spectacle has arrived – expect to see CBD streets lined with nostalgic banners of forgotten corner store heroes, neon teepees and theatre in your lounge room. Here is our selection of the best in on offer.

Neon Nomads A set of 10, three-metre high teepees with occupy the southern end of Hyde Park as a kind of nomadic, digital gallery. Works from local artists Brett Chan, Jonathan Zawada, Phil James and more will be projected onto the tents. Friday September 19–Sunday October 12, Hyde Park, Corner Elizabeth and Park Streets, Sydney.

Banner Gallery by Eamon Donnelly CBD street banners usually display adverts for the city’s cultural events and happenings. During the three-week long Art & About festival however, banners along Georgre Street, Martin Place, William Street, Oxford Street, Glebe Point Road and William Street, will show Eamon Donnelly’s nostalgic milk bar series. Donnelly’s photographs are a nod to the forgotten corner stores of suburban Australia. September 19–October 12.

Airmchair Apocolypse Turn your home into a playhouse for a night – independent theatre outfit The Rock Surfers Theatre Company has three new plays on offer, and would like to perform in your lounge room. Nominate your home, or visit a stranger’s for what promises to be an intimate evening of music and storytelling. More information at The Rock Surfers Theatre Company Website. 

The Walking Neighbourhood Take a neighbourhood tour devised and led by children, and rediscover what it was like to wander the streets until dinner time. Starting at a special kid-designed Departure Lounge, you’ll head out into the inner city to see the world through the eyes of our young tour guides. From Kings Cross and Redfern on various dates during the festival.  Full program of events is available here.

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