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POP ART EXHIBITION
Pop art exploded onto the cultural scene in the early 1960s as a new generation of artists rebelled against ‘high art’ to embrace the world of advertising, film stars, pop music and consumerism.
This summer Pop to popism takes over the Gallery with more than 200 works exploring the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad.
See masterpieces such as Roy Lichtenstein’s first comic-style painting Look Mickey, Andy Warhol’s Triple Elvis and David Hockney’s Portrait of an artist. For the first time, Australian artists – including Martin Sharp, Howard Arkley, Brett Whiteley and Maria Kozic – are showcased with their international peers. Featuring works from over 45 lenders worldwide – including the Andy Warhol Museum, Tate and Museum of Modern Art – Pop to popism is part of the Sydney International Art Series, and is exclusive to Sydney.
SYDNEY TRAIL RUNNING
Sydney Trail Running is one of the challenging and exciting fitness events you can find in Sydney. From the beginners 6km trails to the challenging 100km Sydney Trail Running has a lot to offer to the thrill seekers.
Whether you are a fitness & health freak or love some outdoor fun I highly recommend to check it out! Happy trailing, Sydney!
CHINESE NEW YEAR
The official Chinese New Year parade in Sydney kicked off from Town Hall at 8:00pm (AEST) last Sunday, ending at Darling Harbour with a midnight fireworks display.
Officials said about 100,000 people lined the streets to watch the year of the horse parade, which started at Town Hall and weaved its way through Chinatown before finishing with fireworks at Cockle Bay.
China’s ambassador to Australia, Ma Zhaoxu, said the event was important for Australia and China, who are enjoying a “growing” relationship.