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by Bec Ninness (subscribe)
A Social Science grad with a never-ending appetite and lust for Sydney life. Community and Social Media Manager @ProjectFutures
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Art and About Sydney turns 10 this year and is set to go all out to celebrate, and we're all invited to join the party. Kicking off with a bang last Friday night with a free birthday bash in Martin Place featuring the sounds of Paul Mac and others, the party will continue through to 23 October with many a good time to be had

Art and About
Sydney's annual Art & About turns 10

A must see at the 10th anniversary of Sydney's Art & About has to be the Sydney Life exhibition which is held in the beautiful Hyde Park. This year it will feature the work of 22 finalists showcasing what Sydney means to them. Taking a stroll along the central walkway in Hyde Park you will see their work on a larger than life scale. From flying pigs to a late night snack between friends, this exhibition will take you from the seemingly mundane to the bizarre and will open your eyes to the many sides of Sydney.

Sydney Life
Pigs do fly at the Sydney Life Exhibition

Contested Landscapes
Contested Landscapes @ Art & About

An event to mark in your calendar is definitely the Contested Landscapes: Art Meets Science exhibition at Customs House, on until 3 October. This thought-provoking exhibition features the work of artists seeking to navigate the complex interactions between land, water, transport and development representing the contested landscapes of our local communities.

Kinder Art
Let your child's imagination run wild at Kinder Art

The little ones are certainly not forgotten at Art & About and the kids will definitely love Kinder Art being held at the Surry Hills Library on Tuesday 4 October. A free event, the little munchkins have the chance to get in touch with their creative side and let their imaginations run wild as they create their own work of art that will surely be treasured forever.

Acts of Kindness
Michael Landy's Acts of Kindness

To remind us that all that even in the hustle and bustle of Sydney life we should still cherish those little acts of kindness and generosity that come our way, Michael Landy brings us Acts of Kindness. Head down to Martin Place to take in Landy's 13 metre installation documenting tales of kindness and generosity from across the CBD. If you need any reassurance that kindness is still alive and well in the big smoke then this is an event not to miss.

Tsunami 1.26
Janet Echelman's Tsunami 1.26. Installation

And this is only a tiny fraction of the happenings in this years Art & About, so be sure to check out the official website and see what tickles your fancy. With so many events going on across the city there is sure to be one that interests you.
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Why? See the city come to life with Art & About
When: From the 23rd September to 23rd October
Where: Sydney City
Cost: It depends, but many events are free
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