Unlike Melbourne, the Covid-19 lockdown in Sydney has been easing over the recent months. This allows many readers to get out and about. As more venues start opening up, there are also more free options available to keep everyone entertained. You and your family can look forward to a film festival, art exhibitions, baby fair and bird watching. Whatever your choice, there are always reasons to enjoy life in Sydney this November.
The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is a vital component to the vast Australian multicultural landscape and at the forefront in representing Korea's cultural identity in this country. It returns for its 11th year presenting a dynamic program of cinematic gems to audiences across Australia. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on the festival, the event has gone totally online. For the first time ever, the full program is available to stream to anyone, anywhere in Australia for free. So you and your family can sit back, relax and enjoy the best from the festival all from the comfort of your couch. For the program information, visit www.koffia.com.au/2020
Art Out of joy is an exhibition curated from the extensive body of work on canvas, board and paper by Australian artist Audrey Rhoda. She has exhibited extensively over the past 20 years both in Australia as well as in New York, Los Angeles and Paris.
You can enjoy over 150 documented artworks that include a number of revisited and reconstructed pieces from past exhibitions, together with recent work. Many of these works incorporate her unique beeswax layering technique. Audrey will be in the gallery throughout the run of the show to talk to anyone interested in her process, art practice and philosophy on life.
Please note that Covid-19 safe procedures operate at the gallery. It records names for contact tracing, supplies hand sanitiser, disinfects surfaces and have only 12 people in the gallery at a time, applying social distancing.
For more information, visit theshopgalleryglebe.blogspot.com
Where: The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
New and expecting parents can look forward to a shopping experience on all things baby-related under one roof. One Fine Baby features a mix of the best baby businesses in the market including must-have baby brands and services. The products available include prams, maternity wear, skincare, baby goods, fashion, books, furniture and interiors, photographers and lifestyle services. Vendors are offering exclusive discounts and prizes at the event. Experts are also on hand to educate you on First Aid, Nutrition (for Mum and Baby), Breastfeeding and Pre and Postnatal Care.
The organiser has a COVID Safe Plan in place which requires physical distancing of 1.5 metres away from other people where possible. Hand washing facilities and hand sanitisers are available throughout the venue. High touch surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected (lockers, handrails etc.). Guests are welcome to wear masks/face coverings throughout the visit. Get your free tickets here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australias-most-stylish-free-baby-fair-sydney-2020-tickets-98365757629
Where: Hordern Pavilion, 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021
The SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market celebrates tradition by sharing old knowledge and old stories in new ways. It showcases the extraordinary cultural traditions and contemporary art of south-east Aboriginal Australia by offering a snapshot of a flourishing artistic renaissance from across this region. In reviving the 'memory in their hands' artists breathe new life into an ancient heritage, while others experiment with innovative expressions of new ideas.
This fourth annual edition of SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market is presented by Carriageworks and brings together 27 independent artists and collectives with over 200 artworks for sale across ceramics, jewellery, weaving, carving, sculpture, textiles, painting and prints. 100% of proceeds from SOUTHEAST go directly to the artists. Visit the website for more information: www.southeastaboriginalartsmarket.com.au
When: Online Market opens 5pm Thu 26 Nov and closes midnight Sun 29 Nov.
Botany Bay is a summer feeding ground for several species of migratory waders from the Artic like Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers and Snipes. They fly thousands of kilometres from Siberia and Alaska to feed on the tidal flats at Sans Souci and other areas around Botany Bay. Organised by Bayside Council, you will join several local bird experts from the NSW Wader Study Group. They will be on hand to point out the various species and tell the amazing migration story of these birds.
While the organiser has a couple of scopes set up for viewing, you will have a much better experience if you can bring your own set of binoculars as well. You should also bring a hat, water and sunscreen. The meeting point is on the beachfront across from Scott Park, Sans Souci. Attendee numbers will be strictly limited for this event to be COVID Safe. Reserve your spot using the Eventbrite ticketing link here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/welcome-back-shorebirds-tickets-126189102001
Remember to print out your ticket or save it to your phone, and bring it with you on the day. You will not be allowed to join the group without the ticket.
When: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, Sandringham, NSW 2219