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    The Ten Best Things to See and Do at Art and About 2012

    Secret lunchtime gigs, light projections on Hyde Park canopies, a house that rains on the inside, and more art in unconventional places.

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    Moveable Feast: Art & About Closing Night

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    George St (Park to Bathurst), Sydney

    The dream of a car-free George Street comes true - if only for one night.

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    Friday Night Live: Art & About Opening Party

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    Martin Place, Sydney

    Galleries, bands, pop-up bars and food trucks get together for a late one.

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    Art & About 2012

    Friday, September 21 - Sunday, October 21, 2012


    Here’s the lowdown for Art & About 2012: art doesn’t belong in galleries. It belongs in our cities and streets and in our everyday lives. Streets aren’t just for street artists, but all artists. And maybe all artists could be considered ‘street artists’, not just the ones with a graffiti vibe. This is a festival of art in unusual spaces, marshalling artists out of the silent white gallery and into stairwells, intersections, billboards and building facades.

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    Sydney Underground Film Festival

    Thursday, September 6 - Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Factory Theatre, Marrickville

    A counterculture weekend of weird, wack, and unearthed cinephilia.

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    Shaun Gladwell: Broken Dance(Beatboxed)

    Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, October 21, 2012

    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Level 2 Contemporary Projects Space, Sydney

    Flat-out great video art combining beatboxing and breakdancing.

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    ARTBAR curated by Shaun Gladwell

    Friday, August 31, 2012

    Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, The Rocks

    The video-maker, landscape-lover and official war artist takes over your Friday evening.

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    Hidden Sydney: Numskull’s Top Five Local Gems

    Hidden Sydney is Concrete Playground's personal tour of Sydney by the locals we trust.

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    John Fries Memorial Prize 2012

    Saturday, August 11 - Saturday, September 1, 2012

    Gaffa, Surry Hills

    A 'pick and mix' of young contemporary visual artists compete for $10,000.

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    Everything Falls Apart (Part II) at Artspace

    Friday, August 10 - Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Wooloomooloo

    The words of the late, great Robert Hughes come to mind in an exhibition that asks the big questions.

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    Thursday, August 16 - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine make a rare cinematic treat that embraces the oddity of small-town America.

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    Hidden Sydney: Shag from FBi Radio’s Top Five Secret Spots

    We all know the thrill of finding a new view of the city skyline, or a window in a pub that's great for people-watching. Here are your next five discoveries.

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    Bites After Work: Campfire Collective Storytelling Night

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    Newtown Library, Newtown

    Real people telling real stories around the proverbial campfire.

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    Jurassic Lounge

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Australian Museum, Darlinghurst

    The breakout hit of the 2011 after-hours scene returns with more intelligently curated nights at the Australian Museum. The new season line-up promises previews from the Sydney Underground Film Festival, a special queer culture night, a nerdy cosplay evening, and a sneak peek at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

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    Truth or Dare Sydney

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Australian Museum, Darlinghurst

    Do you have the guts and goofiness to play NYC's favourite public game?

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    Thursday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    The Cannes' Queer Palm winner is a disturbing study of a man dealing with his closet racism and homosexuality.

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    Hidden Sydney: Beastman’s Top Five Secret Spots

    His intricate, symmetrical streetscapes are Sydney landmarks - if you don't know his name, you almost certainly know his work.

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    Hidden Sydney: Sebastian Goldspink’s Top Five Secret Spots

    A local curator reveals his real insider Sydney stuff: the hideaways that have always been just around your corner.

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    ARTBAR curated by Jess Olivieri

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, The Rocks

    Jess Olivieri riffs on the Biennale theme 'all our relations' with Wrong Solo and Karaoke Massage. And her mum.

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    Michael Kirby on Law, Love and Life

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

    The good, gracious, heart-wearing, and honourable former High Court judge continues to speak out.

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