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After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks: Daniel Crooks

Sydney Living Museums is back with another instalment of music and art at this historic CBD site.
By Grace MacKenzie
June 10, 2022
By Grace MacKenzie
June 10, 2022

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With the chill factor turned up to the max and our after-work hours firmly in the dark, it's a good thing Sydney Living Museums is dedicated to enlivening our nighttime exploits. The historic collective is back with another instalment of After Dark, the late-night series that welcomes live music and art to the Hyde Park Barracks.

For one night this June, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site will hold a spotlight to the creative genius of Daniel Crooks. The celebrated contemporary artist — who mostly works in photography, video and sculpting — created Boundary Conditions as the third piece in Sydney Living Museums' annual round of art commissions.

Wander as you take in the immense video installation, suspended on a monolithic screen in the Barracks' forecourt. Then, grab a drink and settle in to hear the conceptual foundation and artistic process from the maker himself, as he delves into the work with Sydney Living Museums CEO Adam Lindsay.

More good-time vibes will be served via performance pieces throughout the night. A lineup curated by Byron Scullin — the Boundary Conditions audio composer — will ensure attendees are in for a truly one-off night of creative festivities at the historic site.

The music line-up is jam-packed with artists, Chris Abrahams from The Necks, Clare Cooper, Robbie Avenaim, Gail Priest, Alex White and Nina Buchanan, all to make an appearance.

Worried about your mid-week endurance levels? Energy is sure to remain high with tasty bites from Nighthawk Diner and cocktails mixed by the beverage aficionados at Archie Rose.

If you like to dive deep into creative form — and prefer to do so with a drink in hand and a killer soundtrack delivered live — the June After Dark offering is the winter warmer for you. And if you're a member of Sydney Living Museums (or you sign up at the checkout), you can score a sneaky discount on tickets too.

After Dark will hit the Hyde Park Barracks from 5–9pm on Thursday, June 30. Head to the website to book your tickets.

Top image: Joshua Morris

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