The organisers of Sydney's newest music and arts night aren't about to let those nightlife laws rain on their parade. Instead, they've chosen a venue deep in the heart of the lockout zone to deliver a weekly serve of accessible, cultural goodness.
Kicking off at 5.30pm each Sunday, within the CBD's underground whisky bar 80 Proof, Symposium offers a platform for local artists to both grow and show off their stuff. Each week, the night features four musical acts, taking the stage alongside live painting and visual displays by a local artist. Each set is also recorded live as an EP.
The initiative offers Sydneysiders the chance to discover great new local talent, with the likes of Andie Isalie, Huckleberry Hastings and Diplazar featured in the lineup so far. As well as the aural and visual treats — which you can check out for free — you'll find $5 schooners, $9.90 burgers and a weekly changing $12 cocktail.
Images: Sophie-Jaye Hayman.