Photo: AGB Events
Who could forget the stunning light installation on St Mary’s Cathedral over Christmas? AGB events, the artists behind that masterpiece, are back for Vivid Sydney 2013. Throughout May, celebrate Sydney icons through this festival of light, music and ideas, showcasing the best of the creativity this city has to offer. AGB joins the Rocks Pop-up in association with Vivid Sydney in May.
May 24 - June 10
Shop 5, 80 George Street, The Metcalfe Arcade, The Rocks
Photo: Vivid Sydney
Ten Commandments: Co-Create the Experience
Johnny Cupcakes began his business selling t-shirts from the back of his car in Boston, America. From humble beginnings, he has grown his brand across the States, one of Inc Magazine’s Top 500 Fastest Independent Businesses and was named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur by Business Week.
In an Australian exclusive, Johnny will be a key note speaker at 'Ten Commandments: Co-Create the Experience', where he will share his experiences and how he built his fan base; with thousands adopting tattoos of the Johnny Cupcakes Logo.
Johnny Cupcakes will be popping up with a faux bakery T-Shirt space in The Rocks next week!
May 24 - June 4
Shop 2.03, 140 George Street, The Rocks
More on Vivid Sydney here
You get it when you win a race and lose it when you get laid off. Governments put it in their policies, preachers in their sermons, writers at the ends of their stories. Scientists say they’ve found it on the left side of the brain. Pursuing it, Americans spend US$20 billion a year on self-help and antidepressants. But wealth isn’t working: people in the West are twice as rich as they were sixty years ago, yet no more satisfied with their lives. Twenty years from now, depression will be the biggest health burden in the world. Joy, euphoria, satisfaction, tranquility, triumph. It comes in many forms.
Visit Colors pop-up in The Rocks this May to reflect on your answer to the question: what makes you happy?
24 May - 9 June
Shop 2.06, 140 George Street , The Rocks
Mon -Thurs 12pm-5pm and Fri-Sun 2pm-12pm
Reportage Festival is a celebration of visual narrative, raising awareness and understanding of documentary photography and the issues represented by the medium, whilst supporting artists and delivering unique workshops.
The festival features immersive large-scale outdoor projections of world-class photographic works on the Vivid Light Walk, exclusive talks and workshops by the world’s leading documentary photographers.
85 George Street, The Rocks
Requiem photography exhibition 24 May - 5 June
Don’t miss out on Arts Northern Rivers official launch Thursday May 9 at 4pm
The Northern Rivers Region of NSW is a known ‘hot-spot’ for creatives, drawn to both the ‘sea and tree change’ and artistic opportunities. Arts Northern Rivers will showcase leading creatives in their upcoming Rocks Pop-up space. Running throughout May and June, this space features work from fashion designers, artists, musicians, jewellery makers, print makers and furniture designers from the heart of Northern Rivers.
The Pop-up will be officially launched by Hon. Don Page, Minister for Local Government and Minister for the North Coast.
Launches Thursday May 9 at 4pm
125 George Street, The Rocks
Open Wed-Sun, May 9 - June 16 2013
New theatre collective, The Oligarchs, will be presenting their crowd-funded production, ‘Circuit’ this month. Follow six intersecting monologues in a gym full of gym junkies, first timers and posers. Immerse yourself in their stories and question why we tend to repeat certain behaviours.
Closed rehearsals begin this weekend in anticipation of their two week run of performances from 1 May-15 May. Tickets and information here.
Grace de Morgan and Josh Forward from The Oligarchs will be guest speakers at the Sydney Crowd-funding Workshop by Pozible. They will be sharing their experiences and offering advice on building a social media presence, making a promotional video and choosing rewards.
Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn the art of crowd-funding
Wednesday April 24 6pm-8pm
“All objects consist of unique, ever-changing waves of energy”.
‘Whirlwinds of Change’ is a visual juxtaposition of what has been and what is to come. Inspired by Australia’s energetic, ephemeral developments within our media and communications and IT industries, A Really Small Gang explores change. They seek to highlight the differences between the historical forms of information sharing and the turbulent rush of the modern age toward a multi-faceted, social and sustainable framework, using a variety of natural and man-made materials.
Follow them here: A Really Small Gang
CATC window installation at 47 George Street, The Rocks.
Vhils' highly successful debut exhibition in Australia has been extended! The overwhelming response to his new body of work, including street art decorating Globe St in The Rocks, sees the gallery remaining open until Saturday April 13.
Don’t miss your final opportunity to marvel at a truly astounding collection of artworks.
140 George St, The Rocks
11am - 6pm
Artist in residence, Harrie Sengers, has been an inspiring pop-up participant with his “Legends of The Rocks” collection and incredible portraits. He will be running a series of Sunday workshops offering an exclusive opportunity to create your own stencil for an image of your choice. With all materials supplied, all you need to bring is your creative streak! Places are limited, book early for your preferred date.
85 George St, The Rocks
10.30am - 3.00pm
Sunday 14th April | Shop 2.03 140 George Street
Sunday 21st April | Level 2, 40 Gloucester Street
Sunday 28th April | Level 2, 40 Gloucester Street
Sunday 5th May | Level 2, 40 Gloucester Street
Returning to The Rocks Pop up is Match Box Projects. Identical twins Leanne and Naomi Shedlezki will make use of their Pop-up space for performances, as an artist studio, exhibition space and as a Match Box delivery point for their ongoing project ‘People Make Places: Sydney My City’.
Opening Wednesday April 10 Tue-Sun
123 – 125 George Street, The Rocks.
10am - 5pm
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'Pop Up Spaces: Creating & Inspiring the City' is a two-part seminar jointly presented by The Rocks Pop-up and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). A panel of Sydney creative types will speak about the importance of pop-up and temporary spaces as well as their impact on the city environment.
Thursday April 11 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Shop 2.04, 140 George Street, The Rocks
Event details and tickets can be found here.
This event is now sold out.