VIVID SYDNEY: George Khut Interactive Artworks

In association with Vivid Sydney, artist George Khut presents ‘Theta Lab’. This exhibition explores the dynamic interactions between brainwaves and electronic music. In this unique project, Theta Lab facilitates the use of Alpha and Theta brainwave activity to control electronic soundscapes. Be a part of this unconventional and fascinating exploration of consciousness and creativity.

Shop 2.04, 140 George Street, The Rocks

May 24 - June 20 | 11am - 6pm

Vivid Ideas: Reportage


A photography exhibition from Reportage, in partnership with Vivid.

"Tim Page, renowned photographer who produced many of the iconic images taken during the Vietnam War, has gathered thousands of pictures taken by those who were killed or went missing. The Requiem exhibition is a selection of those photos.

Captured by both Cambodian and foreign photographers, Requiem documents Cambodia in its last death throws, before the country fell to the Khmer Rouge on April 17th 1975.

85 George Street, The Rocks

24th May to 5th June

A fun little video of Johnny Cupcakes London celebrating their 2 year anniversary. 

Stay tuned for the Johnny Cupcakes pop-up ‘bakery’ opening in The Rocks later this month as part of Vivid Sydney!

May 24 - June 4

Shop 2.03 140 George Street, The Rocks

Arts Northern Rivers Launch


The Arts Northern Rivers Pop-up space was officially launched on Thursday 9th May. A great night that celebrated the talent of creatives from the Northern Rivers Region of NSW, it featured a presentation by NSW Local Government Minister Don Page and a live music performance by Ilona Harker.

Throughout May and June, Arts Northern Rivers will showcase leading fashion designers, artists, musicians, jewellery makers, print makers and furniture designers in their pop-up shop.

See our Pinterest page for photos of the launch.

Troubadours and Minstrels


Presented by Word Travels, and supported by The Rocks Pop-up, is a unique event as part of the Sydney Writers Festival. Pied Piper-esque musicians instruct you to ‘follow the music’ through alcoves, underpasses and secret corners of The Rocks to reveal four poetry performance spaces. Spoken word artists feature Anis Mojgani, CJ Bowerbirt, Jo Sri, Eleanor Jackson and The Word Travels Quartet.

Saturday 18, Sunday 19 May and Sunday 26 May | 12-1 pm | The Rocks Square

This is a free event. However bookings are essential.

Book now at

'Underneath The Windmill' by CATC


CATC students, in collaboration with The Rocks Pop-up and commercial traders of The Rocks Centre have developed creative installations throughout the space. Titled ‘Underneath The Windmill’, the installations celebrate the rich history of The Rocks precinct.

The Rocks Centre is located on Playfair Street, The Rocks

See our Pinterest for images of the installations.

Vivid: AGB at The Metcalfe Arcade


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

Vivid Ideas: Johnny Cupcakes


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

Vivid Ideas: Colors Magazine


Happiness – A Survival Guide

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 Photography Festival


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

Find out more about Requiem here.

Don’t miss out on Arts Northern Rivers official launch Thursday May 9 at 4pm

Arts Northern Rivers

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

The Oligarchs


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

241 Commonwealth Street 
Surry Hills

Register here

The Social Outfit Workshops


The Social Outfit is running a series of workshops for people from refugee and asylum-seeker communities. Following a successful hat-making workshop, the second in the series will focus on Eco Fabric Dyeing with Nicole Barakat starting from Wednesday April 24 at 12 noon at Shop 2.03, 140 George Street.  

Workshops will be run from Wednesday to Saturday starting from 12 noon each day. They are open to people of all ages, from refugee and asylum seeker communities.

For more information, see The Social Outfit Facebook Page.

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