The Sydney Festival 2018 is in full swing till 28 January and there’s a lot to see and do.
Along with the usual international glitz and big name acts, Sydney Festival 2018 has a more challenging side, courtesy of director Wesley Enoch.
Following last year’s successful program Sydney Festival 2018 showcases more indigenous artists and stories of Sydney’s indigenous heritage. If this interests you then you might like to join in Bayala – free Aboriginal language classes. Or discover the Mission Songs Project. Perhaps visit Tell, an exhibition of contemporary indigenous photography.
And there’s much more. Four Thousand Fish at Barangaroo Reserve – in memory of a time in 1790 when British settlers disrupted the harbour’s ecosystem by hauling four thousand fish from the water in one day – well in excess of anything that could be used. This art installation invites you to participate in recreating the fish with frozen water, to be returned to the harbour every day at sunset.
International names? Of course they’re there too. What about Olafur Eliasson and friends with their contemporary ballet Tree of Codes? It’s one on my list. Or the Goldner String Quartet, performing in the iconic modernist Rose Seidler House?
Sydney Festival 2018 Free Concerts
The ever popular Opera in the Domain has been brought forward to Saturday 13 January, and the Symphony under the Stars has moved to Parramatta Park on the 20th.
And Tix for Next to Nix have a new home at World Square. It’s your chance to nab a couple of late release tickets for the next day’s performance, even for sold out shows. Best of all, these tickets are only $26.