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  • The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is virtual this year!
  • 06/08/2020 to 14/08/2020 at 12 noon - Virtual Event

    The inaugural Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) will be kicking off virtually, for the first time ever!

    A vibrant program of cultural performances, artist workshops and demonstrations, Indigenous food experiences, artist talks and music performances will be hosted on the DAAF website, social media channels and via Zoom video conferencing.

    Activities below...
    ● Both Ways Basket Weaving (masterclass) – 7 & 13 August
    ● Hands on Watercolour Painting (masterclass) – 10 August
    ● Coiled Basket Weaving (masterclass) – 11 August
    ● Weaving with Tjanpi Desert Weavers (masterclass) – 13 August
    ● Tastes & Tales at Aboriginal Bush Traders (food experience) – 12 & 14 August
    ● Artists of Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre (artist talks) – 7 August
    ● The Monster Net Project (artist talks) – 7 August
    ● Long Water: fibre stories (artist talks) – 14 August
    ● Mornington Island Dancers (performance) – 10 August
    ● Wugalgau Kaiin Thithui Dance Group (performance) – 13 August
    ● Cultural Keepers Program – various dates.

    Make sure to sign up for early entry! https://daaf.com.au/register/

    To learn more, visit www.daaf.com.au and www.nifa.com.au. Contact: Maddy Ellis; Bastion Effect.

     

  • Sydney Scavenger Hunt: Sydney’s Secrets
  • 09/08/2020 to 31/12/2021, 8am-10pm - Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Sydney is not just Australia's biggest city, it also has its richest history. Come discover its secrets. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace-up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
    Contact: Camil Bonifacio, Let's Roam,camil@letsroam.com

  • Victory in the Pacific Commemoration Service
  • 15/08/2020, 11am-12noon - The Cenotaph, 10 Martin Place, Sydney NSW

    Victory in the Pacific Day Commemoration Service which commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific on the 15th August 1945.
    Contact: Michael Green, marketing@rslnsw.org.au Tel: 1300 679 775

  • National Science Week
  • 15/08/2020 - 23/08/2020 - Nationwide

    Science saving lives, forensic fact and fiction on TV, selfies via satellite, virtual reality tours of the Universe, swimming with cuttlefish without getting wet, drugs and dollars, school lessons about oceans and the blue economy, deep fake videos, fake meat, fake news, real scientists, and hundreds more events and activities round the country and online for National Science Week. For national media highlights contact Tanya Ha via 0404 083 863 / State/territory media contacts via: http://www.scienceweek.net.au/contacts/ Find events and activities via: http://www.scienceweek.net.au/events/

  • Victory in the Pacific Commemoration Service
  • 18/08/2020, 11am-12noon - The Cenotaph, 10 Martin Place, Sydney NSW

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Service which commemorates the Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam on 18th August 1966.
    Contact: Michael Green, marketing@rslnsw.org.au Tel: 1300 679 775

  • International Overdose Awareness Day
  • 31/08/2020 - Worldwide

    On International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), people from around the world unite to prevent overdose, remember those who have been lost, acknowledge the grief of those left behind, and end the stigma of drug use and addiction. Founded in Melbourne in 2001, 2020 will mark the 20th IOAD. Since 2012, this campaign has been organised by Penington Institute, an independent Australian organisation which connects lived experience and research to improve community safety in relation to drugs.
    Contact: Mateo Sewillo, info@overdoseday.com, Mobile: 0488781288

  • Early Childhood Educators' Day
  • 02/09/2020 - National community event celebrated Australia-wide

    Early Childhood Educators' Day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning services for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care. It's a chance to say thank you to Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the national level. 
    Contact: Celia: celia.falkland@childcarealliance.org.au

  • R U OK?Day 2020
  • 10/09/2020 - All Day - Nationwide

    R U OK?Day
    Thursday 10 September 2020

    R U OK?Day is an annual national day of action; held on the second Thursday of September and a reminder that every day is a day to start a conversation.   R U OK? is asking all Australians to learn what to say if someone in their life says they are not OK.

    ‘There’s more to say after R U OK?’, is the message for R U OK?Day 2020, focusing on building confidence and increased skills for people so they know how to navigate a conversation with someone in their life who might be struggling.   

    R U OK?Day was launched in 2009 by founder and adman Gavin Larkin who tragically lost his father to suicide in 1995. Larkin (who died of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011) wanted to spare other families the grief his family endured.

    ‘There’s more to say after R U OK?’ Learn what to say next at www.ruok.org.au  - Contact: Michele D'Aloia, 0417-837896,  R U OK?

  • Margaret River Region Open Studios
  • 12/09/2020 - 27/09/2020 - 10am - 3pm - Margaret River Region, Western Australia

    One of WA’s most popular arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, will return in September after being forced to postpone due to COVID-19.

    104 artists from around the region will be opening their studio doors to welcome in art lovers and share their passion.    Roadtrip from Perth and make a holiday of it, going off the beaten path to visit studios of artists you know and love, and some new talent who might just be the next big thing! Renown artists participating include Leon Pericles, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Ian Mutch, Patricia Negus, Mary-Lynne Stratton and Christian Fletcher.

    Contact Janine Pittaway for artist profiles, professional images and video.

  • Primavera 2020: Young Australian Artists – Media Preview
  • 11/10/2020, 10am-5pm - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW

    Primavera: Young Australian Artists is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. The exhibition was initiated in 1992 by the MCA in collaboration with Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM in memory of their talented and creative daughter Belinda.
    Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au; 02 9245 2417; 0430 517 722

  • All Set for Love Cooking Live!
  • 16/10/2020 to 18/10/2020 - Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

    Home cooks, mark your calendars! This one's for you. Love Cooking Live is back
    and better than ever! Organised by the wonderful team behind Cake Bake & Sweets
    ( https://cakebakeandsweets.com/) show, Love Cooking Live is the only live
    cooking event in Australia that's 100% dedicated to at home cooking and
    entertaining. The show will be cooking up deliciousness in Sydney on Oct 16-18,
    2020 at Sydney Showground.

  • Sydney International Art Series: Doug Aitken – Media Preview
  • 28/10/2020 - 10:00am - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

    The Sydney International Art Series is an initiative of the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. Every summer, it brings the world’s most outstanding art exclusively to Sydney through two blockbuster exhibitions at the MCA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
    Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist,  stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au, Phone: 02 9245 2417, Mobile: 0430 517 722 

  • Sydney International Art Series: Doug Aitken – Opening Night
  • 29/10/2020, 18:30-20:30 - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, : 140 George St, The Rocks NSW

    The Sydney International Art Series is an initiative of the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. Every summer, it brings the world’s most outstanding art exclusively to Sydney through two blockbuster exhibitions at the MCA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
    Contact: Stephanie Pirrie, Public Relations Specialist, stephanie.pirrie@mca.com.au / publicitypr@mca.com.au; 02 9245 2417; 0430 517 722

  • All Set for Love Cooking Live!
  • 27/11/2020 to 29/11/2020 - 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

    Home cooks, mark your calendars! This one's for you. Love Cooking Live is back and better than ever! Organised by the wonderful team behind Cake Bake & Sweets
    (https://cakebakeandsweets.com/) show, Love Cooking Live is the only live cooking event in Australia that's 100% dedicated to at home cooking and entertaining. The show will be cooking up deliciousness in Melbourne on Nov 27-29, 2020 at the  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.