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Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Chippendale and Darlington

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from main street galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists and learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art. SUGGESTED READING Art Almanac and Art Guide:... [More]
Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Chippendale and Darlington
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Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (a Japanese form of short poem) captures a moment in nature. It is a doorway to Zen practice – it’s a way to write what you know. A ginko is a walk in nature, during which your writing hand keeps moving just like your legs. Whatever sights, sounds and smells you experience can transform... [More]
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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these three hours you are bound to see and hear things you never knew existed! Be prepared to learn something new about your city! [More]
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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet inside MCA Cafe, 4th Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay. When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent harbour, our unique Opera House and the mighty Harbour Bridge. But often unnoticed is its wealth of beautiful Art Deco buildings preserved through all the changes of the past 70-odd years. Explore some architectural marvels from the late 1920s and 30s. Our easy walk entails some standing. Includes coffee break . SUGESTED... [More]
Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour
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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour
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Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

Meet: Cnr. Alfred and Pitt Sts, Sydney. A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney’s maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts, anecdotes, trivia and funny stories. The tour concludes at Argyle Place. Tour includes uneven and potentially slippery surfaces as well as some stairs and uphill sections and thus is, unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible. [More]
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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet at Dowling Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street. The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and Federation period, where the city we know today really took shape. Between 1850 and 1900 the population of Sydney increased eight-fold, and became for a time the 15th biggest city in the world. This tour covers some of the most beautiful and ornate buildings in Sydney. Our easy walk entails some standing, but does commence... [More]
Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour
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Sydney Discovery Walks - The Sacred 7 Walk

Meet on Town Hall steps Southern Facade (facing St. Andrews, NOT George St). Rome has its seven hills. Sydney has seven magnificent churches. While not quite medieval several of these imposing and interesting examples of skilful masonry are gothic inspired architectural masterpieces nonetheless. Explore the ecclesiastic history of Australia’s first settlement on this exciting three hour stroll from Sydney Square to Wynyard. [More]
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Gothic Sydney - From St Denis to St Marys

Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney is some of the finest in Australia. Built in response to an economic boom in the 1840s, both public and private buildings were designed with less adherence to the prevailing Georgian style, moving to a more fanciful and free variation on a theme of Gothic. From the vast and ornate St Mary’s Cathedral, to the private homes of Sydney, we look at the history of these beautiful buildings and the tribute they provide to medieval... [More]
Gothic Sydney - From St Denis to St Marys
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Sydney Discovery Walks - Historic Markets

Meet outside QVB on corner York and Market St A leisurely three-hour stroll through the Southern CBD following the location changes of various produce, corn and cattle markets in Colonial Sydney from Market Street to Chinatown. The commentary will focus on the original market infrastructure as well as the current uses of the various sites. Other historic buildings, people and events along George and Pitt St will, of course, also feature in the narrative and are likely to surprise. [More]
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