NSW Exhibitions and Shows

Sydney is a vibrant city that always has something going on. Home to a myriad of exhibitions, galleries, and festivals, Sydney is a great place to see a show amid the world famous landmarks of the beautiful Harbour City. So if you're planning a trip to Sydney during the summer, make sure you check out some of the other events happening around the city.

With world-class facilities located in Darling Harbour, and numerous high quality galleries, Sydney is the perfect place to see an exhibition. Whether you're interested in ancient cultures, cutting edge artistic showcases or the latest fashion trends, Sydney will have a showcase to suit you!

The Sydney region is a collection of smaller cities, each with their own distinct cultural events. A number of neighbourhoods closer to the city, such as the Inner West, the Lower North Shore, and Eastern Suburbs, have festivals and street fairs to celebrate their pocket of Sydney throughout the Spring and Summer months.

There is something typically 'Sydney' about celebrating the cuisine from around the world during the warmer months. With a series of nighttime markets and numerous special cultural events, Sydney becomes the foodie centre of Australia. As a multicultural city, Sydney has embraced the delicacies and the hearty meals of every culture to settle on our shores. During Spring and Summer, Sydney sings with the sounds of chefs and their staff as they clamour to feed hundred of hungry city dwellers.

Whether you're looking for amazing art exhibits, ancient cultural artefacts on display, or the best cuisine on offer, dive in and experience the best that Sydney has to offer!

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  1. Explore

    Friday 30 September 2016, Blackheath

    "Explore" is an exhibition showcasing the work of six young emerging Sydney photographers, who excite in capturing shared moments and experiences while exploring Sydney and its surrounds. All artists are...

    30 Sep
  2. Visions of Utopia

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 20 November 2016, Wollongong

    This exhibition curated by Andrew Christofides, looks at the work of Australian artists who have pursued an art based on a visual language that utilises the pure, or formal elements of painting. Within Australia this...

    30 Sep -20Nov
  3. Spring Festival

    Friday 30 September 2016, Pokolbin

    Spring Festival is an event designed to immerse visitors in a visual and sensory experience they will never forget. There are over 250,000 annuals planted throughout Hunter Valley Gardens along with fabulous...

    30 Sep
  4. Casino Spring Orchid Show

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October 2016, Casino

    Casino and District Orchid Society are hosting their annual Spring Orchid Show in the Anglican Church Hall Casino.Benching from 3pm to 6.30pm Wednesday 28 September and judging starts 7pm. Open...

    30 Sep -01Oct
  5. The Rennie Ellis Show

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, Armidale

    The Rennie Ellis Show highlights some of the defining images of Australian life from the 1970s and 80s. This is the period of Gough Whitlam, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke; AC/DC and punk rock; cheap petrol and coconut...

    30 Sep -16Oct
  6. Views of Landscape

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 27 November 2016, Armidale

    Discover how artists have approached the landscape in different eras through this exhibition from the collections of the New England Regional Art Museum. Drawing inspiration from the land, the sea and the...

    30 Sep -27Nov
  7. Jo Davenport Exhibition: Here and Now

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Albury Wodonga

    Exciting contemporary artist Jo Davenport paints vibrant large scale paintings inspired the river ways and landscapes of the Murray region.Working from her studio just outside of Splitters Creek in Albury,...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  8. Outback Challenge

    Friday 30 September 2016, Broken Hill

    The Outback Challenge is a seven day event catering to the best off-road vehicles, men and women from around the world. It is a cross country 4x4 event that uses the technology of GPS similar to that of the Paris to...

    30 Sep
  9. Nimbin Spring Arts Exhibition

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 9 October 2016, Nimbin

    The annual Spring Arts Exhibition has been a feature presentation on Nimbin's cultural calendar for over 20 years.The exhibition presents an incredible variety of works by Nimbin's fine artists,...

    30 Sep -09Oct
  10. Escape Artfest

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 8 October 2016, Ulladulla

    A 16-day celebration of artistic talent in the southern Shoalhaven district, Escape Artfest showcases artists of all media at more than 40 fabulous venues and events. There will be exhibitions all over the district,...

    30 Sep -08Oct
  11. Tulip Top Gardens

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, Queanbeyan

    What better way to welcome the warmer weather than to look at beautiful flowers!Held at the tranquil Tulip Farm, sprawled over 10 acres in Sutton, Yass Valley. Explore an array of blooms to delight any...

    30 Sep -16Oct
  12. Out of Earth and Flame - Ceramics in the Shoalhaven

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 5 November 2016, Nowra

    The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, through an exhibition curated by Max Dingle, celebrates the art of ceramics.From the story of the creation of Adam in the bible, clay has always been associated with the act...

    30 Sep -05Nov
  13. A Coterie of Cosies Exhibition

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, Leura

    Opening in September 2016, Bygone Beautys will be host to a special exhibition, A Coterie of Cosies. As a celebration of Australiana through the creative art of handmade tea cosies, the exhibition will showcase the...

    30 Sep -16Oct
  14. Creative Accounting Exhibition

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 23 October 2016, Albury Wodonga

    Drawing from old currencies, banking archives and contemporary art, Creative Accounting scratches below the surface of our economic system to reveal money's enigmatic side.Money is many things at once - an...

    30 Sep -23Oct
  15. Dianne Bradley - A New Beginning

    Friday 30 September 2016, Bowral

    Having left a career spanning more than 50 years in magazine design and illustration, Dianne made the move from Sydney to Nowra in 2013. The joys of the seachange have included a renewed energy for her true love of...

    30 Sep
  16. Speed: The Fast and The Curious

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 6 November 2016, Albury Wodonga

    Buckle up – MAMA is putting cars and transport in the picture. See how local, national and international contemporary artists have interpreted fast moving machines across painting, sculpture, photography and...

    30 Sep -06Nov
  17. The Lady and The Unicorn Exhibition

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 30 October 2016, Huskisson

    Arthur Boyd, one of Australia’s most significant artists, collaborated with London based, Australian-born, poet Peter Porter and produced 24 bold and evocative etchings in response to Porter’s reinterpretation of the...

    30 Sep -30Oct
  18. Kids Fishing Workshops - Jindabyne

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 14 January 2017, Jindabyne

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for 8-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques,...

    30 Sep -14Jan
  19. Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 1 January 2017, Port Macquarie

    50 large scale koala sculptures dot the landscape from the mountains to the sea to create the Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail.Celebrating one of Australia's iconic animals - the koala - and...

    30 Sep -01Jan
  20. Murrumbidgee Championship Sheep Dog Trials

    Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2016, Narrandera

    Murrumbidgee Sheep Dog Championships is a showcase of the top dog handlers and their dogs in action.Handlers and their dogs work three sheep over a course of three obstacles within a 15 minute time...

    30 Sep -03Oct
  21. StarFest

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Coonabarabran

    During the long weekend in October, Siding Spring Observatory opens its doors to the general public. You can get up close and personal with the telescopes, instruments, astronomers and engineers at SSO. The weekend...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  22. Science in the Pub

    Friday 30 September 2016, Coonabarabran

    Science in the Pub brings you an evening of good hearted banter and debate, with internationally acclaimed astronomers; Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, Dr Elisabete Da Cunha, Angel Lopez Sanchez, and world renowned astro...

    30 Sep
  23. Blackheath Art Prize - Blackheath Art Society

    Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2016,

    Come to the 'Meet the Artists and Prize giving' on Saturday afternoon, 1 October, at 2.30pm and enjoy a glass of wine and the spectacular artworks on display from the Blackheath Art Society.If you miss the...

    30 Sep -03Oct
  24. This is Not Art

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Newcastle

    This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a free annual festival of experimental and emerging arts that has happened in Newcastle, Australia since 1998. Each year, thousands of people gather in...

    30 Sep -02Oct

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