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Have you seen our lovely, colourful 2014 programs yet? Check your local cafe this week to pick up the jam-packed, pocket-sized 2014 booklet. These were spotted at The Ken Done Gallery. Ken is one of the judges for our Australian Life exhibition and prize, so come down to Friday Night Live on September 19 at 5pm to see his pick of our 22 finalists! See all our finalists on our website > http://ow.ly/BmtsX
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Morning Sydney! Only two days left to get any Sydney Little Lives photos in the running to win! The competition is open to kids aged 3-11 years, and the top 20 photos will be exhibited in Hyde Park during Art & About 2014 http://ow.ly/xvHpZ . Image credit: Mia Frater Age 8, The Sydney Opera House Face.

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We've shared a few juicy details about the 2014 program... head over to our website to find out about how milkbars, armchairs and trolleys will be popping up in Sydney later this year...
http://bit.ly/1lPPuD0  Image credit: Eamon Donnelly
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Have you entered our #australianlife Instagram competition yet? Together with Tourism Australia we're offering $5000 for the best image of a unique moments in Australian Life. Read more: http://bit.ly/1rA7AOn Photo credit: +Markolf Zimmer 
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Want to win a prize valued at $10,000 for your photo? You've got less than 2 weeks left to enter our Sydney Life photo comp! Enter now: http://ow.ly/lYZzq

Photo by Alex Davies: Hubub. Justin Shoulder drifts through Hyde Park as Hubub during APEC protests Sydney. #artandabout  
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Want $25K to turn Sydney’s sustainability data into public art for Art & About 2013? The City of Sydney and Carbon Arts are looking for artists for 'Sensing Sydney,' a collaborative data art project. Submissions close 20 May. http://ow.ly/kF3rP
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Our friends at +Kaldor Public Art Projects are looking for volunteers to help with Kaldor Public Art Project #27! '13 Rooms' will bring together 13 famous artists and more than 100 performers to present an innovative group exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ within 13 purpose-built rooms. With the huge task of manning Pier 2/3 for the duration of 13 Rooms ahead, they are searching once again for vollies to help out! http://ow.ly/hul2c
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We're looking forward to the SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE 蛇 RẮN 뱀 exhibition, on as part of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival. Opens Tuesday 5 Feb at Lower Town Hall http://ow.ly/gSSIa 
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This is a call out to artists, curators, cultural organisations and creative teams! City of Sydney is now inviting Expressions of Interest for Artistic Projects for Art & About Sydney 2013!

A range of multidisciplinary arts projects and installations up to a value of $80,000 will be considered. More info here: http://ow.ly/gIzLC
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Every landscape hides countless untold stories. As night descends on Hyde Park South, the trees are illuminated as faces emerge from the leaves and branches. The effect is haunting.

This installation continues a series of ephemeral artworks which focus on elements of local history that have been edited or denied representation in public space. Defining what is important to record for historical purposes and immortalsed in public monuments has often been in the hands of those with selective motivations. EMERGENCE pays homage to Hyde Park’s history as a meeting point for civic unrest, protest, and direct action. Three individuals from diverse backgrounds, linked through their commitment to social change movements, are presented here as a collective monument to civic action.

“I have been involved in protest because it is a way to say you are not going to accept an unjust position. Especially when the majority opinion is against it such as the war in Iraq or marriage equality. When public opinion and the media are against you you need to protest and take a principled position such as with the inhumane treatment of refugees. I am not a passive consumer but an active participant in society. Don’t let the corrupt and greedy win.”
Colin Charlton

“Change is always rejected by those that are benefitting from the status quo. Consider the Coal Seam Gas gold rush that is upon us. Who stands to gain? If energy was the only issue, then we’d transition immediately to renewables, but a mining billionaire can’t sell the wind or the sun, can they? Right now, all around Australia, communities are protesting to demonstrate a different view. They are calling for different solutions because now is the time to reconsider our place in the natural systems that support our very existence.”
Jennifer Anne Curtis

“Not to speak out about injustice, when one can, is to condone it. In a world where poverty and suffering are rife, I have always believed that to look the other way and accept the status quo is to deny one’s humanity and capacity for action.”
Sylvia P Hale

EMERGENCE by artist Craig Walsh, is a collaboration between Art & About Sydney and the Australian Museum.

The Australian Museum is interested in representing the interface between nature and culture, and creating a dialogue about contemporary ideas within the Hyde Park / Australian Museum precinct.

Craig Walsh is a contemporary artist who works across artforms including theatre, architecture, public works and festivals. His work has been shown at major national and international exhibitions, and he has recently completed a two-year touring residency across Australia titled Digital Odyssey.
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