What’s on in Green Square

Tennis coaching and barbecue for young people

Monday 19 December 2016

City of Sydney youth workers hold a barbecue at Alexandria Park Tennis Court.

Coaches from the City Community Tennis Centre will also be available to teach you how to play tennis.

If you already know how to play, come along and have a game with your friends, or other young people.

Event details

Alexandria Park, Buckland Street, Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia

Mondays and Sundays, 3pm to 5.30pm

Monday 23 April to Sunday 23 September 2018

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Chair yoga in Alexandria

Friday 1 June 2018

Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

The class combines yoga whilst sitting on a chair with guided meditation.

The teacher is highly experienced and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Fridays, 1pm to 2pm

Friday 2 February to Friday 21 December 2018

Michael Lindeman: An Awkward Dance

Friday 20 July 2018

Michael Lindeman’s An Awkward Dance is a complex exploration into his own identity. It’s a burrowing into the realm of institutional critique, and an exercise in bypassing culturally sanctioned principles.

An Awkward Dance is a presentation of paintings, drawings and sculpture that invert structures of power and authority with wit and sarcasm. Lindeman is compelled to make art that entertains himself, art that does something other than sitting on its arse in a gallery space. His conceptual practice calls for a dynamic engagement from the viewer by way of a shared experience.

The central installation of paintings titled, Implicit Memory System, highlights his disposition towards authority. Relying on an animated, satirical ‘Poo’ font, this collection of text paintings calls-out various individuals who possess an inflated sense of authority. Masking the implied stench, Lindeman has mounted a colourful grid sequence of air fresheners over the entire gallery wall – blanketing the exhibition space with a cocktail of subtle and fresh fragrances.

Opening: Friday 29 June, 6pm to 8pm.

Event details

799 Elizabeth St, Zetland

Every day, 10am to 5pm

Friday 29 June to Saturday 4 August 2018

Darren Sylvester: Out of Life

Friday 20 July 2018

Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney presents Out of Life, an exhibition of new work by Darren Sylvester. Combining references to Hollywood, magic, mortality and Microsoft, the exhibition was inspired by the purchase of an unidentified 1970s science fiction space suit. Out of Life continues Sylvester’s ongoing interest in authenticity, desire and death. Subjects he examines through an off-beat narrative borne out of a lost moment of pop-culture.

Last year Sylvester purchased a 1970s-style science fiction space suit from an auction house sale of old costumes from Hollywood films and TV shows. Catalogued with no known provenance, the costume was rendered relatively worthless. The only clue to its history was the name, Stacey, handwritten on a tag on the inside. Was Stacey the actor’s name or a TV character? In Out of Life, Sylvester uses her long-forgotten costume to resurrect Stacey in two large-format film photographs, trapped in character forever inside a B-Grade film set. Bored and melancholy, Stacey waits for her scene to be called, a battle to begin, for love to arrive – or somehow, to go home. Left all alone in this make-believe universe, Stacey holds a feeling relatable to everyone – being all out of life.

Event details

799 Elizabeth St, Zetland

Every day, 6pm to 8pm

Friday 29 June to Saturday 4 August 2018

Daniel O'Toole: The Long Tomorrow

Friday 20 July 2018

In late 2017, I travelled to Lyon, France to embark on a studio residency with Taverne Gutenberg that transformed the way I approach abstraction.

In the first few days of arriving my sketches of local architecture became an obvious choice of focus for the paintings to come.

I was enthralled by the geometry of gothic churches, Roman ruins, and classic French design.

The colour palette of the city’s landscape and fashion influenced my work as soon as I started painting.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 27 June to Saturday 21 July 2018

Kungka Kunpu / Strong Women

Friday 20 July 2018

The Koskela Gallery presents Kunga Kunpu / Strong Women, a landmark exhibition featuring 12 large scale acrylic paintings by 8 female Iwantja Arts artists. These paintings depict the colours and culture of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in far north east South Australia.

Thirteen landscape paintings have travelled 2,366km from Indulkana to Rosebery which coincides with Koskela’s NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrations. The theme this year is “Because of her, we can”, which is pertinent to Koskela, who collaborates almost exclusively with Indigenous women.

The 8 female artists exhibiting are Betty Chimney, Raylene Walatinna, Kerry Anne Robinson, Julie Yatjitja, Maisie King, Rene Sundown, Emily Cullinana and Betty Muffler.

The remote Indulkana community with a population of just 300 people has experienced astounding success. Nominations and awards abound for the 2018 Archibald, Sulman and Wynne prizes.

This exhibition cements the Koskela Gallery’s position as a significant presence in the contemporary Indigenous art scene. There’s a unique emphasis on emerging art for new collectors.

With a new exhibition every month, the Koskela Gallery is a tightly curated space in Koskela’s Rosebery showroom. It’s a spotlight for Australian artists working across a range of media and styles. From sculpture to photography, screen-printing to oil painting, we celebrate the variety and creativity of our homegrown art scene. Koskela is an innovative and inspiring Australian furniture, design & lifestyle brand, committed to exceptional design, manufacturing in Australia and championing social enterprise.

Event details

Koskela
1b/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery

Weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Sundays, 10am to 4pm

Saturday 23 June to Friday 27 July 2018

Aperitivo Hour

Friday 20 July 2018

Wind down and cosy up at Luke’s Kitchen for Aperitivo Hour.

Every Wednesday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm, we invite you to take a seat at our bar. Enjoy a $10 glass of Luke Mangan wine, your choice of either white, red or rosé.

Pair it with a $12 charcuterie board, complete with pickles, olives, toasted sourdough bread and a selection of 3 premium cured meats.

If you’re lucky, you can catch our chefs slicing the meats at the bar counter, just like they do in Spain or Italy!

Event details

8 Danks St, Waterloo

Wednesdays and Fridays, 4pm to 6pm

Wednesday 18 July to Friday 20 July 2018

Every week until Friday 21 December 2018.

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Nganana (all of us) / Koskela

Friday 20 July 2018

To coincide with NAIDOC Week 2018, Australian furniture, design and lifestyle brand Koskela has launched a limited edition 19-piece t-shirt collection called Nganana (all of us) / Koskela. The project is a special collaboration with 19 Indigenous art centres from all over Australia.

The Nganana (all of us) / Koskela collab will be exhibited in the Koskela Gallery. Fans will also be able to show their support by voting in the People’s Choice competition. This will be held in Koskela’s Rosebery store and online during the exhibition, with the opportunity to pick your favourite t-shirt and be in the running to win it! The most popular t-shirt will be announced after the exhibition and will become part of Koskela’s retail staff uniform.

Show your support for the world’s oldest living continuous culture and buy a t-shirt! These highly collectable Australian made t-shirts have been digitally printed on 100 per cent certified organic cotton. All profits will go directly back to the art centres responsible for each design.

Koskela has a long standing tradition of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to produce acclaimed contemporary designs. A collaboration of this scale is testament to Koskela’s role as a respected advocate for Australian Indigenous culture.

Event details

Koskela
1b/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery

Weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Sundays, 10am to 4pm

Saturday 23 June to Friday 27 July 2018

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Computer, tablet and mobile phone tech support

Friday 20 July 2018

Are you going mad with your digital device? Come and get help from someone who knows.

David is a highly experienced IT expert who will sit down with you and nut out your IT problems.

Stop fuming and come and get help.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 12pm

Monday 29 January to Friday 21 December 2018

Mums, dads and bubs yoga

Friday 20 July 2018

This yoga session is led by an accredited instructor.

Mums, dads and bubs yoga provides an opportunity to bond with your baby while also taking care of your mind and body.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Fridays, 10.30am to 11.45am

Friday 23 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Janet Tavener: The Last Seed

Friday 20 July 2018

The series titled “The Last Seed” draws its content from Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, that houses 5,000 species of essential food crops deep within the Arctic permafrost.

The vault was supposed to be an impenetrable, modern-day Noah’s ark for plants, a life raft against climate change and catastrophe. But a recent flood threatened its security – heavy rain occurred at a time of year when the temperature was usually well below freezing.

Scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to mammal milk in a race to preserve a natural order.

Creating cabinets of curiosity serving to remind us of our own mortality, of our mistakes and failures – a modern day Memento Mori.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 27 June to Saturday 21 July 2018

Herb propagation workshop

Saturday 21 July 2018

Discover the basics on herb propagation from cuttings, division and seeds. It’s easy, fun and economical to create your own new plants. Come and spend the morning with us and enjoy an overview of plant propagation, where you get to try out the techniques you will use at home. Learn from a horticulturist in this hands-on session.

What you will learn:

  • The basic theory of three types of propagation: cuttings, seed and division.
  • Opportunity to practice the three techniques in the session.
  • Seasonal considerations for plant propagation.
  • What you need, and how to minimise costs.

What you will get:

  • Hands-on opportunity to learn seed raising and other propagation skills.
  • Small group size and experienced facilitator.
  • Take-home notes.
  • 6 propagated herbs to take home.

Bookings essential.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Saturday 21 July 2018 from 10am to 11am

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Microlit writing workshop

Saturday 21 July 2018

Join award-winning author, Julie Chevalier for a workshop about writing microlit on the theme of Home.

Together, you will read and discuss some examples of microlit by Spineless Wonders’ authors. Julie will walk you through some easy and inspiring writing exercises guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing and get you writing.

What to expect

You will gain experience in reading, understanding and writing microlit. There will be time to draft a piece of writing, workshop this piece and publish it using typewriters or index cards. You will also be invited to make a video-recording of your newly-minted microlit using the StoryBooth.

No prior writing experience is required. Entry is free. Writing materials will be supplied. Reserve your place in this workshop at Eventbrite.

Presenter

Julie Chevalier is completing her 2nd collection of short fiction and 3rd collection of poetry. Permission to Lie, a collection of short fiction, was published by Spineless Wonders. She has co-edited 3 short fiction collections. Her microlit has been shown on the big screen at Federation Square in Melbourne and is frequently performed by actors at Little Fictions events.

Her book, Darger: His Girls won the Alec Bolton Prize and was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier’s Prize and Newcastle Poetry Prize.

Event details

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre
146-158 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Saturday 21 July 2018 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

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Barista coffee course

Saturday 21 July 2018

Be your own barista and learn about the origins of the coffee bean, and how to get the perfect balance and taste. Find out how to make your coffee look beautiful and irresistible in your very own home. Working on your own machine, you’ll be taken through a step-by-step demonstration of our most popular coffees on the intuitive Breville Dynamic Duo Coffee Machine.

Masters in creating beautiful coffee, our dedicated barista team is committed to sharing the passion and philosophy for the entire coffee journey, from blending to roasting. Our philosophy is not just about the technical side of perfecting and serving each and every roast. It’s also about the everyday occasions that surround coffee – the special moments, interactions and daily rituals that coffee is central to.

Our at-home barista masterclass teaches you everything you need to know about making the perfect cup of coffee. We’ll cover everything from start to finish so you’ll have plenty of time to get hands-on and practice each technique you learn along the way. In between your cappuccino and flat white, you’ll have time to enjoy one of our signature Grounds’ pastries fresh from the bakery.

Event details

The Grounds of Alexandria
7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Sunday 29 April 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 18 March 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 28 April 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 26 May 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 27 May 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 24 June 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 22 July 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm

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Bottomless Brunch

Saturday 21 July 2018

Bring in the weekend with a bang at our new Bottomless Brunch offering!

Enjoy a delicious sharing menu and 3 hours of free-flow Madame Coco sparkling wine, mimosas and bellinis.

Keep your eyes peeled for our cocktail cart, which will be roaming around the restaurant serving $16 Bloody Marys table-side!

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, hen’s party or simply can’t resist a boozy bottomless brunch, Luke’s Kitchen’s got you covered.

Event details

8 Danks St, Waterloo

Weekends, 11am to 2pm

Saturday 2 June to Sunday 23 December 2018

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Flower workshop: Beginners

Saturday 21 July 2018

Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements using best seasonal blooms. We’ll share the secret to creating gorgeous floral designs.

Master the art of flower arranging that you can adapt to home styling, weddings or a gift. Be creative, get new skills and take your creations home. It is the best way to spend time with like-minded fellow workshoppers in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No experience needed. You will leave blooming with inspirations.

16 June Saturday 11 am – Perfect winter bouquet class $110 sold out
23 June Saturday 11 am – Vibrant winter vase arrangement $132 2 spots left!
21 July Saturday 11 am – Sweet English style hand-tied bouquet $110
28 July Saturday 11 am – Gorgeous garden Vase arrangement $132
18 August Saturday 11 am – Pretty vintage posy making class $110
25 August Saturday 11 am – Elegant vase arrangement $132

You’ll learn:

  • where and when to get the very best seasonal flowers
  • how to care and condition flowers to maximize flower longevity
  • how to build a hand tied bouquet or make a vase arrangement
  • how to integrate blooms in different colours and textures.

What you will get:

  • 1 floral arrangement (hand-tied bouquet or vase arrangement)
  • a handout showing flower names and basic information about the class
  • all materials.

What to bring: a smile and a positive attitude.

Event details

1/574 Botany Rd, Alexandria

Saturday 16 June 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 18 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm

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The Grounds Markets

Saturday 21 July 2018

The Grounds Markets take place at The Grounds Storehouse – a new addition located in the old Salts Meats Cheese warehouse.

Our stallholders all have one thing on common – a passion for creating unique and innovative products for The Grounds’ guests. With 80 different stallholders that alternate weekly, The Grounds Markets encourages our guests to discover new local producers. There’s so much to explore you’ll want to come week after week to see our new makers, bakers and creators.

Event details

The Grounds of Alexandria
7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Weekends, 9am to 3.30pm

Saturday 16 July 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Latte art class

Saturday 21 July 2018

During this hour and a half class, our coffee experts will take you through the foundations of creating beautiful coffee. Working on your own Breville Dynamic Duo™ machine, our coffee experts will take you through the art of aerating and texturing milk. They’ll be there to teach the skills of pouring designs such as hearts, rosettas and tulips and sharing their very own tried and tested tips along the way.

This class is recommended for home baristas who consider themselves at a beginner or advanced level. It is ideal for those who have completed our At-Home Barista Coffee Class. Please note, all participants will need to demonstrate basic espresso extraction and milk steaming skills to participate.

In this class you will learn:

  • the art of texturing and aerating milk
  • the skill of free pouring
  • coffee art techniques and designs, including hearts, rosettas and tulips
  • how to properly clean and maintain your coffee machine to ensure perfect coffee every time.

Masters in creating beautiful coffee, our dedicated coffee team are committed to sharing their passion and philosophy for the entire coffee journey. Our philosophy is not just about the technical side of perfecting & serving each and every roast. It’s also about the everyday occasions that surround coffee – the special moments, interactions and daily rituals that coffee is central to.

You’ll take home:

  • 200g bag of The Grounds Seasonal Blend coffee

Price includes tuition from The Grounds’ Barista Team and all tools & equipment provided on the day.

Event details

The Grounds of Alexandria
7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Saturday 17 March 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 18 March 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 21 April 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 22 April 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 26 May 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 27 May 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 24 June 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 22 July 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm

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Balance bike clinics

Saturday 21 July 2018

Free balance bike clinics run from 11am to 3pm every Saturday. They also run Monday to Saturday during the school holidays.

No need to book, just turn up and register with the instructors at the Sydney Park Cycling Centre.

This is an interactive class designed to get parents involved in their children’s learning.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturdays, 11am to 2pm

Saturday 9 June to Saturday 28 July 2018

Monday 9 July 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 10 July 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 11 July 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Thursday 12 July 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Friday 13 July 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Wheelchair tennis coaching and socials

Saturday 21 July 2018

Wheelchair tennis is a fun inclusive sport suitable for all ages and levels of ability! You don’t have to be in a wheelchair to play – it’s perfect for anyone with a mobility issue. Scoring follows traditional tennis rules with the only difference being the ball can bounce twice.

No former tennis experience needed.

Former world number 2 wheelchair tennis champion, Mick Connell, delivers private tennis coaching on Friday afternoons at the Prince Alfred Park tennis courts. Group wheelchair tennis coaching and social runs every Saturday 12pm to 2 pm at the Alexandria Park Tennis Courts.

Don’t have a sports wheelchair? Use one of ours for free!

Call for more information or if you wish to book a private lesson.

If you are driving and need help finding a park and/or wheeling your sports chair to the courts, please contact us.

Bookings essential to ensure a place on the court.

Event details

Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria

Saturdays, 12pm to 2pm

Saturday 7 April to Saturday 22 December 2018

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Introduction to Aerials

Monday 23 July 2018

Introduction to Aerials is our 4 week course designed to introduce you to the most popular of circus apparatuses: static trapeze, lyra (aerial hoop), corde lisse (aerial rope) and tissu (aerial silks).

Not only will you learn some great new skills, but you will also increase your strength and general fitness in a whole new way.

This course is perfect for absolute beginners. Each session will run for a jam packed 60 minutes. Upon completion if you are keen to continue your aerial journey, this course is a great stepping stone into our 90 minute class program which features several beginner level options.

Please note: the minimum age to enrol is 17 years.

Event details

3/3 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

Mondays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Monday 18 June to Monday 1 October 2018

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Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

Monday 23 July 2018

Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

For 0 to 2 year olds.

Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

Monday 5 February to Monday 27 August 2018

Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July and Monday 16 July

Bilingual storytime @ Green Square

Monday 23 July 2018

Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

Please arrive early to ensure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

Monday 12 February to Monday 27 August 2018

Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Monday 30 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July and Monday 16 July

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Gentle exercise in Alexandria

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

The class is relaxed and friendly. We welcome newcomers.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm
Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am

Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 20 December 2018

Prenatal Yoga

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Practicing yoga and focused movement during pregnancy is most likely the best and healthiest way to prepare your body and mind for the wonderful adventure that is welcoming your child.

Not only will prenatal methodologies of movement help strengthen your body and improve mobility all throughout the 3 trimesters, they’ll also provide you with that mental and emotional support during labour and birth.

Our signature Urban Soul Raw prenatal yoga course will arm you with the necessary tools to seamlessly transition toward parenthood keeping strong, balanced, energised, cardio-fit and mobile.

This is a 6 week rolling series which you can start at any time, whether you have lots or no prior yoga experience.

Classes are gentle, flowing and meditative. We focus on your absolute safety and cater through a wealth of modifications on the postures and transitions – for complications such as placenta previa, gestational diabetes, oedema, pre-eclampsia, oligohydramnios, and more.

Women are encouraged to listen to and be kind to their bodies, and work at a level that’s appropriate for how they’re feeling class after class. We use a combination of yoga postures, Pilates exercises for pregnancy, Stretch Therapy, meditation, and breathing techniques.

Event details

Urban Soul, Belmont Street, Alexandria NSW, Australia

Wednesdays, 12.30pm to 6pm

Wednesday 4 April to Wednesday 19 December 2018

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reminiSCENT

Wednesday 25 July 2018

reminiSCENT surveys contemporary artists initiating multisensory experiences through olfactory encounters.

Smelling is classified as a “bodily sense” in that along with touch and taste, in order to be “known” or perceived, they need to be experienced with the body. Scent receptors are located in the olfactory cortex, a zone of the brain that overlaps with the limbic system, the area responsible for some memories and emotion. As a result, scents are often linked to memories and form associations that are highly individualised and subjective.

The artworks in this exhibition privilege the sense of smell over that of vision and emphasise memory as understood through bodily engagement.

Artists include Jo Burzynska, David Capra, Todd Fuller, Liz Henderson, Melinda Le Guay, Jayne McSwiney, Archie Moore, Mylyn Nguyen, Bill Noonan, Susanna Strati, Janet Tavener, Claire Anna Watson, Martynka Wawrzyniak and Melinda Young.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 25 July to Saturday 11 August 2018

Boot camp

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Calling all young women in Alexandria and surrounding suburbs.

Would you like to get fit while having fun?

Come down to Alexandria Park Oval and join us for boot camp and fun!

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 3.30pm to 5pm

Wednesday 25 July to Wednesday 3 October 2018

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Art class in Alexandria

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Ignite your passion for painting and drawing and take your art to the next level.

The teacher, Vanessa Owens, is an experienced artist who guides you to express your visual creativity.

The class uses a range of media including water and acrylic paints, and techniques such as drawing.

Vanessa runs a relaxed session and guides people gently and skillfully.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

Zumba Gold for older adults

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Zumba Gold is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez during the 1990s.

The class uses Latin music and simple movement to improve flexibility, strength and balance.

It is suited for all ages and is a fun way to socialise and stay young.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

Rhymetime @ Green Square

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets. The sessions aim to develop early literacy skills.

For 0 to 2 year olds.

Two sessions available:
10am – 10.25am
11am – 11.25am

Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Wednesdays, 10am to 11.25am

Wednesday 7 February to Wednesday 29 August 2018

Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July and Wednesday 18 July

Open For Inspection

Thursday 26 July 2018

In Open For Inspection you will meet two young Sydney househunters whose dream of owning their first home will mean evicting a couple of frail and elderly renters.

Think you’ve met the most annoying housemate? Wait until you see what happens when a Melbourne Phd student finds herself house-sharing with a shut-in and compulsive liar.

Two Goths bring new meaning to the idea of house-warming, we find out what really happens when Grand Designs go pear-shaped and a woman asks whether we really need to settle down at all.

Join MC Oscar Morphew and talented Sydney actors, Lauren Hamilton Neill and Alex Neal as they bring to life these fantastic stories by Jon Steiner, Anthony Lynch, Richard Holt, Susan McCreery and Samantha See.

We’ll have a warming brew, blankets and some fun audience participation to keep the chills away. Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start.

This performance is part of ‘Homemakers of Green Square’ brought to you by Little Fictions Productions in collaboration with the 107 Presents program, a curated multi-arts program that celebrates artistic excellence, the power of creativity to connect community and showcases Sydney as a creative city to live, work and play.

Event details

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre
146-158 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Thursday 26 July 2018 from 8pm to 9.30pm

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Line dancing classes

Thursday 26 July 2018

Come along and have fun learning some line dancing.

All levels are welcome.

Learn at your own pace in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Thursdays, 1pm to 2.30pm

Thursday 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

Storytime @ Waterloo

Friday 27 July 2018

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session fosters an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

Friday 9 February to Friday 31 August 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July and Friday 20 July

Rhymetime @ Waterloo

Friday 27 July 2018

Rhymetime is a lap-sit program for babies. The session combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

For 0 to 2 year-olds.

Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

Friday 9 February to Friday 31 August 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July and Friday 20 July

Oz Education Alexandria Community Fun Day

Saturday 28 July 2018

Join us as we open our doors to families and friends, every last Saturday of the month at our Early Learning Centres for a Community Fun Day.

Drop in with your little ones and take part in a wide range of fun experiences, meet and greet our wonderful team and find out more about the benefits of enrolling in an Early Learning Centre.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts on the government changes and will take all your enquiries in relation to CCS changes to our team for their expert advice.

Event details

4B Huntley St, Alexandria

Saturday 26 May 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 30 June 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 29 September 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 27 October 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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Cycling in the City course: Sydney Park

Saturday 28 July 2018

Get the skills and confidence to ride on Sydney streets.

Learn the art of gracious cycling, simple positioning techniques and route planning to make riding from A to B more enjoyable.

Course outline:

  • Classroom – rights and responsibilities, route planning, traffic and positioning theory.
  • Off-street – control skills and practice.
  • Group riding – cycling in regular traffic establishes sensible (effective and considerate) positioning and showcases the benefits of good route selection.
  • On-street – typical scenarios faced by bike riders.

What to bring:

  • A bike in good working order. Instructors will assess your bike. You may be excluded if your bike is unsafe.
  • A helmet.
  • Water.
  • Sunscreen.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 30 June 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 14 July 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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Bike care and maintenance course

Saturday 28 July 2018

Come along and learn more about how to maintain your bike.

The course covers:

  • tooling up – what do you need?
  • cleaning and lubrication the easy way
  • wheels off / wheels on and tyres off / tyres on
  • introduction to cable systems
  • brakes and gear adjustments (where time allows).

What to bring:

  • Your bike.
  • Clean rag.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 23 June 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 14 July 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Sunday 29 July 2018

Bring some lush greenery indoors! A terrarium is the sustainable, low-maintenance indoor garden. It’s a beautiful addition to office desks, kitchen tables, or other well-lit spots indoors.

During this workshop, you will learn how to create your own terrarium and take home your unique eco-friendly glass garden. The workshop will be run by leading florist Nicole.

What you will learn:

How to look after succulents and cactii.
How to express your creativity through gardening and getting your hands dirty.
Step by step instructions about how to create and decorate your terrariums.
Where to purchase materials and plants.

What you will get:

One large glass bowl terrarium. All materials will be provided including aprons, glass containers, rocks, pebbles, succulents, and potting mix.

What to bring:

A smile and a positive attitude. The workshop involves getting a little messy – don’t wear your best clothes just in case!

Event details

1/574 Botany Rd, Alexandria

Sunday 24 June 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 29 July 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 26 August 2018 from 1pm to 3pm

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Creative inspiration for kids and teens

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Calling all young people aged 7 to 12 years living in Green Square and surrounding areas.

Are you bored after school, want somewhere safe to hang out?

Come over to the Tote building and get involved in creative activities.

Snacks provided.

Event details

100 Joynton Ave, Zetland

Tuesdays, 3pm to 5.30pm

Tuesday 31 July to Tuesday 25 September 2018

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Luke Mangan & Peter Bourne winter wine dinner

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Australia’s acclaimed restaurateur Luke Mangan and Peter Bourne, The Wine Man, will co-host an exclusive wine dinner at Luke’s Kitchen.

Explore the wonderful world of wine as you taste your way through 8 different varietals over the course of the dinner. Each wine has been carefully selected by Peter and paired with 5 delicious courses curated by Luke.

They’ll combining their wealth of knowledge and love of good food, good wine, and good times. This is the ultimate food and wine lovers’ experience you won’t want to miss.

Limited seats available, book now to secure yours.

Event details

8 Danks St, Waterloo

Wednesday 1 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm

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Youth cooking and gardening program

Thursday 2 August 2018

Come along to prepare and share a meal with new friends.

Learn how to cook and grow herbs, fruit and vegetables.

Event details

24 Suttor St, Alexandria

Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm

Thursday 2 August to Thursday 20 September 2018

Free skateboarding lessons

Saturday 4 August 2018

We’ve partnered with the City of Sydney to hold free stakeboarding workshops. We’ll head to the Waterloo skate park, Redfern Oval and Nuffield Park in Green Square. Come and get involved.

The days will include free tips from Sydney’s best, Short ‘n’ Sweet best trick comps and plenty of old fashion freebies.

Beginners from 9am to 10am and giveaways and games from 10am to 11am.

Registers online or simply turn up on the day. Pleasure ensure the online waiver has been completed.

We supply all the necessary gear to get you shredding. If it’s your first time or full-time gig, we’ll have you covered.

Event details

3 Hutchinson Walk, Zetland

Saturday 4 August 2018 from 9am to 11am

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Skakeboarding workshops

Saturday 4 August 2018

We are offering 2 free skateboarding workshops in the Green Square area.

The days will include free tips from Sydney’s best, Short ‘n’ Sweet best trick competitions and plenty of old fashioned freebies.

Beginners from 9am to 10am and giveaways and games from 10am to 11am.

We supply all the necessary gear to get you shredding, If it’s your first time or full time gig, we will have you covered.

Event details

Ascot Ave, Zetland

Saturday 4 August 2018 from 9am to 11pm
Saturday 3 November 2018 from 9am to 11pm

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Cannery Rosebery Markets

Sunday 5 August 2018

A market day filled with stalls from independent artisans.

The beautiful converted warehouse space will offer a mixture of craft items, food products, gifts ideas, fashion, art and more. Boutique stallholders are among the regular list of premium brands The Cannery has become famous for.

The vibrant affair will feature a range of children’s activities including live music and a silent disco for kids of all ages to blow off steam.

Food and beverages will also be available from the precinct’s numerous brands, which include Welcome Dose Specialty Coffee, Grain Organic Bakery, Kingsmore Meats, Frenchies Bistro & Brewery (where you can grab a fresh cold beer as well as a delicious lunch) and Stanton & Co. (where a dozen oysters may go down well after perusing the markets).

Natasha Cauvin, Manager of The Cannery Rosebery says, “We look forward to welcoming the community and visitors to The Cannery, which will be bustling with plenty of family fun, food and quality market stalls offering something for everyone.”

Entry to event is free and guests are advised to walk, ride their bike, or use local transport to attend.

Event details

61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

Sunday 5 August 2018 from 10am to 3pm

Calligraphy workshop

Wednesday 15 August 2018

This calligraphy workshop is for beginners and those hoping to hone their calligraphy skills.

The course covers basic calligraphy techniques,  and modern and freehand calligraphy. The session touches on how calligraphy can be translated into digital and social media outcomes to keep it viable and practical in daily life.

The workshop includes refreshments from The Clean Treats Factory. Each guest is gifted all the equipment they need to practice their new hobby.

Event details

23-25 Doody St, Alexandria

Wednesday 15 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm

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Chemical CleanOut Drop-off Day

Saturday 18 August 2018

Any leftover chemicals you have at home, including paints, solvents, pesticides and even cleaning products, should not be put in your household bins. Pouring substances down the drain means they can end up in Sydney Harbour. Help protect our precious marine life by disposing of them correctly and safely.

The safest approach is to take them to one of the several Chemical CleanOut events in Sydney, run by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority.

Many chemicals collected on the day are re-used or recycled. Items such as unwanted paints can be used as an alternative fuel for cement kilns and residual gas removed from gas bottles for industrial use. Other chemicals need to be disposed of correctly and safely because toxic elements such as mercury, cadmium and lead could leach into the environment.

What to expect

When you pull up, our team will greet you and our waste experts will collect your items while you wait in your vehicle.

The Sydney Park area can be busy over the weekend. Arrive early to avoid traffic and follow the signs.

We can accept:

  • solvents and household cleaners
  • paints and thinners
  • pesticides and herbicides
  • poisons
  • aerosols
  • pool chemicals
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids
  • acids and alkalis
  • car batteries
  • household batteries/light globes (These can also be recycled at the City’s Customer Service Centres or libraries at any time)
  • hobby chemicals such as photographic chemicals
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent lamps
  • smoke alarms
  • cosmetics and skincare.

Only household (not commercial) quantities are accepted. The maximum container size is 20kg or 20L.

We can’t accept: computers, mobile phones, cameras and other electronic goods. Keep them until the next e-waste drop off day.

Household batteries, mobiles and light bulbs can can be recycled at the City’s Customer Service Centres or libraries at any time.

Not sure how to get rid of these items? Ask Garbage Guru.

Event details

38-54 Barwon Park Rd, Alexandria

Saturday 18 August 2018 from 9am to 3.30pm

New church services in Waterloo

Sunday 19 August 2018

Located in an industrial-chic warehouse space, Grace City Church welcomes anyone to join us at 9am or 11am.

Every Sunday from 19 August, you can participate in live music, learning and great coffee.

Event details

937 Bourke St, Waterloo

Sunday 19 August 2018 from 9am to 1pm

Compost and worm farm basics

Saturday 25 August 2018

Did you know that more than a third of waste in household red bins is food waste? Worm farms and composting are a great way to deal with kitchen, household and garden waste while reducing your eco-footprint. Better yet, they allow you to create fantastic organic soil conditioner to use in pots or garden beds to grow super-healthy plants.

You’ll learn:

  • the difference between worm farming and composting.
  • how to select the best type of system for you, and where to put it
  • how to set up a worm farm including feeding worms and harvesting fertiliser
  • compost ingredients, proportions and layering techniques
  • how to maintain healthy systems and avoid common problems
  • tips for setting up communal systems.

Suitable for beginners.

Talk includes:

  • lecture-style talk and demonstration
  • links and notes via email
  • opportunity for questions.

Bring along:

  • paper and pen
  • water bottle.

Bookings essential.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Saturday 25 August 2018 from 10am to 11.30am

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E-waste drop-off day

Saturday 8 September 2018

Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfill. As well as putting more pressure on limited landfill capacity, e-waste can be hazardous as it contains toxic materials.

To keep recyclable e-waste out of landfill, the City of Sydney offers free quarterly drop-off days.

What to expect

Our team will greet you when you pull up – we can even remove your items while you wait in your vehicle.

The Sydney Park area can be busy over the weekend. Arrive early, or come by bike, to avoid traffic and follow the signs. Access via Barwon Park Road from the Princes Highway.

What can you bring?

  • Televisions
  • computers – desktops, monitors, laptops and printers
  • home office equipment – photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, projectors, DVD players and video recorders
  • computer peripherals such as joysticks
  • electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes and cameras
  • electronic components
  • phones – mobiles and landlines
  • small kitchen appliances
  • power tools – drills, circular saws and power boards, electric lawnmowers, electric trimmers, electric leaf blowers (and no gas-powered items, please).

Items we can’t accept

  • White goods
  • hazardous waste – chemicals, paints and pesticides
  • car batteries
  • smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.

Household batteries, fluorescent tubes and energy saving light globes (CFLs) can be dropped off at our libraries and customer service centres at any time.

Not sure how to get rid of these items? Ask Garbage Guru.

Event details

City of Sydney Sydney Park Nursery Depot, Barwon Park Road, Saint Peters NSW, Australia

Saturday 8 September 2018 from 9am to 3pm

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