Through a partnership between Global Academic Ventures and Nevada Global Business, I recently partook in a cultural immersion class in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is a magnificent global city, rich in culture and arts communities, with world class museums and performing arts centers around every corner. Here are a few art-centric stops that are worth a visit while in Sydney:
Sydney Opera House
I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the Sydney Opera House. This is such a significant and distinctive identifier of the Sydney skyline and a must-do on a trip to the city. With over 40 shows a week, the Opera House is not home to just operas. Theater, Music, Dance, Comedy, and Talks are also performed daily in this beautiful sculpture style building, sitting in Sydney Harbor. Visit the Sydney Opera House website to see a list of events.
Art Gallery of NSW
The Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibits both contemporary and modern works and showcases over 30 special exhibits each year. Admission is free, with the goal of the Gallery to encourage visitors to not only view, but experience, art. Visit the website for Art Gallery of NSW to see information on upcoming and current exhibits.
Sydney has a vast network of public art pieces throughout the city, just waiting to be discovered as you stroll through the streets. A few of my favorites, pictured below, are “El Alamein Memorial Fountain” by Bob Woodward and “In Between Two Worlds” by Jason Wing. Find more information about public art in Sydney here.
If you have a chance to travel as part of a class, like the one mentioned above with the two wonderful organizations, or on your own, I can’t encourage you enough to do so. Experiencing a different culture, and especially the arts of that community, can open your mind and will make the world seem like a much smaller, more welcoming place.
Have you visited Sydney? Leave a comment below to let me know your must-do’s in the city!