On the lookout for winter entertainment? Here’s what’s on in the month of June.

Indulge your inner artist, music buff or gastronome with these exciting winter events.


Sydney’s inaugural festival of light, music and ideas is back, this winter, with a blockbuster schedule. There are the installations proper in Chatswood, Martin Place and around the harbour, plus a host of supporting events such as the Bjork Digital Exhibition at Carriageworks and the Creative Thinking and Inventing workshop at the MCA. Lights switch off 18 June, so book ahead to avoid missing out on the fun. Visit vividsydney.com.au to find out more.

Giovanni Pilu at the Sydney Seafood School

Brush-up on your seafood skills under the guidance of Pilu at Freshwater’s Giovanni Pilu. At his lunchtime workshop at the Sydney Seafood School on 18 June he’ll be sharing the culinary secrets of his hometown, Sardinia, Italy. Tickets are $165. For details, visit sydneyfishmarket.com.au.

Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Contemporary Art 1976 – 2011

Tell me Tell me: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011 was curated in celebration of the Australian-Korean Year of Friendship, 2011. At the time of the original exhibition, the MCA was closed for renovations – but today it’s back, showcasing a string of works from both the MCA and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. Catch it from 16 June to 24 August. Head to mca.com.au for the full spiel.