As you recover from the Royal Wedding, treat yourself to a royally good time this Queen’s Birthday long weekend with our round up of what’s on.
Has the recent Royal Wedding got you in the mood for an event or two? Make the most of the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday 11th June. From high art to high tea, we have rounded up our pick of things to do in Sydney this long weekend.
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival once again brings the world’s best new films to Sydney for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks, parties, international director and actor guests and more.
From Wednesday 6 June to Sunday 17 June, over 250 films from the four corners of the globe will screen alongside a public program of free and ticketed talks and parties that will enrich the Festival experience.
Now in its 65th year, enjoy world-class features and fascinating documentaries plucked straight from the best international festivals including Cannes, Sundance and Berlinale.
Catch your Sydney CBD film festival fix at the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFF Outdoor Screen in Pitt Street Mall, as well as the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street and Dendy Opera Quays.
Pollination at The Calyx
Curated by the horticultural team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this breathtaking floral display features a collection of plants and flowers showcasing the role colour plays in nature’s magnificent act of pollination.
The wall, the largest of its kind in Australia, standing at 6 metres high and spanning 50 metres, showcases the Pollination theme with Dichondra, Syngonium and Heuchera.
Enjoy garden beds of vibrant coloured orchids, daisies, gardenias and lilies all set against the backdrop of a striking green wall.
Insider tip: Enjoy a High Tea at The Calyx
every Friday, Saturday and Sunday – with an optional upgrade to unlimited champagne.
Biennale of Sydney
Catch the final weekend of Australia’s leading contemporary art event, the Biennale of Sydney. Presenting its 21st edition, expect extraordinary art in unexpected locations – and it’s free!
Artists from 35 countries will present their works across Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
The Lady and the Unicorn
Now in its final days, The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series is one of the greatest surviving textiles from the European Middle Ages. On loan from the Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, this rare masterpiece of French art is often referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages.’
Travelling for only the third time outside France since the series was designed in Paris circa 1500, the six magnificent tapestries can be viewed exclusively at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 24 June.