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Contemporary art Sydney over summer

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Sydney contemporary art scene is vibrant and enthusiastic all year but our long summer months allow us to show off so much more art in open spaces.  sydneycool has put together a small and not to miss list so you get the best of the best so here’s our top picks of the ‘must sees’.     October 2013   The annual Sculpture by the Sea runs from 24 October to 10 November and so Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach …

Chester White Diner and Bar

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What does a cool Sydney bar have to do with a breed of pig? Just ask the team at Chester White Cured Diner and they’ll tell you it’s named after a pig breed. And cured meat is an important part of Chester White, the new cool small bar in Potts Point brought to you by the Buffalo Dining Club team.     Chester White Cured Diner is a small bar opened in a space in Orwell St, Potts Point that’s …

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

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Sydney Contemporary, Sydney’s contemporary art fair opens next weekend at Carriageworks – it brings together contemporary art from international galleries in Hong Kong, China, South Africa, as well as Australian and New Zealand galleries.     With galleries from 12 countries and four continents, Sydney Contemporary joins the international art fair calendar – art fairs are quickly becoming the place to view the latest in contemporary art. Some of the international galleries include; 10 Chancery Lane – Hong Kong, China …

Trattoria al Gatto Nero- Island of Burano

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sydneycool was in Venice for the Venice Biennale 2013 -the Biennale has become one of the art events on our calendar.  So a perfect time to search out good food and restaurants – in Venice with a little knowledge, it’s not very hard at all.   And one that proves this approach is Trattoria al Gatto Nero on the island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon.             In general, visitors to Venice are only there for …

Ramen Ikkyu Sydney

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at sydneycool, we love to check out new cool Japanese food places and especially when it’s a new ramen bar in Sydney.  Ramen Ikkyu in Sussex Centre Food Court in Chinatown, Sydney comes with heritage and expertise.       The name behind Ramen Ikkyu is Haru Inuki – who created Blancharu in Elizabeth Bay Road just down the hill from Potts Point Sydney.   He trained under renowed French chef Joel Robuchon who has restaurants from Paris to Hong …

New York’s Jack Quartet Carriageworks Sydney

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Coming up this weekend at Carriageworks on 16th and 17th August – the Australian debut of the JACK Quartet from New York, one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative string quartets.  The Jack Quartet are four musicians who play new music by leading contemporary composers in very unique ways – one concert is performed in total darkness.         The JACK Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Lucerne Festival and the Venice Biennale. One …

Brit artist Marc Quinn in Venice

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Marc Quinn at Fondazione Cini on the island of San Giorgio, Venice is one of the umbrella contemporary arts events – on at the same time as la Biennale de Venezia. He’s one of the most surprising and challenging contemporary artists coming out of Britain in the last twenty years.       Marc Quinn is one of the Young British Artists – that loose grouping of artists who began exhibiting together in the late 1980‘s – like Damien Hirst, …

Best Pastries and more- Sydney

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sydneycool went in search for Sydney’s best breakfast pastries and more.  What a great task  it was – eating many different pastries from all over Sydney – and all in the name of research.  I’m, sure some of you might be jealous! … and can you imagine, all without guilt because it was in the name of research – wish my waistline would understand that!!! Now I know we may have left some out, as I can hear you scream …

Chinatown Sydney- cool sunday

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Chinatown Sydney is a wonderful place to spend a Sunday on a cold winter’s weekend and really emmerse yourself in its culture.  You can fit in a whole lot of things that will feel like you had a mini break from the city and yet you are just down the street from Sydney CBD. Go early – you can get off your train from Town Hall, which is just a few minutes walk down George Street or Central Station that …

Flour and Stone- Bakery Cafe

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As you orchestrate your way through life, sometimes you come across bits of real magic.   Flour and Stone bakery is that bit of magic. This small space dedicated to beautiful food is no magic at all – really, because instead a brilliant team of professional people who really know about baking and the art in delivering a hand made product.       Flour and Stone changes daily and seasonally (although they keep on some of the favourites) – …