Hi Beautiful people Sky Bambie here from hubient talents! Last weekend I spent my Saturday at The Rocks Sydney. A beautiful Historic location with waterside views of the harbour accompanied with a warm atmosphere.
Museum of contemporary arts
I started my day off at the Museum of contemporary arts. Located in a water side deco building on Sydney harbour. The MCA is located on a land of vast cultural and historical significance to the traditional owners of this place, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
The Museum is Australia’s leading exhibitions dedicated in collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.
Currently they have a collection of works themed around perspectives on place. This includes works relating to land, mapping and environmental change.
One of the galleries featured Richard BELLS works, he provides thought provoking pieces that speak on aboriginal rights and struggles.
The MCA collection for perspectives on place envisions an expanded map. It creates a picture of the world made from rituals, memories and repurposed materials.
The exhibition examines the social and physical aspects of place. From geopolitics and environmental change to communal life and custodianship, these artworks expose the importance of place and how it is interwoven with contrasting cultural perspectives on time, history and belonging.
Admission to the galleries, cafe and temporary exhibitions is free with the exclusion of tickets for major featured galleries.
The Rocks usually hosts an immersive experience in its remarkable heritage building, and currently they have A sugar themed interactive experience called sugar republic. This experience is open from November 6 for a limited time so come by and experience the sugar high.
Make your way through a sticky note confession wall, a pool of marshmallows and more. There are 100s of photo opportunities to take advantage of.
Here are some of the features Sugar Republic includes.
- Pool of Marshmallows
- Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Wall
- Prize Claw Machine
- Lifesize Birthday Cake
- Sugar High School
- Play in a Ball Pit
- A Giant Donut Connect 4
- Archway of teddy bears
- Swing sets
- A huge container of allenes lollies
- free lollies and ice cream!
From workshops to food and everything else in between. The streets come alive every weekend with the excitement of finding something new to experience or take home.
My favourite stalls are always the ones with beautiful candles and soaps!
If you miss a weekend or didn’t get time to explore all the options, you can jump online and shop the markets on The Rocks website.
Every Saturday and Sunday-10am-5pm- George St and Playfair St.
From high street luxury brands to emerging designers. You will find skincare, jewellery, fashion, arts and crafts as well as workshops or an intriguing Oracle store down the side street near the markets with a gorgeous cat lounging on the sofa. There is something here for everyone!
Cafes and restaurants
With more than 50 cafes and restaurants, it’s easy to find a place in The Rocks where you’ll be able to treat yourself, and your appetite. Come down during the day to enjoy the sunshine with live music playing while you eat and shop or come and enjoy the nightlife where the streets come alive with laughter and fun. You can visit the well-known bars such as the Argyle, El Camino and so much more.
Street Art / Decorations
The Rocks is known for their amazing décor. Each event and holiday expect to see detailed installations every corner. With their current installations they have brought together local artists to curate a theme based on revival and renewal as well emerge from covid.
curated by Art Pharmacy here are some of the featured artists as quoted by the rock’s website –
- Vincent Buret: a Sydney-based designer whose work embraces minimalist shapes and new technologies as a form of expression.
- Rochelle Hayley: a mulit-disciplinary artist and designer whose installation work is sensory, pulsing and kinaesthetic all at once.
- Jason Wing: is an artist whose work examines our understanding of history and our current reality. His work is held in reputable collections including the National Gallery of Australia.
BY now the Christmas décor should be all up and ready so make your way there to see the beautiful wonderland of décor.
Come head down when you have the chance and experience the beauty of one of Sydney’s best spots. Check out my Vlog for a visual of my day and leave a comment letting me know any places I missed.
Again MY name is Sky Bambie from hubient talents, and I hope you have an amazing day!
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