Sydney – for Artsy Souls03/04/2018
If you have creativity in your bones, it’s likely you seek it on any journey you take. After all, we all look for what we love most when we go away. And, if you look out for creation and expression on your travels, Sydney needs a place on your bucket list. This Australian city may not be the first place that comes to mind, but it has a whole host of benefits for the artsy soul.
First and foremost, you can have fun by picking out some of the city’s stylish accommodation choices. You might want to opt for somewhere like QT Sydney. Here, the theatre-style design offers a touch of the burlesque. Or, perhaps you’d rather head to companies like Ovolo Hotels, who can show you how to book Darling Harbour hotel which boasts of wall-art and exposed industrial rooms to boot. Wherever you choose, make sure it’s somewhere which gets your creative juices flowing. All the better for getting you in the mood for the following artsy activities during your stay.
The Sydney Opera House
We couldn’t start this list anywhere other than The Sydney Opera House. This is one of those amazing places you need to visit during any Australian trip. Far from being just an art-symbol in Sydney, this stylish opera house is one of Australia’s most iconic symbols. In fact, it’s such an artsy mecca that it attracts millions from all around the world. Shows worth seeing this year include performances from California’s psychedelic duo Mazzy Star, and dance performances by Australia’s premier choreographer, Graeme Murphy. If you like getting stuck into what goes on behind the scenes, you can even book yourself in for a backstage tour. That way, you’ll get a glimpse of the processes behind the performance. Either way, this can’t be missed on your creative visit.
Seek street art
Sydney also has a reputation for street art. If you really want to get an idea of the creative scene, this could be your best bet. The central area you need to head to is Newtown, which has become a hive of photography because of its fantastic street art. Pieces of particular note include Murals on King St. and graffiti in the area between Enmore Road and the railway line. Even elsewhere in Sydney, you can find some amazing work. Kimber Lane, for instance, boasts of the famous ‘In Between Two Worlds’ by Jason Wing. Taking a look at these masterpieces is sure to inspire.
Visit the galleries
Of course, no creative tour would be complete without a visit to the galleries of your destination. And, Sydney has some fantastic options to boast. The Museum of Contemporary Art is perhaps the most impressive of the lot after its expansion in 2012. But, it’s one of many options, including 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art, and The Art Gallery of NSW. The latter of these is actually heralded as one of Australia’s foremost cultural institutions. So, be sure to check it out!