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Summer in Sydney and our thoughts turn to holidays, entertainment and new experiences. Once again the University is proud to be a leadership partner with the Sydney Festival, helping to open eyes, ignite debate and stimulate your senses writes Michael Spence in the Sydney University advertisement in the December 2011 issue of The South Sydney Herald.

There’s a hub of Festival activity at the University in January. Here are a few highlights.

Art comes face-to-face with architecture in Vision in Motion, a project by the renowned artist Narelle Jubelin, which celebrates the University’s significant – though often overlooked – modernist architecture.

Visitors are invited to take a ‘modernist walk’ across the campus, visiting key sites animated with temporary installations and videos, inspired by architecture and the built environment.

Australia’s most promising young architectural minds were challenged to design new performance spaces for three Sydney Festival venues: Festival Garden in Hyde Park, the massive Turbine Hall on Cockatoo Island and the historic Quadrangle at the University of Sydney.

Youtopia is an exhibition of the models, prototypes and digital designs from our Master of Architecture students, capturing 30 outrageously theatrical visions and it’s all at the Tin Sheds Gallery, on City Rd.

And don’t miss Bright Club, where our academics try standup comedy in the Famous Spiegeltent’s late night slot. See a line-up of lecturers, researchers and PhD-types from the University as they mine their area of specialty for comic potential. Be kind to them, they’re new to all this! This is truly the thinking person’s variety night.

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Michael Spence


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