Royal Easter Show
Sydney, April 14 - 29, 2000
The largest annual event in Australia presented over 16 days.
A showcase of agricultural excellence combining a mix of 16,000
domestic & agricultural animals, participation of some
2000 entertainers, 400 commercial exhibitors, rides, demonstrations,
plus pavilion filled with displays from crafts, sports &
leisure to fruit & vegetable displays. This event is held
at Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay.
Traditional and Contemporary art of the Aborigines of
National Gallery of Australia, Sept 08- Nov 19,
The exhibition features a selection of work by important individual
artists of the modern era and two collaborative works, including
the Aboriginal Memorial. The artists featured are at the very
frontier of the interaction between indigenous and non-indigenous
cultures, and include Rover Thomas, Emily Kam Kngwarray, John
Mawurndjul, Nym Bandak, Tracey Moffatt and Fiona Foley. This
will be the Gallery's major exhibition during the Olympics.
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place Parkes, Canberra, Australia,
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Sydney, September 15 - October 1, 2000
The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games will begin with the Opening
Ceremony on Friday, 15th September, 2000 and finish with the
Closing Ceremony on Sunday, 1st October, 2000. It will be
held in Australia's springtime, with temperatures in Sydney
expected to range between 21.9 degrees Celsius and 13.4 degrees
Celsius. The Games will be held in metropolitan Sydney in
New South Wales, on Australia's eastern seaboard. The two
main sites are Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush Bay, 14 km
west of the city's central business district, and the Sydney
Harbour Zone, centered on Darling Harbour in the central business
district. The two sites are only 30 minutes apart and are
connected by road, rail and water transport services. A number
of Olympic events, such as canoeing and equestrian activities,
will be held at sites in Sydney's west, all located within
44kms of Sydney Olympic Park. For the first time in history,
all athletes and team officials will stay in a single village.
The environmentally sensitive village will be at the Homebush
Bay Olympic site and athletes will be able to walk together
to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium.
For an update information on the sports events, visit:
National Gallery of Australia, Oct 28, 2000 - Feb
This exhibition will display in depth the most beautiful and
representative paintings and drawings by Australia's greatest
abstract expressionist artist Tony Tuckson. This will be the
first major survey exhibition of Tuckson's work since 1976
and offers a unique opportunity to both discover and reassess
one of Australia's most important twentieth century artists.