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Australia Festivals and Events


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 Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Sept 08- Nov 19, 2000
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. Located at:
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place Parkes, Canberra, Australia,
ACT, 2601

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

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:


Painting Forever
National Gallery of Australia, Oct 28, 2000 - Feb 11, 2001
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.



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