An Alternative Artistic Guide to Sydney

If you’re an art enthusiast and love to travel, we have an excellent destination for you – Sydney. This beautiful Australian city is a home to many well-known mainstream artists, but it also has a very developed alternative art scene. Basically, it offers something for literally everyone; so, take a look at the alternative artistic guide we have prepared and find your favourite suggestion.

Sydney music festival

It’s time for dancing!

Music is a huge part of the cultural scene in Sydney; so, visiting this magnificent city without going to at least one of the music festivals would be such a shame. The choice of genres is abundant and you can literally listen to everything from popular to classical music. For example, if you’re into hip-hop, we would particularly recommend that you visit One Day Sundays, which takes place every last Sunday of the month. Here, you’ll have a chance to listen to live hip hop beats, but also to meet many locals and learn something new about Australian culture. Furthermore, Sydney Blues and Roots Festival is another alternative event which will sweep all blues lovers off their feet.   

Experience a true graffiti adventure

Aside from other forms of art, Sydney is well-known for its graffiti scene. For example, Surry Hills and Cockatoo Island are famous for their collections of graffiti by numerous alternative artists. These projects represent a great chance for artists to show their works of art in front of a wider audience. The main goal is to change a negative perception of graffiti as a form of damage to cultural heritage and to allow people to really get to know this entire scene and accept it.

Surry Hills Graffiti

Bring a unique memory with you

If you’re one of the people who enjoy body art, getting amazing tattoos in Sydney in well-known Tattoo Movement is a great way to carry the memory of your visit here forever. You’ll have a chance to get your tattoo done by true professionals, who will make sure that this experience is as enjoyable as possible. So, if this is your first time, there is no need to be worried since you’ll be in good hands. And what’s best, not only will you enjoy art while staying in Sydney, but you’ll have a chance to turn your body into it as well.

It’s beach time!

Sydney is famous for its magnificent long sandy beaches which are a huge part of its identity. However, aside from lying down and soaking up the sun, and swimming in the crystal-clear ocean, you’ll also have a chance to visit some of the amazing festivals. The first one that we heartily recommend is Festival of the Winds, the Australian largest kite flying festival which will be held on September 10th this year at Bondi Beach. Here, you’ll have a chance to see many professional kite fliers, but also to try out this activity yourself. However, if you’re not so much into this kind of fun, go to the festival called Sculptures by the Sea which will take place on Bondi Beach as well from October 19th until November 5th. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to visit an outdoor sculpture exhibition and find out more about Australian culture.

Sydney guide

Sculptures by the Sea

Experience all the architectural wonders

Another thing which Sidney is famous for is its splendid architecture. There are so many interesting buildings you’ll come across and our personal favourite is the Sydney Opera House. You simply cannot come to this city without visiting this amazing landmark. Another architectural wonder worth visiting is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Not only can you enjoy the view, but you’ll have a chance to climb it as well. Once you arrive at the top of it, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the entire city. Finally, Sydney is a home to many interestingly decorated cafes, which are a great place to relax a bit after a long day of sightseeing. They include Dr Faustus, Paramount Coffee Project, Cafe Rumah and many others.

As you can see, Sydney is a true paradise for people who enjoy art and travelling. Not only will you spend an amazing time here, but you’ll also learn a lot about Sydney’s cultural scene and bring many unforgettable memories back home with you. Bon voyage!


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