History and Culture Around Campus​
October 31, 2022


What's on in Sydney during ASCILITE?

This post was contributed by Alix Thoeming

To help you decide what to do with your spare time in Sydney, we’ve rounded up some options with proximity (both physical and ideological) to ASCILITE and the University of Sydney.  

Join the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI22)

After a two-year hiatus ALASI welcomes returning, new, and prospective members of the learning analytics community to their 2022 summer program on December 8th and 9th. You’ll notice that this is right after ASCILITE, and it’s also happening just up the road at UTS (University of Technology Sydney)! Consider extending your stay in Sydney to connect, learn, share, and build all things learning analytics. Earlybird registration is $250 for staff and closes on October 30th, and students can register for just $100. 

Have a boogie at Sunsets Festival

Arrive in Sydney early to kick off summer with Sunsets Festival! Sydney’s best local artists and international guests are on the schedule for this one-day music event taking place at Rat Park Warriewood in the Northern Beaches between 11am-9pm. Limited discount tickets are available for ASCILITE members using the promo code MARVELL.  

Get cultured at the Chau Chak Wing Museum

Sydney’s newest museum is conveniently located on campus at the University of Sydney. The Chau Chak Wing Museum hosts collections of art, science, history and ancient cultures and currently is displaying 18 permanent and temporary exhibitions. Entry is free, and both guided and self-guided tours are available.


Check out a play at the Seymour Centre

The University of Sydney is lucky to have its own professional performing arts venue on campus, and there’s a great lineup set for December. Sydney institution The Wharf Revue will be showing their inaugural event, this year titled ‘Looking for Albanese’. Other events are available and more will be added as the month draws nearer.   

Re-think Treasure Island

One of Australia’s most well-known and respected painters, Daniel Boyd, showcases his work in the interconnected histories of First Nations people at the Art Gallery of NSW. The exhibition, titled ‘Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island’ displays over 80 of hisworks, with commentary from First Nations authors offering critical insights into his work and its significance. 

See rare and beautiful Indian textiles at the Powerhouse Museum

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, Charkga (spinning wheel) and Kargha (loom) celebrates the important role that textiles played in India’s move away from colonial rule. With over 100 items on display including block-printed textiles thought to be 600 years old, the exhibition is a must-see for art and design fans.  

What else is on?

Check out the City of Sydney website for a full list of local events. 

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