This Weekend in Sydney 22/6

Get some culture into ya! Sydney is getting learned, and now it’s your turn.


The products of design can be found everywhere and good design can be live changing. Workshopped 18 showcases the very best in new Australian design, with more than 40 emerging and established talented designers presenting their processes, conceptual journeys and materials to the public. Workshopped continues its important role mentoring industrial designers and highlighting innovation in the design sphere. The exhibition is on show from this Thursday, June 21 and ends July 25. It’s free at the Australian Design Centre. For more information, head online:


Four eye-opening, inspirational and beautiful films will grace the Refugee Film Festival running this weekend from June 21 to 24. The films featured include Watan, a 2016 film by director James L Brown which paints a portrait of the refugee experience in Jordanian refugee camps, and Stop The Boats, a story about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Tickets range from $18 to $22 and will be held at the Dendy Opera Quays cinema. Book tickets online here:


The yearly celebration of all that’s good in the food and wine industry, the Good Food and Wine Show returns to the International Convention Centre this weekend, from June 22 to 24. Meet your favourite celebrity chef, taste amazing delicacies you’ve never had the chance to try and sneak some cheeky glasses of wine here and there. Tickets are available online at


A celebration of the cultures that make up the Inner West, Open Inner West is on until the June 24 and is a festival of diversity which features a whole range of talks, live performances and football tournaments. Coinciding with Refugee Week, there are dedicated art exhibitions, workshops and performances to celebrate acceptance and new beginnings. Head to the event website for the full program.