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Museums, theatres and galleries

History buffs and culture connoisseurs are spoiled for choice
Mad for mummies? Intrigued by invertebrates? Or just plain preoccupied with performance? We offer the best in international and local culture and history.

Our cultural community is made up of theatres, museums and galleries exhibiting the city’s best in art, history and performance.

Located on the fringe of the Sydney CBD, our venues and attractions on our Camperdown/Darlington Campus draw patrons and visitors from all over the world.

At the centre of arts and culture on campus is the University’s new Chau Chak Wing Museum. This purpose-built, multi-level museum opened in 2020 and showcases the University’s extraordinary collections of art, ancient history, science and cultural materials. Drawing on the Nicholson, Macleay and University Art collections and featuring objects and expertise from across the entire University, the museum is open to the broader public with free entry.

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We’re open seven days a week, including some evenings.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum: where ancient artefacts meet contemporary culture, in a world-class museum open to all.

Find the unexpected

Seymour Centre: Theatre and performing arts in the heart of campus. Discover work that champions new voices, challenges the status quo and boldly explores big ideas.

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SCA Gallery: A program of exhibitions featuring works by Australian and international contemporary visual artists and designers, staff, students and graduates.

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Verge Gallery: a creative space for dynamic and innovative exhibitions in the heart of our main campus

Student driven culture

Tin Sheds Gallery: a showcase for the role of architecture, design and planning in contemporary society 

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Footbridge Gallery: an urban gallery to showcase dynamic and experimental digital artists. Find out more below. Contact us to contribute.

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Footbridge Gallery is a digital placemaking space for cultural and creative use, embedded in the physical environment of the University of Sydney.

It is a hub for showcasing dynamic, experimental, creative content by artists. This gallery establishes the University as a pioneer for the emerging model of urban galleries elsewhere around the globe.

The gallery comprises the Footbridge Plaza – the area leading up to Parramatta Road’s footbridge – and provides a literal and metaphorical link between the community and learning and research at the University.

A multidisciplinary enterprise between the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning and Campus Infrastructure Services, the Footbridge Gallery brings together the work of many communities – students, staff, alumni, creatives and residents in adjacent areas.

The gallery welcomes anyone who feels a sense of place and belonging on Gadigal lands – a gathering and journeying place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for thousands of years.

The Footbridge Gallery currently offers three main 'living lab' spaces, as well as a stage for performances.

The Dash Wall
The Dash Wall is a fully programmable, low-resolution LED media facade on the wall of the Holme Building. The system running the facade is based on software and hardware platforms taught to our students in the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, and our design computing degrees.

Flicks On Bricks
Flicks on Bricks is a projection-based show of short videos including digital artworks, data visualisations and other material highlighting student and staff work.

Moodulation is an audio-based installation converting the noise of Parramatta Road into sounds of waves and birds. This is enabled by a new timber stage installed at the back of the Footbridge Plaza space and equipped with outdoor speakers.

The Footbridge Stage
The Footbridge Stage is a timber stage equipped with high-quality speakers, facing the grassed area outside the Old Geology Lecture Theatre.