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Redrawn: Celebrating 45 years of MR. MEN™ & LITTLE MISS™

Join us at OPEN – our outdoor public art space in Darling Quarter’s Civic Connector – on Wednesday 1 June to celebrate ‘Redrawn: Celebrating 45 years of MR. MEN™ & LITTLE MISS™’. As part of Vivid Ideas and Vivid Sydney 2016, artists from Australia and overseas have created their own version of a designated character, based on their individual artistic style. Expect to see 123KLAN’s take on Mr. Chatterbox and Jeremyville’s interpretation of Mr. Happy, amongst 14 others. Presented by aMBUSH Gallery, Darling Quarter and T-world, the exhibition will be open to the public 24 hours, 7 days a week until 30 June. Admission free. Visit the pop-up shop each Wednesday to Sunday, from midday – 9pm during June. Visit www.ambushgallery.com for more information.

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LIGHT PLAYGROUND DURING VIVID SYDNEY

As the winter nights close in and darkness falls, bring the family out to explore the artistic expressions of light, with the interactive installation LIGHT PLAYGROUND on the Village Green at Darling Quarter during Vivid Sydney. Housed within three specially modified shipping containers, LIGHT PLAYGROUND features three distinct concepts, perfect for all ages to discover: Giant Light Bright – grab a bunch of colourful translucent acrylic pegs and slot them into the over-sized black pegboard that’s backlit by an LED light source – what marvellous combinations of patterns can you create? Light Play Table – when everyday objects like sand, water, and building blocks are combined with light, they’re transformed into works of art. Be prepared to get hands-on in your discovery! Glow in the Dark Illumination – black light luminescence is on show as families make artworks from items such as Post-It Notes, neon sticker dots and highlighter markers. What looks commonplace in the daylight will surprise and delight under the special black lights and photo luminescent vinyl. Presented by Darling Quarter, in collaboration with Curiosity Works during Vivid Sydney, LIGHT PLAYGROUND is free to the general public and will flicker to life on Friday 27 May until Sunday 12 June, where it will be activated each Thursday to Sunday from 6pm until 9pm. Visit the Facebook event page here for more details.

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SUPER SUSHI HAPPY HOUR AT UMI SUSHI + UDON

Sumi Sushi + Udon at Darling Quarter only are running a super sushi happy hour from 9pm each night from Sundays to Thursdays. Enjoy all sushi types for $3 each! Conditions apply so please check the flyer.

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OPEN UP MARKETS

It’s your last chance to check out some of the coolest kids’ products from Australian designers at OPEN UP – from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 April, head down to Darling Quarter between 12noon and 5pm and browse the pop-up marketplace – it’s gear you won’t get anywhere else, plus there’ll be a DJ pumping out live tunes each day of the market! This week we have ultra-cool products from: Mulga, Miss Lilly, Olamina, HG Murdoch, AB Streetwear, and The Little Crowd. Presented by Darling Quarter and created and produced by aMBUSH Gallery, OPEN UP highlights a carefully curated group of independent artists and designers. Positioned in eye-catching modified shipping containers at Darling Quarter’s Civic Connector, there are unique offerings in kids’ apparel, accessories, art, decorative homewares and more on offer. Don’t miss out! And bring the kids for some fantastic playtime at Sydney’s largest CBD playground, located conveniently at Darling Quarter, opposite the Village Green. For more information visit www.darlingquarter.com/openup