Photo Gallery: The AU Sessions ft Emma Beau + Alex Gibson - Hive Bar (26.05.15)

The forth AU Sessions was held at the Hive Bar in Erskineville last night with fantastic performances from Queensland musician Emma Beau and Sydney musician Alex Gibson. A great evening was had by all as the crowd listened intently to both fine singer/songwriters. Many thanks to both Emma and Alex for performing and we look forward to seeing you at our fifth event next month! Stay tuned to our sessions page ( for more details. Photos by Johnny Au.

Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase - Evans Theatre, Sydney (23.05.15)

As a part of the month long laugh fest, the Sydney Comedy Festival headed west to Penrith PanthersEvan Theatre on a terribly cold Saturday night. It’s a pretty rare occasion when Penrith locals don’t have to travel an hour anywhere to seek some quality entertainment, whether that be comedy, music or theatre. So it was with great enthusiasm the packed local crowd greeted the travelling showcase to the Wests’ home of entertainment.

Eating with the AU: Love Supreme - Darlinghurst (Sydney)

After closing due to storm damage a month ago, Paddington (and Sydney) favourite Love Supreme has reopened much to the relief of the restaurant’s avid fans. One of those, my guest on the night, assured me that Love Supreme had possibly the best pizza in Sydney. Lofty claims, but as it turns out, quite possibly true.

Chris Yee Illustration Series “Mad Love” to Exhibit at the Japan Foundation Gallery in June

The Japan Foundation, Sydney will present Mad Love, a contemporary art exhibition featuring a series of manga-style illustrations by Chris Yee as part of the Japan Foundation Gallery’s Contemporary Art Mini Series from June 11 to July 1.

Photo Gallery: The Jungle Giants - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (23.05.15)

The Jungle Giants played a sold out show at the Oxford Art Factory over the weekend - check out these photos from the night, snapped by Bruce Baker!

Vivid Live Review: Squarepusher - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House (22.05.15)

Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher, embodies the three pillars of Vivid Sydney, so it's surprising that it has taken this long for the now world renowned festival of light, music, and ideas to lure him to Australia. In giving Jenkinson the John Sutherland Theatre, an intimate theatre in the Sydney Opera House, to showcase two hours of electronic mastery, Vivid Live delivered us quite the exciting journey into high-end technology, immersive visuals, and productions focusing on Squarepusher's latest album Damogen Furies.

Pop Up Bar: Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Launch at Cruise Bar - Circular Quay (Sydney)

On a wet, windy and chilly opening night of the Vivid Sydney festival Tanqueray provided perhaps the best seats in the city to enjoy the lights. The celebrated global gin has launched a pop-up bar on level 2 of the newly refurbished Cruise Bar in the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay – the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge.

Eating with the AU: The Ternary - Pyrmont (Sydney)

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder

Versatility is what new Pyrmont restaurant The Ternary is fast becoming known for. Located in Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour, the new concept restaurant boasts three very different kitchens for a true 3-in-1 dining experience that attempts to cater to a very wide range of tastes and preferences. All three kitchens are neatly arranged in a row, each distinct from one another, designed to fit different moods and preferences, while at the same time in harmony with one another. It's this design which sets Ternary apart the minute you walk in, and whether you're after a relaxing hang at the very The Wine Bar, or a decadent experience at The Grill Kitchen, you're very well catered for.

Photo Gallery: Jack Colwell - The Standard, Sydney (21.05.15)

Jack Colwell performed at The Standard in Sydney last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to capture these photos!

the AU interview: TEDxSydney organisers Remo Giuffre and Edwina Throsby talk ideas, learning and more

With the Annual Ideas Festival TEDxSydney 2015 about to take place at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, 21 May, the AU review had a chat to its organisers: founder Remo Giuffre and Head of Curatorial Edwina Throsby. In this interview, they discuss this year's theme 'learning', ideas and challenges. Click through for the full article.

Live Review: Gang of Youths - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (15.05.15)

David Le'aupepe shimmied his way across the stage, caught midway into live, favourite and inevitable single "Magnolia". As he delivers the line, "I'm drunk but I'm ready to kick some ass tonight", he flexes his arm showing he means business. It's theatrical flair, packaged with a neat grin.

Eating with The AU: Martin Place Bar - CBD (Sydney)

“Cone Bay” Barramundi with cauliflower purée, chat potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes and crispy leek ($25)

You may know Martin Place Bar as the busy tavern or watering hole found right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. What you may not know is that this family-owned business has recently undergone a renovation and makeover and that they’re totally committed to selling good food. This is reflected in a menu that boasts lots of locally-sourced produce, tasty superfoods and home-made items (like sauces, terrines and pâtés).

Photo Gallery: Gang of Youths + ECCA VANDAL + Big White - Oxford Art Factory (15.05.15)

Gang of Youths celebrated the launch of their new album The Positions with a sold out Oxford Art Factory gig in Sydney last Friday night. The boys gave a taste of the new album with a cover of Joni Mitchell's 'A Case of You' thrown in. Supports were ECCA VANDAL and Big White. Photos by Johnny Au.

Russian Circus El’ Circo Blanc to bring a Winter Wonderland to Sydney venue Slide

Two women hang by their feet from a raised hula hoop.

Combining breathtaking entertainment with exceptional food, Sydney venue Slide launches its three month season of the highly anticipated El’ Circo Blanc. Performing every Thursday evening from June 4th until August, this Russian Circus will transport its audience through a European winter wonderland as Anastasia recounts her years in the Russian winter circus.

Festival Review: Groovin' The Moo - Maitland Showgrounds (09.05.15)

With the recent flooding that has affected the Hunter Region for the past month, enthusiastic punters should have arrived at Maitland Showground with their wellies pulled up and ready for mud. The flooded paddocks alongside the highway just out of town bode for a messy occasion but it was a pleasant surprise to find upon entrance a solid dry ground with nary a fleck of mud in sight...