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Look Up Sydney: from the Ground Up with Margaret Betteridge (COSHA)

Look Up Sydney: from the Ground Up with Margaret Betteridge (COSHA)

Date & Time

May 14, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Event Organiser: City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA)


Date: Saturday, 14th May 2022

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street,
Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1

Cost:  Members $5, Visitors $10. Booking not required, contact COSHA for payment info.


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Everyone Welcome

No bookings required

Image Credit: “Sydney Town Hall clock tower” by Bernard Spragg is marked with CC0 1.0


Look Up Sydney: from the Ground up

Speaker: Margaret Betteridge


While we are familiar with our city at street level, how often do we look up above our heads? When we do, what can we see?

From sculpture to statues, stained glass to sandstone, flags to faces, there are fascinating details in some surprising places when you Look Up Sydney. This illustrated talk by curator Margaret Betteridge will bring a new level of exploration, curiosity and greater respect for the architectural vision which has brought ornament to our landmark buildings.

Using historical and contemporary artworks in the City’s Civic Collection, she will inspire you to Look Up Sydney. Margaret Betteridge manages the City of Sydney’s Civic Collection, a fascinating collection of artworks, furnishings, memorabilia and official gifts.

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Date & Time

May 14, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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