Sydney Festival has officially kicked off its 2023 program and there’s a lot to look forward to. From faux beaches to immersive performances, live music and more, Sydney will transform into a diverse, open-to-all, party filled with music, dance and art. Perhaps the biggest coup for the festival is a major Frida Kahlo exhibition titled Frida Kahlo: Life of an Icon that has taken over The Cutaway, Barangaroo.
Frida Kahlo: Life of an Icon
Culture vultures are in for a treat with back-to-back art shows hitting Sydney throughout January. First, there’s the hugely popular Van Gogh Alive exhibition, an immersive Gucci exhibition, and a Carla Zampatti Retrospective.
Now an exhibition celebrating one of the 20th century’s most influential artists has come to town. And it’s no ordinary showcase. It promises to be immersive, multisensory and transportive in every sense of the word. There’s dazzling holography and immersive 360-degree projections. Plus expect live Mexican music performances and VR technology that will transport you straight to some of Kahlo’s most recognised works. And that’s not all. You can create your own flower crowns at the venue and turn your drawings into Frida-esque artwork.
Co-created by the Frida Kahlo Corporation and the renowned Spanish digital arts company Layers of Reality, Frida Kahlo: Life of an Icon, is a Sydney exclusive. Kahlo’s iconic portraits, self-portraits, and works have remained beloved over the years and a huge source of inspiration for artists over the generations.
Other exhibitions to watch out for at the Sydney Festival include Paul Yore’s Word Made Flesh and The Lucid: A Dream Portal to Awakening by American artist Kelsey Lu. Check out the full line-up of events here.