ICONIC FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBITION LEADS SYDNEY FESTIVAL OPENING
Sydney Festival 2023 has today opened the doors to its signature event, Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon.
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has secured the exhibition exclusively for Sydney as part of the Sydney Festival program. This world-class exhibition will take over The Cutaway in Barangaroo with nine rooms of multi-sensory experiences exploring the life and work of one of history’s most influential artists.
Minister for Tourism and the Arts Ben Franklin said Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon will showcase Sydney as a global cultural destination.
“This extraordinary exploration of one of the greatest cultural icons of the 20th century is the perfect way to open Sydney Festival,” Mr Franklin said.
“Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon provides audiences with a uniquely immersive experience through interactive spaces, incorporating photographs, films, digital environments, collector’s items, music and live performance.
“This incredible Frida Kahlo exhibition is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Sydney and inject $3 million into the NSW economy.
“Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon is a must-see exhibition at this year’s Sydney Festival, which is once again setting a national benchmark for excellence in major arts and cultural events.”
From 5 – 29 January, Sydney Festival will reimagine a range of Sydney’s iconic and undiscovered venues, from the CBD to Western Sydney, with 25 days of site-specific programming that will have audiences viewing Sydney from a whole new perspective.
Frida Kahlo: The Life of An Icon runs from 4 January – 7 March 2023 at The Cutaway in Barangaroo. For more information on Sydney Festival and to book tickets go to www.sydneyfestival.org.au.