The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Sweet Ad­dic­tion Sweet Ad­dic­tion is the first ex­hi­bi­tion to open in the Ca­lyx, a new world-class hor­ti­cul­tural at­trac­tion within the Royal Botanic Gar­den Syd­ney. Sweet Ad­dic­tion ex­plores the botanic story of choco­late, and is an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence choco­late like never be­fore. The story be­gins in the depths of a trop­i­cal rain­for­est, and takes visi­tors on a jour­ney through choco­late plan­ta­tions, an­cient his­tory and a Lindt mill, cul­mi­nat­ing in the choco­latier room that hosts in­ter­ac­tive choco­late themed ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the ex­hi­bi­tion pe­riod. The Ca­lyx, Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­den, Mrs Mac­quar­ies Road, Syd­ney. Daily, 10am-1pm, 1pm3.45pm. Tick­ets: $9.50-$15. Book­ings: (02) 9231 8111 or on­line. Un­til April 17. Save Our Fish From Drown­ing Hedar Abadi’s solo ex­hi­bi­tion at the Ca­sula Pow­er­house, Save Our Fish From Drown­ing, ref­er­ences the so­cial con­text of his new home in Liver­pool af­ter flee­ing war-torn Iraq, where he worked as a pro­pa­ganda painter dur­ing the au­thor­i­tar­ian reign of Sad­dam Hus­sein. Ca­sula Pow­er­house Mu­seum, 1 Pow­er­house Road, Ca­sula. Daily, 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 9824 1121. Un­til April 23. Copier Jam! Copier Jam will be show­cas­ing zine, in­de­pen­dent comic cre­ators, col­lec­tives and dis­trib­u­tors from across Aus­tralia. Pub­li­ca­tions along­side orig­i­nal art, work­ings and lay­out pages will be dis­played in this ex­hi­bi­tion. Free­wheel­ing: Cy­cling in Aus­tralia Free­wheel­ing ex­plores the his­tory of cy­cling in Aus­tralia. Learn more about our cy­cling sto­ries and ob­jects, and the bike’s past, present and fu­ture. The ex­tra­or­di­nary bikes on show in­clude Cadel Evans’s Tour de France road bike and a BMX be­long­ing to world cham­pion Caro­line Buchanan. Na­tional Mu­seum of Aus­tralia, Law­son Crescent, Ac­ton Penin­sula, Can­berra. In­quiries: 1800 026 132. Opens April 13.

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