As a dynamic arts and cultural hub, Sydney has many fine and internationally known museums, galleries and art centres, such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales,
Museum of Contemporary Art, the White Rabbit Gallery, CarriageWorks,
Brett Whiteley Studio, Museum of Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum.
Sydney hosts many different festivals and some of Australia's largest social and cultural events. These include the Sydney Festival, Australia's major arts festival which is a celebration involving both indoor and free outdoor performances throughout January, the Sydney Film Festival and many other smaller film festivals.
Sydney's New Year's Eve and Australia Day celebrations are the largest in Australia.
Sydney also hosts Australian Fashion Week in April/May and September. A survey based on tracking the frequency of words and phrases in the media cited Sydney as number 9 on a list of the world's top fashion cities in 2009.