Culture Guide May 12 – 18: Contemporary Art, Feminism and the Internet, SLUT + Emerging Writers’ Festival

June 12th 2017
Monday 12th June

The Comedy Lounge

Ray Badran headlines this week, king of ‘snoccer’ Aaron Chen hosts. Ding to the dong. That’s a sweet feature pairing. Loveley boys. In support, loads of fun to come… Paige Hally, Kevin Duo, Jazz Twemlow, Jack Gramenz, Andrew Wolfe, Lauren Bonner with more to be announced…

WHAT: The Comedy Lounge w/ Ray Badran, Aaron Chen & mates
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: The Comedy Lounge @ Cafe Lounge, 277 Goulburn St. Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $10 at door, more info here

Tuesday 13th June

Slut

Lolita is a slut. So named, so celebrated, until one day she isn’t. The voice of the patriarchy seeps in, it bubbles up, ingested, internalised. SLUT plays in the grey area of sexual empowerment and dangerous sexualisation. This is a space peopled entirely by young women; Lolita and her girl gang. In SLUT girls evolve before our eyes; their personalities are in the crucible of adolescence, their potential is unlimited. This is the story of women growing into their bodies, owning their bodies and their bodies being owned by others.

WHAT: Theatre – SLUT
WHEN: June 13-24, Tues-Sat 6:15pm, Sundays at 4:30pm
WHERE: Old Fitz Theatre , 129 Dowling Street Woolloomooloo 
HOW MUCH: $25 Tickets and info here

Eastern Thoughts at Corridor

“And everything starts at the airport. […] Structures that put us closer to the rest of the world and that separate us from the people who have seen us grow.” Eastern Thoughts is a poetic, philosophical, and tender travel memoir by writer Marta Maia and photographer Vitor Queiroz. The writer and the photographer traverse 1708 km through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. They are in the awe of discovering new cultures, finding and losing themselves through the journey.

WHAT: Author Talk
WHEN: 8-9.30pm
WHERE: Corridor – 153a King St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free info here

SFF: Ordinary People

Winner of the People’s Choice award at Venice, this humanist drama follows two destitute teenage parents whose baby is kidnapped on the chaotic streets of Manila.

WHAT: Sydney Film Festival Film
WHEN: 8.10pm
WHERE: Dendy Opera Quay Cinemas – 9/2 East Circular Quay, Sydney 
HOW MUCH: $2o, more info here

In Conversation with Shaun Gladwell

Hear artist Shaun Gladwell talk about his work in virtual reality with VR in the Hub programmer Leo Faber, then head on over to our VR lounge at the Hub to check out his latest production, Orbital Vanitas.

WHAT: Vivid Ideas & Sydney Film Festival Film present Artist Talks
WHEN: 5pm
WHERE: The Hub – Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney CBD
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Wednesday 14th June

Emerging Writers' Festival

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. It is a place where creativity and innovation are celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented.

WHAT: Emerging Writers’ Festival
WHEN: June 14-23
WHERE: Location Varies
HOW MUCH: Prices vary, event schedule and more info here

MOVE - j-ulialouise

Julia’s photographs present a raw quality, be it friends or performers on stage, her ability to capture people in their natural state does not go unmissed. Breaking down the distance between camera and subject, her photographs are sincere and personal, making it clear her subjects are so evidently comfortable in their various states.

 

WHAT: Exhibition – J-ulialouise
WHEN: 6-9pm, one night only.
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery, 115 Regent Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

Re:Map

Matt Cornell wants to update the story. His maps offer a more complex history, that hopes to build a more comprehensive, nuanced and inclusive shared future narrative.

Matt Cornell is an Australasian based artist working through dance, sound, photography, and discussion. Matt is interested in the individual as a product of their environment, currently questioning: the choreography of capital, cultural heritage vs identity, and the eternal dance concerns of time and place and space and our arbitrary and shifting position within it.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Re:Map
WHEN: 6pm-12am
WHERE: Down / Under Space, 109 Regent Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday 15th June

Unfinished

Unfinished, an exhibition which saw the Spanish Pavilion take out the prestigious Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale is opening in the Tin Sheds Gallery. Curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns, Unfinished examines how Spanish architects responded to the 2008 economic crisis with wit and imagination.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Unfinished
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Rd. Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday 16th June

Night Market

Inspired by the theme ‘Cooking with Fire’, Carriageworks’ winter Night Market is a celebration of the diverse cultural relationship between food and the elemental force of fire.

WHAT: Night Market
WHEN: 5-10pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and info here

BIG ART TOUR

Jack Irvine is taking his art on an art tour, hiring a box truck and setting up a gallery in the back. Catch him on Oxford Street and Cronulla this weekend!

WHAT: BIG ART TOUR

WHEN: 16-18TH – 6-9pm each night

WHERE: 20 0xford street (Friday) Space 44 (Saturday) Sun Studios (Sunday)

HOW MUCH: Free, see website for more details

 

Saturday 17th June

Art + Film

For the month of June, the Art + Film program focuses on a selection of video works by renowned Australian artist Tracey Moffatt, which are held in the MCA Collection. A director of photo-narratives, Moffatt is highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation with moving images.

WHAT: Art + Film Tracey Moffatt
WHEN: 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $10, Tickets and info here

Contemporary Art, Feminism and the Internet

Contemporary Art, Feminism and the Internet is a panel discussion without a moderator, a space to trouble the assumptions about relationships between the internet, feminsm, art, and feminist art, a GIANT Facebook chat, an interactive international dialogue. Come. Charge your phone. Don’t leave us on read.

WHAT: Contemporary Art, Feminism and the Internet
WHEN: 3-5pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $25, Tickets and info here

Sunday 18th June

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital explores the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science, fashion, design and architecture. The exhibition features works by more than 60 artists, designers and architects from around the world.

WHAT: Exhibitions last day! – Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital
WHEN: 10am-5pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St. Ultimo
HOW MUCH: $8-15, Tickets and info here

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