Culture Guide: February 21 – 27
February 21st 2022
Monday - Live Stream Panel
Queer First Nations Stories on Screen
“We have invited some key industry folk to discuss the importance of queer, Indigenous representation in films and to look at what we want to see in the future of the Australian and global LGBTIQ+ screen industry.”
The Panelists: Mitchell Stanley, Bee Cruse, Laurrie Brannigan-Onato and Davey Thompson,
The Panel Moderator: Matty Mills
Panel starts at 7:30pm on ‘Queer Screen’ youtube channel, for more info, click here.
Tuesday - Emerging Theatremakers
“Day after day, a couple wake up and make the decision to love each other despite failing to love themselves. Bubble bath, Zoloft, marijuana pancakes and red babydoll lingerie- love-tokens of this rocky romance. Aaron and Bella ride a dangerous codependency, a symbiotic existence that thrives in a small, Redfern, studio apartment.”
Show starts at 7:30pm, for more info, head here.
Wednesday - Young Emerging Visual Artists
“Primavera: Young Australian Artists is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. The exhibition was initiated in 1992 by the MCA in collaboration with Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, in memory of their talented and creative daughter Belinda.”
Running until June 2022, head here for details.
Thursday - Museum Up Late Event
Powerhouse Late: Mardi Gras
“Explore the Powerhouse after hours and celebrate Mardi Gras with us. Grab a drink at the Powerhouse Late bar, listen to music and dive deeper into the stories behind the exhibitions and objects. Join us for talks that examine the history of Mardi Gras and objects in the Museum collection. Enjoy screenings curated by Queer Screen, a performance by Sydney supergroup Slaysian or a curator tour of Robert Rosen: Glitterati.”
Museum will extend opening hours till 9pm, for more info click here.
Friday - Queer Webseries
Querencia (in Cinema)
“Fresh, groundbreaking and charming, this Canadian web series follows two Indigenous queer women with vastly different backgrounds as they find one another and connect in the big city. Daka (Kaitlyn Yott) had a traditional, straight upbringing, dancing on the rez for her whole life. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Abe (director Mary Galloway) maintains a life as a struggling musician with few ties to her Indigenous heritage. Until Daka leaves her life behind her and through fate and an interfering housemate, the two women meet and hit it off.”
The full web series will be screening at 6:15pm, for more info, head here.
Saturday - Live Comedy
“Powerbomb Comedy is a collective that runs venues and stand up comedy shows in Sydney. Check out the best comedians from Sydney and around Australia at our weekly room Powerbomb at Staves in Glebe.”
Saturday shows run weekly from 7pm, for more details, head here.
Sunday - Book Launch
Saul Griffith: The Big Switch – Australia’s Electric Future
“Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now – but what? Australian visionary Saul Griffith has a plan. In The Big Switch, Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint – optimistic but feasible – for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. “Griffith explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid and adapt our households. The same natural advantages – incredible resources on an enormous continent – that helped Australia prosper in the 20th century are the ingredients for becoming the most prosperous, entirely renewable, economy in the world.”
For more info, click here.