Culture Guide: 1 – 7 July

July 2nd 2019
Tuesday 2 July


Crossword, is a cross-disciplinary investigation into the potential of language; toying with syntax and semantics to demonstrate how words can be utilised to express a meaning.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 2 July, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Ecologies of Being

Ecologies of Being is an exhibition that considers the ways in which we are enmeshed in flows between beings, place, memory, and time. The exhibition offers reflections on interdependence and our entangled relations to the spaces around us, asking– how and where are we orientated? What particular shape or form do the worlds we inhabit acquire?

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 2 July, 5-8pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 3 July

Decolonising Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology

We are deeply honoured to host co-editors and keynotes Emeritus Prof Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, esteemed scholar and author of Indigenous Storywork and Prof Jenny Lee Morgan, Director of Ngā Wai ā te Tui Māori and Indigenous Research.

WHAT: Keynote
WHEN: Wednesday 3 July, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: UTS: Design, Architecture and Building
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Kai Wasikowski: Climb, grip, hold

This July, experience ‘Climb, grip, hold’ and the neoteric work of Kai Wasikowski, whose experimental practice maps our intimate connections with nature, paying homage whilst simultaneously critiquing, sublime and romanticised representations of the natural world.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 2 July, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artereal Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 4 July

Mum: Black Saint of Redfern

Syron states: “Mum Shirl never attended school and was brought up by her grandparents in the bush in Cowra, NSW. She could not read or write, was epileptic, but had an extraordinary life, and was respected by all.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 4 July, 6-8pm
WHERE: Cooee Art Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Day of the Panther

From unstoppable Ozploitation director Brian Trenchard-Smith comes DAY OF THE PANTHER (1988). Follow the adventures of the oft-shirtless Jason Blade as he says his own name a lot and kicks hired goons in the face for revenge or something idk. Featuring a surprisingly unsexy aerobics/interpretive dance seduction scene!

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 4 July, 7-10pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Entry by donation, more details here

Friday 5 July

Between Tiny Cities

Dancers Erak Mith from Phnom Penh, and Aaron Lim from Darwin use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip hop culture to reveal the dramatically different worlds that surround them, and uncover the choreographic links that unite them.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Friday 5 July, 7-7:45pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $35+$8.50 bf, get tickets here

Real Real #5

Real Real tests the limits of this space as a platform for live performance. Social media live streaming has not only changed who can broadcast, but also what it means to be a witness to a live event. Real Real asks, how is technology influencing live world experiences?

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 5 July, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 6 July

Speak Softly, Tread Heavily

“Each language has its own system, customs and etymology, and the construction of meaning in one doesn’t seamlessly interchange with that of another. As populism swings to the right, popular discourse pivots not on universal political agendas but on identifying who ‘we’ are: who is included and where the line of the other is drawn. The necessity to understand cultural perspectives other than our own is an increasingly urgent task.”
-Sophie Williamson

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 6 July, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery Auburn
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Garden Reflexxx Presents Last Minute Challenge

Garden Reflexxx Presents Last Minute Challenge: a film festival for D.I.Y. cinema where you can talk during the films. Local, international, emerging and professional works played together. Movies free from production value but staunch in aesthetic, made with soft hands, inflaming ideas first.

WHAT: Film festival
WHEN: Saturday 6 July, 7:30-11pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: $5-$10, get tickets here

Sunday 7 July

July at Firstdraft

This exhibition, with a steely resolve, speaks to complex dialogues that reference historic and contemporary issues resulting from Australian colonialism. Abrasive steel wool, Tasmanian bull kelp and aluminium photographic plates are used to hold and weave narratives that speak to the intentional and legally sanctioned genocide that was perpetrated on palawa, Tasmanian Aboriginal, people.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 7 July, from 10am
WHERE: Firsdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Grand Nights: Down by Law by Jim Jarmusch

Join us this winter for two film screenings in celebration of the great cinematographer Robby Muller and his long history of collaboration with filmmakers Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 7 July, 5-8pm
WHERE: Grand Days: Books, Records & Collectables
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, get tickets here

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