Culture Guide 10-16 December: LULU: A Modern Sex Tragedy, Alaska End of Year Fundraiser, Merry Tit Muff & More!

December 10th 2018
Monday 10th December

BPS presents The Grand Slam ft: Alysia Harris

In its fourth annual year, Bankstown Poetry Slam presents the Grand Slam: a fierce competition of words from Western Sydney’s sharpest wordsmiths. Sydney’s only team based spoken word competition will see 32 finale contenders and 8 teams battle it out for first place.

WHAT: Slam poetry
WHEN: Monday 10 December, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: International Convention Centre Sydney
HOW MUCH: $35, more details here

UN Human Rights Day - free entry to David Goldblatt

To mark Human Rights Day, the MCA are offering free entry to their Sydney International Art Series exhibition ‘David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018’ for one day only. Experience the work of one of the world’s greatest photographers, who captured South Africa’s people and history over 70 years for FREE.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 10 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

YEVU Summer Pop Up & Launch Party

Sitting alongside our bold and vibrant prints will be an indoor jungle of potted goodness and gorgeous greenery, thanks to our mates at Leaf Supply. Every last leaf of fresh foliage will be for sale alongside it’s planter partner. So swing by, leave with some socially responsible Summer prints, and a new plant friend for your window sill. Our tropical space will be a sanctuary this Summer.

WHAT: YEVU Summer Pop Up & Launch Party
WHEN: Friday 7th Dec to Sunday 16th Dec
WHERE: 17 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 11th December

Merry Tit Muff

It’s that time of year again, and if you know The Bearded Tit you’ll know they don’t like to do the same thing everyone else is doing. So this year, instead of celebrating some old white man sliding down a sooty hole to leave you with questionable trinkets, they have decided to celebrate the (w)hole of vagina-hood, in all it’s luscious flappy glory with an exhibition by Kristen Fredericks and Betty Grumble.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 11 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Preview Screening - Undermined - Tales from the Kimberley

Head along to the preview screening of the film Undermined – Tales from the Kimberley, with added bonus of a Q&A session with award-winning director Nicholas Wrathall.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Tuesday 11 December, 5:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Amnesty International Australia
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Wednesday 12th December

Alaska End of Year Fundraiser and Celebration

Alaska Projects is hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for a publication documenting ALASKA Projects’ 8 Year history in the Kings Cross car park. Featuring over 30 renowned Australian artists, artworks will be auctioned under the hammer, and in a silent auction during the night.

WHAT: Art auction
WHEN: Wednesday 12 December, 6-10pm
WHERE: ALASKA Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

The last dove on earth was served in butter

The very humorous Natalie Synnott is holding her first solo show ‘The last dove on earth was served in butter’ at 220 Creative Space and Gallery. Featuring works across painting , ceramics and drawing this exhibition will not-to-be-missed.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Tuesday 12 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: 220 Creative Space and Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 13th December

Film Screening of Jori Finkel, 'Artist and Mother'

Is motherhood the last taboo left in contemporary art? The acclaimed KCET-TV documentary Artist and Mother, part of the Emmy-award-winning Artbound series, features four California artists who dare to make their own experience of motherhood a part of their work.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Thursday 13 December, 5:30pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Nell 'Blessings'

Blessings is a new exhibition by renowned Australian artist Nell at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Coinciding with their current summer group exhibition, this will be a saturated night of incredible art.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Thursday 13 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 14th December

BLUME 2000 - a flower themed exhibition and concept store

BLUME 2000 is an exhibition and pop-up concept store featuring contemporary design and art products inspired by flowers by Sydney-based artists and artisans.

WHAT: Exhibition and concept store
WHEN: Friday 14 December, 6pm
WHERE: TekMinimal
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

YEVU Summer Pop Up

Summer is here, and so is YEVU’s annual kaleidoscopic POP UP! Their huge new Summer range will be available in all it’s printed glory, plus a whole lotta other cool YEVU Summer goods.

WHAT: Pop up store
WHEN: Friday 14 December, from 10am
WHERE: 17 Oxford St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Saturday 15th December

Art Crit - Personal Best

Verge Gallery’s Art Crit – this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual artwork as well as the overarching themes within the exhibition Personal Best.

WHAT: Art crit
WHEN: Saturday 15 December, 1-3pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

LULU: A Modern Sex Tragedy

Trapped inside Pandora’s Box, Lulu is whatever you want her to be.
Lulu is mother, child, wife, object, beauty, muse and mistress. This is a a bold new work exploring fantasy and desire as a part of NIDA Directors’ & Designers’ Graduating Productions 2018.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: Saturday 15 December, 9pm
WHERE: NIDA
HOW MUCH: $15, more details here

Sunday 16th December

KNULP Fundraiser Auction

KNULP Gallery is holding a fundraiser auction with works up for grabs by some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging and established artists.

WHAT: Art auction
WHEN: Sunday 16 December, 2-6pm
WHERE: KNULP
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Aceh: beyond the tsunami

‘Aceh: beyond the tsunami’ is a documentary exploring the extraordinary stories of survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in the province of Aceh, Indonesia where approximately 170,000 lives were lost. Head along to the Sydney screening of this film and help raise funds for UNICEF Australia.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Sunday 16 December, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: 45 Saint Pauls St, Randwick
HOW MUCH: $18, more details here

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