Culture Guide: 10 – 16 February

February 9th 2020
Monday 10 February

The Cooked and the Raw

“The Cooked and the Raw” features clay sculpture and installation by seven artists who have recently graduated with Honours and Masters degrees from the National Art School, Sydney College of the Arts and UNSW Art & Design.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Monday 10 February, 3-5pm
WHERE: Delmar Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Banksy & The Rise of Outlaw Art

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. His political art, criminal stunts, and daring invasions have outraged the establishment and created a revolutionary new movement, yet his identity still remains shrouded in mystery.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 10 February, 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Hoyts Broadway
HOW MUCH: $20-$25, get tickets here

Tuesday 11 February

The Best of Pixie La Luna

The pop culture Pixie La Luna is back for a last hoorah before she jets of to the US of A. Dr Sketchy’s Queen of cosplay Pixie La Luna brings her love of art, and costume together every time she appears on stage, and this time she will be treating us to a night of reminiscing with a best of! Whether it be a sci-fi fantasy or a fairy tale dream, she will be bringing back some of our characters!

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Tuesday 11 February, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: Dr Sketchy’s Sydney
HOW MUCH: $20-$63, get tickets here

Snowy Wildlife Fundraising Dinner

Delicious vegan dinner and drinks to raise funds for wildlife rescuers

WHAT: Fundraising Meal
WHEN: Tuesday 11 February, 6-9:30pm
WHERE: Alibi Bar
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, more details here

Wednesday 12 February

Art After Hours: Nadia Odlum and Lucas Ihlein in Conversation

Join artists Lucas Ihlein and Nadia Odlum as they reflect on their Kaldor Studio take-overs and mark the closing of the exhibition ‘Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: Wednesday 12 February, 6:30-7pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Loopy: An Animated Group Show

LOOPY brings together animated works from 10 Sydney designers, illustrators and animators for one night of mind-bending merriment.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 12 February, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser

Over sixty of Australia’s leading and emerging contemporary artists are working in solidarity to raise funds for the Australian bushfire crisis for a one night only live and silent art auction event. Featuring DJ sets by Client Liaison, Marcus King, Gemma (Club Kooky) and Tyson Koh, head along for a night of art and music for a good cause.

WHAT: Art auction fundraiser
WHEN: Wednesday 12 February, 7-10pm
WHERE: National Art School
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 13 February

Love Letter Reading with Soo-Min Shim, June Miskell and Em Size

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, join us for an evening of love letter readings by Soo-Min Shim, Em Size and June Miskell.

WHAT: Reading
WHEN: Thursday 13 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artbank
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

February at Verge

‘Photomechanical’ explores the slippage between photo and object: how light is used as a tool for sculpting photographic material and how these processes might adumbrate some knowledge of the medium. The artists present a narrative of ‘light writing’ that is more emanative than reflexive of its own nature.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN:Thursday 13 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 15 February

National Art School: Queer Contemporary

Carolyn Fletcher AM, Chair, National Art School Board of Directors, Steven Alderton, Director and CEO, National Art School and Albert Kruger, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras warmly invite you to attend the opening night of NAS Queer Contemporary: The Mardi Gras hub for queer art and visual culture.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 14 February, 6-10pm
WHERE: NAS Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen: 浪石 Langshi — Some ways to listen and draw

浪石 Langshi – Some ways to listen and draw presents work created through interactions with the village of Langshi in Guilin, Southern China. This collection features an installation of paper ‘mediators,’ a sound feedback composition, a video work and durational listening and drawing interactions with AD Space conducted over two weeks.

WHAT: Exhibition Closing
WHEN: Friday 14 February, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 16 February

Ry David Bradley: Transmission


‘Transmission’ the first showing of a new series of 21st century digital paintings that completely redefine what a painting can be. The exhibition is the culmination of 15 years of practice dedicated to finding ways to paint in a manner that is distinctly of this century, where the boundaries between picture, video, and virtual reality are blurred.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk
WHEN: Saturday 15 February, 3-5pm
WHERE: Sullivan + Strumpf
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Our Visions Begin With Our Desires

Inspired by the Real Housewives franchise and the works of Audre Lorde, OVBWOD is a one- night-only event that plays with the perception of modern bla(c)k womxn and their portrayal on reality television.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Saturday 15 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Cement Fondu
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 17 February


ASIAN GIRLS is a horror short film written and directed by Hyun Lee and produced by Hannah-Florence Macgregor. Completed in June 2017, it had its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival in 2018. It is one of three short films financed by the Screen NSW GENERATOR: Emerging Filmmakers Fund (GEFF).

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 16 February, 6-9pm
WHERE: The Old Clare Hotel
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Holding as Beholding

Throughout Mixed Business, Pari is pleased to be hosting a reading group, facilitated by artist Jack De Lacy + curator Suzanne Claridge. The groups will take a short text (which you can find on the shelves at Pari, or online below) as a starting point for thinking about community, knowledge-sharing and ‘coming together’ as reparative practices.

WHAT: Reading Group
WHEN: Sunday 16 February, 4-5:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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