Culture Guide:: Curators talk performance art and fantasy islands and Art that captures the unseen

August 23rd 2015




Wednesday 26th


‘Noir’, Stellar Leuna, 2015, [cropped]

From the suburban to the super natural

Stella Leuna’s artworks combine the subversiveness of Sin City with the dramatic contrast of a Chinese woodblock print. Her comic book style tells stories of suburban metonymy with a touch of surreal mystery.

WHAT: Paranoid – Stella Leuna
WHEN: 6 pm
WHERE: GOODSPACE, Lvl 1, 115 Regent St, Chippendale

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Experiments with refractions, exploration of transcendence

Jobe Williams’ series of abstract photographs open up a whole new way of seeing. He achieves this by photographing abstract landscapes through the use of glass prisms and diffraction gratings. These will be displayed through a variety of mediums to express this process, ranging from art apparel to 3D videos and also virtual reality experience.

WHAT: Prism Perceptions – Jobe Williams
WHEN: 6 pm
WHERE: The Corner Cooperative, 116 Abercrombie Street, Ultimo

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Forum for Performance Art

In the wake of Marina Abramović: In Residence and in light of the current exhibition Art as a Verb at Artspace some of the greatest talents in Sydney’s performance art scene are putting their heads together to talk about art as action.

WHAT: Together, alone | Performance as it is and as it could be
WHEN: 6 – 7.45 pm
WHERE: Artspace Sydney, 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Thursday 27th


In a dystopian future who is in control?

Australian Theatre for Young People have created a dance theatre piece set in a 1984-esque school space. challenging the ideas about control, and who gets to decide what is normal.

WHAT: Out of Line: ATYP
WHEN: 7pm – Thursday and Friday night
WHERE: Australian Theatre for Young People – Pier 4/5 Hickson Road,
HOW MUCH: $10 – $20

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Capturing the obscure and the ordinary

Pete Hawk is a portrait, documentary and street photographer from Sydney. A former news journalist he captures the obscure aspects of ordinary life. Intermission is a series of works from regional New South Wales and the characters and stories he met along the way.

WHAT: Intermission – Pete Hawke
WHEN: 6 – 9 pm
WHERE: m2 Gallery

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What does your fantasy island look like?

Everybody has an island fantasy, knows what they who they would take with them if they were going to be stranded on one. A stella line-up of curators from Underbelly to the Biennale will delve into the myths, histories and production nightmares that surround islands.

WHAT: Fantasy Island
WHEN: 6 – 9 pm
WHERE: Firstdraft

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Cult Japan

Goodpace is bringing you monthly screenings of Japanese cult classic films. This month, we feature Takeshi Kitano’s acclaimed 1997 Hana-bi (Fireworks).

WHEN: 7.30 pm
WHERE: GOODSPACE, Lvl 1, 115 Regent St, Chippendale

Friday 28th


Meet the hero from Sesame Street

Carroll Spinney is the original man inside Big Bird, and Golden Age is screening his story. That feeling you are getting in your gut right now is your five year old self kicking you to go to see this movie!

WHAT: I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
WHEN: 6.30 pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street
HOW MUCH: $15 – $20

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Art masters of energy curate MCA Art Bar

Haines and Hinterding are a husband and wife duo from the Blue Mountains. Interested in making art out of the unseen energies around us they will be curating a evening of all things light, sound and smell.

WHAT: Haines and Hinterding: MCA Art Bar
WHEN: 7 – 11 pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: $17 – $21

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Take it to the (Art)Bank

It is a little known fact but Australia has an Art Bank, just like we have a Federal Reserve Bank. People, like you and I can rent works from there collection, and once a year they throw open their doors for people to come peer through the collection. That day is today, and that is 3269 artworks you can have at your fingertips.

WHAT: Artbank Social Club
WHEN: 12 – 4 pm
WHERE: Artbank, 222 Young Street, Waterloo.

Sunday 30th

Art Underground

The Underground Art Market Party are at it again for another round for you to immerse yourself in all things artistic. Expect to be entertained all day with inspiring performances while the night will progress into a party until midnight.

WHAT: The Underground Art Market Party
WHEN: midday – midnight
WHERE: Jam Gallery, 195 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction


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