Culture Guide: 11-17 February

February 10th 2019
Monday 11th February

Music Now Workshop

Create NSW is calling on all musicians, venues, promoters and anyone else thinking of putting on live music events in NSW to apply for up to $40,000 in funding from Create NSW’s new Music Now grants program.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: 6-7:30pm
WHERE: The Music Lounge
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Femufacture: Japanese & Australian Desig

Bringing together Japanese and Australian artists, Fermufacture is an exhibition exploring the space between traditional analogue making techniques and digital practices. The show explores cross-cultural manufacturing in the realms of contemporary art, fashion, design and architecture.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Gallery hours 10am-8pm
WHERE: Japan Foundation
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

3 + 3

Presented during the 2019 Lunar New Year celebrations, the exhibition includes the various interpretations and opinions of the Chinese-Australian experience through painting.

WHAT: 3 + 3 Exhibition
WHEN: 1st-28th February
WHERE: Bankstown Art Centre, Bankstown
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 12 February


An open mic night of original love poems featuring the work of Paul Tulip and Justine Wahlin Music. Get sappy for Valentine’s day.

WHAT: Open Mic poetry night
WHEN: Tuesday 12 Feb, 8pm
WHERE: Speakeasy Bar
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Shadow Shrine

Meng Yu-Yan’s solo exhibition explores the bare essentials of photography with a play on light, shadow and image. Inspired by traditional Chinese shadow play, the works are a poignant reflection on the artist’s personal grief.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 12 Feb, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 13th Febraury

Film Screening: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

The award winning film Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth draws connections between our contemporary environmental crises today and the ancient Mayan creation myth of Popol Vuh, calling for a deeper respect for that which is Indigenous.

WHAT: Film Screening and Q&A
WHEN: Wednesday 13 Feb,  5-7:30pm
WHERE: Old Geology Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

吃饭了吗?/ Chi fàn le ma?/ Have you eaten yet?

A group show by second-generation immigrant artists exploring what it means to live in a state of diaspora in conflicting cultures.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 13 Feb, 6-8pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 14th February

Queer Life Drawing

Queer Life Drawing is an amorphous workshop, popping up here or there, and focusing on queer representation, the empowerment of queer bodies and the telling of the stories behind them. This exhibition held at AIRspace Projects will be a growing installation of sketches and sketchbooks which will develop over the course of our residency

WHAT: Life Drawing
WHEN: Thursday 14 Feb, 6-9pm
WHERE: AIRSpace Projects
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Film Screening and Q&A: The Eviction

Shining a light on the Australian housing crisis, the Eviction explores the journey of two best friends as they are targeted by government’s plans for development in Millers Point. The screening will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A with film director Barney Gardner.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 14 Feb, 7pm
WHERE: Newtown Community Centre
HOW MUCH: $6, more information here

Friday 15th February

Other(ed) Bodies

Curated by students and exhibiting students, Other(ed) Bodies is a collection of works exploring the relationships around the queer body.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 15 Feb, 6pm
WHERE: National Art School
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Fetish: Fierce and Fearless

An art show in celebration of Mardi Gras season, Fetish asks us to embrace our innermost desires without fear.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 15 Feb, 6-10pm
WHERE: Studio Kink Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 16th Febraury

Mardi Gras Film Festival: Mapplethorpe

In this biographical drama, the life of renegade queer artist Robert Mapplethorpe is chronicled, from his early photography to his later days as enfant terrible of late 20th century art.

WHAT: Film Premier
WHEN: Saturday 16 Feb, 6:30pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas George St
HOW MUCH: $19.90 full price, $17.90 concession, more information here

Culture: Pool Party

A stacked RnB and hip hop lineup to soundtrack your day at the pool by Culture. Get splashy.

WHAT: Pool Party
WHEN: Saturday 16 Feb, 12pm
WHERE: Ripples Swimming Centre, St Marys
HOW MUCH: $15 first release, more information here

Sunday 17th Febraury

Mardi Gras 2019: The Moors

From the company who made The Trouble with Harry, this is a play of subversive edginess toppling the male-oppressed milieus of the Brontës and taking strong, passionate female characters to new heights

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Sunday 17 Feb, 5pm
WHERE: Seymour Centre
HOW MUCH: $30-$50, more details here

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

A documentary account of Trojan Records’ musical legacy with Jamaican and British youth culture, from its beginnings with the new sound of ska in the 60s to its influence on the working class culture of skinheads in Britain.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Sunday 17 Feb, 7:30pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema & Bar
HOW MUCH: $19-$24, more details here

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