Culture Guide 11 – 17 June: Real Real, Listen Here Now, Feedback & More

June 10th 2018
Monday 11th June

Nikon Vivid Photo Walk

Explore Vivid Sydney through the lens of a Nikon. On this walk you’ll be capturing light installations around the Opera House and Botanical Gardens area, while learning how to take the best handheld photo!

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: 7-9pm
WHERE: Wharf 2, Circular Quay, CBD
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP! More details here


This one’s for you! ‘Feedback’ is a music conference for young people 12 – 25 years old, presented by Music NSW and Vivid Sydney. Come and ask questions, listen to the best industry advice, network and meet some Sydney music heroes, including Alex the Astronaut, Ruby Fields and Annie Bass.

WHAT: Panel discussions
WHEN: 11am-4pm
WHERE: MCA, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: $20 – More details here.

BLAK BOX - Barangaroo 2018

Step inside BLAK BOX and experience the First Peoples’ concept of ‘deep listening’. Urban Theatre Projects’ brand new, state-of-the-art BLAK BOX surround-sound space will be installed on Barangaroo Reserve from June 2 to 24. The harbour-side pavilion will be filled with a powerful suite of newly commissioned sound works carefully curated by Daniel Browning (presenter of Awaye! on ABC RN). Enititled ‘HumEchoChorus’, the works bring together a moving range of contemporary Aboriginal voices to respond to the past (echo), present (hum) and future (chorus) of the Barangaroo site. There are a mix of 30 minute and 60 minute sessions over the season and bookings are essential.

WHAT: BLAK BOX – Barangaroo 2018
WHEN: June 2 to 24
WHERE: Barangaroo Reserve
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 12th June

Let's Tea Party: Taiwan Design Now

17 designers, brands and exhibitors have come together to showcase Taiwanese industrial design. From fashion to electronics, kitchenware to bicycles, these creators showcase Taiwan as a leader in cutting-edge design.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 31 May – 13 June
WHERE: Australian Centre For Design, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

June at Kudos

This June two new exhibitions are opening up at Kudos Gallery, ‘Currents of Exchange’ by Kate Brown, and ‘Archiving Apocalypse’ curated by Melissa Mills. Featuring performance, installation, VR and ceramics, these two exhibitions are not to be missed!

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: 5-8pm, exhibitions continue until 30 June
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

Wednesday 13th June

Listen Here Now

Listen Here Now will give the next generation of Aboriginal arts practioners the platform to voice their vision for the future of arts, screen and culture. Featuring Laura Murphy-Oates, Bianca ‘Bee’ Cruse, Rhyan Clapham aka Dobby, Travis De Vries and Medika Thorpe.

WHAT: Panel discussion
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: MCA, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP! More details here

Afterglow: Generations

Afterglow: Generations is a provocative double bill showcasing work by an emerging and an established artist. The inaugural Afterglow: Generations season features the world premiere of Humaniod by Cloé Fournier and Threshold:NRC by Dean Walsh.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: 13 – 16 June
WHERE: PACT, Erskinville
HOW MUCH: $30 – More details here.

Thursday 14th June

Voice and Movement Project

Presenting a double bill of theatre projects, the Voice and Movement Project brings together movement in ‘Not Far’ and voice in ‘Man and Beast.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 14 – 17 June
WHERE: Italian Forum Cultural Centre, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: $22 – More details here.

Sydney Film Festival

The world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties at Sydney Film Festival! Be amongst the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work that cinema has to offer.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: 6 – 17 June
WHERE: Various locations
HOW MUCH: Prices vary – More details here.

Gold Fantasy – New work by Kimberley Peel

Gold Fantasy is a multimedia installation that investigates the influence of digital technologies on Millennial identity. Video works, sculptures and jewellery objects are drawn together to unpack the dynamic between visual imagery and self-construction. Gold Fantasy explores historical references of gold and it’s re-interpretations into popular culture.

WHAT: Gold Fantasy – New work by Kimberley Peel
WHEN: Opening night Thursday 14 June, 6-8pm, exhibition continues 14 – 30 June – 2018
WHERE: Bridget Kennedy Project Space, 53 Ridge St, North Sydney 2060
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Friday 15th June

Real Real #2

The line has long been blurred between real/fake, IRL/virtual, live/prerecord, original/copy. Real Real is a series that utilises the inherently performative nature of social media as a platform for new performance, streaming the performance on Facebook Live. Tune in to Anna McMahon and Brooke Stamp’s collaborative performance from the comfort of your laptop!

WHAT: Online art
WHEN: 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Facebook, watch here.
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

Indigeneity and Architecture Symposium

How can Indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice help us to build better cities? Explore how the design and delivery of spaces is informed by indigenous values and identities.

WHAT: Panel discussion
WHEN: 12-5pm
WHERE: Tin Sheds Gallery, Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP! More details here.

Saturday 16th June

We Don't Need a Map (Australia)

An intergalactic tale of rebellion, symbolism and Indigenous astronomy. Made by one of Australia’s leading filmmakers, this feisty film examines the cultural place of the Southern Cross constellation across the Australian psyche back to Australia’s First Peoples.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Addison Road Picture House, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free with RSVP! More details here.

Looking In: A Survey of David Hawkes from 1989 to Now

‘Looking In: A Survey of David Hawkes – 1989 to Now’ presents an intimate look into David Hawkes’s life and career over the past three decades. The exhibition will feature a series of works selected from integral parts of his career since living and working from his Wedderburn home and studio.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

Sunday 17th June

The Digital Gallery: Generations Exhibition

‘Generations’ is an exhibition exploring the creation of new ideas, forms, and expressive possibilities through ‘generative systems’. In this exhibition, local artists Jason Wing, Jenny Alaca, Louise Zhang, and Josh Harle have created their own generative systems, experimenting in their own ways with digital technology to produce something surprising and new.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 28 May – 24 June
WHERE: The Digital Gallery at The Learning Centre, Rhodes
HOW MUCH: Free! More details here.

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