Culture Guide 11-17 Mar

March 10th 2019
Monday 11 March

How to Rule the World

An Aboriginal, an Asian and an Islander walk into a bar. It’s not the beginning of a racist joke, it’s the catalyst for a stinging satire on Australian politics from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui (Black is the New White).

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Monday 11 Mar, 6:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $60-$99, get tickets here

Richard Denniss: Dead Right Book Tour

This updated and expanded edition of Richard Denniss’ bestselling Quarterly Essay gives a template for understanding the next federal election; discusses how and why the right of politics has continued to splinter; focuses on why energy and climate policy is such a problem for conservative politics; and looks in more detail at what could come after neoliberalism.

WHAT: Book launch
WHEN: Monday 11 Mar, 6-8pm
WHERE: Gleebooks
HOW MUCH: $9-$12, get tickets here


Terrarium; a captivating ensemble work by Omer Backley-Astrachan. A series of short stories, each delves into a different aspect of life, love and death. Alongside Patricia Wood’s Transmission Solo: tools for telepathy and conjuring sensation, an experimental dance performance that incorporates radio transmission as a source of poetics, transmitting movement across time, space and social memory.

WHEN: 15th and 16th March, 8pm
WHERE: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: $20, more info here

Anney Bounpraseuth: You Are With Me in Paradise

In this exhibition, Bounpraseuth explores the search for meaning from the remains of trauma and grief. Bounpraseuth’s art practice is a ongoing re-processing of the loss of a once meaningful faith and most recently, the passing of her dear mother. The title of the exhibition plays with the tense of a Biblical scripture found in Luke 23:43, reflecting the artist’s shift from a future focused spiritual outlook, to a new personal philosophy based on Mindfulness meditation’s principle of being in the present.

WHAT: Anney Bounpraseuth: You Are With Me in Paradise
WHEN: 5th – 29th March
WHERE: Bankstown Art Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


HOME brings together the artwork of a group of Women from the Lakemba Rohingya Community who now call South-West Sydney their home.

Presented by Bankstown Arts Centre, supported by Settlement Services International and facilitated by local Artists Nicole Barakat and Melissa Wheeler, this exhibition explores the personal stories of the women and  their experiences living in a new land after leaving their own home behind.

This exhibition is presented in celebration of International Women’s Day.

WHEN: 5th – 25th March
WHERE: Bankstown Art Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 12 March

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Tuesday 12 Mar, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas Central
HOW MUCH: $10-$12, get tickets here

Heroine: Dango

This new work is an extension of Machiko’s creative process in that she takes it outside of her solitary and personal realm to activate — albeit quietly — a public space and share with a live audience.

WHAT: Art performance
WHEN: Tuesday 12 Mar, 6-8pm
WHERE: M Contemporary
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 13 March

Rewind Two

Rewind Two is a group exhibition and zine that showcases the diverse range of talent we have the pleasure of working with and growing from. In selecting those who have left an imprint on our space, as a homage and a thank you, this project holds at its core the aim to make the best work in photo-media more accessible through exposure to a wider audience.

WHAT: Exhibition opening and Zine launch
WHEN: Wednesday 13 Mar, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Rewind Photo Lab
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, more details here

Safe Sopor

Join UTS for the launch of Natalya Hughes’ installation Safe Sopor.
A celebration of the UTS Library’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence installation.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Wednesday 13 Mar, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: UTS Library
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Thursday 14 March

Speaking With Your Mouth Full

Curated by Alan Schacher and WeiZen Ho, this event brings together performing artists and musicians who will lead a journey through the library, examining the book as device, language as a medium for conveying musicality, and reading as a choral communion.

WHAT: Art performance
WHEN: Thursday 14 Mar, 6-8pm
WHERE: Green Square Library and Plaza
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Art at Night

A crawl of the Waterloo and Green Square precinct featuring art events along the way. Explore this burgeoning creative precinct before joining the team at the Australian Technology Park for the opening night of The Other Art Fair Sydney.

WHAT: Art fair opening
WHEN: Thursday 14 Mar, 6-10pm
WHERE: Australian Technology Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 15 March

Australian Tattoo Expo

With an emphasis on talent, Australian Tattoo Expo invites the public to come and experience the Tattoo Industry up close and personal. With over 300 talented artists from across the globe under one roof, there isn’t a better place to be introduced to the niche and complex culture of tattooing and body art.

WHAT: Tattoo expo
WHEN: Friday 15 Mar, 10am-6pm
WHERE: International Convention Centre Sydney
HOW MUCH: $30-$70, get tickets here


Emerging from behind the Great Firewall of China, a new breed of artists stake their claim to the global art scene. Unrestricted by national borders or western expectation, the artists in HOT BLOOD have cast off the markers of age, nationality and gender, to reflect on issues shaping the contemporary age.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 15 Mar, 10am
WHERE: White Rabbit Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 16 March

Parramatta x Rydalmere: 2019 Artists’ Studios Launch

Be the first to wander through our new artists’ studios in Rydalmere and meet our 2019 Parramatta and Rydalmere artists. Explore open studios and experience art installations and performances by Liam Benson, Tom Blake, Linda Brescia, Anna McMahon, Nadia Odlum and Justine Youssef. Stay for DJ Del and Uncle Kal and enjoy our exclusive launch showbag with commissioned artist gifts.

WHAT: Open Studios
WHEN: Saturday 16 Mar, 2pm-4pm
WHERE: 22 Mary Pde, Rydalmere
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Gemma Smith in Conversation

‘Rhythm Sequence’ is the first career survey of Australian artist Gemma Smith. Curated by UNSW Galleries Director José Da Silva, the exhibition traces the development of Smith’s practice since 2003 and its experimentation with the language of painting.

WHAT: Artist talk
WHEN: Saturday 16 Mar, 3-4pm
WHERE: UNSW Galleries
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Sunday 17 March

Artist Talk: Brenton Alexander Smith

Brenton will give an Artist Talk on the final day of his exhibition ‘Stop for a moment’.

WHAT: Artist talk
WHEN: Sunday 17 Mar, 3-4pm
WHERE: Scratch Art Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Nights at Tempe #17

Come our for a night of experimental music featuring 180º, Laura Altman and Andrew Fedorovitch, Alexandra Spence and Peter Farrar.

WHAT: Musical performance
WHEN: Sunday 17 Mar, 7pm
WHERE: Tempe Jets, 1 Holbeach Ave
HOW MUCH: $10-$15, get tickets here

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