Culture Guide: 11 – 17 November

November 12th 2019
Monday 11th November

Sydney Ideas - Hope vs fear: climate change as a security issue

What does it mean to call a climate emergency? Military and security experts have warned that as temperatures continue to rise, so too will security risks, including in extreme cases, the risk of armed conflict.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Monday 11 November, 6-7:30pm
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

How to be a Good Trans Ally

Hear from some of Australia’s best trans and gender diverse artists about how to make your organisation safe and inclusive for all people to play.

WHAT: Panel talk
WHEN: Monday 11 November, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Darlinghurst Theatre Company
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tuesday 12th November


Undisciplined combines the physical research which has informed the projects of five members of UNSW Art and Design’s 2019 honours cohort.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Tuesday 12 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: AD Space, UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Bi Gan’s mesmerising second feature, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (地球最后的夜晚) is a mystery that plays out in both past and present. After an impressive run in China and a bow at Cannes in their Un Certain Regard section, this is a rare opportunity to see Long Day’s Journey Into Night as intended – in 3D, on a massive screen.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Tuesday 12 November, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Palace Central and Palace Norton Street
HOW MUCH: $12-$21, more details here

Wednesday 13th November


Allie Jonscher doesn’t know what to do with all of the works in her studio before she has to leave, so come along to this show of everything she’s made but doesn’t have a place for. Come see the bounty of her studio and celebrate the final weeks at Callan Park and who knows … maybe walk out with a painting!

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Wednesday 13 November, 5-8pm
WHERE: DedSpace Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Might Delete Later

MIGHT DELETE LATER is organised by Running Dog contributor Mariam Arcilla, and will bring together Sophie Penkethman-Young, Emma O’Neill and Danielle Karlikoff to discuss art world habits, online personas and algorithms in an Instagram era.

WHAT: Panel discussion
WHEN: Wednesday 13 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 14th November

Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield - Film Screening and Panel

UNSW A&D Climate Action Group is presenting a screening of Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield. The film will be followed by a panel discussion discussing the film and extending to the themes of climate, art, workers, and mobilising.

WHAT: Film and panel discussion
WHEN: Thursday 14 November, 5-7pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here


‘SPEIS’ is a group show from eight Sydney-based sculptural artists that uses an open-ended conceptual prompt – the word ‘space’, with its multiple and unrelated meanings – to make the audience question their perceptions.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Thursday 14 November, 6-9pm
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 15th November

Real Real #6


Real Real tests the limits of Facebook Live as a platform for live performance. The sixth installment of Real Real sees four working mothers, Nat Rose, Sally Lewry, Alice Osborne and Clare Britton come together to make a show, with their kids.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Friday 15 November, 12:30pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre Facebook Page
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Opening - 2019 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship enables a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The finalists are: Harriet Body, Nick Dorey, Amala Groom, Shivanjani Lal, Make or Break (Connie Anthes and Rebecca Gallo), Katy B Plummer, JD Reforma, Linda Sok, Leyla Stevens, Shireen Taweel and Jelena Telecki

WHAT: Art prize
WHEN: Friday 15 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Saturday 16th November

The Power of the Holy Spirit

A performative lecture on mushrooms, storytelling whilst popping nangs. This new experimental solo performance explores the control we do/don’t have over our URL identities in a post-truth world.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November, 8pm
WHERE: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: $20, more details here

Flat Earth Society Feat. Ivey Wawn, Lilium Burrow and live music

The final event at Cement Fondu of 2019, featuring live music and performance set within the current exhibition, Flat Earth Society. Experience the second iteration of dance and movement animating Rochelle Haley’s installation performed by Ivey Wawn, followed by live music sets from Sydney-based musical acts Ex-Rental, Press Release and Setwun.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Saturday 16 November, 5-8pm
WHERE: Cement Fondu
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sunday 17th November

Moran Prizes Artist Talk

Visit the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize exhibition and stay for an artist talk with the 2019 finalists Abdul Abdullah and Barbara Bolt followed by a drink in the garden at historic Juniper Hall.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Sunday 17 November, 2-3pm
WHERE: Juniper Hall
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sydney's Largest Trash & Treasure Market

The Blacktown Sunday markets are known throughout Sydney for our eclectic mix of old and new, food and entertainment, collectables, vintage and all kinds of pre-loved items all in one place. They are also home to one of the largest continuous garage sales in Sydney.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Sunday 17 November, 7am
WHERE: 33 Cricketers Arms Road, Blacktown
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tune in to Arvos at 4:30pm every weekday for more Culture Guide.
Brought to you by the City Of Sydney


Read more from FBi Radio