Culture Guide: 12 – 18 August

August 11th 2019
Monday 12 August

Mel O’Callaghan Performance Workshop

Artspace is calling for participants to take part in a workshop for Mel O’Callaghan’s upcoming solo presentation, Centre of the Centre. This workshop will be led by Sabine Rittner, Associate Researcher and Music Psychotherapist, Institute for Medical Psychology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Monday 12 August, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Practical Install Workshop

Learn how to install artworks of all shapes and sizes – as well as how to de-install correctly! We will teach you the basics of picture hanging and mounting, patching and painting, identifying and managing risk, and procedures for handling and installing difficult or non-traditional artworks! Suitable for artists, curators and designers who are novice installers, or those looking for a skills refresh!

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Monday 12 August, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: $5-$10, get tickets here

Tuesday 13 August

Black Mirror Trivia Night

Join us on Tuesday 13 August for a night celebrating the spooky, the creepy, and the occasionally adorable (looking at you San Junipero) British Sci-Fi series that won our hearts.

WHAT: Trivia Night
WHEN: Tuesday 13 August, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Side Bar
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Poetry Night

Join us for some drinks, dinner and a LIT time at the monthly poetry night in Sappho Book’s in Glebe (situated close to Broadway).

WHAT: Poetry Night
WHEN: Tuesday 13 August, 6:45-9pm
WHERE: Sappho Books
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 14 August


Solo 2019: Short Performance Works

Experience the live in a night of outrageous experiment as twenty solo performance makers take us into the guts of it all and show us how to really eat the world. Wear protective clothing… These 20 x 5 minute performance works have been created by our UNSW Solo Performance Making students to entice, surprise and perhaps transform us.

WHAT: Performance Art
WHEN: Wednesday 14 August ,7-8:30pm
WHERE: Io Myers Studio, UNSW Sydney
HOW MUCH: $8-$15, get tickets here

Rising: Emily Contador-Kelsall

There are only 11 years left to stop runaway climate damage. And while too many leaders stand still, more and more people are taking to the streets to insist that we take climate action now.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 14 August, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 15 August

Science at the Edge of Consciousness

What lies beyond the edges of our normal everyday waking consciousness? Join Dr Vince Polito for a trip through ancient and modern techniques of consciousness alteration to discover what altered states can teach us about the inner workings of our brains and minds.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Thursday 15 August, 7-9pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf
HOW MUCH: $15, get tickets here

JD Reforma: Diaspora Bingo - Clothing Store Workshop

The Clothing Store Artist Studios resident JD Reforma invites you to workshop your experiences of racism and exclusion by winning at bingo. Replacing numbers with the textual truths of life of the Asian Australian diaspora, the artist invites you to immerse yourself in the stereotypes and self-hate mantras that characterise aspects of his own lived experience (and perhaps your own), and instrumentalise them as tools for acknowledging and unlearning cultural shame.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Thursday 15 August, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 16 August

Andriana Carney: Andy 600

‘andy 600′ comprises of paintings, ceramics and found objects that delve into the fluid and changing relationship that the artist, Andriana Carney, has with their sexuality and gender identity. Each painting is a collage of Carney’s memories from important nights, childhood obsessions, weird dates and benders, people that have impacted them and pop culture references that have shaped their life.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 16 August, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: The Waiting Room Project
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Joan Ross: Collector’s Paradise

Join us to celebrate this Major Solo Exhibition by the incredible Joan Ross

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 16 August, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Michael Reid Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 17 August

Hatched Academy Open Mic

Hear the music closest to the hearts of the artists who will be our next generation of culture makers, movers and shakers in Australia. Hatched Open Mic musicians are handed the stage and the support of Ensemble Offspring, and asked to do something innovative. In 2019 we welcome Bianca Gannon and Elliot Hughes all the way from Melbourne and local sensations, percussionist Niki Johnson and bassist Will Hanson.

WHAT: Open Mic Night
WHEN: Saturday 17 August 6-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: $20, get tickets here

Vision in Ink: Roundtable Discussion with the Artists

Join us for a roundtable discussion with the artists of our current experimental printmaking exhibiton, ‘Vision in Ink’. This discussion seeks to explore the state of printmaking in Contemporary Art.

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion
WHEN: Saturday 17 August, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Sunday 18 August

Te Molimau by Taofia Pelesasa

Vitolina, a young woman is the only person who remains on the sinking Pacific nation of Tokelau in its final moments above the ocean. It’s both a blessing and a burden. The others have all made the journey of resettlement to Australia & she remains to witness her Motherland take its final breath, pondering the uncertainty of her future and everything that once made her people who they were.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Sunday 18 August, 5:15-7pm
WHERE: 25A
HOW MUCH: $20-$25, get tickets here

Sydney Folk Festival

It’s a musical spirit that uplifts us, connects us and keeps us going and we are so glad to be sharing it with you, our family and friends at this amazing event.

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: Sunday 18 August, 5-5:45pm
WHERE: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
HOW MUCH: $79-$158, get tickets here

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