Culture Guide 12-18 November: The Land faded into the distance, Possible Dream Theory #2, Team Trampoline & More!

November 11th 2018
Monday 12th November

Bus Stop Films Taster Workshop

Bus Stop Films have partnered with Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Parramatta to deliver their accessible film studies program for people with a disability in 2019. Bus Stop Films believe that film making should be available for everyone and that the industry is richer when diversity is included and seen.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Monday 12th November, 1-3pm
WHERE: ICE Parramatta
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Women's DJ Workshop

This workshop lead by on of Sydney’s fave DJ’s Luen will teach you the basics of DJing, so you not only know what’s happening behind the decks at the next party or festival but you’ll also have the skills to mix tracks, apply filters and understand club dj equipment too.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Monday 12th November, 7-10pm
WHERE: Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: FREE, message @luenfree on Facebook for the location and details, more info here

2018 SEASON 2 - Suitcase Stories "Missing"

In Suitcase Stories, young refugees who have experienced the horror of war, trauma and persecution, perform their own true stories in a symphony of spoken word, music and movement.
Young refugees from Iraq and Syria now attending Holroyd High School and Intensive English Centre, will charm and inspire with their humour, honesty and innocence as they perform pivotal moments from their lives. It’s the magic of authentic voices, calling us to share their stories of horror and joy, of laughter and pain, of wonder and resilience.

WHAT: 2018 SEASON 2 – Suitcase Stories “Missing”
WHEN: 15th-16th November, 2018
WHERE: Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $18-$30, more info here

Tuesday 13th November

Beware! Artists at Work - Mission Australia

Beware! Artists at Work is the yearly collective art exhibition of young people from the Creative Youth Initiative program run by Mission Australia. The exhibition will include a mixture of 2D and 3D artwork using various visual creative techniques and expressions.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 13 November, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Comedy Tuesday

Laughter is the best medicine! Witness some of the best local and international comedians every Tuesday night at Spring Street Social.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Tuesday 13th November, 7:30pm
WHERE: Spring St Social
HOW MUCH: $8-$11, more details here

Wednesday 14th November

The Land faded into the distance (Kua ngaro mamao 'ua atu te 'enua)

Kua ngaro mamao ‘ua atu te ‘enua is a photographic installation that explores the layers of time, memory and Talia Smith’s personal cultural history as a person with Samoan, Cook Island and New Zealand European heritage.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 14th November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Wellington St Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Possible Dream Theory #2

Possible Dream Theory #2 brings together artists Polly Borland, Matthew Harris, Drew Connor Holland, Laura Moore, nova Milne, Emily Parsons-Lord, Philjames and Kenny Pittock for a dreamy exhibition at Galerie Pompom.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 14th November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie Pompom
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 15th November

Ideas Platform | Parramatta Artists Studios Exhibition

This is the fourth annual Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS) presentation at Artspace! Part of an ongoing partnership that sees the two institutions working collaboratively to further support artists in Western Sydney through curatorial dialogue, mentorship and advocacy, this exhibition will feature Current PAS artists Tom Blake, Chris Dolman, Emily Parsons-Lord, Lisa Sammut and Garry Trinh.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 15th November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

Also opening at Artspace this Thursday is the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship! Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The ten finalists for the 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship are: Kieran Butler, EO Gill, Biljana Jancic, Shivanjani Lal, JD Reforma, Marikit Santiago, Georgia Saxelby, Shireen Taweel, Kai Wasikowski and Jodie Whalen

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 15th November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 16th November

UTS Design and Architecture Grad Show

FUTURES HISTORIES is a cohesively designed graduation celebrating the work of students from the School of Architecture and the School of Design, featuring projects from Animation, Visual Communication, Photography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Product Design, Fashion and Textiles and Masters of Design.

WHAT: Grad Show Opening
WHEN: Friday 16th November, 10am
WHERE: UTS: Design, Architecture and Building
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here


Team Trampoline as a part of Right Here Right Now Urban Theatre Projects is an installation reflecting Blacktown’s very own backyard. The trampoline frames have come from nearby homes to be rescued from a rusty grave and repainted in bold colours with handcrafted matts made with the help of people from Blacktown and surrounding communities. Three performers will take to the arrangement of trampolines and perform a choreographed display of dance, acrobatics and mock competitiveness.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Friday 16th November, 6pm
WHERE: Main St, Blacktown
HOW MUCH: $59, more details here

Saturday 17th November

Home Ground Advantage - Round 2

‘Home ground advantage’ will use the natural tree lined borders of Tillman Park sports field to frame the 12 exhibiting artist’s work within the context of fair play and community spirit. This project combines these themes by recognising a similarity between the balance of togetherness and competitiveness fostered in team sports and that of an arts community, and also simply the act of artistic experimentation being similar to play.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 17th November, 12-3pm
WHERE: Tillman Park
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Dancing In Scent

The sense of smell is our first sense to develop in the womb yet it is our most misunderstood tool for comprehending the world around us. It has the power to sculpt emotion, influence relationships & revive long forgotten memories. These concepts will be showcased through a series of multi-sensory performances that blur the artistic boundaries between thematic perfumery and musical aesthetics.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Saturday 17th November, 7-11pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sunday 18th November


Held in the garage that houses Artist Run Project Cold Cuts, Plunk! Will feature contributions and documenta from: Heath Franco, Mitch Thomas, Talitha Kennedy, Liz McCrystal, Johnny Miller*, Patrick Mason and Billy J Burke.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Sunday 18th November, 5-7pm
WHERE: 2/212 Corunna Rd
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival

The Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival returns to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre bringing together the very best in Iraqi arts and culture for an action packed day. This year’s program includes a free market fair day called The Bazaar of Bagdad, a short film festival made up of award winning short films from Iraqi-Australians, a classical music concert featuring the MACAM Music Ensemble and a keynote speech from orthopedic surgeon and former asylum seeker Dr. Munjed Al Muderis.

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: Sunday 18th November
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

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