Culture Guide :: Art Fairs, a Book Fair and Sydney Fringe

September 7th 2015




Monday 7th



Story Club

Most of us have our ‘run in with the law’ story. Think saga your mates have ever told you about the cops, their principle or the local council and we can pretty much guarantee these stories are going to be better.

WHAT: Story Club
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $20 via Fringe Festival

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Little Fictions

A dynamic night of sly, sexy humour. Learn how not to perform in a job interview and how to serenade a grumpy lover in the morning. You’ll walk the streets of New York with Ross Geller and find out if poets are better at sex. From the absurd to the laugh-out loud.

WHAT: Little Fictions
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar – Cnr Knox St & Shepherd St, Chippendale

Tuesday 8th



Comedy Against Humanity

Enemies are formed, friendships are flipped on their heads only to be forgotten in the cold harsh light on morning. Cards Against Humanity is the inspiration for this comedy show so you know your in for a ragingly inappropriate night. In the best possible way.

WHAT: Comedy Against Humanity
WHEN: 9:30pm
WHERE: The Factory Theatre – 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $10 – $15 via seatadvisor

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Two Girls One Hiccup

It’s a variety hour of sorts, to keep you entertained or uncomfortably fidgeting in your seats. They don’t guarantee you’ll have a great time or necessarily a good time but they do guarantee that time will pass.

WHAT: Two Girls One Hiccup
WHEN: 9:45pm
WHERE: The Factory Theatre – 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $20 via seatadvisor

Wednesday 9th



Half Life examines notions of the utopian through photography and installation. They use photography to examine representations that uphold an illusion of authenticity yet often conceal standardized systems and unattainable fantasies.

WHEN: 6 – 9 pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern

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Australian Slam Poetry Heat

This is where it all begins. The next Australian Slam Poetry champ comes from the local heats. Grab the mic of grab a seat and see what the kids from Granville are throwing down.

WHAT: Australian Slam Poetry Heat
WHEN: 7:30 – 10 pm
WHERE: Exodus Youth Worx – 32/10 Straits Ave South Granville

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People change. But how often do we look back and have a good ol’ think about how we were ‘then’. Yve has gathered up thousands of stories, from thousands of strangers and like any good hoarder she turns the best ones into songs – in a ‘that one is going straight to the pool room’ fashion. It’s a celebration of the idiots, strangers and heroes that we used to be.

WHAT: Then
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: ATYP – Australian Theatre for Young People
HOW MUCH: $20-$30 via


Thursday 10th


Sydney Contemporary

Sydney’s Biennial  Art Fair is taking over Carraigeworks. Its like the Westfield of our art world. Except instead of over rated fashion goods you have incredibly talented artists selling there wears and instead of shiny floors you could eat food off its the beautiful rugged landscape of Australia’s industrial architecture. Top this off with topical talks by art legends and a festival party vibe.

WHAT: Sydney Contemporary
WHEN: 10 – 13 September
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $50 for Opening Night, $25 Public Day

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Feminist September

Verge Gallery will be exhibiting three shows that touch on issues of gender, identity, equality, unpaid labour, feminism, protest and activism. This includes Sandra Hill. TextaQueen, Kelly Doley and Del Lumanta all curated by Chloe Hazelwood

WHAT: Feminist September at Verge
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery

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The Other Art Fair

Setting themselves up as the fringe experience to Sydney’s all encompassing art bonanza at Carriageworks, Art Pharmacy will be selling works by a huge collection of works by young and emerging artists.

WHAT: The Other Art Fair
WHEN: 10-13 September
WHERE: Central Park Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $8-$25 via

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Friday 11th



Another Art Book Fair

Along with the bold and provocative program Artspace has dropped to fit with their new bold space they bring you – Another Art Book Fair. For those people that sometimes think a cupcake is too beautiful to eat or a book is so beautiful it stands alone as a work of art. This is for you.

WHAT:VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair
WHEN: 5-9pm
WHERE: Artspace – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: $8-$25 via

Get Fresh with L-Fresh The Lion

Sydney-based rapper L-Fresh The Lion is performing as part of an event held at ICE in Parramatta. As well as a performance and a free lunch (!) there will be a discussion on gender stereotypes in our society and how we can all do our bit in building a happier, more equitable and prosperous community.

WHAT: Get Fresh with L-Fresh The Lion
WHEN: 12 September
WHERE: ICE (Information & Cultural Exchange Centre), 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta
HOW MUCH: Free, but registration is a must through Eventbrite

Dress Up Attack!

A music & arts fair for children and grown ups with live music from The Hoodoo Gurus, Bloods and a DJ set from The Presets. Other great family friendly events include Paint What You Hear, flower and food workshops, a Dad Joke Bar and a jumping castle.

WHAT: Dress Up Attack!
WHEN: 12 September, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Sydney Portuguese Club, 100 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
 Individual tickets from $35. Family bundles available.


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