Culture Guide: 13-19 January

January 14th 2020
Monday 13 January

Students of Sustainability Conference

You’re invited to Students of Sustainability (SoS)! SoS is an annual grassroots convergence and critical education space that empowers new and diverse generations of people to participate in the climate justice movement! Everyone is welcome!

WHAT: Climate Conference
WHEN: Monday 13 January, all day.
WHERE: Sydney Univeristy
HOW MUCH: $30-$250, get tickets here

Comedy Night

Start your week right with free comedy every Monday at The Argyle!

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Monday 13 January, 7-10pm
WHERE: The Argyle
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 14 January

Black Drop Effect

Bankstown Arts Centre in collaboration with Sydney Festival presents the world premiere of Black Drop Effect, a new play by Nardi Simpson.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Tuesday 14 January, 8pm
WHERE: Bankstown Art Centre
HOW MUCH: $30-$35, get tickets here

Portraits in the Studio

Learn how to pose a model
Develop your flash skills
An ongoing event series utilising various models and methods
Practice various lighting techniques with instruction
Great for building portfolio

WHAT: Drawing Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday 14 January, 7-9pm
WHERE: Mullens St Studio
HOW MUCH: $100, get tickets here

Wednesday 15 January

The Wasteland

Curated by Bea Buckland-Willis, The Wasteland is driven by the art of print, as all of the members of the exhibition are National Art School printmaking majors. We are interested in endorsing women in printmaking, and are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what print can be; incorporating photo media, installation and sculpture into traditional print practices such as intaglio, lithography, relief and screen.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 15 January, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Daughters of the Dust

Thursday 16 January

Night Parade of One Hundred Goblins

In Japanese folklore, twilight is the time when the supernatural world awakens. Everyday objects become enchanted, and shapeshifters and trickster spirits take to the streets. In ‘Night parade of one hundred goblins’, Clockfire Theatre Company unlock the ghostly realm that lurks alongside our own.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: Thursday 16 January, 7:45-9:05pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: $65 + bf, get tickets here

Taloi Havini: Reclamation

Artspace presents ‘Reclamation’, the first Australian solo presentation of Taloi Havini. This exhibition looks at personal and political narratives around themes of place, protection and resilience. Havini’s new work comes at a time in which communities across the globe find themselves at the tipping point of environmental and social change.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 16 January, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 17 January

January-February at Verge

‘This is who I am’ explores the experience of being queer Asian-Australian; the familial connections, cultural expectations, and the binary conflicts on the disparities of the East and West. The exhibition showcases five contemporary, emerging artists who identify as Asian-Australian and Queer on the Asian diaspora—within the intersectionality of our socio-political and socio-cultural climate.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 17 January, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Justne Williams: She Conjured the Clouds


Visit a tactile world where you can touch – and sometimes eat – the kaleidoscopic scenery and engage with a fairy tale adventure starring motorbike-riding swamp creatures, carnivorous ghost bats and bird witch puppets. Blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, She Conjured the Clouds invites everyone into a playful, colourful world of touch, sound and visuals

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Friday 17 January, 1:30 & 7:30pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: $20-$25, get tickets here

Saturday 18 January

BEUniiqu3 DJ Education

Heaps Gay / Roadwerk are stoked to bring you an interactive DJ workshop with club queen UNIIQU3 – a pioneer of jersey club. In the country headlining our Heaps Gay Roadwerk Street Festival [Sydney] on Jan 18 in Marrickville, this workshop held at the Red Rattler will give people the tools and confidence to own your sound and vibe, plus connect with like minded individuals in the community.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Saturday 18 January, 12-2pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

January Sewing Bee

We will be cutting and ironing bags and handles and of course sewing our very own Boomerang Bags together. If you’ve always wanted to learn to sew, or you’re already an expert, come along and learn! We will have space for a couple of sewing machines, please BYO sewing machine if possible. All ages welcome.

WHAT: Craft
WHEN: Saturday 18 January, 12:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Randwick Community Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 19 January

January at Firstdraft

Gallery 1:
Dean Cross

Gallery 2:
Echoes Over Oceans
Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Shivanjani Lal

Gallery 3:
Isma’ {listen}
Shireen Taweel, Zeina Iaali and Nicole Barakat

Gallery 4:
An Invitation to Grieve
Dexter Rosengrave

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 19 January, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Firsdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Please Explain: No One’s Drowning, Baby

Pacific Island nations, like Australia, are in the midst of a climate change crisis. This edition of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s Please Explain talk series takes Marshall Islander poet, performance artist, educator Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner’s address and poem “Dear Matafele Peinem”, presented at the 2014 Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit as a starting point for discussion on the role artists and activists play in this major challenge facing our Pacific region.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Sunday 19 January, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: 4A Centre For Contemporary Asian Art
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

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