Culture Guide 13-19 May

May 12th 2019
Monday 13 May

UTS Photography Guest Lecture Program: Anna Pogossova

Please join-us for a series of very special keynote presentations with photographers, artists, curators and academics aimed to explore photography’s cultural positioning; both in a contemporary and historical context.

WHAT: Lecture
WHEN: Monday 13 May, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: UTS: Design, Architecture & Building
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Gospel According to Paul

Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and poignant portrait of Paul Keating, the man that — as he tells it — single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Monday 13 May, 7:30-8:45pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $49 + $8.50 bf, get tickets here

Tuesday 14 May

Objects of Influence

Objects of Influence represents a cross-section of experimental practices from 3rd year students studying ceramics at UNSW Art & Design. Their works position the material of clay as physically and conceptually mutable. This is to imaginatively and critically consider its meanings and value within the complexity of our current environmental, social and political climates.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 14 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: AD Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Boba Well

“Boba Well” (2019) is a participatory installation featuring a ceramic well which can be operated by participants to obtain drinkable milk tea.

Accompanying the installation, are masses of paper scrolls which blanket the entire courtyard. Participants recount and document their experiences with milk tea, before joining the completed scrolls up in a collaborative artwork.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 14 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 15 May

Art Somewhere turns 1

We will have special guest artists, birthday hat making activities and an awesome DJ set by Anatole and sweet projection art.

WHAT: Arts & craft
WHEN: Wednesday 15 May, 6-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: $5 on the door, more details here

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Fast Life Neons

A combination of this way of life and the neon culture that is specific to a lot of major cities around the world, the exhibition pays homage to this popular but dying craft. Unfortunately, only a small handful of neon sign workshops remain to maintain this craft that once animated the cityscape.

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

Thursday 16 May

Closed Worlds

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: partial reconstructions of the world in time and in space. Featuring an archive of 41 historical living prototypes from 1927 to the present – an unexplored genealogy of closed resource regeneration systems – Closed Worlds documents a disciplinary transformation and the rise of a new environmental consensus.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 16 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: UTS Art
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Limboland

COMMUNE presents LIMBOLAND, an exhibition by Sydney artist Lachie Hinton and photojournalist Mridula Amin exposing the stories of refugees and asylum seekers who were detained indefinitely on Nauru.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 16 May, 5-10pm
WHERE: COMMUNE
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 17 May

Bill Henson

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new works by Bill Henson. This will be Henson’s first exhibition in Sydney in seven years.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 17 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

52 Artists 52 Actions

52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS surveys Artspace’s ambitious, year-long online project running from January 2018 – January 2019 highlighting artistic practice across Asia. The project commissioned 52 artists and collectives to stage actions in unique locations throughout the region and share them with global audiences online.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 17 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 18 May

An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar

To mark the closing of Asad Raza’s Absorption, Kaldor Public Art Projects is delighted to partner with the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation on the latest instalment of their ongoing series, An artist, a farmer and a scientist walk into a bar…

WHAT: Art Performance
WHEN: Saturday 18 May, 6-9pm
WHERE: Carriagworks
HOW MUCH: $35, get tickets here

Strange Paradise Opening

Liverpool Street Gallery is pleased to present a fantastic group show featuring Dani McKenzie, Eliza Gosse and Antoinette Barboutis.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 18 May, 2-5pm
WHERE: Liverpool Street Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 19 May

An Evening of Music and Art

 

For our second gig in May we’re putting on a special evening at Goodspace, above the Lord Gladstone! On Sunday May 19 we’ll be curating a night of music and art, the perfect way to end the week.

WHAT: Art party
WHEN: Sunday 19 May, 7-10pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: $15 on the door, more details here

Double Feature: The Big Lebowski + O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Each month at Chauvel we handpick a double feature presentation we know you’ll love. For May, we present the writing/directing extraordinaires, the Coen Brothers, and two of their most hilarious yet intricate odysseys, The Big Lebowski + O Brother, Where Art Thou? (MA15+).

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 19 May, 4-8pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas Chauvel
HOW MUCH: $18-$23, get tickets here

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