Culture Guide: 14-20 October

October 16th 2019
Monday 14 October

Primavera 2019: Young Australian Artists

The MCA’s annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 and under

WHAT: Exhbition
WHEN: Monday 14 October, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Guan Wei

The work of Chinese-Australian artist Guan Wei, drawn from the MCA Collection.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 14 October, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 15 October

Del Kathryn Barton

Barton’s detailed and vibrant paintings explore the symbolic lan­guage of femininity, interweaving references to traditional folklore and the cos­mos. Barton’s practice is grounded in self-referentiality, drawing from a euphoric and emotional inner world.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 15 October, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

October at Firstdraft

Firstdraft acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which Firstdraft is built and operates.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 14 October, 10:30am-5:30pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 16 October

Japanese Film Festival: Grief & Vengeance

This year’s program, GRIEF AND VENGEANCE: OTHERWORLDLY TALES, presents a selection of films that unveil age-old ghost stories and chilling tales from the spirit realm.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Wednesday 16 October, 7:15pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Festival Poet: Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation, born, raised, and writing in Dharug country. As 2019 Festival Poet, Evelyn will perform her commissioned work, ‘Interior Anxious’, and will host Black Rhymes.

WHAT: Poetry Reading
WHEN: Wednesday 16 October, 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 17 October

Liveworks: Unbearable Darkness by Choy Ka Fai

Witness an uncanny cybernetic dance experiment conjuring Butoh master Tatsumi Hijikata from beyond the grave using a spirit medium, live dance, motion capture and a lively digital avatar. Unbearable Darkness explores the legacy of the expressive and historic dance form Butoh, questioning its appropriation in Western culture while searching for a new choreographic language for the Asian body.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Thursday 17 October, 8-9pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $30-$40, get tickets here

Liveworks: Other Tempo by Lauren Brincat

Other Tempo is a live sculpture.
A coloured score drapes, dances and reveals an assembly of performance instruments, where sharp notes are highlighted against the skins.
The music speaks to history and memory, played until a complete cycle has been heard.
This score moves in phases. The music warms up, warms down by dancing.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Thursday 17 October, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 18 October

Liveworks: Chicks on Speed — Feminist Sound Tech Keynote

This dual performance lecture will showcase the various technologies developed and produced by Melissa E. Logan & Prof. Dr. Alexandra Murray-Leslie, that expand, ‘demake’ and reappropriate objects into body- centric instruments through the intersection of pop music, sports science, fashion, and art performance.

WHAT: Keynote
WHEN: Friday 18 October, 6-8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Allora & Calzadilla

Never before seen in Sydney, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s ‘Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on ‘Ode to Joy’ for a Prepared Piano’ will be presented in the Entrance Court of the Art Gallery over two weeks. At once poetic and athletic, the work combines music, performance and sculpture to create a captivating experience for audiences.

WHAT: Music
WHEN: Friday 18 October, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 19 October

Flat Earth Society

Flat Earth Society is a group exhibition of international and Australian interdisciplinary artists working at the intersection of abstraction and screen-based culture. From the flat plane of canvas to the flat-screens of daily life, the artists consider how technology has shifted the possibilities of painting and infused the way we experience and frame our realities.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 19 October, 6-8pm
WHERE: Cement Fondu
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Liveworks: Reshaping Sound

Leading experimental artists Gail Priest, Lauren Brincat and Alex Murray-Leslie all create work that sits at the forefront of sound, technology, experimental music and contemporary art. Moderated by Clare Cooper (Co-Founder of the NOW now festival, Splinter Orchestra, Splitter Orchestra and Frontyard Projects) these Liveworks artists discuss their research interests and artistic practices, as well as what it means to create collaborative work that spans sound, installation and performance.

WHAT: Conversation
WHEN: Saturday 19 October, 12-1:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 20 October

Vegan Market

Vegan NSW is proud to bring over 100 vegan stalls to Sydney
for a fun fun day filled with vegan food, activities, talks and plenty of stalls to browse.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Sunday 20 October, 9am-4pm
WHERE: 112 Lang Rd, Moore Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Liveworks: Disrupting Narratives of Sexuality

Roslyn Oades (Writer and Director) joins Liveworks artists Joel Bray (Daddy) and Samara Hersch (Body of Knowledge) to explore the boundaries of audience participation, consent and dangerous social dynamics in contemporary performance.

WHAT: Conversation
WHEN: Sunday 20 October, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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