Culture Guide: 14 June – 20 June

June 14th 2021
Monday June 14

Chicheka (چی چکا)

“Chicheka Lullaby” is a documentary that follows the life story of Ebrahim Monsefi, an influential musician from the south of Iran, well-known for his humour and challenge of societal norms. Monsefi’s tragic death from drug addiction has not overshadowed his career, during which he produced hundreds of lyrics and recorded more than 200 songs with a small cassette player.

WHO: Iranian Film Festival Australia
WHERE: Dendy Newtown
WHEN: Monday 14 June from 7pm to 9pm
HOW MUCH: Adult $22, Student $17.50

Tuesday June 15

SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Sandsong tells the unique story of Walmajarri Country and the survival of its People. The production is a journey into ancient story systems framed against the backdrop of ever-changing government policy and of the survival of people determined to hold strong to their Culture.

WHO: Bangarra Dance
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
WHEN: Tuesday 15 June, 6.30pm (runs from June 10th-July 10th)
HOW MUCH: Standard tickets from $85

Wednesday June 16

The Other Portrait: Exhibition Opening

The Other Portrait brings together work by artists who have an established relationship to the concept and traditions of portraiture. Through existing and newly commissioned works, the exhibition provokes a new analysis of the self and the other and examines the ways artists draw on their bodies, families, communities, cultures and experiences to underscore the paradoxes of subjectivity.”

WHO: UTS Gallery & SCA Gallery (USYD)
WHERE: UTS Gallery from 5-6pm, SCA Gallery from 6-8pm
WHEN: Wednesday 16 June

Thursday June 17

Yarn-up: The good, bad and ugly of practice at cultural institutions

“The good, bad and ugly of practice at Cultural Institutions event is a first step conversation on how to work with traditional owners. Hear about the involvement and participation of Dharug people as you are storied through our experiences within institutional spaces as ignored and often negated Traditional Custodians and Knowledge Holders.”

WHO: Pari ∞
WHERE: Shop 7, 4-14 Hunter St, North Parramatta
WHEN: Thursday June 17th, 6-8pm

Friday June 18

Big Brekky w/ special guest Baby BeefBIO

“Big Brekky is a new monthly comedy show inspired by Australian breakfast TV, which features performances from your favourite Sydney bands. This month catch an interview and live performance from local favourite Baby Beef who will take you to synth-pop heaven with tracks off their debut self-titled EP.”

WHO: Issy Phillips and Juliet Timmerman
WHERE: Giant Dwarf
WHEN: Friday June 18th at 7pm

Saturday June 19

Third I Festival

“A three-day cultural celebration and a movement to highlight the incredible arts and culture that sit within three important pillars of our society – Inner West, Indigenous and International communities. The Third I Festival will be the closing party for the Destination NSW Solstice Festival.”

WHO: Sydney Solstice x Third I Festival
WHERE: Newtown & Surrounds
WHEN: June 18th-20th
HOW MUCH: $20 for individual events, $45 for three events

Sunday June 20

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings

“The rediscovery of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint’s ‘secret paintings’, stored away and scarcely known about for decades, has taken the international art world by storm. Now her remarkable work is coming to Australia in the first survey of af Klint’s work to be shown in the Asia-Pacific region.”

WHO: Hilma af Klint
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW
WHEN: 12 June – 19 September
HOW MUCH: $25 adult tickets, $22 concession

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