Culture Guide: 15-21 July

July 16th 2019
Tuesday 16 July

Spectra: The Art and Consequence of Collaboration

Spectra: The Art and Consequence of Collaboration presents eight Australian artists whose practices are characterised by a deep and innovative engagement with science.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Tuesday 16 July, 6-8pm
WHERE: UTS Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Soft Monument

Soft Monument is an exhibition by Cambodian-Australian artist Linda Sok which looks to subvert the ways historically felt traumas have been addressed throughout history.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 16 July, 6-8pm
WHERE: AD Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 17 July

Late Night Laughs: Archibald Prize 2019

The Archibald Prize brings out the art critic in everyone! Join us for four weeks of free comedy during Art After Hours, as some of our finest comedians put their spin on the country’s best-loved art prize.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Wednesday 17 July, 6:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Working Out

An insight into the behind the scenes of 17 emerging and established practices, the show presents a single journal spread from artists working across a variety of disciplines.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 17 July, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 18 July

Reefer Madness

“Just a young boy… under the influence of drugs… who killed his entire family with an axe.”
REEFER MADNESS (1936) aka TELL YOUR CHILDREN aka DOPED YOUTH aka ZOMBI 24: UNDEAD POTHEAD MANIACS is a cautionary tale of the Devil’s Lettuce. Honest all-American teens are led down a path of delinquency, to violence and jazz solos, to REEFER MADNESS!

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 18 July, 7-10pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Lady or the Tiger

Inspired (loosely) by Frank R. Stockton’s short story of the same title, The Lady or the Tiger is a beachside-round-the-back-open-air spectacular, exploring snakes eating themselves, our love of watching each other suffer and spoilers.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 18 July, 8pm
WHERE: The Yard, Bondi Feast
HOW MUCH: $20, get tickets here

Friday 19 July

Table Read

Alexei Toliopoulos and Aaron Chen are a pair of film-tragics mad enough to re-stage the classics, the favourites, the movies from your youth, live on stage with a killer funny cast for Table Read.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Friday 19 July, 10-11:30pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf
HOW MUCH: $25, get tickets here

Carriageworks Winter Night Market

Carriageworks Night Market returns this winter, curated by James Viles, chef and founder of NSW food institution Biota, presented in partnership with STARWARD Whisky. Over 50 of Sydney’s leading restaurants, bars and producers will present menus inspired by the theme WILD, utilising native and locally-sourced produce, with a focus on using the entire ingredient. The Market will also feature live music and exclusive cooking demonstrations all hand-picked by James.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Friday 19 July, 5-10pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $10, get tickets here

Saturday 20 July

The Slow Demo(lition) of my Perfect Vision

On the evening of the 20th of July we will gather at the Pitt St Uniting Church for a unique serving of short films, performances, installations and wacko flavour.

WHAT: Film Screenings, Performance and Art
WHEN: Saturday 20 July, 6-10pm
WHERE: Pitt Street Uniting Church
HOW MUCH: $10-$15, get tickets here

52 Artists 52 Actions Symposium

Artspace, in partnership with Asialink Arts and Asia Society Australia, will host a symposium designed to stimulate discussion, critical thinking and engagement with some of the most important issues explored in the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS project – censorship, activism, migration, labour, gender and economies of power.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Saturday 20 July – Sunday 21 July
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Sunday 21 July

Waiting for Lefty

Lefty is the story of a meeting of a New York cab driver’s union on the verge of a strike. The union’s corrupt leader Harry Fatt does everything he can to discourage it, and the mysterious absence of left-leaning advocate Lefty Costello doesn’t bode well for the would-be strikers. After hearing the heart-wrenching tales of four hard-working cab drivers — each story dramatised before the eyes of the audience before transitioning seamlessly back into the union meeting — Agate Keller takes the stage and demands immediate action.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Sunday 21 July, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: Redfern Acting STudio
HOW MUCH: $15-$25, get tickets here

Everything is F*cked Tour

MARK MANSON, the bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, is coming to Australia for his Everything is F*cked Tour in July. Performing two shows at Melbourne, the Forum on July 15 and Sydney, City Recital Hall on July 21.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Sunday 21 July, 7-10pm
WHERE: City Recital Hall
HOW MUCH: $49.90, get tickets here

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