Culture Guide: 16-22 September

September 15th 2019
Monday 16 September

A Better Man

“A Better Man documents a personal experiment for me and my abusive ex-partner – a step towards understanding and accountability. By getting closer to the truth of what survivors experience, and of why men choose to use violence, we can help stop the abuse. I hope that sharing my personal search for justice and healing will contribute to the struggle to end domestic violence.” – Attiya Khan, Co-Director

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 16 September, 7-8:35pm
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $18-$23, get tickets here

Next Projects Presents: Progress

This exhibition will feature a diverse mix of both current and former UTS students, inviting each artist to present two works produced at least one year apart. This event aims to display respective shifts in material process, conceptual approach or technical craftsmanship. We aim to encourage a dialogue between both current and former students at these monthly openings.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Monday 16 September, 6-11pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 17 September

3 Minute Thesis

Their Sea is Always Hungry

Their Sea is Always Hungry is a solo exhibition by Australian-Balinese artist Leyla Stevens. Encompassing new works in video and installation, the exhibition explores the spectral trace of Indonesia’s 1965–66 anti-communist killings and the hidden histories that contest its position as an island paradise. Part feminist surf film, part ghost story, Their Sea is Always Hungry reframes Australian-Indonesian relations to consider how a buried past continues to haunt the present.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 17 September, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Wednesday 18 September

Pleasure Centre

Pleasure Centre is an exhibition and after party showcasing raw work from emerging femme + queer collage artists. Each participant seeks to re-appropriate the typical form in a tactile expression of their lived experience – resulting in a pastiche of medium itself.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 18 September, 6-9pm
WHERE: Down/Under Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Ritual & Reverence: Contemplating the Sacred in Contemporary Art

Sacredness, ritual, spirituality – what do these words mean in contemporary art? Artists Jonathan Jones, Angela Tiatia and Marikit Santiago discuss the notion of the “sacred” and its complexities through their contemporary artistic practices. Moderated by Tian Zhang.

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: Wednesday 18 September, 6-9pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artists’ Studios
HOW MUCH: Free – $25, RSVP here

Thursday 19 September

Big Fashion Sale

Join us for Sydney’s biggest multi-brand clearance event. Over 10,000 women’s items from 50 + International and Australian designer brands.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Thursday 19 September, 9am-8pm
WHERE: Paddington Town Hall
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

PAM Mega Sale

Up to 90% off PAM and PAM STORE brands including Gosha Rubchinskiy, WTAPS, Neighborhood, Aries, Eckhaus Latta, Pelvis, Visvim, Undercover, C.E. (Cav Empt) and more…

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Thursday 19 September, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Burton Project Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 20 September

The Big Design Market

The Big Design Market brings together Australia’s best independent designers and makers for 3 huge days of shopping.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Friday 20 September, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Barangaroo Reserve
HOW MUCH: $5, pay on the door, more details here

The Dead Don’t Die

In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Friday 20 September, 6:45-9:45pm
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $12.50-$22.50, get tickets here

Saturday 21 September

Kalanjay Dhir & Tomorrow's Canvas


You are invited to join us to celebrate the openings of our next round of exhibitions on Saturday September 21 from 1.30 – 3.30pm

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 21 September, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery Auburn
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Around the Outside #3: A Day Texts, Readings and Performances

Programmed by exhibition curator Jonno Revanche, the afternoon will feature reflections on the show. Read more about “Before the tonsils stop” here.

WHAT: Art Event
WHEN: Saturday 21 September, 12-4pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 22 September

The Lord of the Rings: Extended Trilogy Marathon

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – Gandalf

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 22 September, 11am-10pm
WHERE: The Ritz Cinema
HOW MUCH: $20-$25, get tickets here

Lesbian Shorts: Queer Screen Film Fest

Stories of love at all costs, fantastical role play, and finding your truth make up this year’s ever popular Lesbian Shorts session.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 22 September, 5-7pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas George Street
HOW MUCH: $17.90-$19.90, get tickets here

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