Culture Guide 17-23 December: S*x Clown S&ves The W@rld, Marrickville Makers’ Market, Eco-Dyeing & More!

December 17th 2018
Monday 17th December

WIP Shop Christmas Edition

For two weeks in December, WIP Shop will take up a new residence on Crown Street, Surry Hills, offering a curated collection of jewellery, fashion, ceramics and objects, designed + made by a group of thirteen emerging, independent designers.

WHAT: Pop Up Shop
WHEN: Until 20 December
WHERE: 243 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Surface Tension

Bridging calligraphy with the unleashed expressive gesture of performance, and merging formal drawing and painting with the influence of graffiti and mural painting, this exhibition showcases four contemporary Japanese artists with new approaches to the drawn surface.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until 25 January 2019
WHERE: The Japan Foundation
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tuesday 18th December

the NOW now 2019 program launch

Tuesday night will make not only the final NOW now concert of the year, featuring three remarkable sets of creative music, but will act as the big reveal for their 2019 program!

WHAT: Program launch and concert
WHEN: Tuesday 18 December, 7-10pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: $10, more details here

Tommy's TNL - A Queer Holiday extravaganza

Head along to the final Tuesday Night Live for the year at one of our favourite clubhouses, The Bearded Tit. Featuring comedy, a song or two and plenty of Holiday magic to farewell the year that was.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Tuesday 18 December, 8-11pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Wednesday 19th December

Kusama - Infinity. Preview Screening

Now one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Yayoi Kusama broke free of the rigid society in which she was raised, and overcame sexism, racism, and mental illness to bring her artistic vision to the world stage. Head along to this preview screening to witness the documentary about this art powerhouse’s life.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Wednesday 19 December, 7:30-9:10pm
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $8-$10, more details here

Artist talk with Hiroyasu Tsuri / Twoone

Berlin-based Japanese artist Hiroyasu Tsuri (also known as TWOONE) will present an intimate artist talk discussing his diverse practice. Working internationally to deliver large-scale public murals, exhibitions of his paintings, drawings, photography and sculptural mixed media works, Tsuri will share stories from his many creative projects.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Wednesday 19 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: Japan Foundation
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 20th December

Destination Sydney Re-Imagined

This is the second exhibition in a series of collaborations between three Sydney public galleries – Manly Art Gallery and Museum Society, Mosman Art Gallery and the S.H. Ervin Gallery. It follows in the footsteps of the jointly presented collaborative exhibition project, ‘Destination Sydney’.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until 20 February 2019
WHERE: National Trust Australia
HOW MUCH: $4-$10, more details here

Evan Pank: Flare Up

Evan Pank is an emerging artist living and working in Sydney, Australia. Utilising spray paint and screen printing, he creates works for this exhibition based on his own experiences as a football fan and the interconnection of sport with politics and society.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until 22 December
WHERE: Artereal Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 21st December

Bizarre Bazaar Opening Night Party

Opening night party for the Bizarre Bazaar market held on Sat 21 and Sun 22 Dec. Cultivated from Sydney’s creative talent where local designers, artists and craftspeople sell their handmade work directly to the public.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Opening Night Party Friday 21 6pm, Markets 22nd and 23rd December
WHERE: East Sydney Community Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Eco-Dyeing with Nicole Barakat

Join artist Nicole Barakat in this introduction to eco-dyeing. Learn how to dye and transfer print onto silk cloth using plant materials and rusted metal and create patterns using resist dyeing (shibori) techniques.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Friday 21 December, 11am-2:30pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artist Studios
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Saturday 22nd December

Carriageworks Christmas Market

Carriageworks Christmas Market is a unique opportunity to buy fresh seasonal produce and gifts just three days before Christmas. Double the size of the regular Farmers Market, the Christmas market will feature more than 115 Producers and Providores across the Carriageworks outdoor space.

WHAT: Markets
WHEN: Saturday 22 December, 8am-1pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Marrickville Makers' Market

Go and get yourself a one of a kind art bargain just in time for the festive season at the inaugural Marrickville Maker’s Market at Join the Dots this December. Local artists & makers will be selling their work from 10am-5pm. Grab a snack and a bevy, hang out with your mates and get your shopping done all in the one spot.

WHAT: Markets
WHEN: Saturday 22 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Join The Dots
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sunday 23rd December

The photographer's studio | David Goldblatt

Step into the studio and experiment with a range of photographic props to stage images that conceal and reveal unusual gestures and details of the body. The studio is inspired by David Goldblatt’s unique 1975 series ‘Particulars’.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 23 December, 10:30am
WHERE: The MCA
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Betty Grumble: S*x Clown S&ves The W@rld

Off the back of a two session serenade at The Festival Of Dangerous Ideas, Grumble brings her ‘first’ show SEX CLOWN SAVES THE WORLD to Sydney’s beloved and vital clubhouse – The Bearded Tit. As an ongoing Womanifesto, protest party and flesh riot, Betty invites you into the genre-smashing scene, zee cultivation of da lurve energy.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Sunday 23 December, 7pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: Pay what you want, more details here

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