Culture Guide: 17th February – 23rd February

February 17th 2020
Monday 17 February

Alone Out Here

In a moment of catastrophic climate change, Jon Wright, a gay farmer, is faced with a dilemma. His 22-year commitment to transform the genetics of his herd are pitted against the attitudes of the beef industry, who hold the future of his families 4th generation farm in their hands. Through his incredible journey of loss and survival, we learn what it takes to be true to yourself, at any cost.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 17 February, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas Town Hall
HOW MUCH: $17.90-$19.90, get tickets here

Mentor Speed Dating


Join SAMAG for a night of mentor speed dating at 107 Projects in Redfern, and connect with someone who has years of experience in your field, whether they are an art lawyer, accountant, HR specialist, marketing whizz, funding expert, stage manager, artist manager, rights lawyer, or publisher. There will be timed group discussions with each mentor at multiple tables and plenty of space to network in between. If you are seeking a one-on-one discussion, then see our Arts Genius Bar where mentors who are experts in their fields will answer your questions and may well breathe new life into your vision.

WHAT: Networking
WHEN: Monday 17 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: Free-$30, get tickets here

Tuesday 18 February

States that Weather: February Reading Group

Join us this February for the First Critical Perspectives on Madness Reading group for 2020. Please book to receive the readings and read the information below.

WHAT: Reading Group
WHEN: Tuesday 18 February, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Humanist Society of NSW
HOW MUCH: Free-$15, get tickets here

The Holy Rock

This is a journalistic inquiry into the twisted, just, wicked, and beautiful mind of Rock. With unprecedented access, we follow Rock through the moments in which Rock lives in this otherwise ordinary Rock’s extraordinary world. We will leave no stone unturned, but what about the rock?

WHAT: Exhibition Openng
WHEN: Tuesday 18 February, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 19 February

Pedro Wonaeamirri in conversation with Jonathan Jones

Join us for an in conversation between senior Tiwi artist Pedro Wonaeamirri and Jonathan Jones to discuss our current Ideas Platform exhibition ‘Jilamara: circles, dots, lines’, and the role of tradition within contemporary Tiwi art.

WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: Wednesday 19 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Project Twenty-Six

Project XXVI is a one night group exhibition at Goodspace Gallery in Chippendale on Feb 19 from 6–9pm. Twenty-six designers, studios and creatives will take part in creating a poster featuring a letter of the alphabet of their choice. All posters will be available for purchase with unlimited copies up for grabs on the night only.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 19 February, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 20 February

Chris Ross: Line of Thought

“Line of thought” presents an ongoing body of abstract work engaging with the aesthetic of ‘graphics’; drawing on common underlying qualities found in contemporary visual culture such as diagrams, memes, infographics, text, and interfaces.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 20 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Crossing Boarders Vol.2

Crossing Boarders is a group charity art exhibition to raise funds and awareness for the not-for-profit organisation of the same name. Opening on 20 February to coincide with Mardi Gras 2020, artists from all walks of life will come together to create a collaborative show of multidisciplinary works.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 20 February, 6-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 21 February

‘Queer Words That Changed My Life’ Salon

Spend an evening in our indulgent queer salon at NAS, surrounded by a family of queer orators who will delight you with short readings from their most treasured pieces of queer literature and words that changed their life.

WHAT: Readings
WHEN: Friday 21 February, 6:30-10pm
WHERE: Cell Block Theatre
HOW MUCH: $25-$30, get tickets here

Monica Pronk: Part of the Whole

Internationally published photographer, Monica Pronk’s first solo exhibition – ‘A Part of the Whole’ celebrates and explores the interconnection of womankind to the ocean & earth. It’s a call back to the wild, throwing aside generalised societal ideals of beauty and finding solace in one of the most valuable connections we as humans have – our affinity to the natural world, to our Mother Earth.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 20 February, 11am-5pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 22 February

The Sunshine

Please join us on the afternoon of Sat.22nd for the Sydney launch of “The Sunshine”, a book documenting the series of exhibitions staged at Peryton, Oberon Journal’s bar and project space in Copenhagen, from 2017–2019.

WHAT: Book Launch
WHEN: Saturday 22 February, 2-4pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Hyperinks: Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window

Upon realising that the objective survey he intended to make about Art Basel Hong Kong – now the leading international art market in Asia – isn’t going according to plan, Andrew Hevia (co-producer of Moonlight) shifts focus, creating a personal and comedic study of heartbreak, culture shock, loneliness and the contemporary art world.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Saturday 22 February, 3:45-5:30pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: $11-$12, get tickets here

Sunday 23 February

Vicky Browne in Conversation with Anna Davis

Please join us for a free event at the gallery for Vicky Browne’s current solo exhibition ‘Foyer’. Vicky will be in conversation with Anna Davis, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, to discuss her wonderful exhibition of ceramics, leadlight wall works, and the kinetic installation ‘Work/Play’, which was recently shown at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in the US

WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: Sunday 23 February, 3-4pm
WHERE: Galeria pompom
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Euphoria: the Exhibition Submission Callout

To ring in the new semester, Vertigo and the UTS Library are excited to announce EUPHORIA: THE EXHIBITION. To debut with our second issue, we’re hosting an exhibition of live and time-based content. Think poetry readings. Think videos. Think music. Think performance. Was your work destined for a living, breathing space? Help us experience bliss through the gritty, the visceral, and the now. Help us experience EUPHORIA.

WHAT: Artist Callout
WHEN: Sunday 23 February, 11pm (closing time)
WHERE: Vertigo
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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