Culture Guide: 17-23 June

June 16th 2019
Monday 17 June

The Build It Workshops Big Build

The build it workshop are hosting a ‘big build’ on Sunday 16th June at West Lindfield Community Hall…

WHAT: Building workshop
WHEN: Monday 17 June, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: West Lindfield Community Hall
HOW MUCH: $15, get tickets here

Border Politics

Border Politics follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most Western democracies. Seventy years after the world constructed international conventions to ensure the horrors of World War II wouldn’t be repeated, Burnside finds it terrifying to see many western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political power.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 17 June, 6-9pm
WHERE: 274-278 Crown St, Wollongong
HOW MUCH: $10, get tickets here

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: Sydney, Australia

View the world’s best photojournalism from 2018, selected from the prestigious World Press Photo contest, now in its 62nd year. The exhibition features over 150 powerful and evocative single images and photo stories captured by professional photographers from across the globe, covering news, contemporary issues, people, daily life, sport, nature and the environment.

WHAT: World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: Sydney, Australia
WHEN: Sat 25 May – 23 June
WHERE: The State Library of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


In Reverence of Tea A group exhibition curated by Susan Tiller

This exhibition of objects, textiles and painting explores the value of tea and the hand crafted objects used in Tea Culture. The Tea Ceremony encourages mindfulness and connection; the integrity, materiality and aesthetics of contemporary art and design that is both functional and authentic will be explored within this context. Featuring six artists, the exhibition explores the value of time, connection and materials.

WHAT: In Reverence of Tea A group exhibition curated by Susan Tiller
WHEN: 6th – 29th June 2019
WHERE: Bridget Kennedy Contemporary Jewellery and Object Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell

Belvoir presents the long-awaited Sydney premiere of award-winning playwright, Andrew Bovell’s family drama, Things I Know to be True. Featuring a line up of the country’s most talented stage actors, the show tells of one year in the life of an Australian family. The Prices family aren’t from the top end of town, but they’re not battlers either – Fran and Bob have brought up four children and kept their sense of humour.

WHAT: Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell
WHEN: 8 June to 21 July
WHERE: The Belvoir Theatre, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $30 – $65, more info here 

Tuesday 18 June

2019 Jenny Bird Award

The Jenny Birt Award was initiated in 1995 by the ‘U Committee’ and is the longest running and most prestigious award for Painting within the UNSW Art & Design academic calendar. Candidates are nominated by academic staff and then selected for inclusion in the exhibition and consideration for the $3,000 Jenny Birt Award.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 18 June, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Existentialism: Critical Perspectives on Madness Reading Group

Critical Perspectives on Madness Reading Group is a community-based reading group that focuses on critical perspectives on madness, distress and difference. This month we will explore the philosophical concept of existentialism and existential approaches to psychotherapy.

WHAT: Reading Group
WHEN: Tuesday 19 June, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Humanist Society of NSW
HOW MUCH: $5-$15, get tickets here

Wednesday 19 June

The Dismissal

Award-winning music theatre powerhouse Squabbalogic bring the dark intrigue, larrikin humour and larger than life characters of The Dismissal to the stage in this vibrant, exuberant and rage-filled new Australian musical.

WHAT: Musical
WHEN: Wednesday 19 June, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Seymour Centre
HOW MUCH: $35-$74, get tickets here

Ed Bats

Gallery 9 presents The state of it by Ed Bats.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 19 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: Gallery 9
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Romantic Foam

Romantic Foam is a workshop performance devised by the newly formed The Opera Company which attempts to interrogate the ideology of the ocean; the maintenance of romantic abstraction by the beautiful people; and our concerted effort to contain the ocean’s vast and structurally destructive potential. The Opera Company was founded by James Hazel, Joseph Franklin and Tina Stefanou.

WHAT: Romantic Foam
WHEN: Wednesday, 19th June, 8pm-11pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday 20 June

Dream Boat


DREAM BOAT is a multimedia exhibition with installations, performance and fashion inspired by like minded artists from the two countries.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 20 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: Vandal
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Oyster Club: A June Moon

THE OYSTER CLUB: GLAMDROGYNOUS FREAKSHOW is all wild, in a very intimate setting. Comedy, drag, icons, dance – more info soon, but..
..It’s about what you see, not who.

WHAT: Performance Night
WHEN: Thursday 20 June, 7-11pm
WHERE: Knox Street Bar
HOW MUCH: $25-$35, get tickets here

Friday 21 June

UNSW Galleries Winter Season

Celebrate the opening of four new exhibitions as part of the winter season at UNSW Galleries: ‘Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscapes’, ‘Rachel O’Reilly: The Gas Imaginary’, ‘Debra Porch: Art should make life more interesting than art’, and ‘There is Fiction in the Spaces Between: John Fries Award 2019’.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 21 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Art in Mind: Mindful Art-Viewing Sessions

Relax the mind and body with our monthly Art in mind sessions. Enjoy a contemplative gallery experience that encourages more intimate and personal connections to art through mindfulness techniques.

WHAT: Art meditation
WHEN: Friday 20 June, 8:30-11am
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: $60-$70, get tickets here

Saturday 22 June

Symposium: From Site to Place

Presented in conjunction with the UNSW Galleries exhibition ‘Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscapes’, this program convenes artists, thinkers and poets for a conversation about land and space within the intertwined contexts of neoliberalism, settler colonialism and environmental degradation.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Saturday 22 June, 11am-4:30pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

The National 2019 Closing Weekend

Carriageworks presents a live program of performances and talks celebrating the closing weekend of The National 2019. Hear panel discussions from artists, attend the final performances of Mark Shorter’s ‘Song for Von Guérard’ and experience a special night activation of Tom Mùller’s ‘Ghost Line’.

WHAT: Discussions and Talks
WHEN: Saturday 22 June, 11am-6:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 23 June

Suitcase Rummage

Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market without the hassle. It’s about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your secondhand and handmade wares.

WHAT: Marketplace
WHEN: Sunday 23 June, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Goods Line
HOW MUCH: Free-$27.50, get tickets here

Matty Matheson

Be prepared for a night of unedited spoken word conversation with the big man himself giving insight into his life, career and a sneak peek into his new show. Sharing the highs and lows of his life, Matheson will meet with his audience for a no holds back conversation and Q&A.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Sunday 23 June, 7:30-10:30pm
WHERE: The Factory Theatre
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, get tickets here

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