Culture Guide: October 17 – 23

October 17th 2022
Monday - Films That Move

Antenna: Documentary Film Festival

Antenna is an international documentary film festival established with the mission to promote, celebrate and champion creative documentary cinema.

During the eleven days, Antenna creates an inspiring meet-place by presenting seminars, talks, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

WHO: Antenna
WHERE: 186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
WHEN: 14-23 October
HOW MUCH: $18-$40, find tickets here

Tuesday - Troubled Texts

Anatomy of a Suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide returns in 2022 for a powerful, unflinching look at how one family struggles to live alongside the impact of pain passed from one generation to another.

Discover a startlingly beautiful and truly unique theatrical experience about three generations of mothers and daughters.

WHO: Seymour Centre
WHERE: Corner City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
WHEN: 6-29 October
HOW MUCH: From $40, find tickets here

Nothing to Hide – Voices of Trans & Gender Diverse Writers

Joined by Dan Hogan, Alex Gallagher, Imbi, and Robin Eames, Marrickville Library hosts Nothing to Hide – Australia’s first mainstream anthology of trans and gender-diverse writing.

Nothing to Hide showcases the wealth of creativity within the trans and gender diverse community, and provides illuminating insights into the challenges and joys of trans experience.

WHO: Innerwest Council Library and History
WHERE: 313 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: Tuesday 18 October, 6:30-7:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, register here

Wednesday - A Different Dimension


Made as a reflection of their shared time playing Dungeons & Dragons together, Dimension Door is a mix of sentimentality and self-reflection.

Using the trope of ruins, the room grows littered with detritus from their fantasy games — boundaries and shared fiction grow muddy as the outside world makes its way in.

WHO: Arc UNSW and Randwick City Council
WHERE: 31 Belmore Road, Randwick
WHEN: 12-20 October
HOW MUCH: Free, register here


Thursday - Community and Company

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Site and History Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will highlight the obvious and complex relationships that exist between People, Site and history.

WHO: National Art School
WHERE: Cnr of Forbes and Burton Street, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Thursday 20 October, 5-6:30PM
HOW MUCH: Free, register here

EXHIBITION: Alpeyt Mwerrangker's Good Blossoms

Whilst sharing a remote, rugged landscape and an interest in Country, modern history, and life in the Barkly region, the artists exhibit a distinctive style, producing a vast breadth in the variety of work made across the collective and demonstrating the profound influence of the art centre setting.

WHO: Cooee Art
WHERE: 17 Thurlow Street, Redfern
WHEN: 20 October – 10 November
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday - Live Life

AGONY EP Launch with Nerdie & 14strk

To celebrate the release of their debut EP ‘When I’m With U’, AGONY will be peforming a live show in Eora at Waywards alongside Nerdie (1300) & 14strk.

WHO: AGONY, The Music and Booze Company, and Sidechains
WHERE: 324 King St, Newtown
WHEN: Friday 21 October, 8:30PM
HOW MUCH: $20, find tickets here

Saturday - Digging and Kicking

Trashion’s Clothes Swap at 107: Summer Edition

Have you been looking for a sustainable way to clear out and upgrade your summer wardrobe? Come and join Trashion at 107 Redfern during the coming edition of The City Of Sydney’s ‘Summer Streets’. One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Trashion.

WHO: Trashion, 107 Redfern
WHERE: 107 Redfern St, Redfern
WHEN: Saturday 22 October, 11AM
HOW MUCH: Find tickets here
Sunday - Art and Expression

Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2022

Liveworks 2022 presents provocative, ambitious and unpredictable new work from Australian, Asia Pacific and First Nations artists. Bringing you a program of performances, immersive installations, new music, parties, and conversations, the program sees a spirited return to presenting full-scale physical works across the Carriageworks spaces both online and offline.

WHO: Carriageworks, Performance Space  WHERE: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
WHEN: 20-30 October
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

To Accept and Receive Fruits and Water

You’re invited to celebrate TextaQueen: Bollywouldn’t accompanied by a dynamic community engagement program spanning performance, music, food, movement, literature and workshops – centring the complexity and awe of queer, South Asian diasporic expression. Featuring works by Priyanka Bromhead, Shoeb Ahmed, Radha La Bia, Bindi Bosses and Vishnu Arunasalam. Events also feature mixtapes by DJs Kieffery, Kin, Merph and Rashna, and a library curated by New Delhi transfeminist collective Party Office. Artists come together to radically engage with the exhibition and politics more broadly – creating fluid, generous and transformative visions of what it is to be queer and of diaspora.
WHO: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
WHERE: Haymarket
WHEN: 22-23 October
HOW MUCH: Free – registrations essential for workshops. Registration for first three events here


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