Culture Guide: 18 – 24 October

October 19th 2021


“One of Southeast Asia’s leading literary events, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has officially launched its 18th year, with various online and offline events. From 8–17 October 2021, the Festival welcomes over 130 authors, journalists, artists, and activists, both virtually and on-site in Ubud, Bali. “UWRF began after the first Bali bombing as an attempt to re-flower the community, to uplift the people, to boost the economy, to bring inspiration, creative platform, and dialogue,” commented Janet DeNeefe, UWRF Founder and Director, during the
UWRF21 Press Call. “This is what the people need right now. Our job is to create the best festival we can, given the situation.”

Click the link here to find out more about this event!

Painting Class

Acrylic Painting for Beginners: Frida Kahlo with Caroline (Online)

“Learn to draw and paint with Caroline!
Painting is such a mindful process, once you start the journey it’s very easy to get hooked!
Acrylic painting is super easy – once you know a few basic skills. In this class, you will be taken step by step through a guided painting tutorial of a Frida Kahlo self portrait.Just do a little click & collect from Officeworks or Kmart to snap up some materials and you’ll be set for a cosy night of painting!”

Click here to find more info on this online event!

Visual Art Exhibition

We Are Georges River

“From 8 October to 17 December 2021, a major exhibition – We Are Georges River – presents the civic and social histories, people, places and events of the south of Sydney will launch for the first time, both online and in real form.

And from 11 October their open-air exhibition will begin its travels! This exhibition captures the cultural diversity of the George River area, with a collection of more than 200 vintage images and stories from our LGA’s First Nations, Chinese and European communities – many of which will be made public for the first time.

Launched for the first time, the collection will be available online and as part of an open-air display of larger-than-life images depicting life and transformation since the turn of the 20th Century.”

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Tattoo/Ink Workshop

Alcohol Ink Workshop @ Gymea

“Create your own beautiful & unique WORKS OF ART with these fluid inks. Includes all art materials to create 4 artworks, and demonstrations and advice on your art. These inks are wonderful art therapy”

If you’re 18+, click the link here to find out more info!

Crafts Workshop

Puppet Making & Stop Motion Animation Workshop

“What would I see through your Window?

A brilliantly creative workshop presented by, Theatre designer & Art Director, Laurie Jayne Verling .

Our homes have become our worlds in the last 18 months. In this Stop Motion Animation workshop, you will share a 3 second peek into your world. This glimpse can show anything you like, from your new cat to an abstract kaleidoscope – it’s your world – you’re in charge!

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of puppet making; how to animate your puppet within a set and create your own 3 second stop motion animation. Using simple techniques you can create amazing results!

The workshop is presented live over zoom. There is a limit of 10 participants.”

Found out more by clicking the link here!

Gallery Exhibition

The Way We Eat

“Celebrating food through Asian art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents ‘The Way We Eat’, a new exhibition bringing together works of Chinese art related to food – that ancient source of inspiration, pleasure and tension.

The exhibition features more than 100 historical treasures and dramatic contemporary artworks drawn from the Gallery’s extensive holdings of Asian art alongside loans from private collections, including the White Rabbit Collection. ‘The Way We Eat’ presents artworks and objects in a range of media under four themes: ‘Essential’, ‘Exchange’, ‘Excess’ and ‘Enchanted’. These consider how food is made, stored and consumed; the evolution of culinary items; cultural exchange through food and food wares; and the ritual and symbolic meanings of food in Chinese culture.”

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Experimental Performance

Liveworks Festival

Experimental performance, dance, music, art and conversation from Australia & Asia-Pacific. Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art returns to present a boundary-pushing program.

Head to the website here, for more info.

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