Culture Guide 19-25 October

October 14th 2020

Drew Connor Holland

Get some local art in ya. Galerie Pompom opens with Drew Connor Holland’s ‘Nadir (even if i break in two). Holland’s work looks to find small moments of light within dark experience.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opening 14 October
WHERE: Galerie Pompom
LINK: Bookings essential. Book here.



Don’t we all miss that cinema experience. See a selection of films by filmmakers Rowena Crowe, Ryszard Dabek, Virginia Hilyard, Peter Humble and Geoff Weary, made in the throes of 2020.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Friday, 16 October, 6-8pm
WHERE: Articulate Space
LINK: Bookings essential. Book here.


Firsdraft October Exhibitions

Artist-run gallery Firsdraft reopens with a handful of new exhibitions by artists Tamara Baillie, Gillian Kayrooz and Eddie Abd. Expect everything from ominous minimalist sculpture, surrealist video work and opulent collage.

WHAT: Exhibtions
WHEN: Until 29 October
WHERE: Firsdraft
LINK: More info here


Connecting Cultures

Gillawarra Arts and Mami Watta Collections come together to put on an Indigenous Fashion show, accompanied by a panel discussion afterward. The wearables will be on display in Object Space on William Street in Darlinghurst until 19 October.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Saturday 19 October, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Online
LINK: $35, get tickets here

Luke Close: Perspective

A Githabal man, Luke Close has been making art for 30 years. “I am in a corridor of life; all of the dimensions of my life surround me and create the stories and pictures of my being; my soul, MY DREAMING.”

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opening IRL and online Thursday, October 22
WHERE: Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative
LINK: More info on the date here.


Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art

Woohoo! Liveworks, presented by Performance Space, returns this year, physically distanced and extending online. An array of offerrings are on the program, from sound & art installations, workshops, performances, films and talks. Check out the program below.

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: 21 – 25 October
WHERE: Carriageworks
LINK: More info here


Not Crying in the Park

Written by Angela Goh & Su Yu Hsin, this is a response to Campbelltown Arts Centre’s online festival BLEED. Delving into the subtleties of human emotion and how it may be read by machines, this text encourages us to imagine the technology of the future.

WHAT: Text
WHEN: Always
WHERE: Online
LINK: Here

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