Culture Guide: 2-8 December

December 4th 2019
Monday 2 December


An exhibition of works from Elliot Bryce Foulkes

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 2 December, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Primavera 2019

The MCA’s annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 and under

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 2 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 3 December

Behind the poster

Uncovering the stories behind an often overlooked form of design
WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 3 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Eric André

Eric André – the star of THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW and upcoming feature film BAD TRIP – has just announced a mammoth world tour, featuring his biggest Australian shows to date and a trip over to Auckland to make his New Zealand debut!

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Tuesday 3 December, 8pm
WHERE: Enmore Theatre
HOW MUCH: $69.90, get tickets here

Wednesday 4 December

Seth Birchall: Assorted Woods

Seth Birchall’s paintings take us into his fascinated enquiry, his musings, his trust of ‘not knowing’ and meditative disconnect and discovery of the languages of painting.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 4 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artereal Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Poka Francis

Mountain Carvings from Papua New Guinea

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 4 December, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Flinders Street Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 5 December

Funeral Parade of Roses


FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969) is Toshio Matsumoto’s mythic, freewheeling odyssey through the underground culture of queer 1960s Tokyo. The iconic Pītā stars as Eddie, a Shinjuku nightclub hostess and avant-garde It Girl enmeshed in a love triangle- but that’s not really important because”Funeral” is a film of shattered imagery and electrifying aesthetics, proto-punk and the cinema of transgression. Mastumoto’s first feature remains a shock to the system, now gorgeously restored for your delight.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 5 December, 7:30-10:30pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

National Art School BFA Exhibition

Please join us for Australia’s biggest and most dynamic Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, celebrating the achievements of our Bachelor of Fine Art students, with new art from new artists on show across the National Art School.

WHAT: Graduate Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 5 December, 6-10pm
WHERE: National Art School
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 6 December

Firstdraft Live

The world is in the midst of a pan-Pacific renaissance. We’re seeing evidence of Māori and other Pasifika people reforging ancient alliances. Māori and Pacific peoples share not just a whakapapa (genealogy) but also a common political situation — we are both at the bottom of the white supremacist, socio-economic hierarchies that we live in. Let us awaken to the links and recognise that the only way to effectively resist colonisation is to look at the relationships it has tried to destroy and suppress. PRECOG reconnect the threads of whakapapa that colonisation has broken, and unites us all in celebration to tackle the big social and ecological challenges of our time.

WHAT: Art Performances
WHEN: Friday 6 December, 6-10pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here


While design students work towards a final project to showcase at the annual end of year exhibition, we find ourselves in chaos, sleepless nights and tears with the hope to achieve a clever and stunning design – but what becomes of the work after? How did students reach the final_FinalFINALfianLlfiiiiinaL.pdf? Is anything actually the final?

WHAT: Graduate Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 6 December, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 7 December

A&D Annual: Symposium

Talks and performances from emerging artists and designers graduating from UNSW Art & Design.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Saturday 7 December, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Galleries UNSW
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Systems & Other Things

Fraser’s art practice explores how rules-based, process oriented drawing can become a metaphor for the exploration of self. Generally the works begin with a system (set of rules), a grid on the paper and a supply of pens. In hand drawing to a system, there comes a time in the drawing process when ‘mistakes’ are made, where Fraser has ‘broken the rules’.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Saturday 7 December, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 8 December

Bill Viola Session 1


From documentaries to feature films, both about and by the artists, this selection of inspiring and rarely-seen works offers insight into some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 8 December, 11am
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Clothes Swap Party

CLOTHES SWAP PARTY & FUNDRAISER. All sizes, all genders, all styles welcome.

WHAT: Clothes Swap
WHEN: Sunday 8 December, 1-5pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler
HOW MUCH: $5-$10 donation, more details here

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