Culture Guide February 6 – 12: The Lunchbox, Colourist Abstraction, and Heaps Gay Street Party

February 6th 2017
Tuesday 7th February


WordInHand is back! With a new logo, new convener and a brand new line up of diverse international and national poets that will shake you up, challenge your ideas of poetry and inspire you to create in the most interesting ways!


WHAT: WordInHand Relaunch Party
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: The Friend In Hand Hotel Glebe, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe
HOW MUCH: $10-15 Tickets on door, info here

Wednesday 8th February


‘An-Architecture’ brings together a group of emerging Sydney and Canberra based artists whose diverse practices explore the issues associated with cultural memory, constructed identity, and the act of archiving in an age of homogenous and boundless databanks.


WHAT: Exhibition – An-Architecture: Launch of Down / Under Space
WHEN: 6pm-12am
WHERE: Down / Under Space, 109 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Thursday 9th February

Contradictory Demands

Ciaran Begley’s work explores balance, latent and potential energies, and transformation. His installations of sculptural and functional forms invite playful public participation, casting side-long visions of the forces at play in our world.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening/Ideas Platform- Contradictory Demands by Ciaran Begley
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace Sydney, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd. Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Superposition of three types

Featuring newly commissioned and recent works, ‘Superposition of three types’ brings together 13 living Australian artists across generations and mediums dealing broadly within the vernacular of colourist abstraction.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Superposition of Three Types
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace Sydney, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd. Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Friday 10th February

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion presents Nick Santoro’s first solo exhibition at The Egg & Dart. His paintings are literally served up, with a ground plane that tilts towards us, offering snapshot views of boxy buildings framed in by car-parks.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Serving Suggestion by Nick Santoro
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: The Egg & Dart, Shop 2/1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

I See Queer People

Three queer exhibitions that will appeal to the young, the infirm and the spiritual. Including Boys (don’t) Cry by Kieran Butler, Disco Infermo curated by Jane Polkinghorne, and Deep Space by Phil Soliman.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – I See Queer People
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Airspace Projects, 10 Junction St. Marickville
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday 11th February

Dharawal Guided Indigenous Walks

Discover the Dharawal National Park and learn about Indigenous heritage on this guided walking tour. Enjoy a wander with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, as you take a fresh look at the landscape from a Koori perspective.


WHAT: Dharawal Guided Indigenous Walks
WHEN:9-10.30am and 11am-2.30pm
WHERE: Dharawal National Park, Victoria Rd. Wedderburn
HOW MUCH: $10, Tickets and info here

Heaps Gay Street Party

All signs point to party so kick your own ass to this kerb! Heaps Gay are excited to be shutting down Garden St, Marrickville on Saturday 11th Feb for a whole day of live music, Djs, performance, visual art and sweet sweet smokey BBQ.


WHAT: Heaps Gay Street Party
WHEN: 1-11pm
WHERE: Garden St. Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $22.94-41.33 Tickets and info here

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox, a comedy drama from director Ritesh Batra, is a delicious story inspired by Mumbai’s world-famous lunchtime courier service, in which only one in four million home-cooked meals is ever incorrectly delivered.


WHAT: Sydney Film Festival Presents – The Lunchbox
WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd. Casula
HOW MUCH: $11.50-$17.50 Tickets and info here

Nobody's Baby

This pop-up store and hang-out event is all about loving each other, but most importantly, loving yourself. With an exhibition featuring art by over twenty female identifying artists, free refreshments sponsored by Cocobella and Pressed Juice, merch and gifts for sale, Nobody’s Baby is all about spending time together and treating yourself.


WHAT: Pop-up store/Hangout/Exhibition
WHEN: Feb 11-12, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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