Culture Guide: 20 – 26 April
April 21st 2020
In light of mass event cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis, Culture Guide as you know it is on a temporary hiatus.
Creative communities across the country are facing devastating loss and uncertainty in this time, but we’ll continue to do the work to support a vibrant and creative Sydney. That means looking into new and innovative ways to bring arts & culture content to you, inviting artists to create exclusive content, and continuing to provide a platform for emerging culture.
In the meantime, keep scrolling for your guide to new all-digital culture initiatives, ready for you to engage with from the comfort of your own home!
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Monday 20th April
School Holidays with the MCA
School holidays are here! Once you get sick of making pillow forts, eating everything in the fridge and drawing all over the walls you can head over to the MCA’s website, where they have launched over 140 online art activities for Primary and Secondary students.
WHAT: School holiday activities
WHERE: MCA website
Tuesday 21st April
Dale Frank in Shaun taught piano
With galleries closed, get your dose of art online! Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is presenting their first digital exhibition by Dale Frank. Featuring dazzling new works that shimmer like floating cosmos on your screen.
WHEN: 21 April – 16 May
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Website
Wednesday 22nd April
Call Out: Print in Isolation
If you’ve been channelling your isolation angst into creative genius, you can now show the fruits of your labour to the world. Print In Isolation currently has a call out open to all print makers currently working from home to participate in a group exhibition in early july 2020 exploring the theme of isolation.
WHAT: Call Out
WHEN: Until 30 April
WHERE: Print In Isolation Facebook Event
Thursday 23rd April
Poetry can be found in any situation, including a pandemic. Cuplet TV is a live streaming event featuring a new poet each week for half an hour, 8pm on Thursdays. This week features Rebecca Jessen, award-winning author of the verse novel Gap. Tune in!
WHAT: Poetry live-stream
WHEN: Thursday 23 April, 8pm
WHERE: Cuplet TV Facebook page
Friday 24th April
Fusebox Festival is going digital! Think public access TV meets international block party meets live performance. Using digital platforms, they see this as a way to explore what it means to gather together and celebrate adventurous art, online.
WHAT: Digital Art Festival
WHEN: Friday 24 – Sunday 26 April
WHERE: Fusebox Festival website
Saturday 25th April
When you think of Opera you don’t usually think of electronic music, female composers or Facebook streaming. Breaking Glass is a radical new opera project by the Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks presenting four new one act operatic works.
WHAT: Contemporary Opera
WHEN: Saturday 25 April, 7:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks Facebook page
Sunday 26th April
Tactical Space Lab X Grace Kingston
Tactical Space Lab invites you to jump online for the presentation of work from their experimental VR studio with artist Grace Kingston. For this studio, they have created an gestural fantasy environment physically mapped in-situ in a forest clearing, using photogrammetry.
WHAT: VR Presentation
WHEN: Sunday 26 April, 8-9pm
WHERE: Tactical Space Lab Facebook live-stream