Culture Guide March 21-27: Art Month, imploding hotel book launches, and fireside stories

March 20th 2016
Monday 21st March

R.S.L. with Uncle Glenn Twenty

Redfern’s best barrel draw featuring a live performance from special Hashtag Award-winning guests – runners-up in Sydney’s Art Month – 110%, video, installation and sculpture artists. Plus creepy life advice from Uncle Glenn Twenty!


WHAT: R.S.L. with Uncle Glenn Twenty featuring 110%
WHEN: 7 – 11pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit – 183 Regent St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

The art of collecting

Have you ever been wondering how to go about starting your own art collection? Come along for stories and strategies from a few different collectors and take a look around the cool works in the Parramatta Artists Studios.


WHAT: I’ll Take It – the art of collecting
WHEN: 5:30 – 7:30pm, talks start at 6pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artists Studios – Level 1&2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
HOW MUCH: Free – RSVP to, more info here.

Tuesday 22nd March

SafARI x Kudos Gallery Launch

Gallery launch featuring work from a bunch of new and undiscovered artists, including Megan Hales’ Advertising Scooter “Two to Toot” and Akira and Nathan Lasker’s “Loo D’aisance (ease and release)” in restrooms.


WHAT: SafARI 2016 Kudos Gallery Launch
WHEN: 5 – 7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here or at SafARI’s site.

Culture Club: Anyone Can Dance

Head to the Sydney Opera House for Culture Club – a new talks program. This week, Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company), Lloyd Newson (Artistic Director, DV8) and Kate Champion (Independent Artist) discuss the future of dance in an age when dance has changed from a rarified art form to something more diverse and accessible.

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: 11 am
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $15 – more info here.


Brought to you by the British theatre company 1927, GOLEM brings together handmade animation, live performers and digital projections. It’s like a graphic novel brought to life.

WHAT: Theatre Production
WHEN: Now until 26 March
WHERE: Roslyn Packer Theatre
HOW MUCH: $55 – more info here.

Wednesday 23rd March

Culture and Conversation

Come and sit around a fire under the stars and hear music, art, stories and poetry from local elders, celebrating the continuing oldest culture in the world.


WHAT: 107 Projects – Culture and Conversation
WHEN: 6 – 9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Entry by donation, but RSVP necessary – more info here.

Pieces in Shape - flautist performance

As part of Art Month, come and listen to Pieces in Shape: Knussen, a performance by flautist Tamara Kohler. Presented by SafARI, bringing new and undiscovered artists to light!


WHAT: SafARI 2016 Tamara Kohler Flautist Performance – Pieces in Shape: Knussen
WHEN: 4 – 5pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here or at the SafARI site.

Thursday 24th March

Film: Charles Atlas' "Hail the New Puritan"

A rare chance to see “Hail the New Puritan”, a crazy ode to Scottish dance/choreographer Michael Clark. Don’t worry if you come out wanting to dance – Pelvis DJs will be taking over the bar that night to provide the beats you need!


WHAT: Pelvis presents: Charles Atlas’ “Hail the New Puritan” w/ Pelvis DJs
WHEN: From 7pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema & Bar – Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth St
HOW MUCH: $16-22 – tickets available here.

Atlantis book launch + expedition

Pedro Ramos’ Atlantis is an exercise in dismantling the simple linear notions of time thrust upon us by the second law of thermodynamics. Check out the accompanying exhibition of shots of the implosion of the Atlantis hotel in Madeira, which sparked the book!


WHAT: ATLANTIS: Official Book Launch + Exhibition
WHEN: 6 – 8:30pm
WHERE: Wellington St Projects – Studio 8, 19-23 Wellington St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here or check out Pedro Ramos’ site here.

Friday 25th March

TIGER TIGER - "Terra" performance

“Terra” is an interactive movement-based sound and light installation reproducing the orbiting choreography of the sun, earth and moon.


WHAT: SafARI 2016 presents TIGER TIGER
WHEN: 4 – 6pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here or at the SafARI site.

Saturday 26th March

Brown Council: Making History

Enjoy an exploration of how feminist methodologies and alternative historiographical approaches can be used to re-imagine past events and what’s happening in the modern day! This week’s instalment is presented by Anne Marsh and Eugene Choi.


WHAT: Brown Council – Making History
WHEN: From 4pm
WHERE: 86 George St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Sunday 27th March

City Foreshore Discovery Ride

Get out and get active on the weekend and explore Sydney by bicycle with help from experienced guides from BIKESydney! The ride will be leisurely and suitable for all levels of biking experience.


WHAT: City Foreshore Discovery Ride
WHEN: Three sessions starting from 8:30, 10, and 11:30am
WHERE: Sydney Square – 483 George St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, but bookings essential – book here.

Tune in to Arvos at 4:30pm every weekday for more Culture Guide.


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