Culture Guide: 22-28 July

July 23rd 2019
Tuesday 23 July

Rural Resonances: Sound, Wine and Rural Futurism

Italian theorist and curator Leandro Pisano and Sydney-based multisensory artist and wine writer Jo Burzynska explore the rural resonances of their intersecting sound-based projects in remote southern Italian communities.

WHAT: Lecture
WHEN: Tuesday 23 July, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Black Box Theatre, UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here


Substrate is a cross-institutional exhibition exchange between UNSW Art & Design and the The University of Newcastle, Australia, and Watt Space Gallery that brings together a selection of works by students who work with photography in the undergraduate degree program.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 23 July, 5-8pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 24 July

Merrily We Go to Hell

Our latest free film series features the best of golden age Hollywood, film noir, ’70s New York comedy and contemporary cinema from around the globe.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Wednesday 24 July, 7:15-8:45pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Potential Garbage

Potential Garbage is an umbrella of fashion, dreams and equations by PJP, featuring arthouse project, Reewind and Chicago collaborative painting, Dream Boat

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 24 July, 6-8pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 25 July

Dial History

A study in pre-9/11 aviation terrorism, Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997) traces the history of aeroplane hijacking as portrayed by mainstream television media. Director Johan Grimonprez combines reportage, food footage, home video and re-enactment to construct a pseudo-narrative chronicle of the escalating dynamic between skyjackers and a viewing public obsessed with their spectacle.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 25 July, 7-10pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sahra Salon

Four emerging artists share their works in progress in a night of storytelling, intimacy and enchantment. Be part of their process and be transported to their worlds at this sahra (evening gathering). Sahra Salon will be a night of performances, screenings, sound scapes and conversations. We invite you to come and share our intimate space of creativity and indulgence.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 25 July, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artists’ Studios
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Friday 26 July

Sub-Kulture Vulture III



WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 26 July, 6pm-12am
WHERE: The Nest Creative Space
HOW MUCH: $30, get tickets here


Dyan Tai and Tammy are thrilled to bring you a night of performance and dancing. We have curated a line up of some of Sydney’s brightest performers, all of whom will be presenting pieces around the themes of cultural practices, religious practices, identity and worship. We encourage you to arrive early to ensure you don’t miss a second of our performers, or miss out on prime seating.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Friday 26 July, 6:30pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler
HOW MUCH: $20-$30, get tickets here

Saturday 27 July

PACT Salon: Reclaim

Black Birds x You Therefore Me present RECLAIM, an evening of connecting and empowering womxn through movement, music and art.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Saturday 27 July, 6-10pm
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, get tickets here

Ok Democracy, We Need to Talk

Reflecting on the current state of democracy in Australia and across the globe, the symposium will focus on the ability to speak and to be heard, questioning how the visual image and media tools are utilised as a means to access power.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Saturday 27 July, 1am-4:30pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, get tickets here

Sunday 28 July

Versace x Arts Revue

The rise in technology has us all short-circuiting. But its time to back-up and reboot. Let’s party in style, at this once in a lifetime event! Powerhouse siblings Gianni and Donatella Versace themselves, will be joining us to raise funds for the ever anticipated Arts Revue showpiece.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Sunday 28 July, 6pm
WHERE: Forest Lodge Hotel
HOW MUCH: $10-$50, get tickets here

SSMF Fundraiser

Now in its ninth year, the Sydney Sacred Music Festival brings diverse artists and cultures together to create new work, showcase hidden community treasures, and to present events in dynamic spaces.

WHAT: Music Festival
WHEN: Sunday 28 July, 7-10pm
WHERE: Camelot Lounge
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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