Culture Guide: 23-29 December

December 25th 2019
Monday 23 December

Visit the Kaldor Studio

As the finale to the Kaldor Studio program, we can’t wait to welcome artist Nadia Odlum and her presentation All possible combinations. Odlum will occupy the Studio from 21 Dec 2019–16 Feb 2020 with an interactive explosion of colours and shapes inspired by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt.

WHAT: Open Studio
WHEN: Monday 23 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Kaldor Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The GreenWay Art Prize

The Greenway Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture its essence through visual art. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the national prize. Artists from this year’s prize will be exhibited at Bankstown Arts Centre.

WHAT: Prize Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 23 December, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 24 December

Clay Intersections

Clay Intersections presents the work of eight contemporary makers who take a range of innovative approaches to making and working with clay, exploring the different intersections of its sculptural and functional qualities.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 24 December, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Australian Design Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Where We All Live

Where we all live reflects on these questions through the work of three Gija and Miriwoong artists of the Eastern Kimberley: Rusty Peters, Phyllis Thomas and Peter Newry. The exhibition’s title comes from an interview with Peters in which he describes the creation of the land and tools for life that appear in his painting Gamerre – What’s this museum?

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 24 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 25 December

Christmas Street Party

Join us at our Christmas Day Lunch and Street Party as we shut down Hughes Street, Potts Point for Wayside Chapel’s largest community celebration of the year, including free Christmas lunch served with all the trimmings, entertainment and dancing on the street.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Wednesday 25 December, 10:30am-2pm
WHERE: Kings Cross
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Mr Chen Mini Dumplings

Thursday 26 December

Boxing Day Foam Party

Join us for a night full of bubbles on Boxing Day as we bring you a foam party of epic proportions!

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Thursday 26 December, 9pm-3am
WHERE: Side Bar
HOW MUCH: Free before 10, RSVP here

DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue

For many centuries morgues were called Deadhouses because bodies could not be buried in the winter when the ground was frozen, so the dead were stored in Deadhouses until the thaw. Prior to 1972 our Deadhouse was the Sydney Morgue and Coroner’s Court located in lower George Street. Our tales are derived from the thousands of cases that passed through that grim place.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Thursday 26 December, 7-10pm
WHERE: St James’ Church
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, get tickets here

Friday 27 December

Painting the Nude

Includes all Art Equipment

WHAT: Life Painting
WHEN: Friday 27 December, 7-10pm
WHERE: Tap Gallery
HOW MUCH: $60, get tickets here

Chinatown Friday Night Markets

We are back to where it all started – our launching point – the iconic Chinatown Friday Night Markets! Super excited to be here and meet you all lovely people.

WHAT: Night Market
WHEN: Friday 27 December, 4pm-late
WHERE: Chinatown
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 28 December

Weekend Family Workshop: Boom, Crash, Stitch!

Make, mould, squash and stitch everyday materials into unexpected works of art.

Drop in to our explosive weekend family space and be inspired by the work of acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker. Get hands-on and contribute to two collaborative artworks that draw on the artist’s fascination with cartoons, found objects and good old-fashioned handicraft.

WHAT: Crafts Workshop
WHEN: Saturday 28 December, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Darling Harbour Fireworks

See the night sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays every Saturday night at Darling Harbour.

WHAT: Fireworks
WHEN: Saturday 28 December, 9-9:30pm
WHERE: Habourside
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 29 December

Misfits Comedy: Bri Ellen

MISFITS Comedy Showcases a handpicked line up of only the best established Comedians delivering polished and hilarious material

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Sunday 29 December, 7:30-10pm
WHERE: Misfits Bar & Dining
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Latte Art Workshop


Overview: From espresso extraction to milk frothing to free pouring, this coffee roasting workshop covers the basic skills and knowledge you need to produce a good cup of coffee with latte art. Not only will you enjoy the fun of creating patterns, but you will gain a good understanding about how important latte art is for enhancing the taste of coffee.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Sunday 29 December, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Central Railway Station
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, get tickets here

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