Culture Guide: 24-30 June

June 24th 2019
Monday 24th June

Submerged

Submerged, presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council, explores Australia’s coast as the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 24th June, 9:30am-7:30pm
WHERE: City of Canada Bay Library
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Flip the Script Free Youth Open Mic/Workshop

Flip the Script is a safe space for under 26 year olds to showcase anything they want. Everyone of all ages is encouraged to come watch and support the performers.

WHAT: Open Mic
WHEN: Monday 24th June, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tuesday 25th June

Movement Lab #3 lead by Lizzie Thomson

Movement Lab is a workshop series engaging the body as a material, mechanism and agent for creating performance art. Head along for two hours of movement led by guest emerging and established performance artists. During the workshop these artists will demonstrate how they engage the body in their practice and lead you in movement exercises, teaching you how to use your body in performance and how you can apply this to your own practice.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday 25th June, 6-8pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design Black Box Theatre
HOW MUCH: $5 – $15, get your tickets here

Bankstown Poetry Slam ft. Luka Lesson and Lungol Wekina

Bankstown Poetry Slam is Australia’s largest and most loved spoken word poetry event. Get ready to click your fingers for a night filled with slam poetry guaranteed to uplift, challenge and move you. Western Sydney’s best spoken word artists will ignite the stage with fast rhymes and poetic beats that will leave you raving about Bankstown.

WHAT: Poetry
WHEN: Tuesday 25th June, 6:45-9pm
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: $5 on the door, more info here

Wednesday 26th June

Merrily we go to hell

Merrily we go to hell: an invitation to cast one’s cares aside this winter and toast to ten weeks of fun, defiant cinema by brilliant female directors. This season features the best of golden age Hollywood, film noir, ’70s New York comedy and contemporary cinema from around the globe.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Wednesday 26th June, 7:15pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

A Quiet Year by Neva Hosking

As Neva has said “a Quiet Year is a collection of works drawn through a year spent tensely sharing a house with my ex. I aimed to create softer, kinder worlds that I could cocoon myself up in whilst the real one reorganised itself around me.” Jump into a world of softness in Good Space for the opening of A Quiet Year.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 26th June, 6-8pm
WHERE: Goodspace
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 27th June

Aski Earth Terre Yarta

Each year, the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) facilitates a dialogue between an Australian and an International artist with the aim to foster and expand meaningful engagement and deeper global connections. In 2019, James Taylor and Meryl McMaster, two Indigenous artists – one Australian, the other Canadian – are communicating with one another their histories of European colonisation.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Thursday 27th June, 6-8pm
WHERE: ACP Project Space Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

June - August at Verge

This June Verge has two excellent new shows opening, Armour for Flowers by Katy B Plummer and Karma is a Bitch by Min Wong. From flowers and spectator sports to 1970’s American West Coast counterculture these shows have something for everyone.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Thursday 27th June, 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 28th June

The Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand considers how digital platform technologies are exploiting technological convenience to co-opt personal data in an uncertain zero-sum game. With work from Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan, this exhibition explores current and projected complications and contradictions in the digital realm that increasingly oscillate between technological evangelism and scepticism.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 28th June – Sunday 4th August
WHERE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Open Frame Room 40

An annual festival of transgressive sound, Open Frame 2019 is a project of contrast and aural spectra, explored by two lineups over two nights. This year features Merzbow (JPN) celebrating 40 years of transgressive noise, iconic experimental artist Stephen O’Malley (USA) and the Australian debut of Loscil (CAN).

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June, 7pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $35, get your tickets here

Saturday 29th June

News Hack Workshops

Reclaim the role of ‘citizen’ with Make or Break. Learn the art of news and political analysis and contribute what you collect into their artwork currently on display in the exhibition ‘OK Democracy, We Need to Talk’ at Campbelltown Art Centre.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Saturday 29th June, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Art Centre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more info and to register here

Apollo 11 Exhibition

With over 200 objects, Apollo 11 commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing.Named after the spaceflight that was the first to land astronauts on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the exhibition explores this defining moment in history, its lasting impact on science, society and design, and the crucial role Australia played in transmitting the famous footage.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Saturday 29th June
WHERE: MAAS
HOW MUCH: $8 – $15, get your tickets here

Sunday 30th June

Celebrating Love and Disability

Celebrating Love and Disability provides an educational and interactive space for people with functional diversity and their friends, allies and supporters to learn about and explore different aspects and variations of love, intimacy and disability.

WHAT: Workshops and talks
WHEN: Sunday 30th June, 2-8pm
WHERE: East Sydney Community Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

National Indigenous Art Fair

Indigenous artists from around Australia are set to come together in Sydney for the National Indigenous Art Fair – a two day art market and program of events in celebration of NAIDOC Week. The National Indigenous Art Fair is an ethical marketplace, offering a unique opportunity to buy artwork directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from 30 remote community owned art centres from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Sunday 30th June, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

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