Culture Guide 25-31 Mar

March 24th 2019
Monday 25 March

In Conversation with Ben Quilty

Join us for a special evening with artist Ben Quilty, in-conversation, discussing his beautiful new book, a celebration of the last two decades of his work, to coincide with a major retrospective. Ben will be in-conversation with Robbie Buck of ABC breakfast radio.

WHAT: Artist interview
WHEN: Monday 25 Mar, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Better Read Than Dead, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

UTS Photography Guest Lecture: Drew Connor Holland

Drew Connor Holland is a Sydney-based artist who focuses on the potential for tactile objects to act as social archives. His current practice involves collating, or pulping, sentimental physical objects with screens-hotted virtual ephemera together to create crumbling works on paper.

WHAT: Lecture
WHEN: Monday 25 Mar, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: UTS Design, Architecture & Building, Level 3 Room 022
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 26 March

2001: Aidan Maloney

By drawing on the cinematic aesthetics of the slasher horror genre and coming-of-age films, artist Aidan Maloney explores and deconstructs the specifically Australian adolescent experience.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Tuesday 26 Mar, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here


In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood. Strauss’ taboo-breaking opera strips back Oscar Wilde’s play to its core: a gripping journey to the outer edges of human behaviour.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: Tuesday 26 Mar, 7:30-9:10pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $47-$278, get tickets here

Wednesday 27 March

Lecture Series: Heaven, Earth and Humanity

Explore the ancient philosophical concept of ‘tian ren he yi’ — the harmony of heaven and humanity in this lecture series. Leading scholars will present a history of Chinese art through this lens, traversing themes of heaven and earth, the seasons, significant places, landscapes and the place of humanity in the world.

WHAT: Lecture
WHEN: Wednesday 27 Mar, 7:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Art Month Presents: Inside the Collectors’ Space

Join curator Georgia Hobbs in conversation with the dynamic creative duos behind the Collectors’ Space this year. Learn how four couples started their collections, the stories behind the works, and gain insight into how to start – or expand – your own collection!

WHAT: Interview
WHEN: Wednesday 27 Mar, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: 541 Art Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 28 March

Talking Bodies: Bhenji Ra

The workings of the choreographer’s mind are revealed in a bespoke series of ‘dance lecture’ events. Featuring three of Sydney’s most celebrated dance and performance artist’s, Julie-Anne Long, Bhenji Ra and Ivey Wawn, we get the inside story on the evocative and often daring ways these artists use the body to challenge the way we see the world.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Thursday 28 Mar, 8:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Surry Hills Library
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Free Contemporary Dance Classes

Independent dancer and choreographer Eliza Cooper will be offering free open classes for March Dance Festival at Erskineville Town Hall.

WHAT: Dance lessons
WHEN: Thursday 28 Mar, 12-1:30pm
WHERE: Erskineville Town Hall
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 29 March

The National 2019: New Australian Art

The National 2019: New Australian Art is a celebration of contemporary Australian art. The second of three biennial survey exhibitions, it showcases work being made across the country by artists of different generations and cultural backgrounds.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 29 March, 10am
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers: Feminist

What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’? Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic.

WHAT: Topic discussion
WHEN: Friday 29 Mar, 6:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Town Hall
HOW MUCH: $77-$247, get tickets here

Saturday 30 March

New Materialism, Object Oriented Ontology and Subject/Object

Join us at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios for the New Materialism, Object Oriented Ontology and Subject/Object Relations panel discussion with artists Kath Fries, Alia Parker, Kate Brown and Gallery Lane Cove Manager & Curator Rachael Kiang

WHAT: Panel discussion
WHEN: Saturday 30 Mar, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

FARR Street Creative Space Opening

Come celebrate the opening of a new creative warehouse space in Marrickville. There will be art, music, food and interactive projections.

WHAT: Exhibition/Gallery opening
WHEN: Saturday 30 Mar, 5-10pm
WHERE: 7 Farr St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 31 March

Uncle Ripper’s Shorts

It may be cooling down but for us it’s always ~shorts weather~
Time for another evening of short films, made by you and presented by Ripper Gently! Home movies, new work, stuff from the vault, music videos, documentaries, any and all genres.

WHAT: Short films screening
WHEN: Sunday 31 Mar, 6-8pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Classes With Glasses: Clay Handbuilding Workshop

Come and get your hands dirty with Clay Qween Kaila Perusco! This crash course in the basics of hand-building will open up the wonderful world of ceramics to you. Experience the satisfaction of making something with your hands and enjoy a playful afternoon being creative.

WHAT: Ceramics workshop
WHEN: Sunday 30 Mar, 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Bustle Studios
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

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