Culture Guide 25 June – 1 July: The Burrangong Affray, Green on Red, Sincere Input & More!

June 24th 2018
Monday 25th June

Loose Leaf Literature

Stand up, poetry, storytelling, music and live art… kick off your week at Loose Leaf Literature! Featuring performances from DOBBY, Elliot York Cameron, Diana McLaren and Hugh Inglis, this is a great chance to celebrate Sydney’s emerging artists.

WHAT: Art and Writing
WHEN: Monday 25 June, 7:30pm
WHERE: LazyBones Lounge, 294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $10 more details here

Kids Gallery Exhibition: A Casual Temple

The Kids Gallery is curated to provide an integrated visual learning environment in relation to the main exhibition programs at Casula Powerhouse. It features interactive environments that encourage children to investigate major themes or key aspects of artworks on display in the main exhibition. The Kids Gallery provides a space that is creative, responsive and inclusive in its approach to visual learning all year round.

WHAT: The Kids Gallery: A Casula Temple
WHEN: 9am -4.30pm daily till July 8th
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Film series: Starburst (Icons of Chinese Cinema)

In 1930s China, the term mingxing (bright star, 明星) captured the allure of a new public figure: the screen diva. Ever since, Chinese cinema has been graced with strong female leads. Over ten weeks, Starburst maps shifting patterns of stardom across four brilliant careers. The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ latest free film series celebrates the extraordinary talents of four trailblazing Chinese actresses from the early 20th century to today: Ruan Lingyu, Anna May Wong, Maggie Cheung and Zhao Tao. Starburst features the best of Shanghai silent cinema, golden age Hollywood, the Hong Kong New Wave and recent landmarks from mainland China.

WHAT: Film series: Starburst (Icons of Chinese Cinema)
WHEN: Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm. 20 June – 26 August 2018
WHERE: Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 26th June

Green on Red

Green on Red brings together three formidable First Nations women tackling the cultural complexities of belonging and resistance. Featuring works by Amala Groom, Nicole Monks and Carmen Glynn-Braun, Green on Red celebrates this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 26 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit, 183 Regent St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Maruku Marketplace

Celebrate a suit of major works from the acclaimed Warburton Arts Project Collection. Including Maruku paintings, traditional wood tools and contemporary carvings.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 26 June, 7-9pm
WHERE: Monte, 128 Miller St, North Sydney
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Wednesday 27th June


Longline by Matt Bromhead runs a metaphorical rope between the past and now. Strung from this rope are sculptures, drawings and paintings, which provide strategies for staying afloat in the modern age.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 27 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie Pompom, 27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

Gudirr Gudirr

Fervent, fierce and profoundly personal, Gudirr Gudirr is a powerfully emotive solo work by celebrated Australian dancer-choreographer Dalisa Pigram. This work fuses performance art, Indigenous dance, aerial gymnastics, Malaysian martial arts and video projection. Taking its name from the bird that calls when the tide is turning, Gudirr Gudirr is an exploration of the complexity of cultural change in northwest Australia today.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Wednesday 27 June – Saturday 30 June
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $40 more details here

Thursday 28th June

Cooks River?

Bringing together 12 Aboriginal Community leaders with a connection to the Cooks River, this exhibition features photographic landscape portraiture, oral history and photography. This exhibition was commissioned by the Cooks River Alliance to better understand the Aboriginal perspective of the Cooks River.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 28 June, 5-7pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Common Knowledge and Learning Curves

Common Knowledge and Learning Curves by Keg De Souza seeks to break down typical types of knowledge exchange, and explore radical ways to learn. Props such as chalkboards, award ribbons and venetian blinds will fill the gallery, using the familiar aesthetic of the classroom in new and unexpected ways.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 28 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomoolloo
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

The Burrangong Affray

Between November 1860 and September 1861 the New South Wales goldfields of Burrangong, near the present day township of Young, were the site of Australia’s largest racially motivated riot. Chinese-Australian artists Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge have trace these events and the repercussions of this period of civil disobedience in this exhibition.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 28 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 181-187 Hay St
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Friday 29th June

An Artist of Some Description & Je Suis Troughman

An Artist of Some Description by Benjamin Aitken and Je Suis Troughman by Dominic Byrne open at ALASKA Projects on Friday. Delve into the Kings Cross Carpark and discover these two exhibitions on level 2 and 5.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 29 June, 6-8pm
WHERE: ALASKA Projects, Level 2 & 5 Kings Cross Carpark, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Kutjupa Way

Join artists Iluwanti Ken, Nyunmiti Burton and Jennifer Ingkatji for a special NAIDOC Week celebration amongst their exhibition Kutjupa Way. This exhibition features distinctive new works by these artists from the APY Lands.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 29 June, 5-7pm
WHERE: APY Art Centre, 45 Burton St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Saturday 30th June

Sincere Input

Immerse yourself in the hidden world of the artists creative process at Sincere Input. Celebrating the release of Future Love Hangover’s third album: Sincere Input, the surrounding body of work, including art objects, video and imagery, will be exhibited at Erskineville Town Hall for one day only… so get in quick!

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Saturday 30 June, 3-6pm
WHERE: Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Sunday 1st July

Blak Markets Naidoc Art Festival

Art, performance, workshops, dance, cooking and talks… Blak Markets Naidoc Art Festival has it all! Across two days the National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair offers remote Indigenous art centres and artists the opportunity to promote and sell their work. Go celebrate these amazing artists and bring your wallets!

WHAT: Festival
WHEN: Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: 130 Argyle St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: FREE more details here

Dark Servo

Challenge your ears and mind at Dark Servo, a unique art and music event in Port Kembla. Featuring artworks, installations and spoken word by artists such as Allison Gallagher, Jai Love and Lenni Dee, there will also be a stellar line up of musicians performing on the night.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Sunday 1 July, 2-10pm
WHERE: Servo Food Truck Bar, 6-8 Wentworth St, Port Kembla
HOW MUCH: $10-$15 more details here

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