Culture Guide: 25 November – 1 December

November 25th 2019
Monday 25 November

UTS Design & Architecture Grad Show

The Design and Architecture Graduation Show at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), is an annual event that showcases student work from Animation, Architecture, Fashion and Textiles, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Master of Design, Photography, Product Design and Visual Communication.

WHAT: Graduation Show
WHEN: Monday 25 November, 10am-6pm
WHERE: UTS: Design, Architecture & Building
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Retro Horror: Supernatural & the Occult in Postwar JPN Manga

This exhibition explores the horror manga of postwar Japan and focuses on three artists—Tsunezo Murotani (b. 1934), Hino Hideshi (b. 1946) and Ochazukenori (b. 1960)—each representing a different phase of the genre from the 1960s to the 1990s. Notably, this will be the first ever showing of Ochazukenori’s work outside of Japan.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 25 November, 10am
WHERE: Japan Foundation
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 26 November

Designing Bright Futures

Designing Bright Futures 2019 presents exciting new work by emerging design practitioners from UNSW Art & Design. These new designers consider social and environmental impacts and speak to their vision of what it means to be a designer today.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 26 November, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Australian Design Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Tuesday Drawing Club

Come and practice life drawing in an informal setting with fellow art lovers in the beautiful Peach Black Gallery. Each week we have a live model, and cost includes a glass of wine and drawing materials and board (if you don’t have any)

WHAT: Life Drawing
WHEN: Tuesday 26 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Peach Black
HOW MUCH: $15-$20, get tickets here

Wednesday 27 November

Film Series: Celia

Witches join folk creatures, ghouls and a magical Czech cat in a global survey of supernatural cinema. From ’70s French new wave comedy to Italian magic neorealism and Thai avant-pop, DARK ARTS brings together 12 tales of the wondrous and macabre.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Wednesday 27 November, 2-3:40pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Todd Robinson: Gentle resistance

Gentle resistance, Todd Robinson’s third solo exhibition at Galerie pompom, is comprised of a new series of sculptural work. The sculptures reference lengths of polyurethane foam the artist arranged in his studio and braced in position. These served as models for the sculptures which were initially cast then sculpted. Reminiscent of figurative sculpture (some suggest seated or prone figures, while others yoga poses), to semi-abstract, kinky formations of synthetic origin, the sculptures are coloured with a palette and subtle metallic finish originating in the coding system used to indicate the density of foam

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 27 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 28 November

November at Firstdraft

Firstdraft acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which Firstdraft is built and operates.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 28 November, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sarah Contos: The Bite Mark of a Butterfly

Sarah Contos’ new body of work brings together ideas concerned with object ontology, metamorphosis/transformation, existential inquiries, 1930’s monster movies and feelings of a wonderful ‘come down’ after a big night to create an incredible installation spanning the entire gallery.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 28 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 29 November

Global Day for Climate Justice

As people rally and strike all over the world to demand climate action on Friday 29th November, join the Sydney rally in solidarity with the global fight for climate justice, and demanding a just climate transition here and now.

WHAT: Rally
WHEN: Friday 29 November, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Sydney Town Hall
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

MCA Artbar: Curated by Hannah Bronte

Move and sweat into the tropics this summer’s eve at ARTBAR: Canopy, curated by powerhouse Hannah Brontë. This is our last ARTBAR for the year, so you know we are going to bring the heat of the sun.

WHAT: Art Party
WHEN: Friday 29 November, 7-11pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
HOW MUCH: $18-$29, get tickets here

Saturday 30 November

Phenomenal beings: Spirits in Japanese Art and Culture

Who are the mischievous shapeshifters, fiendish imps and vengeful ghosts found in the various expressions of Japanese culture and why do they continue to haunt these worlds?

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Saturday 30 November, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: $40-$50, get tickets here

Flat Earth Society

Flat Earth Society is a group exhibition of international and Australian interdisciplinary artists working at the intersection of abstraction and screen-based culture. From the flat plane of canvas to the flat-screens of daily life, the artists consider how technology has shifted the possibilities of painting and infused the way we experience and frame our realities.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: November 30 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Cement Fondu
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 1 December

Tramsheds Growers Markets

In collaboration with Bodega 1904, our weekly Growers Markets feature a selection of seasonal fruit and veg from a variety of our favourite growers, sustainable products from community providores and a changing schedule of workshops and masterclasses featuring winemakers, cheesemakers, chefs, authors and artists.

WHAT: Market

WHEN: Sunday 1 December, 8am-2pm
WHERE: Tramsheds
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Red Intensive

Originally from Bristol, UK, Frankie is a rare individual who matches his raw natural dance talent with hard work and discipline and has developed into one of the best representing House Dancers internationally of today in his current generation.

WHAT: Dance Workshop
WHEN: Sunda 1 November, 1-6pm
WHERE: Connection Studios
HOW MUCH: $110-$200, get tickets here

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