Culture Guide: 26 Aug – 1 Sep

August 25th 2019
Monday 26 August

Cultural Mediation in Practice

Widely recognised as an invaluable tool by institutions across Europe, cultural mediation generally refers to the process of gaining and negotiating knowledge about the arts and social or scientific phenomena through exchange, reaction and creative response. Cultural mediators work within organisations to improve the quality of the public’s visit to the museum or gallery and to broaden the possible ways of experiencing and interacting with an object and its context.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Monday 26 August, 10:30am-5pm
WHERE: Artspace
HOW MUCH: $55, get tickets here

I Found Myself Gazing at the Sun

‘I Found Myself, Gazing At The Sun’ is a solo show by Harry Bayston exploring the search for self-identity through a frequent state of over-thinking and it’s resulting anxieties. The artist draws inspiration from the meditative qualities of the sun, as well as a fascination with it’s complimentary but contrasting mark making, reflections and shadows.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 26 August, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 27 August

Critical Path Presents: Tishani Doshi with Amrita Hepi

Part performance, part video, part talk – join us for an intimate evening with Indian contemporary dancer Tishani Doshi as she traces her career in India, and shares what her exchange with legendary choreographer Chandralekha meant for her artistic oeuvre.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Tuesday 27 August, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artist’s Studios
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, more details here

Suburban XTRA

Who said the everyday had to be humdrum? Suburban XTRA brings together ten artists and collectives who reveal how the minutae of daily life are constantly changing, and changing us in the process.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 27 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 28 August

Sniff Off Screening: Half a Million Steps

Join Sniff Off and Greens MP David Shoebridge for a screening of the powerful Australian documentary, ‘Half A Million Steps,’ which highlights the personal stories behind the fight for drug law reform.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Wednesday 28 August, 6-9pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Not advertised, get tickets here

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Country

“Art is proven to be a major contributor to assisting with a number of overwhelming pressures in our world. Art and the act of making it is a vehicle for creativity and healing.”
Bronwyn Bancroft

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 28 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Thursday 29 August

Ride or Bi #3: A Queer Performance Night


Are you down to ride with us?
Be ready for an immersive experience.
Be generous or it’s Ride or BYE.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Thursday 29 August, 7pm-12am
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Marrickville Fire Jam

Marrickville Fire Jams are held fortnightly on Thursday afternoons.
Bring your circus toys and picnic rugs for some midweek practice and play! ♥
WHAT: Fire Jam
WHEN: Thursday 29 August, 7pm
WHERE: Enmore Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 30 August

Next Big Thing

Next Big Thing features the work of nine Sydney based artists working in various mediums such as painting, ceramics and printmaking.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 30 August, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

MCA Artbar: Curated by Willoh S Weiland & James R Brennan

This winter edition of ARTBAR is inspired by the Oracle of Delphi, a priestess of who breathed vapours, spoke in tongues and delivered fierce female wisdom. Delve into our dark past, marvel at our dark future and dance in the strobe lights as the Museum transforms into the church of the jaded and opinionated.

WHAT: Gallery Party
WHEN: Friday 30 August, 7-11pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
HOW MUCH: $18-$24, get tickets here

Saturday 31 August

Noodle Girls Presents: Wigging Out at Sydney Fringe Comedy

Hey Snoop Doops! Grab your honkers and plonk your bessies aboard the Wig Wagon! We’re chonking on a trip through the oompy world of Razzamatazz, where you’ll find all sanks of wagglers, wrinklies and a series of short scenes or vignettes, commonly known as “sketches”.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Saturday 31 August, 8:15-9:15pm
WHERE: The Factory Theatre
HOW MUCH: $12-$17, get tickets here

Nine Meals From Chaos

Exploring local food security, sustainability and the growing of food in Western Sydney.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Saturday 31 August, 12-4pm
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Sunday 1 September


You, curators of life changing ideas;
Lovers of unconventional action,
Seekers of change and rebellion.
Join the movement at Antidote,
As speakers and doers unite to bring hope

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 11am-7:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: Various, get tickets here


This exhibition is open to anyone who has ever worked or is currently working in Sydney hospo and has a memory to share.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 4-7pm
WHERE: The Lord Galdstone
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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