Culture Guide 26 November – 2 December: Caldera, Talkin’ About Talkin’ About Art, Terra Firma Magazine Launch & More!

November 26th 2018
Monday 26th November

Unspoken Words Poetry Book Club

Unspoken Words Book Club celebrates the immense diversity and exciting evolution of one of the world’s oldest literary forms: poetry. For this edition the group will be reading and discussing Blakwork by Alison Whittaker.

WHAT: Poetry
WHEN: Monday 26 November, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Better Read Than Dead
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

The Transformation of Pillowman

Each year young folks at Twenty10 collaborate with a director as part of Belvoir’s Youth Express program to devise and write a play about the topics that are important to them. This year’s play, The Transformation of Pillowman, features a character named Max who just needs a moment of peace. He wraps himself up in pillows to protect himself from the world. But is that any way to live?

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: Monday 26th November, 7:15-8:15
WHERE: Belvoir St Theatre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tuesday 27th November

UNSW A&D Annual 18 Graduate Exhibition

UNSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL Graduate Exhibition is Australia’s largest and most diverse national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work by students at UNSW Art & Design.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 27 November, 5-9pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

The Constellations

This year, in partnership with FBi Radio, DLUX MediaArts is launching a new program of discourse on art practices that operate at the intersections of science and technology. For this edition ‘The Robot’ will be discussed with artist Mari Velonaki & collaborator.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Tuesday 27 November, 7pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Wednesday 28th November

Arts, Agency, Action

We see a lot of political apathy these days – and it’s not hard to understand why. When we see politicians fail to act in the public interest, we disengage. This workshop looks at how we can harness our communities and develop our advocacy voice.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday 28 November, 6-9pm
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Talkin' About Talkin' About Art

Runway – Australian Experimental Art Journal and Verge Gallery present a writers round-table facilitated by Tai Mitsuji and special guest Judy Annear. The two writers will first unpack their approach to writing, before all of the attendees engage in a debate on the art of writing about art.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Wednesday 28th November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 29th November

Eora Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art Exhibition

The annual Eora – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts end of year grad show is back! A collection of works will be on display from graduating TAFE NSW Eora students ranging from Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Photography and Printmaking.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 29th November, 6pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Terra Firma magazine launch

terra firma is a publication dedicated to the collaboration of photography & design. Published annually between Sydney & London, each issue explores a new theme, for this issue the theme of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is explored.

WHAT: Publication launch
WHEN: Thursday 29 November, 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie Pompom
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 30th November


CALDERA is a night of entertainment taking place in the historic blacksmith forge at Eveleigh Works – burlesque, interactive art, experimental music, gin and fire. Featuring an array of renowned performers, this event will be loud and sumptuous.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Friday 30th November, 8pm and 10pm
WHERE: Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop
HOW MUCH: $54, more details here

Research Meets Practice Symposium

Art Theory Honours candidates from UNSW Art & Design will present their recent research and discuss key ideas in contemporary art theory. This will be followed by a series of floor talks and performances by Fine Arts Honours students exhibiting in the A&D ANNUAL 18 Graduate Exhibition.

WHAT: Talk and performance
WHEN: Friday 30th November, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Saturday 1st December

New Breed 2018

Showcasing a rich diversity of choreographic ideas, the fifth batch of incredibly talented choreographers come together for New Breed. Four extraordinary new dance creators Prue Lang, Katina Olsen, Holly Doyle and Janessa Dufty will premiere brand new works, created on and performed by the dancers of Sydney Dance Company.

WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Saturday 1th December, 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $35, more details here

Louis Theroux: Love without Limits

Louis Theroux returns to Australian cinemas this November with a brand new documentary, exploring the fascinating world of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy in Portland, Oregon.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Saturday 1st December, 2pm
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $20-$25, more details here

Sunday 2nd December

The Box in the Corner and The TV Show Opening

Moving pictures come at us all day, every day and everywhere. The Box in the Corner and The TV Show are two new exhibition that reflects on the shifting role television plays in a digital age.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Sunday 2nd December, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Wollongong Art Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Bad Bitch Summer Ball

It’s summer time, so time to celebrate the bad bitches, and what better way to do that then a summer vouge ball! Presented by the iconic House of Sle, watch Sydney’s best vouge dancers take to the floor for categories such as ‘Summer Fling Realness’ and ‘Runway’.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Sunday 2nd December, 3-8pm
WHERE: Addison Road Community Centre
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

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