Culture Guide: 27 January – 2 February

January 26th 2020
Monday 27 January

Julia Wilson, Daniel Muggleton and Mates

This week we have the joyous energy of Julia Wilson closing the show, she hasn’t been on here for bloody ages. I’m looking forward too seeing her perform again. She always kills.

Hosting is Daniel Muggleton. Now London based Daniel has been busy truly establishing himself on the UK stand up circuit and recently supported Jim Jeffries at a huge show in Manchester. Funny guy.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Monday 27 January, 7-10pm
WHERE: Cafe Lounge
HOW MUCH: $10 on the door, more details here

Painting for a Purpose: In Support of the Koala Hospital

We’ve created a one of a kind Koala painting to show our support for Australia’s iconic animal in response to the terrible bushfire crisis.
We invite you paint and sip with us on January 27th at 3pm at our Darlinghurst Studio and create your own Koala masterpiece.

WHAT: Craft Fundraiser
WHEN: Monday 27 January, 3-5pm
WHERE: Cork & Canvas Sydney
HOW MUCH: $60, get tickets here

Tuesday 28 January

Christopher Sheehan: City and Country

“Since retiring I’ve had the good fortune to be able to paint in some very special places while still maintaining contact with Sydney. I love the contrast of the city and country images. Whether in the middle of a rooftop scanning the city and its street life or in a windswept paddock there’s always a meditative aspect to keeping concentration fixed on the subject for the time taken to paint it.”

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 28 January, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: ESD Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Exhibition Project

Cathryn McEwen will be exhibiting in “The Exhibition Project” from Tuesday Jan 28 – April 4 2020 at the City Recital Hall.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 28 January, 5:30-6:30
WHERE: City Recital Hall
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 29 January

Beloved Scoundrel

Beloved Scoundrel is an enquiry into the increasing invisibility of power structures. In addition to interrogating how the infrastructures of power are rendered in space, it suggests that the invisible produces the realm of the sensible, and that this space is both the cause and effect of a new collective consciousness.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Wednesday 29 January, 6-9pm
WHERE: Down/Under Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Thursday 30 January

One Day Event with Flin Sharp

Visit the gallery for drink with artist Flin Sharp amongst his exhibition ‘Speleogenesis’.

WHAT: Artist Meet
WHEN: Thursday 20 January, 6-8pm
WHERE: STACKS Project Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Daughters of the Dragon

New site-specific work by three generations of Chinese Australian artists reflecting on Chinese cultural heritage and identity from a female perspective.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 20 January, 6-8pm
WHERE: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Friday 31 January

Joanna Frank: Who is She

Erotic female power in Indian mythology has long been considered dangerous unless controlled by a male authority. ‘Who Is She’ is a series of paintings and mixed media works that feature images from Men’s magazines that have been re-imagined to create a space for these women to freely express their sexuality and regain authorship.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 31 January, 6-9pm
WHERE: Down/Under Space
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friendlyjordies: Bushfire Benefit Show

Jordan will perform his critically acclaimed show ‘John Howard REALLY Sucked’.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Animal Rescue Collective and Wild2Free. Your money will assist their volunteers to save wildlife affected by the fires.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Friday 31 January, 6:30-10:15pm
WHERE: Paddington RSL
HOW MUCH: $40, get tickets here

Saturday 1 February

St Brigid’s Day: Celebrating the Creativity of Women

The Consulate General of Ireland is delighted to bring a cast of Irish and Australian artists to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for a performance that will celebrate women through music and the spoken word. This cultural event marks St Brigid’s Day, the 1st February, when the creativity of women is celebrated in Ireland and abroad.

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: Saturday 1 February, 2-4pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Mixed Business

Not long ago, it seemed like mixed businesses were on almost every street corner in Parra. They’re still here, mostly in the surrounding suburbs: next to roundabouts, between apartment blocks and houses mid-renovation. Little family-run businesses stocking contradictory products side-by-side on rickety shelves. Some tins host dust and dead bugs; other shelves are perpetually empty, signalling what’s important to the 100 people in the immediate area. Pari invokes the mixed business as a mode of operation, for multiplicity and exchange: a cornerstore(stone) for community and convenience.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 1 February, 2-4pm
WHERE: Pari ∞
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 2 February

Sydney Protest: No More Excuses, Climate Action Now.

Rally against the inaction of the Morrisson government against disastrous bushfires.

WHAT: Protest
WHEN: Sunday 2 February, 12pm
WHERE: Tumbalong Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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