Culture Guide: 27 July – 2 August

July 29th 2020


Experimental Vietnamese band Rắn Cạp Đuôi are a playful and amorphous collective of musicians, designers, filmmakers and multi-media artists known for re-imagining the sonic potential of any given instrument. Here they team up with RE:SOUNDING lead artists James Nguyen and Victoria Pham to produce an electrifying new take on an instrument thousands of years in the making. Head to the link to watch back the performance!

WHAT: Performance
WHEN: All the time!
WHERE: On the Bleed Online website


52 Actions: Louise Zhang

Louise Zhang joins the 52 Actions line up “My action explores the dynamics of fear, anxiety and otherness through abstract and reimagined narratives.” Louise has teamed up with John Harle to produce a series of gifs, videos and animations that culminate into an imagined digital world.

WHAT: Digital Art
WHEN: All the time!
WHERE: On the 52 Artists 52 Actions Instagram @52artists52actions


There's Something in the Water: UNSW Enviro Movie Night

How does environmental destruction affect BIPOC communities disproportionately? And how are those communities fighting back? Released on Netflix in 2019, ‘There’s Something in the Water’ is a documentary about environmental racism in Nova Scotia.
UNSW Enviro Collective is hosting a Netflix Party to watch There’s Something in the Water. Everybody is welcome to watch and participate in the live chat room, regardless of experience and involvement!

WHAT: Livestream
WHEN: Wednesday 29 July, 8-9:30pm
WHERE: Facebook


Yeah The Girls Comedy

Welcome to your new favourite all-women comedy show – YEAH THE GIRLS COMEDY, kicking off weekly from the 30th of July. Uplifting female identifying talent, YEAH THE GIRLS COMEDY has strictly limited seating, so get in fast!

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Thursday 30 July from 7pm
WHERE: The Chippo Hotel
HOW MUCH: $10 online, $15 on the door, get your ticket here



Told in five parts, Ochres was inspired by the special role ochre plays in Aboriginal ceremony. The performance, by Australia’s Bangarra Dance Theatre is a fusion of indigenous and contemporary dance. Rewatch the performance via ABC iView!

WHAT: Video
WHEN: All the time!
WHERE: Available to watch via ABC iView


My brain but not my brain

My brain but not my brain is a group exhibition that explores how our subconscious selves are more honest than our conscious selves. Meandering through spheres of dreamscapes, trauma-processing and object or material embodiments, we explore our identities and truths based on what we are not thinking rather than what we know.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: until the 14th of August
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free but bookings are essential


Art for First Nations Justice

Art for First Nations Justice is raising funds for the Aboriginal Legal Service and Sisters Inside via an art auction all on Instagram! Get ready to click refresh and type ‘sold’ in order to get your hands on a work by a stellar line up for artists.

WHAT: Art Auction
WHEN: Sunday 2nd August, 4pm
WHERE: Instagram, @art_for_first_nations_justice
HOW MUCH: Artworks are between $200 – $500

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