Culture Guide 28 Jan – 3 Feb: Holding Time, Uncanned, Another Micro Zine Fair & More!

January 28th 2019
Monday 28th January

Destroyer

LAPD detective Erin Bell, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Monday 28 Jan, 6:15pm
WHERE: St George Open Air Cinema
HOW MUCH: $38-$40, more details here

Monday Movie Night

Nix the Netflix on Mondays and join us at The Beresford instead, for some free popcorn and half-priced pizzas.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Monday 28 Jan, 8pm
WHERE: The Beresford
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tuesday 29th January

Holding Time

Some would say that to hold onto time and memory is to dwell in the past, but ‘Holding Time’ thinks holding time is more like a quiet waiting… for patterns to emerge and understandings to be shared. This show is about holding open space for these remembrances and retellings of histories with works by Mika Benesh and Agus Wijaya.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 29 Jan, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Profile - Sydney Premiere

Static Vision is a thrilling desktop film from Russian director Timur Bekmambetov which tackles the intersection of new-media, sensationalist journalism and terrorism. The film, which plays out entirely on the laptop screen of a British tabloid journalist attempting to catfish an ISIS recruiter, weaves together tropes from thriller, horror and indie romance films into something truly unsettling and unique.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Tuesday 29 Jan, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas, Central
HOW MUCH: $10-$12, more details here

Wednesday 30th January

Hard Copy - Another Micro Zine Fair

Hard Copy is on again! Another Goodspace micro zine fair, this time with a special focus on books, zines, and ephemera of a photographic nature. With a huge line up of artists and publishers, there will be a little something for everyone.

WHAT: Fair
WHEN: Wednesday 30 Jan, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

(Un)Divided Attention- curated by Stephanie Berlangieri

Emergent technologies have consistently posed a moral threat to our attentional capacity. ‘(Un)Divided Attention’ uses attention as a springboard for thinking about alternative modes of being given current economic systems, which privilege efficiency and ‘getting things done’.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 30 Jan, 6-8pm
WHERE: Wellington St Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 31st January

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | Ganyu

Ganyu is a new exhibition by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Daughter of the famous cultural leader Munggurrawuy Yunupingu and sister to Galarrwuy and Mandawuy, her life stories are vividly depicted in both figurative and abstract form in her paintings, creating work that is quite independent of any bark-painting tradition within the Arnhem Land region.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 31 Jan, 6-8pm
WHERE: RoslynOxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Graduate Exhibition - 'oh me oh my'

Each year Gaffa invite a handful of recent graduates from NSW & ACT institutes to exhibit as part of our program, this year ‘oh me oh my’ will feature emerging creatives with a fresh perspective!

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 31 Jan, 6-8pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 1st February

Sydney Subcultures and Club-cultures

From Les Girls to Monsta Gras, alternative club culture in Sydney continues to be an important platform for community-building and the development of experimental performance practices. Within the context of gentrification and shifting urban dynamics, this panel discussion will explore the significance and precarity of Sydney’s club nights and venues from the 1970s to now.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Friday 1 Jan, 6-7pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sub-KULTURE Vulture

The Nest Creative Space hosts the second instalment of SUB-KULTURE VULTURE which celebrates the eccentric, vibrant and otherworldly essence of life through the language of performance, sound and art. Expect a colourful line up of eccentric performance artists, musicians, DJ’s and party starters from some of Sydney’s most influential sub-cultures.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Friday 1 Feb, 6pm-1am
WHERE: The Nest Creative Space
HOW MUCH: $30, more details here

Saturday 2nd February

Though flowers fall, I have never forgotten you

‘Though flowers fall, I have never forgotten you’ curated by Nanette Orly, considers the phenomenology of locality by inviting artists Tane Andrews, Tarik Ahlip, Sofiyah Ruqayah and Gillian Kayrooz to respond to place and landscape through their individual tactile mediums.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 2 Feb, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Please Explain: Gender + Art in China

The first Please Explain panel for 2019 reflects on Xiao Lu’s practice and examines the representation and misrepresentation of gender in contemporary Chinese art. Considering exhibition histories both nationally within China and internationally as part of the wider art community the panel will debate and dissect how museological and curatorial structures have contributed to how gender has been portrayed in contemporary art from China.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Saturday 2 Feb, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sunday 3rd February

Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2019 at the Gallery

Discover the traditions of the Lunar New Year celebration and experience the spectacle of a lion dance, learn about the ancient traditions of tea drinking and calligraphy, and get hands-on with our drop-in family artmaking workshop at AGNSW.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Sunday 3 Feb, 11am
WHERE: Australian Gallery of NSW
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

ArtsLab: Uncanned

Shopfront Arts Co-op presents ArtsLab: Uncanned, a festival of new work created by four emerging arts collectives. This season will challenge form, perceptions and incite conversation around the social and political.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: Sunday 3 Feb, 6:45pm
WHERE: Shopfront
HOW MUCH: $10-$60, more details here

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