Culture Guide: 29 Jul – 4 Aug

July 28th 2019
Monday 29 July

The Laugh Tub #16: Cheaper by the Dozen

Sydneys premier loosely-tub-themed in-character talk show is back!

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Monday 29 July, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: The Forresters
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Apply: Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award

The The Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award is an annual award by Arc @ UNSW Art & Design that seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and talent across all disciplines at our campus.

WHAT: Award
WHEN: Monday 29 July, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 30 July

Oscar and Lucinda

Presented by Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks, composer Elliott Gyger reunites with librettist Pierce Wilcox to transform Peter Carey’s beloved novel Oscar and Lucinda into a new Australian opera.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: Tuesday 30 July, 8-10:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: $35, get tickets here

Modern Baseball: Tom Pauszek

Modern Baseball is a series of paintings that references Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Red, Yellow, Blue III’ (1966) and the artist’s father Raymond Pauszek II’s commercial sign paintings for the Dunkirk, New York, Little League Baseball Field. The new work by Tim Pauszek zooms in to his father’s since destroyed signs to become closer to Kelly’s colour field work (or do they zoom out of Kelly’s work to become closer to Ray II’s signs? I can never remember).

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Tuesday 30 July, 6-8pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 31 July

Ceramics: Mouldmaking and Slipcasting

Rounding off this term’s suite of workshops, MAKE Club will be finishing up with Ceramics: mouldmaking and slipcasting. For students interested in the ceramics stream (particularly SDES2405), this studio taster is for you.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday 31 July, 1-5pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Late Night Laughs: Dane Simpson

The Archibald Prize brings out the art critic in everyone! Join us for four weeks of free comedy during Art After Hours, as some of our finest comedians put their spin on the country’s best-loved art prize.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Wed 31 July, 6:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 1 August

Midsommar: Advance Screening

Be among the first to catch ‘Midsommar’, Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary. The film premiered at Sundance this year to rave reviews.

Let the festivities begin…

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 1 August, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: The Ritz Cinema
HOW MUCH: $10-$17, get tickets here


Join ten female artists from Australia and around the globe on a fascinating artistic journey into a multidimensional universe in Portal, the latest exhibition from aMBUSH Gallery.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 1 August, 6-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 2 August


In RE-WORK, we delve into our community of artists and archive of exhibitors to present an exhibition of musings on history, labour, the handmade and repurposing.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 2 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: AIRspace Projects
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

FIrstdraft Fundraising Auction

The Firstdraft auction is fast approaching! A crucial fundraising initiative for the organisation, the auction is a great way to support the emerging arts community and acquire work by some of Australia’s most exciting and collectable artists. This year we will have 2 Boys in Saris serving nourishing Southern Asian food and Dj Soverign Traxx selecting music throughout the evening.

WHAT: Auction
WHEN: Friday 2 August, 6-10pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 3 August

Valley: Heath Franco

Architectural and design elements from past video sets reappear like disjointed memories and invasive growths from the gallery floor and walls. Devoid of Franco’s deranged video sprites, what remains are their materials and the chattering echoes of their voices.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 3 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: Cement Fondu
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Curating Grief: In Conversation with Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Daniel Mudie Cunningham and José Da Silva, UNSW Galleries Director, discuss the complex and intimate process of working with an artist’s estate. The discussion takes its title from Cunningham’s essay on the process of curating the posthumous survey Katthy Cavaliere: Loved (Museum of Old and New Art and Carriageworks, 2015-16). Cunningham is an artist, writer and curator based in Sydney and currently Director Programs at Carriageworks.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Saturday 3 August, 2-3pm
WHERE: UNSW Arts & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Sunday 4 August

2020 Exhibition Program Call Out at Peacock Gallery

Peacock Gallery’s 2020 exhibition program call out is open until MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019.

We are on the lookout for artists or curators to present exciting and engaging projects with us and would like to invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

WHAT: Callout
WHEN: Sunday 4 August, 12:00am-11:30pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Join the Dots Open Studios & Tiny Street Party

As part of the Inner West Council’s Midjuburi Precinct Creative Trail, Join the Dots Workshop will be throwing open its doors and hosting a sweet tiny street party! Join the creation of a “Welcome to Marrickville” mural, grab a bite to eat, enjoy live music, check out our group exhibition and meet the artists as they open their studios.

WHAT: Open Studios
WHEN: Sunday 4 August, 11am-6pm
WHERE: 102 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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