Culture Guide 3-9 December: Until, White Fragility, 4A Artists’ Car Boot Sale & More!

December 3rd 2018
Monday 3rd December

Indy Theatre Forum: working with presenters

For our final Indy Theatre Forum for 2018, Critical Stages is hosting a special forum to discuss the relationship between artists and venues. How does a venue choose its programming? What curatorial policies exist at some of Sydney’s key independent theatre powerhouses and how do they approach choosing works for their audiences?

WHAT: Panel Talk
WHEN: Monday 3 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: Arts Exchange
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here


Until is American artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date. Comprised of thousands of found objects which together make you feel as if you have entered a rich sensory tapestry and stepped directly inside the belly of one of Cave’s iconic Soundsuits.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until 3 March 2019
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Eora Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art Exhibition

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

WHAT:  Eora Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art Exhibition
WHEN: 4th December-9th December
WHERE: 107 (Redfern Street)
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 4th December

Suddenly you are there by Kate Brown

Suddenly you are there is a performance exhibition by Kate Brown that incorporates graphic notation, text, installation and a vocal performance placing the sounding body across Parramatta rd.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Tuesday 4 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: Our Neon Foe
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sydney Ideas - White Fragility

Why does race seem to be the hardest word for white people? Dr Robin DiAngelo – a renowned anti-racism educator – argues that the underlying cause is environmental. Head along to this nuanced talk to hear Dr Robin DiAngelo unpack the term, ‘White Fragility’.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Tuesday 4 December, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Abercrombie Business School Auditorium,USYD
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Wednesday 5th December

Talkin' About Talkin' About Art

After being rained out last week, 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: Panel talk
WHEN: Wednesday 5 December, 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

All of the Above: even including adults tears

Taking inspiration from Jean Paul Sartre in The Age of Reason, All of the Above: even including adults tears, is an end of year show for a class of third year UNSW Art and Design sculpture, performance, and installation students.
WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 5 December, 6-9pm
WHERE: Farr Side Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 6th December

Gaffa Gallery Christmas Market + Open Studios

Gaffa Gallery are opening up their studios and throwing a Christmas market featuring works by select Sydney jewellers and designers. Find that perfect present whilst being able to buy directly from the artists themselves.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Thursday 6 December, 12-8pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

4A Artists' Car Boot Sale

Descend to the lower levels of World Square to encounter established and emerging artists. Step into cars transformed into mini galleries and fossick in boots for one-off original art just in time for Christmas. Think driver-seat seances, artworks delivered straight from the studio and intimate car boot performances.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Thursday 6 December, 5-9pm
WHERE: World Square, Meet at the bauble in the middle of World Square to be escorted to the Car Boot sale deep in the carpark.
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 7th December

Wellington St Projects Fundraiser: Guess Who 3

The Wellington St Projects fundraiser is back this December, featuring original artworks from your favourite Australian artists. Help support the gallery’s continuation into 2019 and pick up an incredible artwork for an incredible price. All artworks are $200, and exhibited anonymously!

WHAT: Auction
WHEN: Friday 7 December, 5pm
WHERE: Wellington St Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

FINAL EDIT: Tech-Know-Natures

This years Firstdraft’s end of year party ‘THE FINAL EDIT: Tech-Know Natures’ is curated by Troppo Galaktika. Inspired by works shown at Firstdraft over the past few years ‘THE FINAL EDIT: Tech-Know Natures’ aims to blur the divide between our current world order of binaries and hierarchies, where technology reigns supreme over the natural world… in service of capital and greed.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Friday 7 December, 6-10pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Saturday 8th December

Sound and Sense

Sound and Sense is an evening that takes poetry away from the realm of crusty old men and plays with how poetry is relevant, crucial, and joyous. This event features spoken word, visual, digital, and musical artists collaborate to titillate the senses.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Saturday 8 December, 5:30-10pm
WHERE: Flow Studios
HOW MUCH: $13, more details here


The group show Abstract is an outcome of the Peacock Gallery supported program – Cumberland Artists Network. Twelve members from this group showcase their diverse art making practices through different interpretations of the term abstract.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 8 December, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery Auburn
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sunday 9th December

Hydromania POP UP SHOP

Hydromania is the first retail experience by local Sydney jeweller, designer and artist Danielle Karlikoff. Crafting one-off pieces to adorn your fingers, ears, belts, bags and necks this will be a unqiue experience that will appease all the senses.

WHAT: Pop-up shop
WHEN: Sunday 9 December, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Usfin Atelier
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Primavera 2018

Primavera is the MCA’s annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Primavera 2018 will bring together eight of the most exciting young artists working in Australia. This year’s exhibition asks, ‘Why is identity important today?’ The participating artists consider, explore and re-examine the politics of identity, visibility and representation.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until 3 February 2019
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Chippendale Christmas Market

Curated with quality rather than quantity in mind, the first Chippendale Christmas Market is the place to see all the incredible things Sydney creatives are up to, and get your hands on some hand-made gifts in the lead up to the festive season. Featuring designers, artists, food makers, galleries, jewellers, music and more, there will be a little something for everyone!

WHAT: Markets
WHEN: Sunday 9 December, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Sutherland Ln behind Something for Jess café
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

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