Culture Guide: 3 – 9 February

February 4th 2020
Monday 3 February

Tim Ritchie


A Surry Hills local, Tim Ritchie started out his career in audio at Double Jay in 1976, then worked there until 1990 when he moved to ABC RN and worked there until 2016. He also DJ’d in nightclubs during the 80s and 90s and missed wandering the streets after work when they were empty. About 10 years ago, he taught himself to ride a bicycle and started to chronicle Sydney empty in the early hours of each day.

WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: Monday 3 February, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: 205 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

The Life & Times of Frida Kahlo

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is an intimate biography of a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain, against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent and world-renowned. Kahlo was an eyewitness to a unique pairing of revolution and renaissance that defined the times in which she lived.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 3 February, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas Central
HOW MUCH: $20-$25, get tickets here

Tuesday 4 February

The Fight for Human Rights

Despite taking steps towards becoming a more equal and inclusive society for all, Australia has a problem with human rights. Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated in the world. More than one woman is killed every week by a partner or former partner. Over half of Australians living with a disability lack access to support services they need. The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill threatens to undermine inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI+ people. So how can we can we close the gap?

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Tuesday 4 February, 7-8:15pm
WHERE: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program Information Session

This information session is directed at artists with disability. Create NSW will be presenting an information session on the Arts and Cultural Funding program directed at artists with disability. If you’re an artist with disability and looking to apply for arts and cultural funding, we encourage you to come along to learn more about the guidelines and to help you put your best application forward.

WHAT: Information Session
WHEN: Tuesday 4 February, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Arts Exchange
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Wednesday 5 February

Trepidation | Body Language

Join us at Kudos Gallery on Wednesday 5th February 5-8pm for the launch of ‘Trepidation’ in space one and ‘Body Language’ in space two. The opening night will feature a performance in space two by artist Sïan Kelly.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 5 February, 5-8pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

February at Firstdraft

Gallery 1 & 2:
Here to Empower
Carmen Glynn-Braun, Billy Bain, Krystal Hurst, Nadeena Dixon, curated by Dennis Golding

Gallery 3:
Tip of the Tongue
George Haddad

Gallery 4:
Liam Denny

WHAT: Exhibition Openings
WHEN: Wednesday 5 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Firstdraft
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 6 February

Flogging a Dead Horse

Please join us for the opening of ‘Flogging a Dead Horse’ on Thursday, Feb 6.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 6 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Canteen
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Vicky Browne: Foyer


“For this exhibition I play with materials and aesthetics to create an installation where the present is framed by both the future and the past, allowing for a critique of our times to emerge.” -Vicky Browne

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 6 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 7 February

Harley Ives: Garlands for YouTube

Harley Ives spellbinding work is concerned with the material qualities of the moving image and how they can be directed to discern a painterly quality in video. In particular ‘Picture with flowers’ (2019) presents a new perspective on the flower still life genre.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 7 February, 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

MCA Artbar: Curated by Performance Space

February ARTBAR challenges the notion that special love is exclusively reserved for ‘traditional’ unions. Delve into relationships that don’t often make Hallmark cards – queer love, friendships, plants, pets, biological and chosen family, self-love.

WHAT: Art Party
WHEN: Friday 7 February, 7-11pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: $21-$27, get tickets here

Saturday 8 February

Shivanjani Lal | Gillian Kayrooz

Echoes in Soft Spaces: A Residency Reflection
Gillian Kayrooz
Gallery 1

Bhulano Nahi [forget me not]
Shivanjani Lal
Gallery 2

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 8 February, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Peacock Gallery Auburn
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Hannah Brontë Fempress: Moon Tides

Promoting the voices and talents of First Nations women, Brontë creates FEMPRE$$ events as large, themed art installations in which an ever rotating ‘femme-militia’ crew of DJs, rappers & dancers perform.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Saturday 8 February, 6-9pm
WHERE: Cement Fondu
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 9 February

QLNY Festival: Queer(asian)stories ~ Year of the Rat

Come celebrate the Year of the Rat at The Rat with your queer family! Join us for an afternoon of intimate storytelling, where six of the most wildly original, thought-provoking and brilliant queer Asian voices will share a never-heard-before tale.

WHAT: Storytelling
WHEN: Sunday 9 February, 3:30-6pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre
HOW MUCH: Free-$21, get tickets here

Basketry Workshop

Join this fun filled day workshop and learn the random weave basketry technique using the wonderful Bangalow Palm inflorescence.
The workshop is all about exploration and play – not perfection. So it’s perfect for those who think they have no creativity or artistic ability (we are all creative!)- or want to explore that quality more.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Sunday 9 February, 10am-3:30pm
WHERE: Catriona Pollard Artist Showroom
HOW MUCH: $195, get tickets here

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