Culture Guide 3-9 September: Oceans From Here, Dollywould, Supernatural & more!

September 2nd 2018
Monday 3rd September

Annual Graduate Exhibition

Witness and celebrate the incredible works of the design graduates from Billy Blue. Featuring works across all design disciplines, from graphic design, to furniture, to fashion there is a little something for everyone.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: 3 – 7 September
WHERE: Billy Blue, 46 – 52 Mountain St, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here


Dolly Parton, cloning, branding, immortality and death. UK’s leading political performance duo Sh!t Theatre have come to Australia to overshare their love for Dolly Parton with delightful results.

WHAT: Theatre,
WHEN: Monday 3 September, 8pm
WHERE: Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: $15, more details here


Delay is a unique live art event that is contained within a fully illustrated Zine. It is a Private Play that the audience can read and enjoy at their own pace. Delay is a new and exciting way to experience live art.

WHAT: Live Art Event
WHEN: September 2 – September 14
WHERE: Old 505 Theatre 5 Eliza St Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


Tuesday 4th September

Kudos Emerging Artist + Design Award 2018

The Kudos Emerging Artist + Design Award is an annual award seeking to recognise and nature the budding talent at UNSW Art & Design. Place your Public Choice Award vote and find out the winners on Tuesday night!

WHAT: Award
WHEN: Tuesday 4 September, 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

LAKA Film Screening

Laka is a cross-cultural love story that starts with a first kiss in the suburbs of Sydney and ends with a bush birth in the Arnhem land wilderness. This is the final screening of the film, so don’t miss out!

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Tuesday 4 September, 6:30-7:15pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Wednesday 5th September

September Exhibition at Firstdraft

It’s that time of the month again! Firstdraft are opening up their September exhibitions, featuring shows by Lisa Sammut, Amy Jane Parker, Audrey Newton and Score Club.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 5 September, 6-8pm
WHERE: Firstdraft, 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Anarchy in Time

Join artists from the recent Emerge 18 Program in AGNSW current exhibition Spacemakers and Roomshakers for a conversation about their experiences in the program. Find out how working collaboratively with Front Up and AGNSW gave them the opportunity to push and be pushed in developing their professional art practice.

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: Wednesday 5 September 6-8pm
WHERE: AGNSW, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 6th September

I Just Wanted To Be Alone With Her

I Just Wanted To Be Alone With Her is a new chamber work, reflecting upon the physical and ethical resonances of the life of an elderly women, who collapses during a heatwave. Fusing image, sound and voice, this work explores what it is to die alone.

WHAT: Theatre,
WHEN: Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September, 8-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $18-30, more details here

Oceans from Here

Water is a vital force in our life. Defining geography, etching landscapes, and defining the continents. This two part exhibition explores the aesthetics of water with photographic works by the likes of Prue Stent, Honey Long and Kai Wasikowski.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 6 September, 6-8pm
WHERE: Australian Centre for Photography, 72 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Friday 7th September


Uncanny events and strange transformations fill the gallery in White Rabbits new exhibition ‘Supernatural’. Prepare yourself for hybrid men flying overhead, neon-lit cities patrolled by one-eyed creates and landscapes where things aren’t as they seem.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Opening Friday 7 September, 10am, continues until 3 February
WHERE: White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here


Here+Now is an exhibition that brings together eight young artists living, working or connecting with the Illawarra area to celebrate the diverse and unique creative energy of the region.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 7 September, 6:30 – 8:30
WHERE: Wollongong Art Gallery, Crn Kembla and Burelli St, Wollongong
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Saturday 8th September

Conversation Starters: Truth or Dare

Dare to question the truth… and yourself. This two day event cuts through the fake news and separates fact from fiction, see what happens when you set face to face with a poet, share a provocative 3 course meal, and learn how to lie or spot a fib.

WHAT: Art event
WHEN: Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 September
WHERE: MCA, 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: Ticket prices vary, more details here

Lunar Sequence x Black Birds

Black Birds are teaming up with Lunar Sequence to bring you a premiere screening of video editorial SUPERMANE, a live DJ set and Q&A. Get ready to rummage through your mum and dad’s wardrobe as the dress code for the night is 70s and 80s.

WHAT: Films Screening
WHEN: Saturday 8 September, 6-11pm
WHERE: Flow Studios, 57 Denison St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $13, more details here

Sunday 9th September

Fake Aboriginal Art: Ethics and Appropriation

How does fake or inauthentic Aboriginal arts and crafts being sold – often in souvenir stores – impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, art centres and communities? In this panel, discuss the ethics of this production and the questions it raises towards appropriation and exploitation.

WHAT: Panel
WHEN: Sunday 9 September, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: MCA, 140 George St, The Rocks
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Sculptures by the PBC

It’s time to crack out the glue, wire, foam and cardboard… Sculptures by the PBC is here! Enter your creation and cross your fingers because there are prizes and respect to be won.

WHAT: Art Prize
WHEN: Sunday 9 September
WHERE: Petersham Bowling Club
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

EF18: VJ Masterclass

Enter the world of live visuals and projection mapping in a full day VJ techniques masterclass for female identifying and non-binary individuals. Learn how to create audio-reactive visuals, build interactive video installations and projection map onto sculptural surfaces.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Sunday 9 September, 10am-6pm
HOW MUCH: $147.99, more details here

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