Culture Guide: 30 December 2019 – 5 January 2020

December 29th 2019
Monday 30 December

Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water focuses on the body as a site of perpetual transformation, unfixed, unpredictable and never at rest. It is a porous membrane through which desire, capital, technology and affect flow, transforming our realities in their wake. Artists in Bodies of Water plunge us into the murky undercurrents of the body and examine how these processes can leak, gush and overflow.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 30 December, 4pm-12am
WHERE: The Bearded Tit
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 31 December

Cornelia Parker

One of the most important women artists working today, Cornelia Parker OBE is known for her transformation of everyday objects into unexpected, haunting scenarios. In the artist’s hands domestic and familiar items are exploded, shot, turned back to front, and rearranged in often surprising ways. Working with sculpture and installation, as well as drawing, photography and film, Parker positions her subjects at the very moment of their transformation, suspended in time and completely still.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Tuesday 31 December, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art
HOW MUCH: $12-$24, get tickets here

Wednesday 1 January

2020 Exhibition Callout

Calling all creatives, curators, artists, and designers – applications are now open for the 2020 program at Sydney Art Collective!

WHAT: Callout
WHEN: Until 10 January, 2020
WHERE: Sydney Art Collective
HOW MUCH: N/A, more details here

Thursday 2 January

Vernon Ah Kee: The Island

Spanning almost two decades, The Island profiles Ah Kee’s brilliantly diverse practice in full.  Highlighting his video practice, the exhibition is complemented by his acclaimed drawing, vinyl and installation works. Co-presented with Sydney Festival, the exhibition also includes newly commissioned works responding to the romantic and exotic notions of ‘the island’, and the idea of Australia shifting issues offshore.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Thursday 2 January, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 3 January

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step into Paradise

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step into Paradise is the first in-depth survey that captures the dynamic energy of Linda and Jenny’s creative partnership. It draws on more than four decades of one of the most influential pairings in the history of Australian fashion, examining the influences, inspirations and the compelling stories behind their work.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Friday 3 January, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum
HOW MUCH: $8-$15, get tickets here

Saturday 4 January

Apollo 11 Exhibition

With over 200 objects, Apollo 11 commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing.
Named after the spaceflight that was the first to land astronauts on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the exhibition explores this defining moment in history, its lasting impact on science, society and design, and the crucial role Australia played in transmitting the famous footage.
WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Saturday 4 January, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum
HOW MUCH: $8-$15, get tickets here

Sunday 5 January

Selma Fida: Flowers Speak a Universal Language

Local artist, Selma Fida will present an immersive exhibition built from realistic porcelain flowers, made by hand. The exhibition is the result of the Casula Powerhouse Scholarship Prize which was awarded to the artist at the 21st Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, 2018. Selma will present a new body of work in the Marsden Gallery that responds to the presence of flowers throughout the highs and lows of each person’s life.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 5 January, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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