Culture Guide: 5 – 11 August

August 4th 2019
Monday 5 August

Wild Thing

Explore this wild and wonderful exhibition of creatures great and small that inhabit the Botanic Gardens in an array of amazing mediums.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Monday 5 August, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Women in Arts Management and Leadership

Women are the biggest consumers of the arts and make up half of Australia’s creative workforce. So why do they earn half what the men earn? Do they not value themselves enough? Why do they struggle to ask for a pay rise?

WHAT: Seminar
WHEN: Monday 5 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: Colin Biggers & Paisley
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Tuesday 6 August

The Life and 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: Tuesday 6 August, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $18-$23, get tickets here

Movement Lab #6 led by Justin Shoulder

Head along for two hours of movement led by guest emerging and established performance artists. During the workshop these artists will demonstrate how they engage the body in their practice and lead you in movement exercises, teaching you how to use your body in performance and how you can apply this to your own practice.

WHAT: Art Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday 6 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: Black Box Theatre
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Wednesday 7 August

Fatal Crush x Framework #26

FATAL CRUSH is a night of readings and screenings by students and recent grads. Framework is our critical arts journal, and we’ll have copies around for everyone to browse. Bring your friends, crushes and foes – everyone is welcome!

WHAT: Readings and Screenings
WHEN: Wednesday 7 August, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: UNSW Arts & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Elvis Richardson: Time Frames


Time Frames brings together new works from the Settlement series formulated around images captured as low res iPad screenshots while viewing real-estate advertisements in Australia. My Settlement search criteria is a two bedroom property in which to live with my family for under $250,000, which is the maximum limit of a loan I am capable of servicing on my income as an artist and part-time lecturer.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 7 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 8 August

Dean Cross: Clothing Store Workshop

Artists are invited to join us at The Clothing Store Artist Studios with resident Dean Cross for an open discussion on what it means to be an ’emerging’ artist. A pseudo group therapy session, discuss do’s and dont’s, share fears, annoyances, ambitions in a closed-door safe space. Engage as artists without necessarily having to talk about your art in a non-judgmental and enlightening session.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

You Shoot We Score!

Rewind Photo Lab is excited to announce the winners of our Competition / Exhibition You Shoot! We Score!

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 8 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: Rewind Photo Lab
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 9 August

Activism in the Age of Climate Change

Join us to hear from the champions of climate action in Australia, and learn how movements have joined forces to reclaim the dialogue around climate change.

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Friday 9 August, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum
HOW MUCH: $12-$20, get tickets here

Blame it on My Youth

An exhibition of paintings by James Kelly

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Friday 9 August, 6-9pm
WHERE: The Shop Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 10 August

Gallery Warming at Pari

Finally it’s here! As the cold thaws and seasons shift, help us warm up the space before we begin renovations. A ceremonial event to welcome a new artist-run community space in Western Sydney. During this event Pari will ask permission, give thanks and cast fortune.

WHAT: Space Opening
WHEN: Saturday 10 August, 2-5:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Primavera Line

Join us to celebrate the opening of The New Artisans Gallery’s New Exhibition

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Saturday 10 August, 6-8pm
WHERE: New Artisans Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Sunday 11 August

China’s 3Dreams

Twelve years in the making, China’s 3Dreams takes its audience deep inside the dreams and dilemmas of China’s people, with no Western presenter or narrator interposed between audience and subject.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Sunday 11 August, 11am-1:30pm
WHERE: Documetary Australia FOundation
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Art, Design & Fashion Market

Our very popular Art, Design & Fashion market is on Sunday 11th August. We will be open from 8.30am until 3pm. We’ve got over 220 fabulous stalls. We look forward to seeing you there. Our market is one of the best in Sydney.

WHAT: Market
WHEN: Sunday 11 August, 8am-3pm
WHERE: Kirribilli Markets
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

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