Culture Guide: 6-12 July

July 6th 2020

In light of mass event cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis, Culture Guide as you know it is on a temporary hiatus.

Creative communities across the country are facing devastating loss and uncertainty in this time, but we’ll continue to do the work to support a vibrant and creative Sydney. That means looking into new and innovative ways to bring arts & culture content to you, inviting artists to create exclusive content, and continuing to provide a platform for emerging culture.

In the meantime, keep scrolling for activities you can enjoy whether you’re staying home or venturing out as Sydney arts and culture gets back on its feet and reopens its doors.

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MakerSpace & Co

Ever wanted to get hands on with your making? MakerSpace is back open with paid and free workshops in ceramics, woodworking, recycled plastic, polymer jewellery & more.

WHAT: Classes
WHEN: See website
WHERE: MakerSpace Marrickville
LINK: Here


SBS On Demand

Heaps of content is being added to SBS On Demand as we speak, including old SFF favourites. Sift through for what you like. It’s free.

WHAT: Streaming Service
WHEN: Always
WHERE: Online
LINK: Here


Grant Stevens: The Forest

Sullivan & Strumpf in Zetland is now open with a generative work by Grant Stevens. Go indoors to find the outdoors and let greenery into your life.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until 18 July
WHERE: Sullivan & Strumpf Zetland
LINK: Here


Holding Patterns

4A Gallery is opening its doors with an exhibition series featuring four solo artists: Kien Situ, Crossing Threads, Shireen Taweel & Sofia Ruqayah. The series will continue until October with one artist showing at a time.

WHAT: Exhibition series
WHEN: Opening Thursday 9 July
WHERE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Haymarket
LINK: Here



This Perth film festival is going online for the first time. Browse the catalogue of films available on their website linked below. A new Tarkovsky documentary put together by his son is featured along with some domestic tastemakers.

WHAT: Revelation Film Festival
WHEN: From July 9
WHERE: Online
LINK: Here


Andrew Ensor

Gaffa Gallery opens with art reflecting on the shutdown. ‘Everything I wanted to tell you before the city disappeared’ tells a story of two people separated by Sydney’s quarantine measures.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Until July 20
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
LINK: Here



A group of emerging artists are taking over a pandemic pop up space in the city. 50% of sales proceeds are going towards the Yalari Foundation which supports education for Indigenous Australians. 

WHAT: Pop-up Exhibition
WHEN: Sat & Sun 10am-7pm
WHERE: 321 Crown St, Surry Hills

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