Culture Guide 6-12 May

May 5th 2019
Monday 6 May

UTS Photography Guest Lecture Program: Jonathan Zawada

Please join-us for a series of very special keynote presentations with photographers, artists, curators and academics aimed to explore photography’s cultural positioning; both in a contemporary and historical context.

WHAT: Lecture
WHEN: Monday 6 May, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: UTS: Design, Architecture & Building
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Arts and Innovation: Balancing the Risks

Evidence abounds about a ‘brain drain’ in Australia in the sciences and technology sectors, which ambitious ‘innovation agendas’ have failed to address. What role can the arts play in spurring new approaches to innovation in wider society? How can artists play a role in designing new practices for design, industry, medicine or social services? Can the arts play a central role in the transformation to knowledge-based, innovative economies? How can the arts influence how we see innovation beyond technology?

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: Monday 6 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: $10-$20, get tickets here

Climate Museum: Curating the future with Miranda Massie

Museums have always been a trusted source of truth for scientific and cultural understandings. As climate change increasingly threatens our planet, Miranda Massie, Director of New York City’s Climate Museum, looks at the pivotal role museums and galleries can play in educating and shifting public opinion. Massie discusses the development of the first dedicated Climate Museum, its opening exhibitions, ten-site public art installation across New York City, interdisciplinary programs, community initiatives and future projects.

WHAT: Climate Museum: Curating the future with Miranda Massie
WHEN: 6pm – 7.30pm
WHERE: The Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010
HOW MUCH: $20 – $25, more info here

Tuesday 7 May

A Century of Student Activism in China

On 4 June 1989 the world watched on in horror as the Beijing spring protests by Chinese students were brutally repressed by military intervention. The foundation for that momentous and tragic event was laid in Beijing on 4 May 1919 when students took to the streets of the Chinese capital for the first time to protest the terms of the Versailles treaty. In the anniversary year of both May and June Fourth, our speakers will reflect on a century of student activism and how it informs the 21st century Chinese landscape.

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: Tuesday 7 May, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: The University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Feminist Reading Group: Composting #32 Substrate

In May, Kaldor Public Art Projects welcomes COMPOSTERS to The Clothing Store, Carriageworks as our special hosts for an evening of performative reading and discussion, based around an essay by Maria Puig de la Bellacasa.

WHAT: Reading Group
WHEN: Tuesday 7 May, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 8 May

Church in the Wild

Church in the Wild is a group show that explores the romantic notion of the sublime in nature through a contemporary lens. As our world becomes increasingly urbanised, the need to strengthen our connection to the natural world becomes even more essential.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 8 May, 6-9pm
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Writing with/about desire

‘Writing with/about desire’ will bring together Enoch Mailangi, Loc Nguyen and Athena Thebus in conversation with Running Dog contributor Em Size to discuss desire, text, and creative practice.

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: Wednesday 8 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Thursday 9 May

Higher Degree Research Exhibition

Please join us at the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Exhibition to celebrate the achievements of our students completing degrees in May 2019. A special viewing of their examination work will be held on Thursday 9 May, 6-8pm. It will be hosted by SCA Director, Andrew Lavery and HDR Coordinator, Julie Rrap.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 9 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: University of Sydney College of the Arts
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Chun Yin Rainbow Can & Ivey Wawn Respond

This event brings together two distinct performances by some of Australia’s most exciting artists. At 7pm, we present a new choreographic collaboration between Ivey Wawn, Ivan Cheng, Daniel Jenatsch, Eugene Choi and Taree Sansbury. Following this work, at 8pm, acclaimed performer Chun Yin Rainbow Chan will delight audiences with a solo performance of her unique brand of pop music.

WHAT: Dance & Music
WHEN: Thursday 9 May, 7-9pm
WHERE: Kaldor Public Art Projects
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Friday 10 May

NOX Night Sculpture Walk

NOX, Latin for night, is a night sculpture walk around the Randwick Environment Park. Experience the natural environment like never before as artists from UNSW Art & Design transform the park and wetland into an illuminated outdoor art gallery.

WHAT: Walk
WHEN: Friday 10 May, 6-8pm
WHERE: Randwick Environment Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Independent Curationg // Concepts, Challenges and Collabs

Independent Curating // Concepts, Challenges and Collabs is a one day symposium which focuses entirely on independent curating, providing access for curatorial students or emerging curators seeking real-life advice from local independent curators to answer any practical questions around entry level opportunities and freelance curatorial project management.

WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: Friday 10 May, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Saturday 11 May

States and Senses: Artist Talks

States and Senses is an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring intense emotional states that often lie hidden and unspoken—such as grief, rage, loss, fear and vulnerability. Framed by female perspectives of these experiences, States and Senses aims to open up a conversation navigating difficult emotional and sensory terrain that leads towards (inter)personal connection, validation and understanding.

WHAT: Artist Talks
WHEN: Saturday 11 May, 1-3pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Free Stuff Picnic

Let go of those clothes you never wear. Let go of the hats and shoes. Let go of the jackets and boots. Let go of the cushions and tea pots. Let go of the jewellery and scarves.

WHAT: Marketplace
WHEN: Saturday 11 May, 12-3pm
WHERE: Enmore Park
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Sunday 12 May

Architreasures Photographic Exhibition

Architreasures is an exhibition in which photographer Geoffrey Goddard documents classic 20th Century buildings from around the world. Including images of neon-drenched Art Deco cinemas and classic Route 66 Motels to futuristic Modernist banks, space-age Googie gas stations & Brutalist behemoths.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHEN: Sunday 12 May
WHERE: Gallery 371
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Arts Revue (Encore) Live from the Grave

Arts Revue is back from the dead for the 2019 Sydney Comedy Festival. We’ll be reliving some of the best sketches from last years sell out show ‘The Death of Arts Revue’ and we’ll also be bringing back to life some material that didn’t survive the final cut.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: Sunday 12 May, 4:45pm
WHERE: The Factory Theatre
HOW MUCH: $12.75, get tickets here

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